Vocabulary (R)

Serial Word Meaning
1 rabid adj. Affected with rabies or hydrophobia
2 racy adj. Exciting or exhilarating to the mind
3 radiance n. Brilliant or sparkling luster
4 radiate v. To extend in all directions, as from a source or focus
5 radical n. One who holds extreme views or advocates extreme measures
6 radix n. That from or on which something is developed
7 raillery n. Good-humored satire
8 ramify v. To divide or subdivide into branches or subdivisions
9 ramose adj. Branch-like
10 rampant adj. Growing, climbing, or running without check or restraint
11 rampart n. A bulwark or construction to oppose assault or hostile entry
12 rancor n. Malice
13 rankle v. To produce irritation or festering
14 rapacious adj. Disposed to seize by violence or by unlawful or greedy methods
15 rapid adj. Having great speed
16 rapine n. The act of seizing and carrying off property by superior force, as in war
17 rapt adj. Enraptured
18 raptorial adj. Seizing and devouring living prey
19 ration v. To provide with a fixed allowance or portion, especially of food
20 rationalism n. The formation of opinions by relying upon reason alone, independently of authority
21 raucous adj. Harsh
22 ravage v. To lay waste by pillage, rapine, devouring, or other destructive methods
23 ravenous adj. Furiously voracious or hungry
24 ravine n. A deep gorge or hollow, especially one worn by a stream or flow of water
25 reaction n. Tendency towards a former, or opposite state of things, as after reform, revolution, or inflation
26 reactionary adj. Pertaining to, of the nature of, causing, or favoring reaction
27 readily adv. Without objection or reluctance
28 readjust v. To put in order after disarrangement
29 ready adj. In a state of preparedness for any given purpose or occasion
30 realism n. The principle and practice of depicting persons and scenes as they are believed really to exist
31 rearrange v. To arrange again or in a different order
32 reassure v. To give new confidence
33 rebellious adj. Insubordinate
34 rebuff n. A peremptory or unexpected rejection of advances or approaches
35 rebuild v. To build again or anew
36 rebut v. To oppose by argument or a sufficient answer
37 recant v. To withdraw formally one’s belief (in something previously believed or maintained)
38 recapitulate v. To repeat again the principal points of
39 recapture v. To capture again
40 recede v. To move back or away
41 receivable adj. Capable of being or fit to be received – often money
42 receptive adj. Having the capacity, quality, or ability of receiving, as truths or impressions
43 recessive adj. Having a tendency to go back
44 recidivist n. A confirmed criminal
45 reciprocal adj. Mutually interchangeable or convertible
46 reciprocate v. To give and take mutually
47 reciprocity n. Equal mutual rights and benefits granted and enjoyed
48 recitation n. The act of reciting or repeating, especially in public and from memory
49 reck v. To have a care or thought for
50 reckless adj. Foolishly headless of danger
51 reclaim v. To demand or to obtain the return or restoration of
52 recline v. To cause to assume a leaning or recumbent attitude or position
53 recluse n. One who lives in retirement or seclusion
54 reclusory n. A hermitage
55 recognizance n. An acknowledgment entered into before a court with condition to do some particular act
56 recognize v. To recall the identity of (a person or thing)
57 recoil v. To start back as in dismay, loathing, or dread
58 recollect v. To recall the knowledge of
59 reconcilable adj. Capable of being adjusted or harmonized
60 reconnoiter v. To make a preliminary examination of for military, surveying, or geological purposes
61 reconsider v. To review with care, especially with a view to a reversal of previous action
62 reconstruct v. To rebuild
63 recourse n. Resort to or application for help in exigency or trouble
64 recover v. To regain
65 recreant n. A cowardly or faithless person
66 recreate v. To refresh after labor
67 recrudescence n. The state of becoming raw or sore again
68 recrudescent adj. Becoming raw or sore again
69 recruit v. To enlist men for military or naval service
70 rectify v. To correct
71 rectitude n. The quality of being upright in principles and conduct recuperate v To recover
72 recur v. To happen again or repeatedly, especially at regular intervals recure v To cure again
73 recurrent adj. Returning from time to time, especially at regular or stated intervals redemption n The recovery of what is mortgaged or pledged, by paying the debt redolent adj Smelling sweet and agreeable redolence n Smelling sweet and agreeable redoubtable adj Formidable redound n Rebound
74 redress v. To set right, as a wrong by compensation or the punishment of the wrong-doer
75 reducible adj. That may be reduced
76 redundance n. Excess
77 redundant adj. Constituting an excess
78 reestablish v. To restore
79 refer v. To direct or send for information or other purpose referrer n One who refers referable adj Ascribable referee n An umpire
80 refinery n. A place where some crude material, as sugar or petroleum, is purified reflectible adj Capable of being turned back
