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prophetic

【1】adj. foretelling events:predictivewould soon be in

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propitiate

【1】vt. to conciliate (an offended power); appease

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propitious

【1】adj. favorably disposed: pointing toward a happy outcomeunpropitious

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proponent

【1】n. one who argues in support of something; an advocate

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propriety

【1】n. conformity to what is socially acceptable in conduct or speech【2】n. the quality or state of being especially suitable or fitting

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prosaic

【1】adj. being of the type that is encountered in the normal course of eventsimaginary

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proscribe

【1】vt. to prohibit; forbid【反】 sanction, permit, allow, let, suffer

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prosecution

【1】n. the doing of an action

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proselytize

【1】v. to persuade to change to one's religious faith

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prospect

【1】vi. to go into or range over for purposes of discovery【2】n. the act or state of looking forward to some occurrence

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prosperous

【1】adj. marked by vigorous growth and well-being especially economically

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prostrate

【1】adj./v. lying flat or at full length【2】adj./v. to reduce to extreme weakness or incapacitation

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protean

【1】adj. displaying great diversity or variety; versatile

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protocol

【1】n. a code of correct conduct

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protract

【1】vt. to draw out or lengthen in time; prolong

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protrude

【1】vi. to jut out; project; bulge

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protuberant

【1】adj. thrusting out from a surrounding or adjacent surface often as a rounded mass

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provident

【1】adj. frugal; economical【2】adj. having or showing awareness of and preparation for the future

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providential

【1】adj. happening as if through divine intervention

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provincial

【1】adj./n. limited in perspective; narrow and self-centered

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provisional

【1】adj. provided or serving only for the time being; temporary

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provisory

【1】adj. depending on a proviso; conditional; serving in a position for the time being

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prowess

【1】n. superior strength, courage, or daring, especially in battle

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prowl

【1】vt. to roam through stealthily, as in search of prey or plunder

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prude

【1】n. a person who is greatly concerned with seemly behavior and morality especially regarding sexual mattersair

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prudish

【1】adj. marked by prudery

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prudent

【1】adj. marked by wisdom or judiciousness; wise【2】adj. marked by circumspection

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prune

【1】n. a plum dried or capable of drying without fermentation【2】vt. to cut off or remove dead or living parts or branches of (a plant, for example) to improve shape or growth

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pry

【1】v. to look or inquire closely, curiously, or impertinently

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pseudonym

【1】n. a fictitious name

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pucker

【1】vi. to become gathered, contracted, and wrinkled

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puckish

【1】adj. mischievous; impish

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puerile

【1】adj. immature; lacking in adult experience or maturity

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puissance

【1】n. power; might

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pulchritude

【1】n. great physical beauty and appeal

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pun

【1】n. the usually humorous use of a word in such a way as to suggest two or more of its meanings or the meaning of another word similar in sound

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punctilious

【1】adj. strictly attentive to minute details of form in action or conduct.

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pundit

【1】n. a person who gives opinions in an authoritative manner usually through the mass media

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pungent

【1】adj. marked by the use of wit that is intended to cause hurt feelings

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puny

【1】adj.of inferior size, strength, or significance; weak

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purlieu

【1】n. a place for spending time or for socializing【2】n. an adjoining region or space

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purloin

【1】vt. to steal, often in a violation of trust

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purvey

【1】v. to supply (food, for example); furnish.

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pusillanimous

【1】adj. lacking courage and resolution : marked by contemptible timidity

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quack

【1】n. a pretender to medical skill

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quaff

【1】vt. to drink (a beverage) heartily

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quail

【1】vi. to shrink back in fear; cower

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qualify

【1】vt. to reduce from a general to a particular or restricted form【2】v. to make competent (as by training, skill, or ability) for a particular office or function

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quandary

【1】n. a state of perplexity or doubt

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quarry

【1】n. an open excavation or pit from which stone is obtained by digging, cutting, or blasting【2】n. an object of pursuit

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quash

【1】vt. to put a stop to (something) by the use of force

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quaver

【1】vt. to speak in a quivering voice; utter a quivering sound

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quell

【1】vt. to put down forcibly; suppress【2】vt. to pacify; quiet

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quench

【1】vt. to put out (a fire, for example); extinguish.【2】v. to put a complete end to (a physical need or desire)

