|1||rabid||(adjective satellite) marked by excessive enthusiasm for and intense devotion to a cause or idea; "rabid isolationist"|
|2||raconteur||(noun) a person skilled in telling anecdotes|
|3||ramification||(noun) the act of branching out or dividing into branches|
(noun) an arrangement of branching parts
(noun) a development that complicates a situation; "the court's decision had many unforeseen ramifications"
(noun) a part of a forked or branching shape; "he broke off one of the branches"; "they took the south fork"
|4||rampant||(adjective satellite) unrestrained and violent; "rampant aggression"|
|5||rampart||(noun) an embankment built around a space for defensive purposes; "they stormed the ramparts of the city"; "they blew the trumpet and the walls came tumbling down"|
|6||rancid||(adjective satellite) smelling of fermentation or staleness|
(adjective satellite) used of decomposing oils or fats; "rancid butter"; "rancid bacon"
|7||rancor||(noun) a feeling of deep and bitter anger and ill-will|
|8||rant||(noun) pompous or pretentious talk or writing|
(noun) a loud bombastic declamation expressed with strong emotion
(verb) talk in a noisy, excited, or declamatory manner
|9||rapacious||(adjective satellite) devouring or craving food in great quantities; "edacious vultures"; "a rapacious appetite"; "ravenous as wolves"; "voracious sharks"|
(adjective satellite) excessively greedy and grasping; "a rapacious divorcee on the prowl"; "ravening creditors"; "paying taxes to voracious governments"
(adjective satellite) living by preying on other animals especially by catching living prey; "a predatory bird"; "the rapacious wolf"; "raptorial birds"; "ravening wolves"; "a vulturine taste for offal"
|10||ratify||(verb) approve and express assent, responsibility, or obligation; "All parties ratified the peace treaty"; "Have you signed your contract yet?"|
|11||rationalize||(verb) weed out unwanted or unnecessary things; "We had to lose weight, so we cut the sugar from our diet"|
(verb) remove irrational quantities from; "This function can be rationalized"
(verb) think rationally; employ logic or reason; "When one wonders why one is doing certain things, one should rationalize"
(verb) defend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning; "rationalize the child's seemingly crazy behavior"; "he rationalized his lack of success"
(verb) structure and run according to rational or scientific principles in order to achieve desired results; "We rationalized the factory's production and raised profits"
|12||raucous||(adjective satellite) unpleasantly loud and harsh|
(adjective satellite) disturbing the public peace; loud and rough; "a raucous party"; "rowdy teenagers"
|13||raze||(verb) tear down so as to make flat with the ground; "The building was levelled"|
|14||realm||(noun) a knowledge domain that you are interested in or are communicating about; "it was a limited domain of discourse"; "here we enter the region of opinion"; "the realm of the occult"|
(noun) the domain ruled by a king or queen
(noun) a domain in which something is dominant; "the untroubled kingdom of reason"; "a land of make-believe"; "the rise of the realm of cotton in the south"
|15||rebuff||(noun) a deliberate discourteous act (usually as an expression of anger or disapproval)|
(noun) an instance of driving away or warding off
(verb) reject outright and bluntly; "She snubbed his proposal"
(verb) force or drive back; "repel the attacker"; "fight off the onslaught"; "rebuff the attack"
|16||rebuttal||(noun) (law) a pleading by the defendant in reply to a plaintiff's surrejoinder|
(noun) the speech act of refuting by offering a contrary contention or argument
|17||recalcitrant||(adjective satellite) marked by stubborn resistance to authority; "the University suspended the most recalcitrant demonstrators"|
(adjective satellite) marked by stubborn resistance to and defiant of authority or guidance; "a recalcitrant teenager"; "everything revolves around a refractory individual genius"
|18||recession||(noun) the act of becoming more distant|
(noun) the act of ceding back
(noun) the withdrawal of the clergy and choir from the chancel to the vestry at the end of a church service
(noun) a small concavity
(noun) the state of the economy declines; a widespread decline in the GDP and employment and trade lasting from six months to a year
|19||recidivism||(noun) habitual relapse into crime|
|20||reciprocal||(noun) hybridization involving a pair of crosses that reverse the sexes associated with each genotype|
(noun) (mathematics) one of a pair of numbers whose product is 1: the reciprocal of 2/3 is 3/2; the multiplicative inverse of 7 is 1/7
(noun) something (a term or expression or concept) that has a reciprocal relation to something else; "risk is the reciprocal of safety"
(adjective satellite) of or relating to the multiplicative inverse of a quantity or function; "the reciprocal ratio of a:b is b:a"
(adjective) concerning each of two or more persons or things; especially given or done in return; "reciprocal aid"; "reciprocal trade"; "mutual respect"; "reciprocal privileges at other clubs"
(adjective satellite) of or relating to or suggestive of complementation; "interchangeable electric outlets"
|21||recluse||(noun) one who lives in solitude|
