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163 Cards in this Set

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Raconteur
witty, skillful storyteller
Radical (adj)
fundamental; drastic
Raging
violent, wild
Rail (v)
to scold with bitter or abusive language
Raillery
lighthearted jesting
Rally (v)
to assemble; recover, recuperate
Ramble (v)
to roam, wander; to babble, digress
Ramification
implication, outgrowth, or consequence
Rampant
unrestrained
Ramshackle
likely to collapse
Rancid
spoiled, rotten
Rancor
bitter hatred
Rant
to harangue, rave, forcefully scold
Rapacious
greedy; predatory
Rapport
relationship of trust and respect
Rapprochement
having a cordial relationship
Rapt
deeply absorbed
Rarefy
to make thinner, purer, or more refined
Rash (adj)
careless, hasty, reckless
Ratify
to approve formally, confirm
Ratiocination
methodical, logical reasoning
Ration (n)
portion, share
Ration (v)
to supply; to restrict consumption of
Rational
logical, reasonable
Rationale
line of reasoning
Raucous
harsh-sounding; boisterous
Ravage
to destroy, devastate
Ravenous
extremely hungry
Ravine
deep, narrow gorge
Raw
vulgar, coarse
Raze
to tear down, demolish
Reactionary (adj)
marked by extreme conservatism, esp. in politics
Rebarbative
irritating; repellent
Rebuff (n)
blunt rejection
Rebuke (v)
to reprimand, scold
Rebut
to refute by evidence or argument
Recalcitrant
resisting authority or control
Recant
to retract a statement, opinion, etc.
Recapitulate
to review with a brief summary
Receptive
open to others' ideas; congenial
Recidivism
tendency to repeat previous behavior
Reciprocate
to show or feel in return
Reclulsive
shut off from the world
Recondite
relating to obscure learning; known to only a few
Recount (v)
to describe facts or events
Recreant
disloyal; cowardly
Recruit (v)
to draft, enlist; to seek to enroll
Rectify
to correct
Rectitude
moral uprightness
Recurrence
repetition
Redress (n)
relief from wrong or injury
Redundancy
unnecessary repetition
Refectory
room where meals are served
Reflection
image, likeness; opinion, thought, impression
Reform (v)
to change, correct
Refract
to deflect sound or light
Refractory
obstinately resistant
Refuge
escape, shelter
Refurbish
to renovate
Refute
to contradict, discredit
Regal
magnificent, splendid, fit for royalty
Regard
high esteem
Regimen
government rules; systematic plan
Regress
to move backward; revert to an earlier form or state
Rehabilitate
to restore to good health or condition; reestablish a person's good reputation
Reiterate
to say again, repeat
Rejoinder
response
Rejuvenate
to make young again, renew
Relegate
to assign to a class, especially to an inferior one
Relent
to become gentler in attitude
Relinquish
to renounce or surrender something
Relish (v)
to enjoy greatly
Remediable
capable of being corrected
Remedy (v)
to cure, correct
Reminiscence
remembrance of past events
Remission
lessening, relaxation
Remit
to send (usually money) as payment
Remonstrate
to protest or object
Remote
distant, isolated
Remuneration
pay or reward for work, trouble, etc.
Renascent
reborn, coming into being again
Renegade
traitor, person abandoning a cause
Renege
to go back on one's word
Renitent
resisting pressure, obstinate
Renounce
to give up or reject a right, title, person, etc
Renown
fame, widespread acclaim
Rent (adj)
torn apart
Repast
meal or mealtime
Repeal
to revoke or formally withdraw (often a law)
Repel
to rebuff, repulse; disgust, offend
Repel
to rebuff, repulse; disgust, offend
Repent
to regret a past action
Repentant
apologetic, guilty, remorseful
Replete
abundantly supplied
Replicate
to duplicate, repeat
Repose
relaxation, leisure
Reprehend
to criticize
Reprehensible
blameworthy, disreputable
Repress
to restrain or hold in
Repression
act of restraining or holding in
Reprise
repetition, esp. of a piece of music
Reproach (v)
to find fault with; blame
Reprobate
morally unprincipled person
Reprove
to criticize or correct
Repudiate
to reject as having no authority
Repulse
to repel, fend off; sicken, disgust
Requiem
hymns or religious service for the dead
Requite
to return or repay
Rescind
to repeal, cancel
Residue
remainder, leftover, remnant
Resilient
able to recover quickly after illness or bad luck; able to bounce back into shape
Resolute
determined; with a clear purpose
Resolve (n)
determination, firmness of purpose
Resolve (v)
to conclude, determine
Resonate
to echo
Respire
to breathe
Respite
interval of relief
Resplendent
splendid, brilliant
Restitution
act of compensating for loss or damage
Restive
impatient, uneasy, restless
Restorative
having the power to renew or revitalize
Restrained
controlled, repressed, restricted
Resuscitate
to revive, bring back to life
Retain
to hold, keep possession of
Retard (v)
to slow, hold back
Reticent
not speaking freely; reserved
Retinue
group of attendants with an important person
Retiring
shy, modest, reserved
Retort
cutting response
Retract
to draw in or take back
Retrench
to regroup, reorganize
Retrieve
to bring, fetch, reclaim
Retroactive
applying to an earlier time
Retrograde
having a backward motion or direction
Retrospective
looking back to the past
Revelry
boisterous festivity
Revere
to worship, regard with awe
Revert
to backslide, regress
Revile
to criticize with harsh language, verbally abuse
Revitalize
to renew; give new energy to
Revoke
to annul, cancel, call back
Revulsion
strong feeling of repugnance or dislike
Rhapsody
emotional literary or musical work
Rhetoric
persuasive use of language
Rhythm
regular pattern or variation of sounds and stresses
Ribald
humorous in a vulgar way
Riddle (v)
to make many holes in; permeate
Rife
widespread, prevalent; abundant
Rift
an open space; to divide
Righteous
morally right
Riposte
a retort
Risque
bordering on being inappropriate or indecent
Robust
strong and healthy; hardy
Rococo
very highly ornamented
Roil
to disturb or cause disorder
Root (v)
to dig with a snout (like a pig)
Rooted
to have an origin or base
Rostrum
stage for public speaking
Rotund
round in shape; fat
Rue
to regret
Ruffled
irritated
Ruminate
to contemplate, reflect upon
Rustic
rural