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respite
a delay; rest
resplendent
shining brightly; dazzling
restitution
repayment; a giving back
restive
restless; uneasy; impatient
restrain
to hold back; to control
résumé
a summary
resurge
to rise again
resurrection
revival; rebirth
resuscitate
to revive from apparent death or from unconsciousness
retaliation
revenge; repayment for an evil act
retentive
having a good memory; remembering
reticent
silent or reserved in manner
retinue
body of attendants or followers
retort
a short, witty reply
retract
to take back (a statement); to withdraw
retrench
to cut down or reduce expenses
retribution
deserved punishment; revenge
retrieve
to get or bring back
retroactive
applying to a period before a certain law was passed
retrogressive
going backward; becoming worse
retrospect
(preceded by in) looking back on past events
revelation
something made known; a disclosure
revelry
noisy merrymaking
reverberate
to echo; to resound
revere
to honor; to respect
reverie
a daydream
revile
to abuse; to slander
rhetorical
concerned with mere style or effect
ribald
vulgar; indecent
rife
frequently occurring; widespread
rift
a break or split
righteous
behaving justly or morally
rigorous
strict
risible
laughable; funny
risqué
daring or indecent; not proper