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radical

extreme

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ragamuffin

a person, typically a child, in ragged, dirty clothes.

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raiment

clothing.

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rancid

(of foods containing fat or oil) smelling or tasting unpleasant as a result of being old and stale.

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rancor

resentment, hostility, spite, antagonism, enmity

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rapacious

aggressively greedy or grasping.

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Rastafarian

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.

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raze

to demolish

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recalcitrant

disobedient, resisting authority, intractable

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recant

to take back (a statement)

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recluse

one who lives alone; a hermit

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redolent

strongly reminiscent or suggestive of (something).

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redoubtable

(of a person) formidable, especially as an opponent.

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refined

polite, well-bred

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refute

to disprove, offer arguments against

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regalia

the emblems or insignia of royalty, esp. the crown, scepter, and other ornaments used at a coronation.

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reggae

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.

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regnant

Reigning; ruling.

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relevant

related to the matter at hand

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remand

place (a defendant) on bail or in custody, esp. when a trial is adjourned

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remuneration

money paid for work or a service

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render

to make, become

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renounce

to give up (a claim, right, or opinion)

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repartee

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

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reprehensible

blameworthy, deserving of criticism , culpable

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reprove

to scold

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repudiate

refuse to accept or be associated with.

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requiem

(esp. in the Roman Catholic Church) a Mass for the repose of the souls of the dead.

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rescind

to repeal, cancel

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resent

to be annoyed as a result of injury

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reserve

a tendency to hold oneself back, restraint

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resilient

capable of recovering quickly

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restraint

holding back in feelings or behavior, suppression, reserve

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retain

to keep

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retention

the act of keeping

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reticent

not revealing one's thoughts or feelings readily.

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retribution

punishment that is considered to be morally right and fully deserved

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revere

to respect, admire, venerate

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revise

to correct or improve

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rood

a crucifix, esp. one positioned above the rood screen of a church or on a beam over the entrance to the chancel.

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ropy

resembling a rope in being long, strong, and fibrous.

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rue

to regret

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rum

an alcoholic liquor distilled from sugar-cane residues or molasses

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rumpus

a noisy disturbance; a commotion.

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rumspringa

(in some Amish communities) a period of adolescence in which boys and girls are given greater personal freedom and allowed to form romantic relationships, usually ending with the choice of baptism into the church or leaving the community.