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ramification

n.--the arrangement of branches; consequence

syn.--result, aftermath, outcome, effect, upshot; development, implication

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rampant

adj.--violent and uncontrollable action

syn.--unrestrained, unchecked, unbridled, widespread, rife

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rancor

n.--a continuing and bitter hate or ill will

syn.--spite, resentment, malice, malevolence, animosity, antipathy, enmity, hostility, acrimony, venom, vitriol

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raze

v.--to scrape or shave off

syn.--destroy, demolish, tear down, pull down, knock down, level, flatten, bulldoze

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recalcitrant

adj.--refusing to obey authority

syn.--uncooperative, intractable, obstreperous, truculent, insubordinate, defiant, rebellious, willful, wayward, headstrong, self-willed, contrary, perverse, difficult

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recidivism

n.--habitual or chronic relapse

syn.--backslide, backsliding, regression, relapse, retrogradation, retrogression

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recumbent

adj.--leaning or reclining

syn.--lying, flat, horizontal, stretched out, sprawled, prone, prostrate, supine, lying down

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recusant

adj.--disobedient of authority

syn.--agitator, dissenter, misbeliever, nonconformist, protester, separatist

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redolent

adj.--sweet-smelling; fragrant

syn.--evocative, suggestive, reminiscent

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reminiscence

n.--a remembering

syn.--nostalgic

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remonstrate

v.--to exhibit strong reasons against an act

syn.--protest, complain, expostulate

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rendition

n.--a performance or interpretation

syn.--rendering, presentation, execution

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repertoire

n.--stock of plays which can be readily performed by a company

syn.--collection, stock, range, repertory, reserve, store, repository, supply

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reprehend

v.--to reprimand; to find fault with

syn.--rebuke, admonish, chastise, chide, upbraid, reprove, reproach, berate, take to task, lambaste, lecture, criticize, censure

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reprieve

v.--to give temporary relief

syn.--save, rescue, pardon, spare, amnesty

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resonant

adj.--resounding; re-echoing

syn.--deep, low, sonorous, full, full-bodied, vibrant, rich, clear, ringing, loud, booming

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resplendent

adj.--dazzling; splendid

syn.--magnificent, brilliant, glittering, gorgeous, impressive, imposing, spectacular, striking, stunning, majestic

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resurgent

adj.--rising or tending to rise again

syn.--renewal, revival, recovery, comeback, reawakening, resurrection, reappearance, reemergence, regeneration

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revile

v.--to be abusive in speech

syn.--criticize, censure, condemn, attack, castigate, lambaste, denounce, slander, libel, malign, vilify, abuse, excoriate, calumniate

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risible

adj.--able or inclined to laugh

syn.--ridiculous, absurd, comical, comic, amusing, funny, hilarious, humorous, droll, farcical, silly, ludicrous, hysterical

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roseate

adj.--bright, cheerful, or optimistic

syn.--sanguine, bright, buoyant, favorable, auspicious, propitious

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rote

n.--a fixed, mechanical way of doing something

syn.--automatically, unthinkingly, mindlessly

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rotund

adj.--rounded out or plump

syn.--stout, portly, paunchy, ample, heavyset, corpulent, obese

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rudimentary

adj.--elementary

syn.--basic, primary, fundamental, essential

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ruminate

v.--to muse on

syn.--contemplate, consider, meditate

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sapid

adj.--having a pleasant taste

syn.--savory, palatable, tasty

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sardonic

adj.--bitterly ironical

syn.--mocking, satirical, sarcastic, ironical, ironic; cynical, scornful, contemptuous, derisive, derisory, sneering, jeering; scathing, caustic, trenchant, cutting, sharp, acerbic

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savant

n.--a learned person

syn.--intellectual, scholar, sage, philosopher, guru, master

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schism

n.--a division in an organized group

syn.--split, rift, breach, rupture, break, separation, severance, chasm, gulf, discord, disagreement, dissension

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scourge

v.--to whip severely

syn.--horsewhip, lash, strap, birch, switch, bullwhip, rawhide