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purloin
steal
purvey
provide or supply as business
pusillanimous
lacking courage and resolution, coward, craven, poltroon
quaff
to drink heartily
quail
recoil in dread or terror
qualify
restrict, limit
qualm
feeling of doubt, unease
quandary
state of doubt
quarry
place which stone extracted, prey; quarry*stone = fell*timber = mine*ore
quell
suppress, annihilate
the police used fire hoses and tear gas to quell the rioters
quibble
slight objection or criticism, argure about trivial matter
quiescent
inactivity, repose
quixotic
lofty romantic ideas
quotidian
plain, routine, ordinary
rabble
disorderly crowd
raconteur
skilful teller of anecdotes
raffish
slighty disreputable, especially in an attractive way
rafter
1. beam forming part of roof
2. traveler
rakish
dashing, jaunty appearance (person or thing)
rampart
protective barrier = bulwark
bulwark
defensive wall
2. extension of a ship's sides above deck level
ramshackle
appearing ready to collapse
rancor
bitter deep-seated ill will, enmity, animosity, animus
rankle
cause irritation
rapacious
aggressively greedy, grasping, over covetous
rapprochement
n. establishment or resumptionof harmonious relations
rapscallion
rascal
rapt
wholly absorbed
rarefy
make thin, or less dense
raspy
irritable, peevish
ratify
to approve and sanction formally
ratiocination
forming judgements by process of logic thinking;reasoning
ravel
separate texture, untangle; complicate
raze
destroy to the ground
reactionary
opposing political or social reform
ream
large amt of something, especially paper
recalcitrant
uncooperative, intractable, rebellious; resistant to authority and treatment
recidivism
relapse into criminal behavior
recluse
person who leads a secluded life
recoil
fall back under pressure
recondite
not easily understood; abstruse, esoteric, hermetic occult
reconnaissance
survey of region to locate enemy
reconstitute
1. reconstruct from parts
2. restore to original state by adding water
rectitude
morally correct behaviour
recumbent
lying down
redolent
exuding fragrance, ambrosial, aromatic, balmy