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58 Cards in this Set

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rebut
to contradict; to argue in opposition to; to prove to be false
recalcitrant
disobedient; stubbornly defiant of authority or control
recant
to publicly take back and deny(something previously said before); to openly confess error
reciprocal
mutual; shared; interchangeable
reclusive
hermitlike; withdrawn from society
recondite
hard to understand; over one's head
recrimination
a bitter counteraccusation, or the act of making a bitter counteraccusation
redolent
fragrant
redundant
unnecessarily repetitive; excessive; excessively wordy
refute
to prove to be false; to disprove
reiterate
to say again; to repeat
relegate
to banish; to send away
relentless
continuous; unstoppable
relinquish
to release or let go of; to surrender; to stop doing
remonstrate
to argue against; to protest; to raise objections
renaissance
a rebirth or revival
renounce
to give up formally or resign; to disown; to have nothing to do with anymore
reparation
paying back; compensation
repercussion
a consequence; an indirect effect
replenish
to fill again; to resupply; to restore
replete
completely filled
reprehensible
worthy of blame or censure
reprisal
a military action undertaken in revenge for another; an act of taking "an eye for an eye"
reproach
to scold, usually in disappointment; to blame; to disgrace
reprove
to criticize mildly
repudiate
to reject; to renounce; to disown; to have nothing to do with
requisite
required; necessary
resolute
determined; firm; unwavering
respite
a period of rest or relief
reticent
quiet; restrained; reluctant to speak, especially about oneself
revere
to respect highly; to honor
rhetoric
the art of formal speaking or writing
rigorous
strict; harsh; severe
robust
strong and healthy; vigorous
rogue
a criminally dishonest person; a scoundrel
rudimentary
basic; crude; unformed or undeveloped
ruminate
to contemplate; to ponder; to mull over
rustic
rural; lacking urban comforts or sophistication; primitive
saccharine
sweet; excessively or disgustingly sweet
sacrilege
a violation of something sacred; blasphemy
sacrosanct
sacred; held to be inviolable
sagacious
discerning; shrewd; keen in judgment; wise
salient
sticking out; conspicuous; leaping
salutary
healthful; remedial; curative
sanctimonious
pretending to be devout; affecting religious feeling
sanguine
cheerful; optimistic; hopeful
sardonic
mocking; scornful
scintillate
to sparkle, either literally or figuratively
scrupulous
strict; careful; hesitant for ethical reasons
scrutinize
to examine very carefully
secular
having nothing to do with religion or spiritual concerns
sedition
treason; the incitement of public disorder or rebellion
sensory
having to do with the senses or sensation
sentient
able to perceive by the senses; conscious
sequester
to set or keep apart
serendipity
accidental good fortune; discovering good things without looking for them
servile
submissive and subservient; like a servant
singular
unique; superior; exceptional; strange