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Raconteur
witty
Raging
wild
Rail
to scold with bitter or abusive language
Raillery
lighthearted jesting
Rampant
unrestrained
Ramshackle
likely to collapse
Rancor
bitter hatred
Rant
to forcefully scold
Rapacious
greedy
Rapport
relationship of trust and respect
Ratify
to approve formally
Ratiocination
methodical
Raucous
harsh-sounding
Ravine
deep, narrow gorge
Raw
vulgar
Raze
to tear down, demolish
Reactionary
marked by extreme conservatism
Rebarbative
irritating
Rebuff
blunt rejection
Rebuke
scold
Rebut
to refute with evidence
Recalcitrant
resisting authority or control
Recapitulate
to review with a brief summary
Recreant
disloyal
Rectitude
moral uprightness
Redress
relief from wrong doing or injury
Refectory
room where meals are served
Regimen
government rule
Rejoinder
response
Relegate
to assign a class
Relent
to become gentler in attitude
Remit
to send as payment
Remuneration
pay or reward for work
Renascent
reborn, coming into being again
Renage
to go back on one’s work
Renitent
resisting pressure
Rent
torn apart
Repast
meal or mealtime
Replete
abundantly supplied
Repose
relaxation
Reprehend
to criticize
Reprise
repetition
Reproach
to find fault with, blame
Reprobate
morally unprincipled person
Reprove
to criticize or correct
Requiem
hymns for the dead
Requite
to return
Restive
Reticent
reserved
Retinue
group of attendants with an important person
Retort
cutting response
Retrench
to regroup, reorganize
Revile
verbally abuse
Revitalize
to renew
Rhapsody
emotional literacy or musical work
Rhetoric
persuasive use of language
Ribald
humorous in a lewd way
Riddle
to make holes in, permeate
Rife
widespread
Riposte
a retort
Robust
strong and hardy
Rococo
very highly ornamented
Roil
to disturb or cause disorder
Root
to dig with a snout
Rostrum
a public stage for speaking
Rue
to regret
Ruffled
irritated
Rustic
rural
Sacrosanct
extremely sacred
Salient
prominent
Sallow
sickly yellow in color
Sanction
permission; law; penalty
Sanguine
ruddy; cheerfully optimistic
Sap
to weaken gradually
Sapient
wise
Saunter
to amble, walk in a leisurely way
Scabbard
sheath for a sword
Scabrous
dealing with indecent things
Scale
to climb to the top of
Schism
a division or separation
Scintilla
a small amount
Scintillate
to sparkle
Scion
a child
Scoff
to deride, ridicule
Score
to make a notch or scratch
Scrivener
professional copyist
Scrupulous
restrained careful person
Scurrilous
vulgar, low
Secant
straight line intersecting a curve at two points
Sectarian
narrow-minded
Sedition
behavior promoting rebellion
Seminal
relating to the beginning
Sententious
having a moralizing tone
Sepulchral
typical of a place of burial
Seraphic
angelic
Serpentine
serpent like, twisting
Sheepish
timid
Shirk
to avoid a task due to laziness
Sidle
to cause to turn sideways, to move along one side
Simian
apelike
Simper
to smirk
Sinecure
well paying job that doesn’t require much work
Singe
to burn slightly, scortch
Sinuous
winding
Slake
to calm down or moderate
Slight
to treat as unimportant
Slipshod
careless hasty
Slough
to discard or shed
Smelt
to melt metal in order to refine it
Smutty
obscene
Sobriety
seriousness
Sodden
soaked
Sojourn
visit, stay
Solecism
grammatical mistake
Solicitous
concerned, attentive
Solidarity
unity based on interests
Solipsism
belief that the self is the only reality
Somnolent
drowsy
Sonic
relating to sound
Sophist
person good at arguing deviously
Sophistry
deceptive reasoning
Sordid
filthy
Sovereign
having supreme power
Spartan
austere, severe
Sportive
playful
Sprightly
lively
Spur
to prod
Spurn
to reject or refuse contemptuously, scorn
Squabble
quarrel
Squalid
filthy
Squander
to waste
Staccato
marked by abrupt, clear cut sounds
Staid
self-restrained to the point of dullness
Stalwart
strong unwavering
Stark
bare, empty, vacant
Stentorian
extremely loud
Stilted
stiff, unnatural
Stint
period of time spent doing something; frugal
Stockade
enclosed area forming a defensive wall
Stratagem
trick designed to deceive an enemy
Stricture
something that restrains
Strident
loud, harsh
Stripling
an adolescent boy
Stylize
to fashion, formalize
Stymie
to block or thwart
Subjection
dependence, obedience, submission
Sublimate
to repress impulses
Subterfuge
trick or tactic used to avoid something
Sufferable
bearable
Suffragist
one who advocates extended voting rights
Sullen
brooding, gloomy
Sully
to soil
Superannuated
too old
Supercilious
arrogant
Supererogatory
unessential
Superfluous
extra
Supplant
to replace
Supplicant
one who asks humbly and earnestly
Supposition
assumption
Surfeit
excessive amount
Surly
rude and bad tempered
Surmise
to make an educated guess
Surreptitious
characterized by secrecy
Swarthy
having a dark complexion
Sybarite
person devoted to pleasure
Syncopation
temporary irregularity in musical rhythm