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Rarefied
made less dense[ of a gas]
Recalcitrant
obstinately stubborn
Recant
openly confess error, retract a previous statement
Recluse
hermit, loner
Recondite
abstruse, profound
Refractory
stubborn, unmanageable
Refute
disprove
Relegate
banish to an inferor position, assign, delegate
Reproach
express disapproval or disappointment
Reprobate
person hardened in sin, devoid of a sense of decency
Repudiate
disown, disavow
Rescind
cancel
Resolution
determination
Resolve
determination, firmness of pirpose
Reticent
reserved, uncommunicative, inclined to silence
Reverent
respectful, worshipful
Sage
person celebrated for wisdom
Salubruous
healthful
Sanction
approve
Satiate
satisfy fully
Saturate
soak thoroughly
Savor
enjoy, have a distinctive falvour, smell, or quality
Secrete
hide away or cache
Shard
fragment, generally of pottery
Skeptic
doubtful
solicitous
worried, concerned
Soporific
sleep-causing, marked by sleepiness
Specious
misleading, seemingly reasonable but incorrect
Spectrum
colored band produced when a beam of light passes through a prism
Sporadic
occuring irregularly
Stigma
token of disgrace, brand
Stint
be thrifty, set limits
Stipulate
specify, make express conditions
Stolid
dull, impassive
Straited
marked with parallel bands, grooved
Strut
pompous walk
Strut
supporting bar
Subpoena
writ summoning a witness to appear
Subside
settle down, descend
Substantiate
establish by evidence
Supersede
cause to be set aside, replace
Supposition
hypothesis, assumption
Tacit
understood
Tangential
peripheral, only slightly connected
Tenuous
thin, rare, slim
Tirade
extended scolding, denunciation, harnague
Torpor
lethargy, sluggishness
Tortuous
winding, full of curves
Tractable
docile, easily managed
Transgression
violation of law
truculence
aggressiveness, ferocity
Vacillate
waver, fluctuate
Viable
practical or workable, apable of maintaining life
Viscous
stickey, gluey
Vituperative
abusive, scolding
Volatile
changeable, explosive, evaporating rapidly
Warranted
justified, authorized
Wary
very cautious
Welter
turmoil; bewildering jumble
Whimsical
capricious, fanciful
Zealot
fanatic, person who shows excessive zeal