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Raconteur

witty, skillful storyteller

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Radiant

glowing, beaming, emitting heat

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Radical

marked departure from the norm

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Rail

to scold with bitter or abusive language

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Ramble

to roam, wander, to babble, digress

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Rancor

bitter hatred

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Rancorous

bitter, hateful

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Rankle

to cause anger and irritation

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Rapacious

taking by force, driven by greed

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Rapt

deeply absorbed

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Rarefy

to make rare, thin, or less dense

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Rascal

playful, mischievous person, a scoundrel

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Raspy

rough, grating

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Ratify

to approve formally

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Raucos

harsh sounding

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Ravenous

wildly eager to eat

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Raze

to tear down, demolish

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Reactionary

marked by extreme conservatism, especially in politics

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Reap

to obtain a return, often a harvest

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Rebate

deduction in amount to be paid

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Rebuff

to bluntly reject

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Recalcitrant

resisting authority or control

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Recall

cancel, revoke, take back

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Recant

to retract a statement or opinion

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Recapitulate

to review by a brief summary

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Recidivism

a tendency to relapse into a previous behavior, especially criminal behavior

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Reckless

careless, rash

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Recoil

to pull back physically or emotionally

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Reconciliation

the resolution of a dispute

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Recondite

relating to obscure learning, known only to a few

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Recrimination

counter accusation

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Rectitude

moral uprightness

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Redress

relief from wrong or injury

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Redundancy

unnecessary repetition

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Refinement

improvement, elegance

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Refract

to deflect sound or light

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Refracted

sharply bent

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Refurbish

to renovate

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Refute

to contradict, discredit

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Regale

amuse

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Regurgitate

rush, surge, or throw back

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Rehash

bring forth again with no real change

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Reiterate

to say or do again

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Rejoinder

response

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Relapse

regress

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Relegate

to sent into exile, banish, assign

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Relevance

pertinence to the matter at hand, applicability

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Relinquish

to renounce or surrender something

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Relish

to enjoy greatly

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Reluctant

unwilling, opposing

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Rely

be dependent, have confidence

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Remediable

capable of being corrected

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Remiss

negligent or carelessness about a job

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Remission

a lessening of intensity or degree

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Remnant

something left over, surviving a trace

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Remorseful

feeling sorry for sins

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Remote

distant, isolated

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Remuneration

payment for goods or services or to recompense for losses

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Renovation

making something new again

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Renunciation

rejection of beliefs or preferences

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Repartee

witty reply

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Repast

meal or mealtime

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Repel

to rebuff, repulse, disgust, offend

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Repentant

apologetic, remorseful, guilty

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Replete

abundantly supplied, complete

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Replicate

to duplicate, repeat

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Repose

relaxation, leisure

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Reprehensible

blameworthy, disreputable

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Repress

to restrain or hold in

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Reprieve

postponement of a punishment

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Reprimand

rebuke, adonish

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Reprobate

morally unprincipled person

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Reprove

to criticize or correct, usually in a gentle manner

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Repudiate

to reject as having no authority

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Reputable

honorable

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Requisition

to demand the use of

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Requite

to return or repay

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Rescind

to repeal, cancel

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Reserve

something put aside for future use

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Resilient

able to recover quickly after illness or bad luck, able to bounce back to shape

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Resolute

marked by firm determination

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Resource

something that can be used

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Resplendent

splendid, brilliant

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Restive

impatient, uneasy, restless

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Restore

reestablish, revive

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Restrained

controlled, repressed

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Retain

keep possession of

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Reticent

not speaking freely, reserved

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Retinue

group of attendants with an important person

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Retiring

shy, modest, reserved

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Retort

to answer quickly

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Retract

to take back or draw in

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Retrench

to cut down, to reduce

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Retroactive

applying to an earlier time

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Revelry

boisterous festivity

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Revere

regard with awe

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Revile

to criticize with harsh language, verbally abuse

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Revive

bring back to life, restore to use

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Revoke

to annul, call back

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Rhapsody

a state of overwhelming emotion

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Rhetoric

the art of speaking or writing effectively, skill in the effective use of speach

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Rhetorical

related to using language effectively

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Ribald

humorous in a vulgar way

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Riddle

to make many holes in, permeate

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Rife

abundant prevalent especially to an increasing degree, filled with

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Rococo

very highly ornamented; relating to an 18th century artistic style of elaborate ornamentation

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Roster

a record of names

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Rostrum

an elevated platform for public speaking

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Rouse

provoke, excite, stir

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Rout

to conquer, chase off

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Rude

crude, primitive, uncouth

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Ruminate

contemplate, reflect on

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Rustic

rural

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Ruthless

merciless, compassionless