Flashcards in R words Deck (45):
a person, typically a child, in ragged, dirty clothes.
(of foods containing fat or oil) smelling or tasting unpleasant as a result of being old and stale.
resentment, hostility, spite, antagonism, enmity
aggressively greedy or grasping.
Of or relating to a religious movement of Jamaican origin holding that blacks are the chosen people, that Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia was the Messiah, and that black people will eventually return to their Africa. Or member of the Rastafarian religious movement. Rastafarians have distinctive codes of behavior and dress, including the wearing of dreadlocks, the smoking of cannabis, the rejection of Western medicine, and adherence to a diet that excludes pork, shellfish, and milk.
disobedient, resisting authority, intractable
to take back (a statement)
one who lives alone; a hermit
strongly reminiscent or suggestive of (something).
(of a person) formidable, especially as an opponent.
to disprove, offer arguments against
the emblems or insignia of royalty, esp. the crown, scepter, and other ornaments used at a coronation.
a style of popular music with a strongly accented subsidiary beat, originating in Jamaica. Reggae evolved in the late 1960s from ska and other local variations on calypso and rhythm and blues, and became widely known in the 1970s through the work of Bob Marley; its lyrics are much influenced by Rastafarian ideas.
related to the matter at hand
place (a defendant) on bail or in custody, esp. when a trial is adjourned
money paid for work or a service
to make, become
to give up (a claim, right, or opinion)
conversation or speech characterized by quick, witty comments or replies.
blameworthy, deserving of criticism , culpable
refuse to accept or be associated with.
(esp. in the Roman Catholic Church) a Mass for the repose of the souls of the dead.
to repeal, cancel
to be annoyed as a result of injury
a tendency to hold oneself back, restraint
capable of recovering quickly
holding back in feelings or behavior, suppression, reserve
the act of keeping
not revealing one's thoughts or feelings readily.
punishment that is considered to be morally right and fully deserved
to respect, admire, venerate
to correct or improve
a crucifix, esp. one positioned above the rood screen of a church or on a beam over the entrance to the chancel.
resembling a rope in being long, strong, and fibrous.
an alcoholic liquor distilled from sugar-cane residues or molasses
a noisy disturbance; a commotion.