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Raconteur

Witty, skillful storyteller

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Rail

To scold with bitter or abusive language

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Raiment

Clothing

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Ramification

Implication; outgrowth; consequence

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Rarefied

Refined

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Rationale

Fundamental reason

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Rebus

Puzzle in which pictures or symbols represent words

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Recalcitrant

Resisting authority or control

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Recant

To retract a statement or opinion

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Recluse

Person who lived in seclusion and often in solitude

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Recondite

Abstruse; profound

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Redoubtable

Formidable; arousing fear; worthy of respect

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Refractory

Stubborn; unmanageable; resisting ordinary methods of treatment

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Refulgent

Brightly shining; resplendent

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Refute

To contradict; disprove

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Regale

To entertain

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Relegate

To consign to an inferior position

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Remonstrate

To object or protest

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Renege

To go back in one's word

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Reparation

Amends; compensation

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Repine

Fret; complain

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Reprise

Repetition, especially of a piece of music

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Reproach

To find fault with; blame

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Reprobate

Morally unprincipled person

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Repudiate

To reject as having no authority

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Rescind

To cancel

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Resolution

Determination; resolve

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Resolve

Determination; firmness of purpose

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Reticent

Not speaking freely; reserved; reluctant

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Reverent

Expressing deep respect; worshipful

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Riposte

A retaliatory action or retort

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Rococo

Excessively ornate; highly decorated; style of architecture in eighteenth-century Europe

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Rubric

Title or heading; category; established mode of procedure or conduct; protocol

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Rue

To regret

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Ruse

Trick; crafty stratagem; subterfuge