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Flashcards in "R-" Vocabulary Deck (31):
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Rail

To complain about bitterly (v)

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Ramify

To be divided or subdivided, branch out (v)

3

Rancorous

Characterized by bitter, long-lasting resentment (adj)

4

Rapacious

Voracious, greedy, plundering, subsisting on prey (adj)

5

Rarefy

To make or become thin, less dense (v)

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Recalcitrant

Obstinately defiant of authority or guidance, difficult to manage (adj)

7

Recant

To retract or take back (v)

8

Recapitulate

To summarize, to repeat concisely (v)

9

Recondite

Hidden, concealed, difficult to understand, obscure (adj)

10

Reconnoiter

To engage in reconnaissance, make a preliminary inspection of (v)

11

Recumbent

Leaning, resting, prone (adj)

12

Redolent

Fragrant, suggestive, or evocative (adj)

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Redoubtable

Awe-inspiring, worthy of honor (adj)

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Refulgent

Radiant, shiny, brilliant (adj)

15

Refute

To disprove, successfully argue against (v)

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Regale

To delight or entertain, feast (v)

17

Relegate

To forcibly assign, especially to a lower place or position (v)

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Remonstrate

To protest, object (v)

19

Renege

To fail to honor a commitment, go back on a promise (v)

20

Rent

Torn, split apart, pierced as by a sound (v)

21

Repine

To feel or express dejection or discontent, long for (v)

22

Repudiate

To refuse to have anything to do with, disown (v)

23

Rescind

To invalidate, repeal, retract (v)

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Resolute

Adamant, steadfast, determined (adj)

25

Restive

Impatient of control, restraint, or delay (adj)

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Reticent

Quiet, reserved, reluctant to express thoughts and feelings (adj)

27

Reverent

Marked by, feeling, or expressing a feeling of profound awe and respect (adj)

28

Rhetoric

The art or study of effective use of language for communication and persuasion (n)

29

Risible

Hilarious, provoking laughter (adj)

30

Rubric

Authoritative rule, heading, title, or category (n)

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Rue

To regret, feel remorse (v)