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relegate

v. banish; consign to inferior position

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remiss

adj. negligent

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remonstrate

v. protest

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remunerative

adj. compensating; rewarding

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rend

v. split; tear apart

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renegade

n. deserter; apostate

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renunciation

n. giving up; renouncing

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repartee

n. clever reply

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repercussion

n. rebound; reverberation; reaction

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replete

adj. filled to capacity; abundantly supplied

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repository

n. storehouse

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reprehensible

adj. deserving blame

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reprieve

n. temporary stay

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reprisal

n. retaliation

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reprobation

n. severe disapproval

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repudiate

v. disown; disavow

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requisite

n. necessary requirement

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rescind

v. cancel

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rescission

n. abrogation; annulment

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respite

n. delay in punishment; interval of relief; rest

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resplendent

adj. brilliant; lustrous

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restitution

n. reparation; indemnification

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restive

adj. unmanageable; fretting under control

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retentive

adj. holding; having a good memory

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reticence

N. reserve; uncommunicativeness; inclination to be silent

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retinue

n. following; attendants

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retribution

n. vengeance; compensation; punishment for offences

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retroactive

adj. of a law which dates back to a period before its enactment

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retrograde

v. going backwards; degenerating

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retrospective

adj. looking back on the past

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reverie

n. daydream; musing

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revile

v. slander; vilify

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rhapsodise

v. to speak or write in an exaggeratedly enthusiastic manner

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rheumy

adj. pertaining to a discharge from nose and eyes

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ribald

ajd. wanton; profane

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rife

adj. abundant; current

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rime

n. white frost

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risible

adj. inclined to laugh; ludicrous

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roan

adj. brown mixed with gray or white

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rococo

adj. ornate; highly decorated

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roil

v. to make liquids murky by stirring up sediment

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roseate

adj. rosy; optimistic

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rostrum

n. platform for speech-making; pulpit