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quash
v.subdue; crush; squash

quash the student rebellion
quack
n.charlatan; impostor

do not be tricked b the exorbitant claims by this quack
quell
v.extinguish; put down; quiet

the stern teacher quells any unrest among the students
quibble
n.minor objection or complaint

Beside a few quibbles, the consumers absolutely adores the product
quorum
n.number of members necessary to conduct a meeting

the senator asked for a rolled call to determine if a quorum is present
ragamuffin
n.person wearing tattered clothes

a ragamuffin begging for food in the middle of the road
rail
v.scold;rant

you may rail at him all you want, you will never change him
rakish
adj.stylish; sporty

he wores hit hat at a rakish angle
rampart
n.defensive mound of earth

from the rampart we watched as the fighting continue
rancor
n.bitterness; hatred

she is still consumed with rancor against the foe
rapacious
adj.excessively grasping; plundering

rapacious birds prey on smaller animal
rapt
adj.absorbed; enchanted

the rapt audience listen to every word of the storyteller
rarefied
adj.made less dense (of a gas)

rarefied atmosphere of the high mountain
raspy
adj.grating; harsh

sergent's raspy voice really makes me uncomfortable
ratiocination
n.reasoning; act of drawing conclusions from premises

a good detective like Holme has the uncanny ability of ratiocination
raucous
adj.harsh and shrill; disorderly adn boisterous

the raucous crowd of new year eve
rave
n.overwhelmingly favorable review

a total rave for his work of literature
raze
v.destroy completely

raze the building with bulldozer
reactionary
adj.opposing progress; politically ultraconservative

reactionary party of the country refuses to agree to the new law of radical parliament change
rebuff
v.snub;beat back

she rebuffs his advance so smoothly
rebus
n.puzzle in which pictures stand for words
recant
v.disclaim or disavow; retract a previous statement; openly confess error

the lawyer is trying to make the witness recant his sworn testimony
reciprocate
v.repay in kind

if they attack us, we shall be compelled to reciprocate and bomb their land
recondite
adj.abstruse; profound; secret

He read many recondite books in order to obtain the material for his scholarly thesis
reconnaissance
n.survey of enemy by soldiers; reconnnoitering
recrimination
n.countercharges

the defense files recrimination against the accuser
retinue
n.following ; attednants

the queen's retinue followed her down the aisle
sadistic
adj.inclined to cruelty

sadistic warden likes to torture their prisoner
saga
Scandinavian myth; any legend
sagacious
adj.perceptive; shrewd; having insight

the detective was a sagacious judge of character
sage
n.person celebrated for wisdom
salacious
adj.lascivious; lustful

a very salaious person who likes to read porn
salient
adj.prominent

one of the salient feature of that newspapaer is its exceleent editorial page
saline
adj.salty
sallow
adj.yellowish; sickly in color

We were disturbed by her sallow complexion
salubrious
adj.healthful

those few months of salubrious weather before heat and humidity descend
salutary
adj.tending to improve; beneficial; wholesome

the punishment has a salutary effect on the boy, as he became a model student
salvage
v.rescue from loss
sanctimonious
adj.displaying ostentatious or hypocritical devoutness

you do not have to be sanctimonious to prove that you are devout
sanction
v.approve; ratify

nothing will convince me to sanction the engagement of my daughter to such a worthless young man
sanctuary
n.refuge; shelter; shrine; holy place
sanguinary
adj.bloody

the world war 2 was very sanguinary
sanguine
adj.cheerful; hopeful

let's not to be too sanguine about the outcome
sap
v.dimish; undermine
sardonic
adj.disdainful; sarcastic; cynical

the sardonic humor of night club comedian
sartorial
adj.pertaining to tailors

His sartorial style runs toward jeans, Hawaiian shirts and cowboy boots
sate
v.satisfy to the full; cloy

its hunger sated; the lion dozed
satellite
n.small body revolving around a larger one
satiate
v.satisfy fully

they were satiate with the food
satire
n.form of literature in which irony, sarcasm and ridicule are employed to attack vice and folly

this article is actually a satire that attacks human folly
satirical
adj.mocking

the humor of the comedian is often satirical
saturate
v.
savor
v.enjoy

the whole team savor the glory of victory
scavenge
v.hunt through discarded matrials for usable items; search, especially for food
schematic
adj.relating to an outline or diagram; using system of symbols.
scrutinize
v.examine closely and critically
secular
adj.worldly not pertaining to church matters; temporal

the church decided not to interfere in secular matters