81 reflection n. The throwing off or back of light, heat, sound, or any form of energy that travels in waves
82 reflector n. A mirror, as of metal, for reflecting light, heat, or sound in a particular direction
83 reflexible adj. Capable of being reflected
84 reform n. Change for the better
85 reformer n. One who carries out a reform
86 refract v. To bend or turn from a direct course
87 refractory adj. Not amenable to control
88 refragable adj. Capable of being refuted
89 refringency n. Power to refract
90 refringent adj. Having the power to refract
91 refusal n. Denial of what is asked
92 refute v. To prove to be wrong
93 regale v. To give unusual pleasure
94 regalia n. pl The emblems of royalty
95 regality n. Royalty
96 regenerate v. To reproduce
97 regent n. One who is lawfully deputized to administer the government for the time being in the name of the ruler
98 regicide n. The killing of a king or sovereign
99 regime n. Particular conduct or administration of affairs
100 regimen n. A systematized order or course of living with reference to food, clothing and Personal Habits
101 regiment n. A body of soldiers
102 regnant adj. Exercising royal authority in one’s own right
103 regress v. To return to a former place or condition
104 regretful adj. Feeling, expressive of, or full of regret
105 rehabilitate v. To restore to a former status, capacity, right rank, or privilege
106 reign v. To hold and exercise sovereign power
107 reimburse v. To pay back as an equivalent of what has been expended
108 rein n. A step attached to the bit for controlling a horse or other draft-animal
109 reinstate v. To restore to a former state, station, or authority
110 reiterate v. To say or do again and again
111 rejoin v. To reunite after separation
112 rejuvenate v. To restore to youth
113 rejuvenescence n. A renewal of youth
114 relapse v. To suffer a return of a disease after partial recovery
115 relegate v. To send off or consign, as to an obscure position or remote destination
116 relent v. To yield
117 relevant adj. Bearing upon the matter in hand
118 reliance n. Dependence
119 reliant adj. Having confidence
120 relinquish v. To give up using or having
121 reliquary n. A casket, coffer, or repository in which relics are kept
122 relish v. To like the taste or savor of
123 reluctance n. Unwillingness
124 reluctant adj. Unwilling
125 remembrance n. Recollection
126 reminiscence n. The calling to mind of incidents within the range of personal knowledge or experience
127 reminiscent adj. Pertaining to the recollection of matters of personal interest
128 remiss adj. Negligent
129 remission n. Temporary diminution of a disease
130 remodel v. Reconstruct
131 remonstrance n. Reproof
132 remonstrant adj. Having the character of a reproof
133 remonstrate v. To present a verbal or written protest to those who have power to right or prevent a wrong
134 remunerate v. To pay or pay for
135 remuneration n. Compensation
136 Renaissance n. The revival of letters, and then of art, which marks the transition from medieval to modern time
137 rendezvous n. A prearranged place of meeting
138 rendition n. Interpretation
139 renovate v. To restore after deterioration, as a building
140 renunciation n. An explicit disclaimer of a right or privilege
141 reorganize v. To change to a more satisfactory form of organization
142 reparable adj. Capable of repair
143 reparation n. The act of making amends, as for an injury, loss, or wrong
144 repartee n. A ready, witty, or apt reply
145 repeal v. To render of no further effect
146 repel v. To force or keep back in a manner, physically or mentally
147 repellent adj. Having power to force back in a manner, physically or mentally
148 repentance n. Sorrow for something done or left undone, with desire to make things right by undoing the wrong
149 repertory n. A place where things are stored or gathered together
150 repetition n. The act of repeating
151 repine v. To indulge in fretfulness and faultfinding
152 replenish v. To fill again, as something that has been emptied
153 replete adj. Full to the uttermost
154 replica n. A duplicate executed by the artist himself, and regarded, equally with the first, as an original
155 repository n. A place in which goods are stored
156 reprehend v. To find fault with
157 reprehensible adj. Censurable
158 reprehension n. Expression of blame
159 repress v. To keep under restraint or control
160 repressible adj. Able to be kept under restraint or control
161 reprieve v. To grant a respite from punishment to
162 reprimand v. To chide or rebuke for a fault
163 reprisal n. Any infliction or act by way of retaliation on an enemy
164 reprobate n. One abandoned to depravity and sin
165 reproduce v. To make a copy of
166 reproduction n. The process by which an animal or plant gives rise to another of its kind
167 reproof n. An expression of disapproval or blame personally addressed to one censured
168 repudiate v. To refuse to have anything to do with
169 repugnance n. Thorough dislike
170 repugnant adj. Offensive to taste and feeling
171 repulse n. The act of beating or driving back, as an attacking or advancing enemy
172 repulsive adj. Grossly offensive
