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Requited (v)

repay; revenge
The wretch requited his benefactor by betraying them

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Rescind (v)

cancel
Because of the public outcry against the new taxes, there senator proposed a bill to rescind the unpopular financial measure

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Respite (n)

interval of relief; time for rest; delay in punishment
For David, two weeks vacationing in New Zealand were a delightful respite from the pressures of his job

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Resplendent (adj)

dazzling; glorious; brilliant
While all the adults were commenting how glorious the emperor looked in his resplendent new clothes, one little boy was heard to say , "But he's naked!"

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Restitution (n)

reparation; indemnification
If you make full restitution for the damage you have caused, we are willing to ley bygones be bygones

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Restive (n)

restlessly impatient

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Reticent (adj)

reserved; uncommunicative; holding ones thoughts

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Revile (v)

attack with abusive language; vilify
Though most of the contemporaries reviled Captain Kidd as a notorious, bloody pirate, some of his fellow merchant-captains believed him to be innocent of his alleged crimes

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Revulsion (n)

sudden violent change of feeling; negative reaction

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Rhapsodise (v)

to speak or write in an exaggeratedly enthusiastic manner
She greatly enjoyed her Hawaiian action and rhapsodised about it for weeks

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Rife (adj)

abundant; current
In the face of the many scandalous rumours rife at the moment, it is best to remain silent

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Rigor (n)

severity
Many settlers could not stand the riggers of the New England writers

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Rote (n)

repetition
He recited the passage by rote and gave no indication he understood what he was saying

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Ruminate (v)

chew over and over (mentally or, like cows physically)
Unable to digest them quickly the baffling events of the day, Reuben ruminated about them until four in the morning

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Saccharine (adj)

cloyingly sweet
She tried to ingratiate herself, speaking sweetly and smiling a saccharine smile