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Flashcards in Week 21 Deck (32):
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Rescue, v.

To free from confinement, violence, danger, or evil; to save, deliver.

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Reservoir, n.

A natural or artificial pond or lake used for the storage and regulation of water.

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Residential, adj.

Of, relating to, or having residence.

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Resilient, adj.

Marked by the ability to recover readily, as from misfortune.

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Respiratory, adj.

Of, relating to, used in, or affecting breathing.

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Restitution, n.

The act of restoring to the rightful owner something that has been taken away, lost, or surrendered.

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Resurrection, n.

Rising again, as from decay, disuse, etc.; revival.

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Revenue, n.

The income that comes back from an investment.

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Reverence, n.

A feeling of profound awe and respect and often love.

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Reversible, adj.

Made to be worn either side out and often with a different fabric on each side.

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Rhetoric, n.

Insincere or pretentious language.

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Rhinestone, n.

A colorless artificial gem of paste or glass, often with facets that sparkle in imitation of a diamond.

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Rhombus, n,

An equilateral parallelogram.

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Ricochet, n.

A glancing rebound or skipping (as of flat stone thrown along the surface of water).

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Ricotta, n.

A white, unripened whey cheese of Italian origin that resembles cottage cheese.

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Ridiculous, adj.

Causing or worthy of ridicule or derision; absurd; preposterous; laughable.

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Romance, n.

A love affair.

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Rough, adj.

Difficult to travel over or penetrate.

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Rudimentary, adj.

Of or relating to basic facts or principles; fundamental.

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Rural, adj.

Of, relating to, or characteristic of the country.

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Sabotage, n.

Malicious destruction of or damage to property with the intention of injuring a business or impairing the economic system or weakening a government or nation in time of war or national emergency.

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Sacrifice, v.

To sell or give away at a loss.

23

Safari, n.

A hunting or other expedition in east Africa, especially on foot.

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Salami, n.

A highly seasoned sausage made of pork and beef.

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Salmon, adj.

A variable color of salmon’s flesh averaging a strong yellowish pink.

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Sanction, n.

The penalty for noncompliance specified in a law or decree.

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Sardine, n.

Any of several small or immature fishes preserved for food.

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Satchel, n.

A small bag, often having a shoulder strap, used for carrying books or clothing.

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Satellite, n.

A celestial body orbiting another of larger size.

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Satire, n.

A usually topical literary composition holding up human or individual vices, folly, abuses, or shortcomings, to censure by means of ridicule, derision, burlesque, irony, or other method sometimes with an intent to bring about improvement.

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Savvy, n.

Expertness in a particular field based on experience and native ability.

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Saxophone, n.

A woodwind instrument with a single-reed mouthpiece and a usually curved conical metal tube, including soprano, alto, tenor, and baritone sizes.