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rabid
like a fanatic; furious
raconteur
story-teller
ragamuffin
person wearing tattered clothes
raiment
clothing
rakish
stylish; sporty
rally
call up or summon (forces, vital powers, etc.); revive or recuperate
ramble
wander aimlessly (physically or mentally)
ramification
branching out; subdivision
ramify
divide into branches or subdivisions
rampant
growing in profusion; unrestrained
rampart
defensive mound of earth
ramshackle
rickety; falling apart
rancid
having the odor of stale fat
rancor
bitterness; hatred
rant
rave; talk excitedly; scold; make a grandiloquent speech
rapacious
excessively grasping; plundering
rapt
absorbed; enchanted
rarefied
* made less dense (of a gas)
ratiocination
reasoning; act of drawing conclusions from premises
raucous
harsh and shrill; disorderly and boisterous
ravage
plunder; despoil
ravel
fall apart into tangles; unravel or untwist; entangle
ravenous
extremely hungry
ravine
narrow valley with steep sides
raze
destroy completely
reactionary
opposing progess; politically ultraconservative
rebuff
snub; beat back
rebus
puzzle in which pictures stand for words
recalcitrant
* obstinately stubborn; determined to resist authority; unruly
recant
* disclaim or disavow; retract a previous statement; openly confess error
recapitulate
summarize
recast
reconstruct (a sentence, story, etc.); fashion again
recluse
* hermit; loner
reconcile
correct inconsistencies; become friendly after a quarrel
recondite
* abstruse; profound; secret
recourse
resorting to help when in trouble
recrimination
countercharges
rectitude
uprightness; moral virtue; correctness of judgment
recumbent
reclining; lying down completely or in part
redolent
fragrant; odorous; suggestive of an odor
redoubtable
formidable; causing fear
redress
remedy; compensation
reek
emit (odor)
refectory
dining hall
refraction
bending of a ray of light
refractory
* stubborn; unmanageable
refulgent
brightly shining; gleaming
refute
* disprove
regeneration
spiritual rebirth
regicide
murder of a king or queen
rejoinder
retort; comeback; reply
relegate
* banish to an inferior position; delegate; assign
relent
give in
remediable
reparable
remiss
negligent
remission
temporary moderation of disease symptoms; cancellation of a debt; forgiveness or pardon
remnant
remainder
remonstrance
protest; objection
remunerative
compensating; rewarding
rend
split; tear apart
render
deliver; prvide; represent
renegade
deserter; traitor
renege
deny; go back on
rent
rip; split
reparation
amends; compensation
repartee
clever reply
repast
meal; feast; banquet
repeal
revoke; annul
repercussion
rebound; reverberation; reaction
repine
fret; complain
replenish
fill up again
replete
filled to the brim or to the point of being stuffed; abundantly supplied
reprieve
temporary stay
reprisal
retaliation
reprise
musical repetition; repear performance; recurrent action
reproach
* express disapproval or disappointment
reprobate
* person hardened in sin, devoid of a sense of decency
reprobation
severe disapproval
reprove
censure; rebuke
repudiate
* disown; disavow
repugnance
loathing
reputable
respectable
requiem
mass for the dead; dirge
requite
repay; revenge
rescind
* cancel
residue
remainder; balance
resolution
* determination
resolve
* determination; firmness of purpose
resplendent
dazzling; glorious; brilliant
respite
interbal of relief; time for rest; delay in punishment
restitution
reparation; indemnification
restive
restlessly impatient; obstinately resisting control
resumption
taking up again; recommencement
resurge
rise again; flow to and fro
retain
keep; employ
retentive
holding; having a good memory
reticent
* reserved; uncommunicative; inclined to silence
retinue
following; attendants
retiring
modest; shy
retrench
cut down; economize
retroactive
taking effect before its enactment (as a law) or imposition (as a tax)
reverent
* respectful; worshipful
reverie
daydream; musing
revile
attack with abusive language; vilify
revulsion
sudden violent change of feeling; negative reaction
retrograde
go backwards; degenerate
rhapsodize
to speak or write in an exaggeratedly enthusiastic manner
rhetoric
art of effective communication; insincere or grandiloquent language
ribald
wanton; profane
rider
amendment or clause added to a legislative bill
rife
abundant; current
rile
vex; irritate; muddy
rivulet
small stream
rococo
ornate; highly decorated
roil
to make liquids murky by stirring up sediment; to disturb
roseate
rosy; optimistic
rostrum
platform for speech-making; pulpit
rotunda
circular building or hall covered by a dome
rotundity
roundness; sonorousness of speech
rout
stampede; drive out
rubric
title or heading (in red print); directions for religious ceremony; protocol
rue
regret; lament; mourn
ruffian
bully; scoundrel
runic
mysterious; set down in an ancient alphabet
rusticate
banish to the country; dwell in the country