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retrospect

D. looking backward

E. in retrospect, we should have saved more money for college

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revelry

\ˈre-vəl-rē\

D. noisy fun, usually involving a lot of eating and drinking

E. We could hear sounds of revelry from next door.

3

reverberate

\ri-'vir-bə-ˌrāt\

D. to echo

E. the sound of thunder reverberated from one end of the mountain pass to the other

4

revert

D. to go back to a earlier state

E. Try not to revert to your old eating habits. / For a while the children behaved well but they soon reverted to type(= returned to their usual ways).

5

reverie

\ˈre-və-rē\

D. a daydream

E. I was lost in reverie and didn't realize my flight was boarding until it was almost too late.

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revile

D. to abuse; to scold

E. Many people reviled him for his callous behavior.

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revoke

D. to officially cancel something so that it is no longer valid

E. The judge revoked her driver's license.

8

revulsion

D. a sudden change in feelings; disgust

E. I started to feel a revulsion against their decadent lifestyle. / Most people viewed the bombings with revulsion.

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rheumy

\ˈrümē\

D. containing a lot of water

10

ribald

\ˈri-bəld\

D. characterized by or using coarse indecent humor (sexually)

E. a ribald sense of humour / ribald comments/jokes/laughter

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rife

D. full of something bad or unpleasant

E. The school was rife with rumors.

12

rigor

\ˈri-gər\

D. strickness; exactness

E. They underwent the rigors of military training. / They conducted the experiments with scientific rigor.

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risible

\ˈri-zə-bəl\

D. laughable

E. a risible comment that made the whole class laugh

14

risqué

\ri-ˈskā\

D. daring, a risqué performance, comment, joke, etc. is a little shocking, usually because it is about sex

E. a song with risqué lyrics

15

robust

D. heathy and strong

16

rococo

D. having a lot of detail and decoration

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roseate

\ˈrō-zē-ət\

D. rosy; cheerful; pink in colour

E. the roseate glow of dawn

18

rote

D. routine: the process of learning something by repeating it until you remember it rather than by understanding the meaning of it

E. to learn by rote / rote learning

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rotund

\rō-ˈtänd\

D. marked by roundness; marked by fullness of sound or cadence: stout

E. a master of rotund diction / a rotund little man who, predictably, was asked to play Santa every year

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rubicund

\ˈrü-bi-(ˌ)kənd\

D. reddish (like ruby)

E. the rubicund face of a man who clearly got a lot of fresh air and exercise

21

rudiment

\ˈrü-də-mənt\

D. a basic principle

E. You'll only have time to learn the rudiments of windsurfing in a week.

22

rueful

\ˈrü-fəl\

D. feeling or showing that you are sad or sorry

E. He gave me a rueful smile and apologized.

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ruminate

D. to ponder

E. The question got us ruminating on the real value of wealth. / He ruminated over the implications of their decision.

24

rummage

\ˈrə-mij\

D. to search through

E. I heard you rummaging around in the refrigerator.

25

ruse

\ˈrü-(ˌ)sā\

D. a trick

E. His act was just a clever ruse to get me to go out with him.

26

ruthless

D. cruel

27

sable

\ˈsā-bəl\

D. black; a small animal from northern Asia with dark yellowish-brown fur

28

saccharine

\ˈsa-k(ə-)rən\

D. pertaining to sugar

E. the movie was funny, but it had a saccharine ending in which everyone lives happily ever after

29

sacerdotal

\ˌsa-sər-ˈdō-təl\

D. priestly

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sacrilegious

\sa-crə-'li-jəs\

D. in violation of sth sacred

E. The cult of the Roman emperor was sacrilegious to Jews and Christians.

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sacrosanct

\ˈsa-krō-ˌsaŋ(k)t\

D. holy; not to be violated

E. I'll work till late in the evening, but my weekends are sacrosanct.

32

sadist

\ˈsā-ˌdist\

D. one who gets pleasure from hurting sb

E. masochist

33

sagacious

\sə-ˈgā-shəs\

D. perceptive; shrewd

E. the winner is praised for his sagacious grasp of the hopes and anxieties of the public, the loser is excoriated for the many and obvious blunders that derailed his candidacy

34

sage

D. wise

35

salacious

\sə-ˈlā-shəs\

D. encouraging sexual desire or containing too much sexual detail; lecherous

E. The salacious Greek god Pan is generally portrayed as having the legs, horns, and ears of a goat

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salient

\ˈsā-lyənt\

D. most important or noticeable

E. She pointed out the salient features of the new design.

37

saline

\ˈsā-ˌlēn\

D. salty

E. a saline solution / a saline taste

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sallow

\ˈsa-(ˌ)lō\

D. having a sticky, yellowish coloring

E. he was still a bit sallow after a week spent in bed with the flu

39

salubrious

\sə-ˈlü-brē-əs\

D. healthy and clean (salus health)

E. We had to move to a house in a less salubrious area.

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salutary

\ˈsal-yə-ˌter-ē\

D. conducive to good health (salus health)

E. The accident should be a salutary lesson to be more careful.

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sanctity

\ˈsaŋ(k)-tə-tē\

D. holiness

E. the sanctity of the elderly nun shone through in her every word and gesture

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sangfroid

\ˈsäⁿ-ˈf(r)wä\

D. calmness

E. He displayed remarkable sangfroid when everyone else was panicking during the crisis.

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sanguine

\ˈsaŋ-gwən\

D. blood-colored; cheerful and optimistic

E. He is sanguine about the company's future.

44

sapient

D. wise, expressing great sagacity, sagacious (like a sage)

E. an uncle who is always good for valuable insights and some sapient advice

45

sardonic

\sär-ˈdä-nik\

D. sarcastic

E. The movie is a sardonic look at modern life.

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sartorial

\sär-ˈtȯr-ē-əl\

D. pertaining to tailor or clothing

E. poor sartorial taste / The wedding party arrived in sartorial splendor.