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  1. quack
    charlatan; impostor
  2. quadruped
    four-footed animal; ADJ. CF. biped
  3. quaff
    drink with zest; drink with relish(zest; hearty enjoyment); �ܲ��ܲ� ���ô�; CF. sip
  4. quagmire
    bog; marsh; soft
  5. bog
    soft wet land; V: hinder or be hindered; Ex. bogged down in the mud
  6. quail
    cower; shrink back in fear; lose heart
  7. quaint
    odd in an old-fashioned way; odd; old-fashioned; picturesque
  8. qualified
    limited; restricted; V. qualify: limit the meaning of; modify
  9. qualms
    uneasy feelings; misgivings; uneasy fears especially about matters of conscience; Ex. I have no qualms about giving this assignment to Helen.
  10. quandary
    dilemma; state of uncertainty; Ex. She is in a quandary about whether to go.
  11. quarantine
    isolation of a person
  12. quarry
    person or animal of pursuit; victim; object of a hunt; prey
  13. quarry
    dig into (to get stone); N: mine; ���
  14. bank
    heap; piled-up mass; embankment; lateral tilting (as of an aircraft in turning); V: pile up; protect with a bank; tilt in turning
  15. quash
    crush; suppress; squash; subdue; annul; Ex. quash a rebellion/the decision of the low court
  16. squash
    crush; quash; suppress
  17. quay
    dock; wharf; pier; landing place (for boats)
  18. queasy
    experiencing nausea; nauseated; easily nauseated; squeamish; Ex. feel a little queasy
  19. quell
    suppress; put an end to; put down forcibly; extinguish; quiet; Ex. ``Army Quells Rebellion'' in newspaper; CF. kill
  20. quench
    assuage or satisfy (thrust); slake; douse or extinguish; put out; suppress
  21. squelch
    produce a splashing sound (when stepping through mud); crush; squash; CF. ����� ����� ��� ��
  22. querulous
    given to complaining; complaining; fretful; whining
  23. whine
    complain (in a sad voice); make a high sad sound (as in pain or supplication)
  24. query
    inquiry; question; V.
  25. queue
    line (of waiting people or vehicles)
  26. quibble
    minor objection or complaint; V: raise minor objections; carp; cavil
  27. quiescent
    dormant; temporarily inactive; at rest; N. quiescence
  28. quietude
    tranquillity; calmness
  29. quintessence
    purest and highest embodiment; perfect example; apotheosis; most essential element; Ex. quintessence of wit; ADJ. quintessential; CF. fifth essence
  30. quip
    taunt; clever sarcastic remark; V.
  31. taunt
    deride or provoke; challenge in derision; N.
  32. quirk
    sudden sharp turn or twist; startling twist; caprice; idiosyncrasy; peculiarity of behavior; Ex. by a quirk of fate
  33. quisling
    traitor who aids invaders; CF. Vidkun Quisling
  34. quiver
    case for arrows
  35. quiver
    tremble; shake; N.
  36. leash
    restraining rope fastened to the collar of an animal (to control it); Ex. a dog on a leash
  37. quixotic
    idealistic but impractical; CF. Don Quixote
  38. quizzical
    curious; suggesting puzzlement (without saying); questioning; teasing; mocking; bantering; Ex. quizzical glance
  39. quorum
    minimal number of members necessary to conduct a meeting
  40. quotidian
    daily; commonplace; customary; Ex. quotidian routine
  41. rabid
    of or suffering rabies; like a fanatic; extremely zealous; furious; CF. rabies: hydrophobia
  42. raconteur
    story-teller; one who tells stories with wit and skill
  43. ragamuffin
    dirty child in torn clothes; person wearing tattered clothes
  44. tatter
    torn piece of cloth; ADJ. tattered: (of clothes) old and torn; (of a person) dressed in old torn clothes
  45. rail
    complain bitterly; scold; rant; Ex. the weaker railing against injustices
  46. raiment
    clothing; garments; Ex. I have no raiment fit to wear.
  47. rakish
    jaunty; stylish; sporty; morally corrupt; dissolute; Ex. He wore his hat at a rakish and jaunty angle.
