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1

raft

a flat structure of timber or other materials fastened together, used as a boat or floating platform.
• a small, inflatable rubber or plastic boat, esp. one for use in emergencies.

2

rally

regroup, reassemble, re-form, reunite. ANTONYMS disperse.

get together, band together, assemble, join forces, unite, ally, collaborate, cooperate, pull together. ANTONYMS separate, split up.

3

ramble

1 we rambled around the village: walk, hike, tramp, trek, backpack; wander, stroll, saunter, amble, roam, range, rove, traipse; informal mosey, tootle; formal perambulate.
2 she does ramble: chatter, babble, prattle, prate, blather, jabber, twitter, maunder; informal jaw, gas, gab, yak, yabber.
noun
a ramble in the hills: walk, hike, trek; wander, stroll, saunter, amble, roam, traipse, jaunt,

4

ramification

the incident backfired on her and has had ramifications beyond anything she could have imagined: consequence, result, aftermath, outcome, effect, upshot; development, implication; product, by-product.

5

rampart

the castle's stony ramparts: defensive wall, embankment, earthwork, parapet, breastwork, battlement, bulwark, outwork.

6

randy

having a rude, aggressive manner.

7

rank

position, level, grade, echelon; class, status, standing;

classify, class, categorize, rate, grade, bracket, group,

8

rapt

fascinated, enthralled, spellbound, captivated, riveted, gripped, mesmerized, enchanted, entranced, bewitched, moonstruck; transported, enraptured, thrilled, ecstatic. ANTONYMS inattentive.

9

ratchet

a device, instrument

10

reactionary

right-wing, conservative, rightist, ultraconservative; traditionalist, conventional, old-fashioned, unprogressive; informal redneck. ANTONYMS progressive.

11

ream

a large quantity of something, typically paper or writing on paper: reams of paper have been used to debate these questions.


widen (a bore or hole) with a special tool.

12

rebuff

reject, turn down, spurn, refuse, decline, repudiate; snub, slight, repulse, repel, dismiss, brush off, give someone the cold shoulder; informal give someone the brush-off, give someone the bum's rush, freeze out. ANTONYMS accept.

13

recompense

reward, pay back,compensate

14

reconcile

reunite, bring (back) together (again), restore friendly relations between,

15

recoup

get back, regain, recover, win back, retrieve, redeem.

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redress

rectify, correct, right, put to rights, compensate for, amend, remedy, make good, resolve, settle.
even up, regulate, equalize.

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reel

1 he reeled as the ship began to roll: stagger, lurch, sway, rock, stumble, totter, wobble, falter.
2 the room reeled: go round, go round and round, whirl, spin, revolve, swirl, twirl, turn, swim.

18

refractory

disobedient, difficult,stubborn

19

regimen

a prescribed course of medical treatment, way of life, or diet for the promotion or restoration of health:

20

remorse

contrition, deep regret, repentance, penitence, guilt, compunction, remorsefulness, ruefulness, contriteness; pangs of conscience, self-condemnation, self-reproach.

21

remunerate

pay (someone) for services rendered or work done:

22

rendezvous

meeting, appointment, assignation; informal date; literary tryst.

23

reparation

amends, restitution, redress, compensation, recompense, repayment, atonement.

24

repartee

conversation or speech characterized by quick, witty comments or replies.
jokes

25

repast

meal, feast, banquet; informal spread, feed, bite, bite to eat; formal collation, refection.

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replete

1 the guests were replete: well-fed, sated, satiated, full, full up; glutted, gorged; informal stuffed.
2 a sumptuous environment replete with antiques: filled, full, well-stocked, well-supplied, crammed, packed, jammed, teeming, overflowing, bursting; informal jam-packed, chockablock, chock-full.

27

reprieve


1 less than two hours ago the governor reprieved him: grant a stay of execution to, pardon, spare, grant an amnesty to, amnesty; informal let off, let off the hook.
2 the project has been reprieved: save, rescue; informal take off the hit list.

28

reprimand

rebuke, admonish, chastise, chide, upbraid, reprove, reproach, scold

29

REPRISE

a repeated passage in music.

30

repugnant

gross,repellent, disgusting, offensive

31

resilience

noun
1 the ability of a substance or object to spring back into shape; elasticity: nylon is excellent in wearability and resilience.
2 the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness: the often remarkable resilience of so many British institutions.

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resilient

flexible, pliable, supple; durable, hardwearing, stout, strong, sturdy, tough, quick to recover

33

retribution


an eye for eye, punishment, penalty, one's just deserts; revenge,

34

retroactive

(esp. of legislation) taking effect from a date in the past: a big retroactive tax increase.

35

retrograde

directed or moving backward, negative

36

revamp

renovate, redecorate, refurbish, recondition, rehabilitate, overhaul, make over; upgrade, refit, re-equip; remodel,

37

rider

a person who is riding or who can ride something, esp. a horse, bicycle, motorcycle, or snowboard.

38

rife

widespread, overflowing

39

riff

(in popular music and jazz) a short repeated phrase,

40

rigor


harshness, rigidity, inflexibility, intransigence.
meticulousness, thoroughness, carefulness, diligence, scrupulousness, exactness, exactitude, precision, accuracy, correctness, strictness.
3 (rigors) the rigors of the journey: hardship, harshness, severity, adversity; ordeal, misery, trial; discomfort, inconvenience, privation.

41

riptide

another term for rip current.

42

rotund

plump, chubby, fat, stout, portly, dumpy, round, chunky,

round, bulbous, spherical, spheric.

43

roundly


1 he was roundly condemned: vehemently, emphatically, fiercely, forcefully, severely; plainly, frankly, candidly.
2 she was roundly defeated: utterly, completely, thoroughly, decisively, conclusively, heavily, soundly.

44

rout

defeat ANTONYMS victory.

45

ruddy


rosy, red, pink, roseate, rubicund; healthy, glowing, fresh

46

rueful


regretful, apologetic, sorry, remorseful, shamefaced, sheepish, abashed, hangdog,

47

ruminate

think about, contemplate, consider, meditate on

48

russet

reddish brown in color