(adjective satellite) withdrawn from society; seeking solitude; "lived an unsocial reclusive life"
|22||recondite||(adjective satellite) difficult to penetrate; incomprehensible to one of ordinary understanding or knowledge; "the professor's lectures were so abstruse that students tended to avoid them"; "a deep metaphysical theory"; "some recondite problem in historiography"|
|23||rectify||(verb) convert into direct current; "rectify alternating current"|
(verb) make right or correct; "Correct the mistakes"; "rectify the calculation"
(verb) set straight or right; "remedy these deficiencies"; "rectify the inequities in salaries"; "repair an oversight"
(verb) bring, lead, or force to abandon a wrong or evil course of life, conduct, and adopt a right one; "The Church reformed me"; "reform your conduct"
(verb) reduce to a fine, unmixed, or pure state; separate from extraneous matter or cleanse from impurities; "refine sugar"
(verb) math: determine the length of; "rectify a curve"
|24||recumbent||(adjective satellite) lying down; in a position of comfort or rest|
|25||recusant||(noun) someone who refuses to conform to established standards of conduct|
(adjective satellite) refusing to submit to authority; "the recusant electors...cooperated in electing a new Senate"- Mary W.Williams
(adjective satellite) (of Catholics formerly) refusing to attend services of the Church of England
|26||redolent||(adjective satellite) having a strong distinctive fragrance; "the pine woods were more redolent"- Jean Stafford|
(adjective satellite) serving to bring to mind; "cannot forbear to close on this redolent literary note"- Wilder Hobson; "a campaign redolent of machine politics"
|27||redundant||(adjective satellite) repetition of same sense in different words; "`a true fact' and `a free gift' are pleonastic expressions"; "the phrase `a beginner who has just started' is tautological"; "at the risk of being redundant I return to my original proposition"- J.B.Conant|
(adjective satellite) use of more words than required to express an idea; "a wordy gossipy account of a simple incident"; "a redundant text crammed with amplifications of the obvious"
(adjective satellite) more than is needed, desired, or required; "trying to lose excess weight"; "found some extra change lying on the dresser"; "yet another book on heraldry might be thought redundant"; "skills made redundant by technological advance"; "sleeping in the spare
|28||refurbish||(verb) make brighter and prettier; "we refurbished the guest wing"; "My wife wants us to renovate"|
|29||refute||(verb) prove to be false or incorrect|
(verb) overthrow by argument, evidence, or proof; "The speaker refuted his opponent's arguments"
|30||regal||(adjective satellite) belonging to or befitting a supreme ruler; "golden age of imperial splendor"; "purple tyrant"; "regal attire"; "treated with royal acclaim"; "the royal carriage of a stag's head"|
|31||reiterate||(verb) to say, state, or perform again; "She kept reiterating her request"|
|32||relegate||(verb) assign to a class or kind; "How should algae be classified?"; "People argue about how to relegate certain mushrooms"|
(verb) assign to a lower position; reduce in rank; "She was demoted because she always speaks up"; "He was broken down to Sargeant"
(verb) expel, as if by official decree; "he was banished from his own country"
(verb) refer to another person for decision or judgment; "She likes to relegate difficult questions to her colleagues"
|33||relevant||(adjective satellite) having crucial relevance; "crucial to the case"; "relevant testimony"|
(adjective) having a bearing on or connection with the subject at issue; "the scientist corresponds with colleagues in order to learn about matters relevant to her own research"
|34||relinquish||(verb) relinquish to the power of another; yield to the control of another|
(verb) release, as from one's grip; "Let go of the door handle, please!"; "relinquish your grip on the rope--you won't fall"
(verb) turn away from; give up; "I am foreswearing women forever"
(verb) part with a possession or right; "I am relinquishing my bedroom to the long-term house guest"; "resign a claim to the throne"
(verb) do without or cease to hold or adhere to; "We are dispensing with formalities"; "relinquish the old ideas"
|35||remonstrate||(verb) censure severely or angrily; "The mother scolded the child for entering a stranger's car"; "The deputy ragged the Prime Minister"; "The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup"|
(verb) argue in protest or opposition
(verb) present and urge reasons in opposition
|36||remorse||(noun) a feeling of deep regret (usually for some misdeed)|
|37||renascence||(noun) the revival of learning and culture|
|38||rend||(verb) tear or be torn violently; "The curtain ripped from top to bottom"; "pull the cooked chicken into strips"|
|39||render||(noun) a substance similar to stucco but exclusively applied to masonry walls|
(verb) cause to become; "The shot rendered her immobile"
(verb) melt (fat, lard, etc.) in order to separate out impurities; "try the yak butter"; "render fat in a casserole"
(verb) restate (words) from one language into another language; "I have to translate when my in-laws from Austria visit the U.S."; "Can you interpret the speech of the visiting dignitaries?"; "She rendered the French poem into English"; "He translates for the U.