  48. rake
    angle of a slope; V: slant from the perpendicular
  49. rake
    immoral or dissolute person
  50. rally
    come or bring together; call up or summon (forces
  51. ramble
    wander aimlessly (physically or mentally); digress
  52. ramification
    branching out; subdivision; one branch of a system; one of the results following from an action or decision; Ex. ramifications of a business/the decision
  53. ramify
    branch out; divide into branches or subdivisions
  54. ramp
    slope; inclined plane or roadway (connecting two levels)
  55. rampant
    growing or spreading uncontrollably; growing in profusion; unrestrained; Ex. rampant lawlessness/weed
  56. rampart
    defensive mound of earth
  57. ramshackle
    (of a building or vehicle) poorly constructed; rickety; falling apart
  58. rickety
    (of buildings) likely to break or fall apart; of rickets; CF. rickets; CF. vitamin D
  59. ransack
    search thoroughly; pillage (going through a place); Ex. Enemy soldiers ransacked the town.
  60. rancid
    having the odor of stale or decomposing fat; rank
  61. rank
    offensive in odor or flavor
  62. rancor
    long-lasting hatred; bitterness; Ex. negotiation without rancor; ADJ. rancorous
  63. random
    without definite purpose
  64. lot
    object used in making a determination at random; fate; piece of land
  65. draw
    choosing of a lot or card
  66. lottery
    contest in which winners are selected in a drawing of lots
  67. raffle
    lottery; V: award as a prize in a raffle; Ex. raffle off a new car
  68. rankle
    irritate; fester; annoy
  69. rant
    speak violently or excitedly; rave; talk excitedly showing anger; scold; make a grandiloquent speech; Ex. The priest ranted about the devil.
  70. rapacious
    voracious; ravenous; taking everything one can; excessively grasping; plundering; subsisting on live prey; Ex. rapacious birds
  71. rapport
    close relationship; emotional closeness; harmony
  72. rapt
    engrossed; absorbed; enchanted; Ex. rapt listener
  73. rarefied
    made less dense (of a gas); V. rarefy: make less dense; N. rarefaction
  74. rare
    (of air) thin in density; rarefied; Ex. rare air of the mountains
  75. raspy
    making a harsh noise; grating; harsh
  76. rasp
    (of a sound) grate on (eg. nerves); make a harsh noise; have an unpleasant effect; rub with something rough; Ex. The cat's tongue rasped my hand.
  77. ratify
    approve formally; confirm; verify
  78. ratiocination
    reasoning; act of drawing conclusions from premises; V. ratiocinate: reason logically
  79. rationale
    fundamental reason or principle (on which a system or principle is based); fundamental reason or justification; grounds for an action
  80. rationalize
    make rational; devise false reasons for (one's behavior); offer an excuse; give a plausible reason for an action in place of a true
  81. rational
    (of a person) having reason; (of ideas) based on reason; logical
  82. ration
    fixed portion; V: distribute as rations
  83. raucous
    (of voice) harsh and unpleasant; (of people) disorderly and boisterous; Ex. raucous shouts
  84. ravage
    devastate; plunder; despoil; Ex. crops ravaged by storms
  85. maraud
    move in search of plunder; Ex. marauding army
  86. rave
    overwhelmingly favorable review; V: talk wildly as if mad; Ex. raving lunatic
  87. ravel
    fall apart into tangles; entangle; unravel or untwist
  88. ravenous
    extremely hungry; voracious
  89. ravine
    narrow valley with steep sides; gorge; CF. gully
  90. raze
    destroy completely; Ex. raze the city to the ground
  91. reactionary
    strongly opposed to social or political change; opposing progress; politically ultraconservative; N. OP. radical
  92. reinstate
    restore to a previous condition or position
  93. realm
    kingdom; field or sphere; Ex. not within the realms of possibility
  94. reaper
    one who harvests grain; Ex. the Grim Reaper; V. reap: cut and gather (crop); harvest a crop
  95. rebate
    return of part of a payment; discount; V.
  96. rebuff
    reject bluntly; snub; beat back; Ex. She rebuffed his invitation; N.
  97. snub
    ignore or behave coldly toward; Ex. I made a suggestion but she snubbed me; N.
  98. rebuke
    scold harshly; criticize severely
  99. rebus
    representation of words in the form of pictures or symbols; puzzle in which pictures or letters stand for words; Ex. ``R U 18'' is a rebus for ``Are you 18''.
