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rationalize
to make an excuse for
raucous
irritating or harsh in sound
ravage
to damage; ruin
ravenous
extremely hungry; greedy
raze
to destroy; to level to the ground
realm
kingdom; region
rebuff
to refuse; to snub
rebuke
to scold; to blame
rebuttal
contradiction; opposing argument
recalcitrant
disobedient; hard to manage
recant
to withdraw or disavow a statement or opinion
recapitulate
to summarize; repeat briefly
recede
to go or move back; to withdraw
recess (two meanings)
a cut or notch in something; a pause or rest
recidivist
a person who goes back to crime
recipient
one who receives
reciprocal
interchangeable; mutual
reciprocate
to give in return
recluse
hermit; one who shuts himself off from the world
recoil
to retreat; to draw back
reconcile
to bring into agreement or harmony
recondite
difficult to understand; profound
reconnoiter
to survey; to check out in advance
recount
to tell or relate, as a story
recreant
coward; traitor
recrimination
countercharge
rectify
to correct; to make right
rectitude
honesty, moral uprightness
recumbent
lying down; reclining
recuperate
to get well
recur
to happen again
redemption
deliverance from sin; a rescue
redolent
having a pleasant odor
redoubtable
formidable; commanding respect
redress
to set right; to remedy