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querulous

【1】adj. habitually complaining

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quiescent

【1】adj. being quiet, still, or at rest; inactive

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quixotic

【1】adj. having or marked by a tendency to be guided more by ideals than by reality

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quotidian

【1】adj. everyday; commonplace

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rabble

【1】n. a disorganized or disorderly crowd of people

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rabid

【1】adj. extremely zealous or enthusiastic; fanatical

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racy

【1】adj. vigorous; livelyvapid

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raffish

【1】adj. marked by or suggestive of flashy vulgarity or crudeness

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raffle

【1】n. discarded or useless material

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ragged

【1】adj. dressed in tattered or threadbare clothes【2】adj. not having a level or smooth surface

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rail

【1】vi. to revile or scold in harsh, insolent, or abusive language

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rakish

【1】adj. having or showing lowered moral character or standards; dissolute

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rambunctious

【1】adj. being rough or noisy in a high-spirited way

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ramshackle

【1】adj. appearing ready to collapse; rickety

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rancor

【1】n. a bitter deep-seated ill will

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rankle

【1】vt. to cause anger, irritation, or deep bitterness

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rant

【1】n. a long angry speech or scolding【2】vi. to speak or write in a noisy, angry or violent manner

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rapacious

【1】adj. having a huge appetite【2】adj. excessively grasping or covetous

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rapport

【1】n. a friendly relationship marked by ready communication and mutual understanding

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rapprochement

【1】n. establishment of or state of having cordial relations

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rapscallion

【1】n. a mean, evil, or unprincipled person

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rapt

【1】adj. experiencing or marked by overwhelming usually pleasurable emotion【2】adj. deeply absorbed; engrossed

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rarefy

【1】vt. to make rare, thin, porous, or less dense: to expand without the addition of matter

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raspy

【1】adj. harsh and dry in sound【2】adj. easily irritated or annoyed

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ratify

【1】vt. to give official acceptance of as satisfactory

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ratiocination

【1】n. the thought processes that have been established as leading to valid solutions to problems

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ration

【1】n. an amount allotted or made available especially from a limited supply【2】vt. to give as a share or portion

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rave

【1】vi. to make an exaggerated display of affection or enthusiasm【2】vi. to talk irrationally and wildly in or as if in delirium

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ravel

【1】vt. to separate the various strands of【2】vt. to clarify by separating the aspects of【3】vt. to tangle or complicate

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ravish

【1】vt. to overcome with emotion (as wonder or delight)

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raze

【1】vt. to destroy completely by or as if by knocking down or breaking to piecesblock razed by a terrible fire.

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reactionary

【1】adj. characterized by reaction, especially opposition to progress or liberalism; extremely conservative

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ream

【1】v. to criticize (someone) severely or angrily especially for personal failings

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reap

【1】v. to collect (a crop or natural resource) or to receive as return for effort

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reassure

【1】vt. to restore to confidence

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rebuff

【1】vt. to reject or criticize sharply

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recalcitrant

【1】adj. marked by stubborn resistance to and defiance of authority or guidance

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recant

【1】vt. to withdraw or repudiate (a statement or belief) formally and publicly

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recessive

【1】adj. of, relating to, or designating an allele that does not produce a characteristic effect when present with a dominant allele【2】adj. not comfortable around people

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recidivate

【1】vi. to return to a previous pattern of behavior, especially to return to criminal habits

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reciprocate

【1】vi. to move forward and backward alternately【2】vt. to return in kind or degree

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reckless

【1】adj. careless of consequences; foolishly adventurous or bold

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recluse

【1】n. a person who lives away from others【2】adj. marked by withdrawal from society

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recoil

【1】vi. to shrink back, as under pressure or in fear or repugnance

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reconcile

【1】vt. to restore to friendship or harmony

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reconnoiter

【1】vt. to make a preliminary inspection of, especially in order to gather military information

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reconstitute

【1】vt. to constitute again or anew; to restore to a former condition, especially by adding water