  100. rebuttal
    refutation; response with contrary evidence; V. rebut: refute; disprove
  101. recalcitrant
    disobedient or resisting authority even after being punished; obstinately stubborn; determined to resist authority; unruly; Ex. recalcitrant child
  102. recant
    disclaim or disavow; retract a previous statement; openly confess error; Ex. recant one's faith/a statement
  103. recapitulate
  104. recast
    reconstruct (a sentence
  105. fashion
    give shape to; make; Ex. fashion the pot out of clay
  106. receptive
    quick or willing to receive (ideas
  107. recession
    withdrawal; retreat; time of low economic activity
  108. recess
    pause; temporary cessation; alcove; secret inner place; Ex. parliament in recess; V. CF. recessive
  109. recidivism
    habitual return to crime (even after being punished); N. recidivist
  110. recipient
  111. reciprocal
    mutual; given and received in return; exchangeable; interacting; Ex. reciprocal trade agreement
  112. reciprocate
    do or give something in return; repay in kind; give or take mutually; interchange; move backwards and forwards; Ex. reciprocate his invitation by inviting him; N. reciprocity: reciprocal relationship; mutual interchange of advantages between two groups; Ex. reciprocity in trading rights
  113. recluse
    hermit; loner; ADJ. reclusive
  114. reconcile
    make friendly again (after quarrel); make consistent (two ideas in opposition); correct inconsistencies; Ex. reconcile one's political principles with one's religious beliefs
  115. recondite
    abstruse; not easily understood; profound; secret
  116. reconnaissance
    survey of enemy by soldiers; reconnoitering; V. reconnoiter: make a preliminary inspection of (esp. to gather military information)
  117. recount
    narrate or tell (a story); count over again
  118. recourse
    resorting to help when in trouble; Ex. without recourse to
  119. resort
    turn to for help; Ex. resort to violence; N.
  120. makeshift
    temporary expedient or substitute (in the case of urgent need); Ex. makeshift shelter
  121. recreant
    disloyal; cowardly; N: disloyal and cowardly person
  122. recrimination
    countercharges; V. recriminate
  123. rectify
    set right; correct; CF. rect-: right
  124. rectitude
    moral correctness; moral uprightness; moral virtue; correctness of judgment
  125. recumbent
    reclining; lying down completely or in part
  126. recline
    lie down
  127. recuperate
    recover; return to health; regain; Ex. recuperate losses
  128. recurrent
    occurring again and again
  129. redolent
    odorous; fragrant; suggestive (of an odor); Ex. redolent of onions/mystery
  130. redoubtable
    formidable; causing fear
  131. redress
    remedy; compensation; Ex. seek redress for the damage to your car; V: put right; remedy or rectify (a wrong); make amends for
  132. redundant
    superfluous; more than is necessary; verbose; excessively wordy; repetitious
  133. reek
    emit (an unpleasant odor or smoke); give off an unpleasant odor; give out smoke; Ex. reeking chimney; N: unpleasant odor; stench
  134. stench
    strong foul odor; reek; stink
  135. stink
    stench; V: emit a strong foul odor
  136. refectory
    dining hall; room where meals are served (in a school)
  137. refraction
    bending of a ray of light
  138. refractory
    unmanageable; disobedient and stubborn; Ex. refractory horse
  139. refrain
    abstain from; resist; forbear; N: chorus
  140. chorus
    phrase repeated throughout a song or poem
  141. refulgent
    effulgent; brilliant; brightly shining; gleaming; Ex. refulgent moon
  142. gleam
    brief flash of light; glow; V.
  143. refurbish
    renovate; make clean
  144. refute
    disprove; prove to be false; N. refutation
  145. regal
    royal; of a monarch; Ex. regal manner
  146. regale
  147. regatta
    boat or yacht race
  148. regeneration
    spiritual rebirth; Ex. regeneration of the prisoners; V. regenerate: give or obtain new life; reform spiritually
  149. penology
    study of prison management and criminal rehabilitation
  150. regicide
    murder of a king or queen
  151. regime
    method of system or government
  152. regimen
    prescribed course of diet or exercise; prescribed diet and habits; Ex. daily regimen of a dancer
  153. regiment
    military unit; V: subject to strict order; Ex. regimented society
  154. rehabilitate
    restore to proper condition (health or useful life); restore the former rank of
  155. reimburse
    repay; pay back
  156. reiterate
  157. rejoinder
    reply; retort; comeback; V. rejoin: say in reply
  158. comeback
    retort; quick clever reply; return to former status
  159. rejuvenate
    make young again
  160. relegate
    put into a lower or worse place; banish to an inferior position; delegate; assign; Ex. relegate the old furniture to the children's room; Ex. relegated to the second division
  161. relent
    become less severe; give in(surrender); ADJ. relentless: unyielding; continuously severe
  162. relevant
    having importance; pertinent; referring to the case in hand; N. relevance
  163. relic
    surviving remnant (from an extinct culture); memento; keepsake; relics: corpse; Ex. ancient relics; Ex. relics of his travel; Ex. His relics are buried at X.
