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Remonstrate
V. -To say or plead in protest objection.
Repartee
N. - A swift, witty reply.
Replenish
V. - To fill or make complete again.
Respite
N. - A usually short interval of rest or relief.
Reverberate
V. - To resound in a succession of echoes, reecho.
Rift
N. - A break in friendly relation.
Risqué
Adj. - Suggestive of or bordering on indelicacy or impropriety.
Philander
V. - To carry on a sexual affair.

Root: Phil means love.
Philanthropist
N. - One who exhibits a Love of humankind. One who contributes generously to the benefit of human
kind, usually in a monetary sense.
Ruminate
V. - To turn a matter over and over in the mind.

Root: To chew cud.
Pommel
N. - The upper front part of a saddle.
A knob on the hilt of a sword.
Prattle
V. - To talk, chatter or babble meaninglessly.
Precocious
Adj. - Acting in a way that exceeds
what is expected of a someone of a certain age. Usually used of children.
Sacrilegious
Adj. - Grossly irreverent toward what is or is held to be sacred.
Primordial
Adj. - Primary and first in sequence of time.
Progeny
N. - Offspring or decendants.
Salient
Adj. - Worthy of notice, significant.
Promiscuous
Adj. - Having casual sexual relations frequently with different partners; indiscriminate in the choice of sexual partners.
Protégé
N. - One whose welfare, training, or career is promoted by an influential person.
Secular
Adj. - Not specifically relating to religion or to a religious body.
Puerile
Adj. - Belonging to childhood, juvenile, immature, childish.
Serendipity
N. - The faculty of making fortunate discoveries by accident.
Pugnacious
Adj. - Combative in nature, inclined or eager to fight.
Pusillanimous
Adj. - Lacking courage, cowardly.
Quell
V. - To put down forcibly.
Shambles
N. - A scene or condition of complete disorder or ruin

Root: Butcher shop.
Ramification
N. - A consequence growing out of and sometimes complicating a problem, plan, or statement.
Rampant
Adj. - Occurring without restraint and frequently, widely, or menacingly.
Shoddy
Adj. - Made of or containing inferior material.
Reciprocate
V. - To give or take mutually; interchange or to show, feel, or give in response or return.
Reconcile
V. - To reestablish a close relationship between or to settle or resolve.
Skulk
V. - To lie in hiding, as out of cowardice, lurk or to move about stealthily.

Root: A pack of foxes.
Recumbent
Adj. - Lying down, especially in a position of comfort or rest, reclining.
Solicitous
Adj. - Eager, anxious or concerned.
Spurious
Adj. - Lacking authenticity or validity in essence or origin, not genuine, false.
Stentorian
Adj. - Extremely loud (voice).

Root: Stentor in the Iliad who annouces everthing.
Stymie
V. - To stump.
Substantiate
V. - To support with proof or evidence, to verify.
Succulent
Adj. - Full of juice or sap, juicy.
Superficial
Adj. - Apparent rather than actual or substantial.
Synthesis
N. - The combining of separate elements or substances to form a coherent whole.
Synthetic
Adj. - Prepared or made artificially.
Tertiary
Adj. - Third in place, order, degree, or rank.
Timidity
N. - The state of lacking self-confidence, shy.
Toady
N. - A person who flatters or defers to others for self-serving reasons.
Tortuous
Adj. - Having or marked by repeated turns or bends, winding or twisting.
Transgression
N. - A violation of a law, command or duty.
Transient
Adj. - Passing with time, transitory.
Tremulous
Adj. - Marked by trembling, quivering or shaking.
Tumid
Adj. - Swollen, distended body part or organ.