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100 Cards in this Set

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reprieve v
To grant a respite from punishment to
reprimand v
To chide or rebuke for a fault
reprisal n
Any infliction or act by way of retaliation on an enemy
reprobate n
One abandoned to depravity and sin
reproduce v
To make a copy of
reproduction n
The process by which an animal or plant gives rise to another of its kind
reproof n
An expression of disapproval or blame personally addressed to one censured
repudiate v
To refuse to have anything to do with
repugnance n
Thorough dislike
repugnant adj
Offensive to taste and feeling
repulse n
The act of beating or driving back, as an attacking or advancing enemy
repulsive adj
Grossly offensive
repute v
To hold in general opinion
requiem n
A solemn mass sung for the repose of the souls of the dead
requisite adj
requital n
Adequate return for good or ill
requite v
To repay either good or evil to, as to a person
rescind v
To make void, as an act, by the enacting authority or a superior authority
reseat v
To place in position of office again
resemblance n
Similarity in quality or form
resent v
To be indignant at, as an injury or insult
reservoir n
A receptacle where a quantity of some material, especially of a liquid or gas, may be kept
residue n
A remainder or surplus after a part has been separated or otherwise treated
resilience n
The power of springing back to a former position
resilient adj
Having the quality of springing back to a former position
resistance n
The exertion of opposite effort or effect
resistant adj
Offering or tending to produce resistance
resistive adj
Having or exercising the power of resistance
resistless adj
resonance n
The quality of being able to reinforce sound by sympathetic vibrations
resonance adj
Able to reinforce sound by sympathetic vibrations
resonate v
To have or produce resonance
resource n
That which is restored to, relied upon, or made available for aid or support
respite n
Interval of rest
resplendent adj
Very bright
respondent adj
restitution n
Restoration of anything to the one to whom it properly belongs
resumption n
The act of taking back, or taking again
resurgent adj
Surging back or again
resurrection n
A return from death to life
resuscitate v
To restore from apparent death
retaliate v
To repay evil with a similar evil
retch v
To make an effort to vomit
retention n
The keeping of a thing within one's power or possession
reticence n
The quality of habitually keeping silent or being reserved in utterance
reticent adj
Habitually keeping silent or being reserved in utterance
retinue n
The body of persons who attend a person of importance in travel or public appearance
retort n
A retaliatory speech
retouch v
To modify the details of
retrace v
To follow backward or toward the place of beginning, as a track or marking
retract v
To recall or take back (something that one has said)
retrench v
To cut down or reduce in extent or quantity
retrieve v
To recover something by searching
retroactive adj
Operative on, affecting, or having reference to past events, transactions, responsibilities
retrograde v
To cause to deteriorate or to move backward
retrogression n
A going or moving backward or in a reverse direction
retrospect n
A view or contemplation of something past
retrospective adj
Looking back on the past
reunite v
To unite or join again, as after separation
revelation n
A disclosing, discovering, or making known of what was before secret, private, or unknown
revere v
To regard with worshipful veneration
reverent adj
reversion n
A return to or toward some former state or condition
revert v
To return, or turn or look back, as toward a former position or the like
revile v
To heap approach or abuse upon
revisal n
revise v
To examine for the correction of errors, or for the purpose of making changes
revocation n
revoke v
To rescind
rhapsody n
Rapt or rapturous utterance
rhetoric n
The art of discourse
rhetorician n
A showy writer or speaker
ribald adj
Indulging in or manifesting coarse indecency or obscenity
riddance n
The act or ridding or delivering from something undesirable
ridicule n
Looks or acts expressing amused contempt
ridiculous adj
Laughable and contemptible
rife adj
righteousness n
rightful adj
Conformed to a just claim according to established laws or usage
rigmarole n
rigor n
rigorous adj
ripplet n
A small ripple, as of water
risible adj
capable of exciting laughter
rivulet n
A small stream or brook
robust adj
Characterized by great strength or power of endurance
rondo n
A musical composition during which the first part or subject is repeated several times
rookery n
A place where crows congregate to breed
rotary adj
Turning around its axis, like a wheel, or so constructed as to turn thus
rotate v
To cause to turn on or as on its axis, as a wheel
rote n
Repetition of words or sounds as a means of learning them, with slight attention
rotund adj
Round from fullness or plumpness
rudimentary adj
Being in an initial, early, or incomplete stage of development
rue v
To regret extremely
ruffian adj
A lawless or recklessly brutal fellow
ruminant adj
Chewing the cud
ruminate v
To chew over again, as food previously swallowed and regurgitated
rupture v
To separate the parts of by violence
rustic adj
Characteristic of dwelling in the country
ruth n
Sorrow for another's misery