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133 Cards in this Set

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rancor
bitter resentment; hatred
rarefy
to make less dense; to refine
raspy
harsh; grating
ratiocinate
to reason
rationalize
to make an excuse for
raucous
irritating or harsh in sound
ravage
to damage; ruin
raze
to destroy; to level to the ground
ravenous
extremely hungry; greedy
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
recidivist
a person who goes back to crime
reciprocate
to give in return
recluse
hermit; one who shuts himself off from the world
reconcile
to bring into agreement or harmony
recondite
difficult to understand; profound
recount
to tell or relate, as a story
recreant
coward; traitor
rectify
to correct; to make right
rectitude
honesty; moral uprightness
recumbent
lying down; reclining
recuperate
to get well
recur
to happen again
redolent
having a pleasant odor
redress
to set right; to remedy
redundant
repetitious; unnecessary
refractory
stubborn; hard to manage
refulgent
shining; glowing
refurbish
to make new; to freshen up
refute
to prove wrong, such as an opinion
regal
pertaining to a king; splendid
regale
to entertain
regent
one who governs
regicide
the killing of a king
regressive
moving in a backward direction
regime
a system of government
regimen
a regular system
of exerices, diet, etc..
regurgitate
to rush or surge back, as undigested food
rehabilitate
to restore to useful life
reiterate
to repeat
rejuvenate
to make young again
relegate
to banish; to assign to an inferior
relentless
unyielding
relinquish
to give up; to let go
relish
to enjoy; to take delight in
remediable
capable of being corrected
remedial
intended to correct
remiss
negligent
remission
a lessening; a forgiveness as of sins or offenses
remonstrate
to protest; to complain
remuneration
payment for a service
renal
pertaining to the kidneys
rend
to split; to tear apart
renegade
a deserter; a traitor
renege
to go back on one's word
renounce
to give up
a belief
renovate
to make new; to repair
reparation
compensation; something done to make up for a wrong or injury done
repast
a meal
repercussion
reaction; aftertake
repertoire
special skills or talents one possesses
repine
to complain; to fret
repose
to rest; to sleep
reprehensible
deserving criticsm or blame; shameful
repress
to control; to subdue
reprimand
to scold
reprisal
retaliation; revenge
reproach
to blame; to scold
reprobate
a wicked person
repudiate
to reject; to disown
repugnant
distasteful; disgusting
repulse
to drive back; to repel
reputed
supposed to be
requiem
funeral hymn; mass for the dead
requite
to make a return or repayment
rescind
to cancel; to repeal
residue
that which remains
resolute
very determined
resonance
fullness of sound
resourceful
able to deal with problems
respite
a delay; rest
resplendent
shining brightly; dazzling
restive
restless; uneasy; impatient
resurge
to rise again
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
retrench
to cut down or reduce expenses
retribution
deserved punishment
retroactive
applying to a period before a certain law was passed
retrogressive
going backward; becoming worse
revelation
something made known; a disclosure
reverberate
to echo; to resound
revere
to honor; to respect
reverie
a daydream
rife
frequently occurring; widespread
rift
a break or split
righteous
behaving justly or morally
rigorous
strict
risible
laughable; funny
risque
daring or indecent; not proper
rite
a religious ceremony; a solemn act
robust
strong; hearty
rogue
a dishonest person; a scoundrel
rollicking
jolly; carefree
rotund
round; fat
rout
overwhelming defeat
rudimentary
elementary; basic
rue
to regret; to be sorrowful
ruffian
hoodlum; lawless person
ruminate
to consider carefully; to meditate on
ruse
a skillful trick or deception
rustic
pertaining to the country
repartee
a quick, witty reply
redoubtable
formidable (admirable); commanding respect
reconnoiter
to survey; to check out in advance
recrimination
countercharge; accuse in return
in retrospect
looking back on past events
by rote
from memory, without thought for meaning
ribald
vulgar; indecent
rustle
to steal; to make a swishing sound
rhetorical
concerned with mere style or effect
revile
to abuse; to slander
restitution
repayment; a giving back
revelry
noisy merrymaking
reproof
a rebuke (an act of scolding)