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quail
cower; lose heart
quarry (n.)
victim; object of a hunt
quarry (v.)
dig into
quell
extinguish; put down; quiet
querulous
fretful; whining
quisling
traitor who aids invaders
quiver (n.)
case for arrows
rail (v.)
scold; rant
raiment
clothing
rakish
stylish; sporty
ramification
branching out; subdivision
rankle
irritate; fester
rapt
absorbed; enchanted
ratiocination
reasoning; act of drawing conclusions from premises
raucous
harsh and shrill; disorderly and boisterous
rave
overwhelmingly favorable review
ravel
fall apart into tangles; unravel
reactionary
opposing progress; politically ultraconservative
recalcitrant
obstinately stubborn; determined to resist authority; unruly
recast
reconstruct (a sentence, story); fashion again
recidivism
habitual return to crime
recondite
abstruse; profound; secret
recourse
resorting to help when in trouble
recrimination
countercharges
recumbent
reclining; lying down completely or in part
redolent
fragrant; odorous; suggestive of an odor
redress
remedy; compensation (noun!)
refulgent
brightly shining; gleaming
regale
entertain
rejoinder
retort; comeback; reply
relent
give in
relish
savor; enjoy
remiss
negligent
remission
temporary moderation of disease symptoms; cancellation of a debt
remonstrance
protest; objection
rend
split; tear apart
render
deliver; provide; represent
rent
rip; split
repartee
clever reply
repast
meal; feast; banquet
repine
fret; complain
reprieve
temporary stay
reprove
censure; rebuke
repudiate
disown; disavow
requite
repay; revenge
respite
interval of relief; time for rest; delay in punishment
restive
restlessly impatient; obstinately resisting control
retentive
holding; having a good memory
retinue
following; attendants
retiring
modest; shy
retrench
cut down; economize
reverberate
echo; resound
revulsion
sudden violent change of feeling; negative reaction
rhapsodise
to speak or write in an exaggeratedly enthusiastic manner
ribald
wanton; profane
rider
amendment or clause added to a legislative bill
rile
vex; irritate; muddy
riveting
absorbing; engrossing
rivulet
small stream
roil
to make liquids murky by stirring up sediment; to disturb
roseate
rosy; optimistic
rostrum
platform for speech-making; pulpit
rote
repetition
rotunda
circular building or hall covered with a dome
rout
stampede; drive out
rue
regret; lament; mourn
rusticate
banish to the country; dwell in the country
sagacious
perceptive; shrewd; having insight
sallow
yellowish; sickly in color
sanctimonious
displying ostentatious or hypocritical devoutness