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reconvene

【1】v. to gather, call together, or summon again, especially for a formal meeting

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rectitude

【1】n. the quality or state of being straight; moral integrity

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recumbent

【1】adj. lying down, especially in a position of comfort or rest

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recuperate

【1】vi. to recover health or strength

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redolent

【1】adj. having or emitting fragrance

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redoubtable

【1】adj. worthy of respect or honor【2】adj. arousing fear or awe

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reel

【1】vi. to be in a confused state as if from being twirled around【2】vi. to move forward while swaying from side to side

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refractory

【1】adj. resisting control or authority

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refulgent

【1】adj. shining radiantly; resplendent

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regimen

【1】n. lawful control over the affairs of a political unit (as a nation)

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regress

【1】vi. to go back; move backward【2】vi. to become worse or of less value

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rehabilitate

【1】vt. to restore to a former state (as of efficiency, good management, or solvency) or a healthy condition【2】vi./vt. to make better in behavior or character

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reign

【1】n. the right or means to command or control others【2】vi. to be predominant or prevalent

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rein

【1】n. the act or practice of keeping something (as an activity) within certain boundaries【2】vi. to keep from exceeding a desirable degree or level (as of expression)

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reiterate

【1】v. to say or state again

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rejoice

【1】vi. to feel joy or great delight

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relapse

【1】vi. to slip or fall back into a former worse state

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relentless

【1】adj. showing or promising no abatement of severity, intensity, strength, or pace【2】adj. showing no signs of slackening or yielding in one\'s purpose

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relinquish

【1】vt. to give up (as a position of authority) formally【2】vt. to give (something) over to the control or possession of another usually underduress

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relish

【1】n. an appetite for something; a strong appreciation or liking【2】n. the feeling experienced when one\'s wishes are met【3】vt. to take keen or zestful pleasure in

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remiss

【1】adj. exhibiting carelessness or slackness

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remodel

【1】vt. to alter the structure of

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remonstrance

【1】n. an expression of protest, complaint, or reproof, especially a formal statement of grievancesmetro construction, many residents wrote letters of remonstrance to city officials.

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remorse

【1】n. moral anguish arising from repentance for past misdeeds; bitter regret

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remunerate

【1】vt. to pay an equivalent to for a service, loss, or expense

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rend

【1】vt. to tear or split apart or into pieces violently

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renegade

【1】n. one who rejects a religion, cause, allegiance, or group for another; a deserter

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renounce

【1】vt. to give up, refuse, or resign usually by formal declaration【2】vt. to refuse to follow, obey, or recognize any further

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renovate

【1】vt. to restore to a former better state (as by cleaning, repairing, or rebuilding)【2】vt. to bring back to life, practice, activity or a former condition of vigor

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repartee

【1】n. a quick witty response【2】n. good-natured teasing or exchanging of clever remarks

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repatriate

【1】vt. to restore or return to the country of origin, allegiance, or citizenship

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repeal

【1】vt. to rescind or annul by authoritative act【2】vt. to refuse to follow, obey, or recognize any further

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repel

【1】vt. to fight against; resist【2】vt. to cause aversion in: disgust

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repertoire

【1】n. the complete list or supply of skills, devices, or ingredients used in a particular field, occupation, or practice

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repine

【1】vi. to feel or express discontent or dejection【2】vi. to long for something

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replete

【1】adj. having one\'s appetite completely satisfied【2】adj. possessing or covered with great numbers or amounts of something specified

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repose

【1】n. a state of resting after exertion or strain【2】n. a state of freedom from storm or disturbance【3】vi. to take a rest【4】vt. to put (something) into the possession or safekeeping of another

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reprehend

【1】vt. to express one\'s unfavorable opinion of the worth or quality of

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repress

【1】vt. to put down by force, usually before total control has been lost; quell【2】vt. to prevent the natural or normal expression, activity, ordevelopment of

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reprieve

【1】vt. to postpone or cancel the punishment of【2】vt. to prevent (something) from being closed, destroyed, etc., for a period of time

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reproach

【1】n. one that causes shame, rebuke or blame【2】vt. to express disapproval, criticism, or disappointment in (someone)

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reproof

【1】n. criticism for a fault, rebuke

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reprove

【1】vt. to scold or correct usually gently or with kindly intent【2】vt. to hold an unfavorable opinion of

