Flashcards in R Deck (48):
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.
regroup, reassemble, re-form, reunite. ANTONYMS disperse.
get together, band together, assemble, join forces, unite, ally, collaborate, cooperate, pull together. ANTONYMS separate, split up.
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.
a ramble in the hills: walk, hike, trek; wander, stroll, saunter, amble, roam, traipse, jaunt,
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.
the castle's stony ramparts: defensive wall, embankment, earthwork, parapet, breastwork, battlement, bulwark, outwork.
having a rude, aggressive manner.
position, level, grade, echelon; class, status, standing;
classify, class, categorize, rate, grade, bracket, group,
fascinated, enthralled, spellbound, captivated, riveted, gripped, mesmerized, enchanted, entranced, bewitched, moonstruck; transported, enraptured, thrilled, ecstatic. ANTONYMS inattentive.
a device, instrument
right-wing, conservative, rightist, ultraconservative; traditionalist, conventional, old-fashioned, unprogressive; informal redneck. ANTONYMS progressive.
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.
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.
reward, pay back,compensate
reunite, bring (back) together (again), restore friendly relations between,
get back, regain, recover, win back, retrieve, redeem.
rectify, correct, right, put to rights, compensate for, amend, remedy, make good, resolve, settle.
even up, regulate, equalize.
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.
a prescribed course of medical treatment, way of life, or diet for the promotion or restoration of health:
contrition, deep regret, repentance, penitence, guilt, compunction, remorsefulness, ruefulness, contriteness; pangs of conscience, self-condemnation, self-reproach.
pay (someone) for services rendered or work done:
meeting, appointment, assignation; informal date; literary tryst.
amends, restitution, redress, compensation, recompense, repayment, atonement.
conversation or speech characterized by quick, witty comments or replies.
meal, feast, banquet; informal spread, feed, bite, bite to eat; formal collation, refection.
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.
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.
rebuke, admonish, chastise, chide, upbraid, reprove, reproach, scold
a repeated passage in music.
gross,repellent, disgusting, offensive
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.
flexible, pliable, supple; durable, hardwearing, stout, strong, sturdy, tough, quick to recover
an eye for eye, punishment, penalty, one's just deserts; revenge,
(esp. of legislation) taking effect from a date in the past: a big retroactive tax increase.
directed or moving backward, negative
renovate, redecorate, refurbish, recondition, rehabilitate, overhaul, make over; upgrade, refit, re-equip; remodel,
a person who is riding or who can ride something, esp. a horse, bicycle, motorcycle, or snowboard.
(in popular music and jazz) a short repeated phrase,
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.
another term for rip current.
plump, chubby, fat, stout, portly, dumpy, round, chunky,
round, bulbous, spherical, spheric.
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.
defeat ANTONYMS victory.
rosy, red, pink, roseate, rubicund; healthy, glowing, fresh
regretful, apologetic, sorry, remorseful, shamefaced, sheepish, abashed, hangdog,
think about, contemplate, consider, meditate on