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Flashcards in Deck 37 Deck (25):
1

relinquish

to release or let go of; to surrender; to stop doing

2

remission

the temporary or permanent disappearance of a disease; pardon

3

remonstrate

to argue against; to protest; to raise objections

4

remuneration

payment; recompense

5

rend

to tear; to rip

6

render

to make; to cause to be; to provide; to depict

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reparation

paying back; making amends; compensation

8

repartee

a quick, witty reply; witty, spirited conversation full of quick, witty replies

9

repose

rest; tranquility; relaxation

10

reprehensible

worthy of severe blame or censure

11

reprisal

a military action undertaken in revenge for another; an act of taking "an eye for an eye"

12

reproach

to scold, usually in disappointment; to blame; to disgrace

13

reprobate

a depraved, wicked person; a degenerate

14

reprove

to criticize mildly

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repudiate

to reject; to renounce; to disown; to have nothing to do with

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repugnant

repulsive; offensive; disgusting

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requisite

required; necessary

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respite

a period of rest or relief

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resplendent

brilliantly shining; radiant; dazzling

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retrospect

looking backward; a review

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revel

to enjoy thoroughly; to take delight in; to carouse

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revere

to respect highly; to honor

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revile

to scold abusively; to berate; to denounce

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rhapsodize

to speak extremely enthusiastically; to gush

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rhetoric

the act of formal speaking or writing; inflated discourse