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purchase
firm grasp or footing.
The mountaineer sruggled to get a proper purchase on the slippery rock.
purgatory
place of spiritual expiation.
In the purgatory, he could expect no help from his comrades.
a temporary condition of torment or suffering; "a purgatory of drug abuse"
purport
intention; meaning.
If the purport of your speech was to arouse the rabble, you succeeded admirably.
purported
alleged; claimed; reputed or rumored.
The purported Satanists sacrificing their live roosters turned out to be a people having a chicken barbeque
purveyor
furnisher of foodstuffs; caterer.
As purveyor of rare wines and viands, he traveled through France and Italy in search of new products to sell.
pusillanimous
cowardly; fainthearted.
You should be ashamed of your pusillanimous conduct during this dispute.
quack
charlatan; imposter.
Do not be misled by the exorbitant claims of this quack.
quaff
drink with relish.
We quaffed our ale at the party
qualified
limited; restricted
...gave him only a qualified endorsement
quash
subdue; crush; squash
...to quash the student rebellion
querulous
fretful; whining.
Even the most agreeable toddlers can begin to act querulous if they miss their nap.
"Synonyms 1, 2. petulant, testy; caviling, carping, discontented.
—Antonyms 1. contented.
quibble
minor objection or complaint.
aside from a few hundred quibbles about the set and actors, the critic loved the play.
quietude
tranquillity.
He was impressed by the air of quietude and peace that pervaded the valley
quips
taunt.
you are too free with your quips and sarcastic comments.
"a clever or witty remark or comment.
2. a sharp, sarcastic remark; a cutting jest.
3. a quibble
quirk
startling twist; caprice.
By a quirk of fate...
renege
deny; go back on.
He reneged on paying back his dept.
renegare "deny"
Synonyms: go back on, break your word, break a promise, back out, default
rent
rip; split.
mending the rent in her coat.
Synonyms: hole, tear, rip, slash, fissure, crack, cleft, slit, gash, split, divide
reparable
capable of being repaired.
the damages were reparable.
reparation
amends; compensation.
At the peace conference, the defeated country promised to pay reparations to the victors.
repartee
clever reply.
He was famous for his witty repartee and his sarcasm.
Synonyms: banter, wordplay, wit, badinage, raillery
repast
meal; feast; banquet.
The caterers prepared for a delicious repast.
repeal
revoke; annul
repeal the laws against alcohol.
pellere "to push"
Synonyms: cancel, revoke, rescind, annul, retract, abolish, dismantle, reverse
Antonym: enact
repine
fret; complain; to feel dissatisfied or fretful about something and complain or grumble about it.
There is no sense repining over the work you have left undone.
pine = "fret"
replete
filled to the brim or to the point of being stuffed; abundantly supplied.
The movie star's momoir was replete with juicy details about her love life.
replere "fill up"
plere = fill.
Synonyms: full, complete, supplied, abounding, chock-full, brimming, awash, rife
Synonyms: sated, stuffed, satisfied, satiated, full up, full
reprieve
stop or postpone somebody's punishment (esp death sentence); offer respite to somebody
reprendre = to take back
Last-minute reprieve for Darfur refugee.
reprisal
retaliation.
we are ready for any reprisals that the enemy may undertake.
reprise
musical repetition; repeat performance; recurrent action.
We enjoyed the solo in Act 1 and were delighted by its reprise in the finale.
reprendre "take again" < prendre "take"
Synonyms: reappearance, echo, recap, repeat, repetition, return, recurrence
reproach
express disapproval or dissapointment.
He never could do anything wrong without imagining how the look n his mother's face would reproach him afterwards.
Synonyms: criticism, censure, reprimand, blame, accusation, reproof, scolding, rebuke

Antonym: praise
reprobate
person hardened in sin, devoid of a sense of decency.
I cannot understand why he has so many admirers if he is the reprobate you say he is.
reprobare "prove to be unworthy" < probare "prove"]
reprobation
severe disapproval.
The students showed thier reprobation of his act by refusing to talk with him.
reprove
censure; rebuke.
Though Aunt Bea at times would reprove Ollie for inattention in church, she believed he was at heart a God-fearing lab.
Synonyms: criticize, accuse, rebuke, scold, reprimand, tell off, admonish, chide, reproach, chastise.
reprobare "prove to be unworthy"
repudiate
disown; disavow.
After their separation she repudiated all debts incurred by her ex-husband.
Synonyms: reject, disclaim, renounce, deny, not accept, rebut, retract, disavow.
Antonym: acknowledge
repugnance
loathing.
she looked at the snake with repugnance.
Synonyms: disgust, revulsion, hatred, dislike, hate, abhorrence, repulsion, distaste
Antonym: attraction
requiem
Roman Catholic service for the dead; a piece of music written to commemorate somebody who has died.
requiem = rest.
requisite
necessary requirement.
the requisite skills for the job.