173 repute v. To hold in general opinion
174 requiem n. A solemn mass sung for the repose of the souls of the dead
175 requisite adj. Necessary
176 requital n. Adequate return for good or ill
177 requite v. To repay either good or evil to, as to a person
178 rescind v. To make void, as an act, by the enacting authority or a superior authority
179 reseat v. To place in position of office again
180 resemblance n. Similarity in quality or form
181 resent v. To be indignant at, as an injury or insult
182 reservoir n. A receptacle where a quantity of some material, especially of a liquid or gas, may be kept
183 residue n. A remainder or surplus after a part has been separated or otherwise treated
184 resilience n. The power of springing back to a former position
185 resilient adj. Having the quality of springing back to a former position
186 resistance n. The exertion of opposite effort or effect
187 resistant adj. Offering or tending to produce resistance
188 resistive adj. Having or exercising the power of resistance
189 resistless adj. Powerless
190 resonance n. The quality of being able to reinforce sound by sympathetic vibrations
191 resonance adj. Able to reinforce sound by sympathetic vibrations
192 resonate v. To have or produce resonance
193 resource n. That which is restored to, relied upon, or made available for aid or support
194 respite n. Interval of rest
195 resplendent adj. Very bright
196 respondent adj. Answering
197 restitution n. Restoration of anything to the one to whom it properly belongs
198 resumption n. The act of taking back, or taking again
199 resurgent adj. Surging back or again
200 resurrection n. A return from death to life
201 resuscitate v. To restore from apparent death
202 retaliate v. To repay evil with a similar evil
203 retch v. To make an effort to vomit
204 retention n. The keeping of a thing within one’s power or possession
205 reticence n. The quality of habitually keeping silent or being reserved in utterance
206 reticent adj. Habitually keeping silent or being reserved in utterance
207 retinue n. The body of persons who attend a person of importance in travel or public appearance
208 retort n. A retaliatory speech
209 retouch v. To modify the details of
210 retrace v. To follow backward or toward the place of beginning, as a track or marking
211 retract v. To recall or take back (something that one has said)
212 retrench v. To cut down or reduce in extent or quantity
213 retrieve v. To recover something by searching
214 retroactive adj. Operative on, affecting, or having reference to past events, transactions, responsibilities
215 retrograde v. To cause to deteriorate or to move backward
216 retrogression n. A going or moving backward or in a reverse direction
217 retrospect n. A view or contemplation of something past
218 retrospective adj. Looking back on the past
219 reunite v. To unite or join again, as after separation
220 revelation n. A disclosing, discovering, or making known of what was before secret, private, or unknown
221 revere v. To regard with worshipful veneration
222 reverent adj. Humble
223 reversion n. A return to or toward some former state or condition
224 revert v. To return, or turn or look back, as toward a former position or the like
225 revile v. To heap approach or abuse upon
226 revisal n. Revision
227 revise v. To examine for the correction of errors, or for the purpose of making changes
228 revocation n. Repeal
229 revoke v. To rescind
230 rhapsody n. Rapt or rapturous utterance
231 rhetoric n. The art of discourse
232 rhetorician n. A showy writer or speaker
233 ribald adj. Indulging in or manifesting coarse indecency or obscenity
234 riddance n. The act or ridding or delivering from something undesirable
235 ridicule n. Looks or acts expressing amused contempt
236 ridiculous adj. Laughable and contemptible
237 rife adj. Abundant
238 righteousness n. Rectitude
239 rightful adj. Conformed to a just claim according to established laws or usage
240 rigmarole n. Nonsense
241 rigor n. Inflexibility
242 rigorous adj. Uncompromising
243 ripplet n. A small ripple, as of water
244 risible adj. capable of exciting laughter
245 rivulet n. A small stream or brook
246 robust adj. Characterized by great strength or power of endurance
247 rondo n. A musical composition during which the first part or subject is repeated several times
248 rookery n. A place where crows congregate to breed
249 rotary adj. Turning around its axis, like a wheel, or so constructed as to turn thus
250 rotate v. To cause to turn on or as on its axis, as a wheel
251 rote n. Repetition of words or sounds as a means of learning them, with slight attention
252 rotund adj. Round from fullness or plumpness
253 rudimentary adj. Being in an initial, early, or incomplete stage of development
254 rue v. To regret extremely
255 ruffian adj. A lawless or recklessly brutal fellow
256 ruminant adj. Chewing the cud
257 ruminate v. To chew over again, as food previously swallowed and regurgitated
258 rupture v. To separate the parts of by violence
259 rustic adj. Characteristic of dwelling in the country
260 ruth n. Sorrow for another’s misery