(verb) bestow; "give hommage"; "render thanks"
(verb) pass down; "render a verdict"; "deliver a judgment"
(verb) coat with plastic or cement; "render the brick walls in the den"
(verb) give or supply; "The cow brings in 5 liters of milk"; "This year's crop yielded 1,000 bushels of corn"; "The estate renders some revenue for the family"
(verb) show in, or as in, a picture; "This scene depicts country life"; "the face of the child is rendered with much tenderness in this painting"
(verb) give an interpretation or rendition of; "The pianist rendered the Beethoven sonata beautifully"
(verb) to surrender someone or something to another; "the guard delivered the criminal to the police"; "render up the prisoners"; "render the town to the enemy"; "fork over the money"
(verb) give back; "render money"
(verb) make over as a return; "They had to render the estate"
(verb) provide or furnish with; "We provided the room with an electrical heater"
|40||renegade||(noun) a disloyal person who betrays or deserts his cause or religion or political party or friend etc.|
(noun) someone who rebels and becomes an outlaw
(verb) break with established customs
(adjective satellite) having deserted a cause or principle; "some provinces had proved recreant"; "renegade supporters of the usurper"
|41||repast||(noun) the food served and eaten at one time|
|42||replete||(verb) fill to satisfaction; "I am sated"|
|43||replica||(noun) copy that is not the original; something that has been copied|
|44||reprehend||(verb) express strong disapproval of|
|45||reproach||(noun) a mild rebuke or criticism; "words of reproach"|
(noun) disgrace or shame; "he brought reproach upon his family"
(verb) express criticism towards; "The president reproached the general for his irresponsible behavior"
|46||reprobate||(noun) a person without moral scruples|
(verb) reject (documents) as invalid
(verb) express strong disapproval of; "We condemn the racism in South Africa"; "These ideas were reprobated"
(verb) abandon to eternal damnation; "God reprobated the unrepenting sinner"
(adjective satellite) marked by immorality; deviating from what is considered right or proper or good; "depraved criminals"; "a perverted sense of loyalty"; "the reprobate conduct of a gambling aristocrat"
|47||reproof||(noun) an act or expression of criticism and censure; "he had to take the rebuke with a smile on his face"|
(verb) censure severely or angrily; "The mother scolded the child for entering a stranger's car"; "The deputy ragged the Prime Minister"; "The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup"
|48||repudiate||(verb) refuse to acknowledge, ratify, or recognize as valid; "The woman repudiated the divorce settlement"|
(verb) cast off or disown; "She renounced her husband"; "The parents repudiated their son"
(verb) reject as untrue, unfounded, or unjust; "She repudiated the accusations"
(verb) refuse to recognize or pay; "repudiate a debt"
|49||repugnant||(adjective satellite) offensive to the mind; "an abhorrent deed"; "the obscene massacre at Wounded Knee"; "morally repugnant customs"; "repulsive behavior"; "the most repulsive character in recent novels"|
|50||resignation||(noun) a formal document giving notice of your intention to resign; "he submitted his resignation as of next month"|
(noun) the act of giving up (a claim or office or possession etc.)
(noun) acceptance of despair