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pusillanimous

adj. cowardly; fainthearted

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quack

n. charlatan; impostor

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quaff

v. drink with relish

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qualms

n. misgivings

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quandary

n. dilemma

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quay

n. dock; landing place

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querulous

adj. fretful; whining

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quibble

v. equivocate; play on words

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quiescent

adj. at rest; dormant

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quietude

n. tranquillity

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quintessence

n. purest and highest embodiment

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quirk

n. startling twist; caprice

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qui vive

n. wide awake; expectant

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quixotic

adj. idealistic but impractical

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quizzical

adj. bantering; comical; humorously serious

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ragamuffin

n. person wearing tattered clothers

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ramification

n. branching out; subdivision

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rampant

adj. rearing up on hind legs; unrestrained

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rancor

n. bitterness; hatred

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rapacious

adj. excessively grasping; plundering

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rapprochement

n. reconciliation

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rarefied

adj. made less dense (of a gas)

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ratiocination

n. reasoning; the act of drawing conclusions from premises

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raucous

adj. harsh and shrill

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ravage

v. plunder; despoil

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ravening

adj. rapacious; seeking prey

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raze

v. destroy completely

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rebate

n. discount

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recalcitrant

adj. obstinately stubborn

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recant

v. repudiate; withdraw previous statement

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reciprocal

adj. mutual;exchangeable; interacting

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reciprocate

v. repay in kind

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recondite

adj. abstruse; profound; secret

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reconnaissance

n. survey of enemy by soldiers; reconnoitering

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recourse

n. resorting to help when in trouble

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recreant

n. coward; betrayer of faith

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recrimination

n. countercharges

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rectitude

n. uprightness

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recumbent

adj. reclining; lying down completely or in part

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recurrent

adj. occurring again and again

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redolent

adj. fragrant; odorous; suggestive of an odor

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redoubtable

adj. formidable; causing fear

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redress

n. remedy; compensation

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refection

n. slight refreshment

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refectory

n. dining hall

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refulgent

adj. radiant

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refutation

n. disproof of opponents' arguments

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regale

v. entertain

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regatta

n. boat or yacht race

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reiterate

v. repeat