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repudiate

【1】vt. to declare not to be true【2】vt. to show unwillingness to accept, do, engage in, or agree to

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repugnant

【1】adj. arousing disgust or aversion【2】adj. not being in agreement or harmony

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repulse

【1】vt. to rebuff or reject with rudeness, coldness, or denial

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repute

【1】n. a good reputation

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requite

【1】vt. to make repayment or return for【2】vt. to punish in kind the wrongdoer responsible for

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requisite

【1】n. something necessary, indispensable, or unavoidable【2】adj. essential, necessary

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rescind

【1】vt. to make void

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reserved

【1】adj. restrained in words and actions

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residue

【1】n. something that remains after a part is taken, separated, or designated

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resilience

【1】n. the property of a material that enables it to resume its original shape or position after being bent, stretched, or compressed【2】n. the ability to recover quickly from illness, change, or misfortune

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resolute

【1】adj. marked by firm determination

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resonant

【1】adj. strong and deep in tone

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resourceful

【1】adj. able to act effectively or imaginatively, especially in difficult situations

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respite

【1】n. an interval of rest or relief

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respire

【1】vi. to inhale and exhale air successively

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resplendent

【1】adj. shining brilliantly

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restive

【1】adj. marked by impatience or uneasiness【2】adj. stubbornly resisting controlrefractory

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resurgence

【1】n. a restoration to use, acceptance, activity, or vigor

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resuscitate

【1】vt. to restore consciousness, vigor, or life to

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retainer

【1】n. a person attached or owing service to a household

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retaliate

【1】vt. to pay back(as an injury)in kind

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retard

【1】vt. to cause to move or proceed slowly; delay or impede

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retinue

【1】n. a group of retainers or attendants

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retort

【1】n. something spoken or written in reaction especially to a question, especially a quick, witty, or cutting reply

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retouch

【1】v. to improve or change (a photographic negative or print)

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retract

【1】vt. to take back

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retrench

【1】vi. to curtail expenses

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retribution

【1】n. the dispensing or receiving of reward or punishment especially in the hereafter

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retrograde

【1】adj. moving or tending backward【2】v. to decline to a worse condition

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retrospective

【1】adj. looking back on, contemplating, or directed to the past

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revelry

【1】n. noisy partying or merrymaking

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revere

【1】vt. to offer honor or respect to (someone) as a divine power

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revise

【1】vt. to look over again in order to correct or improve

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revive

【1】vi. to return to consciousness or life, become flourishing again【2】v. become active or flourishing again

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revoke

【1】vt. to annul by recalling or taking back

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revolt

【1】vt. to fill with disgust or abhorrence【2】vi. to renounce allegiance or subjection (as to a government)

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ribald

【1】adj. characterized by or indulging in vulgar, lewd humor

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rickety

【1】adj. lacking stability or firmness

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rider

【1】n. one that rides【2】n. a clause appended to a legislative bill to secure a usually distinct object

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rife

【1】adj. possessing or covered with great numbers or amounts of something specified

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rift

【1】n. a break in friendly relations【2】vt. to cause to split open or break

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rile

【1】vt. to make agitated and angry

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ripen

【1】v. to make or become ripe or riper

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riot

【1】n. public violence, tumult, or disorder

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rite

【1】n. a prescribed form or manner governing the words or actions for a ceremony

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rive

【1】vt. to wrench open or tear apart or to pieces

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riveting

【1】adj. wholly absorbing or engrossing one's attention

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rivulet

【1】n. a small stream

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roil

【1】vt. to stir up; disorder【2】vt. to displease or disturb

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roisterer

【1】n. one who engages in merrymaking especially in honor of a special occasion

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roster

【1】n. a roll or list of personnel

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rostrum

【1】n. a stage for public speaking

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rouse

【1】v. to stir up【2】v. to cause to stop sleeping

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royalty

【1】n. regal character or bearing【2】n. a payment to an author or composer for each copy of a work sold or to an inventor for each item sold under a patent

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rubicund

【1】adj. inclined to a healthy rosiness

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rue

【1】n. the feeling of regret, remorse, or sorrow for