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Rescind

Take back or make invalid

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Reprieve

An official order that stops or delays the punishment

2

Reprimand

Formal expression of disapproval

3

Reprobate

Person of bad character and habits

4

Repudiate

Refuse to accept anything

5

Reputable

Having a good reputation

6

Requisition

Officially request or take

7

Reparation

Compensation

8

Repine

Express or feel unhappiness

9

Repose

State in which someone is resting and feeling calm

10

Remonstrate

Protest

11

Remote

Slight

12

Remunerative

Providing or likely to provide payment or reward

13

Renounce

Give up

14

Renunciation

Act of not allowing oneself certain pleasures

15

Remiss

Showing neglect

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Remissive

Forgiving

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Relegate

Put someone or something into a lower or less important rank or position

18

Redoubtable

Producing respect and a little fear in others

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Refutable

Deniable

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Rehash

Rework, restate

21

Reiterate

Say again

22

Reclamation

Treatment of waste materials to obtain useful materials from them

23

Reconcile

Become friends again after a disagreement

24

Redolent

Strong, usually pleasant odor

25

Redouble

Become greater or more intense

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Rebuff

Give the cold shoulder

27

Rebuttal

Statement which says a claim or criticism is not true

28

Recalcitrant

Stubbornly disobedient

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Recant

Say you no longer hold a set of beliefs you had in the past

30

Reciprocity

Give and take

31

Raucous

Loud and disorderly

32

Ravage

Cause great damage to something

33

Reactionary

Preventing progress toward greater efficiency

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Rapport

Good understanding of someone and an ability to communicate well with them

35

Rapt

Completely engrossed

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Ratify

Make an agreement official

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Quotidian

Ordinary, everyday

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Raiment

Clothes

39

Ramification

Consequence

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Rancorous

Feeling or showing bitter resentment

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Rank

Complete or extreme

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Querulous

Often complaining

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Query

Question

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Quiescence

Quiet

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Quixotic

Unrealistic

46

Pusillanimous

Shamefully timid

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Putative

Widely thought to be such

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Putrid

Decayed and having an unpleasant smell

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Quagmire

Unpleasant situation that is difficult to escape

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Qualitative

Concerning the nature or attributes of something

51

Qualm

Feeling of uneasiness about whether a decision is really for the best

52

Quandary

Situation of uncertainty, puzzlement, or hesitation

53

Pundit

Expert

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Pungen

Biting or caustic

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Punitive

Intended as punishment

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Purport

General meaning of someone's words or actions

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Pusillanimity

Timidity

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Puerile

Behaving in a silly way

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Pugnacious

Ready or eager to fight

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Provocation

Something that causes anger or irritation

61

Prudence

Wisdom and caution

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Prudent

Sensible and careful

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Pry

Try to obtain private facts about a person

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Prosaic

Lacking interest, imagination and variety

65

Prospectus

Document giving details about a college, school or business

66

Prostrate

Distressed by a very bad experience

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Protean

Easily changing form

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Provenance

Source of something

69

Prolix

Boring or difficult to read or listen to

70

Promulgate

Spread beliefs among people

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Pronouncement

Formal or official declaration

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Propensity

Tendency toward a particular way of behaving

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Proprietor

Person who owns a particular type of business

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Progenitor

Person who first thinks of something

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Progeny

Offspring

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Prognosis

Forecast of anything

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Prohibitive

Too expensive

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Profligate

Wasteful

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Profundity

Great intellectual depth and understanding

80

Profusion

Extremely large amount of something

81

Privation

Lack of necessities or common comforts of life

82

Probity

Complete honesty

83

Proclivity

Natural tendency or inclination

84

Procure

Obtain

85

Pretentious

Making a show or claim of unwarranted importance

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Pretentiousnss

Showing off

87

Prevaricate

Conceal the truth deliberately

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Prim

Very formal and correct in behavior

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Primacy

State or being the most important thing

90

Principle

Personal code of behavior or morality

91

Prepossessing

Attractive

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Presage

Intuition or sense of a future occurrence

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Prescience

Knowledge of future occurrences

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Prescriptive

Setting down rules

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Presumptuous

Showing a lack of respect

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Predilection

Strong liking for something

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Predispose

Prepare someone beforehand to be inclined toward a certain attitude or action

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Predominant

More noticeable

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Premonition

Advance sign or warning

100

Precipitate

Cause something to occur suddenly or sooner than normal

101

Preclude

Prevent an event or action from happening

102

Precocious

Having skills/mental capacity of a much older person

103

Pontificate

Speak or behave with exaggerated authority

104

Portend

Indicate something is likely to happen in the future

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Postulate

Suggest something as the basis for a theory, argument, calculation

106

Potentate

Person of great power

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Precarious

Dependent on chance

108

Practitioner

Person practicing a trade, occupation, profession

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Plodding

Working slowly and continuously

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Plow

Proceed with determination

111

Polarize

Become concentrated around opposite points

112

Polemic

Involving dispute or controversy

113

Plasticity

Flexibility

114

Platitude

Overused, dull or trivial remark

115

Plaudit

Enthusiastic show of approval

116

Pliant

Easily flexed

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Pinnacle

High point

118

Piquant

Having pleasant sharp or spicy taste

119

Piqué

Make someone interested

120

Pithy

Short direct and full of meaning