  164. relinquish
    give up something (with reluctance); yield; release; Ex. relinquish power/the claim to the land/his hold on my arm
  165. relish
    enjoy; savor; N: enjoyment; zest
  166. remediable
  167. reminiscence
    recollection; V. reminisce: recollect the past
  168. reminiscent
    suggestive of something (in the past); of reminiscence
  169. remiss
    negligent; careless about a duty
  170. remission
    temporary moderation (of disease symptoms); remitting of a debt or punishment; cancelation of a debt; pardon; Ex. The disease went into remission; Ex. Christians pray for the remission of sins.
  171. remit
    transmit (money) in payment; free someone from a debt or punishment
  172. remittance
    remitting of money; amount of money remitted
  173. remnant
  174. remonstrate
    protest; objection; V. remonstrate: say in protest
  175. remorse
    deep regret for wrongdoing; guilt; self-reproach
  176. remunerative
    (of work) compensating; rewarding; profitable; well-paid; V. remunerate: reward; pay (someone) for work or trouble
  177. rend
    split; tear apart; N. rent; CF. heartrending: causing deep sorrow
  178. render
    give; deliver; provide; represent in verbal or artistic form; depict; perform; make; translate; Ex. render the song beautifully
  179. rendezvous
    meeting place; meeting at a set time or place; V.
  180. rendition
    rendering; translation; artistic interpretation of a song
  181. renegade
    deserter; traitor; ADJ.
  182. renege
    break a promise; deny; go back on; Ex. renege on the contract/paying off the debt
  183. renounce
    abandon; give up (by formal announcement); disown; repudiate; Ex. renounce one's claim to the property/one's religion; N. renunciation
  184. renovate
    restore to good condition; renew
  185. renown
    fame; ADJ. renowned
  186. herald
    messenger; sign of something to come; V: announce; proclaim; Ex. unheralded researcher
  187. rent
    tear made by rending; rip; split
  188. reparable
    capable of being repaired
  189. reparation
    compensation (for loss or wrong); amends; Ex. make reparation for the damage; CF. repair
  190. repartee
    quick clever reply
  191. repast
    meal; feast; banquet
  192. repeal
    revoke; annul
  193. repel
    drive away; disgust; Ex. repel the attack/moisture; Ex. repelled by the dirty room; CF. repulsion
  194. repellent
    driving away; disgusting; offensive; repulsive; unattractive; N.
  195. repercussion
    rebound; reaction; reverberation; Ex. serious repercussion
  196. repertoire
    list of works of music
  197. repine
    fret; complain; be annoyed; Ex. repine over the undone work
  198. replenish
    fill up again
  199. replete
    fully filled; filled to the brim or to the point of being stuffed; abundantly supplied; Ex. report replete with errors
  200. memoir
    memoirs; autobiography; biography
  201. brim
    uppermost edge of a cup; projecting rim (as on a hat); Ex. The glass was full to the brim; V: be full to the brim
  202. replica
  203. replicate
    reproduce; duplicate
  204. repository
  205. repose
    resting; state of being at rest; calmness; V: lie at rest; relax; put or place; Ex. repose our hopes in a single man
  206. reprehensible
    deserving blame; blameworthy; V. reprehend: blame
  207. repress
    hold back (the natural expression of); restrain; crush; oppress; Ex. repressed child; Ex. repress a laugh/rebellion
  208. reprieve
    postponement or cancelation of a punishment; temporary stay; V: postpone or cancel the punishment of
  209. reprimand
    reprove severely; rebuke; N.
  210. reprisal
  211. reprise
    musical repetition; repeating of a piece of music; repeat performance; recurrent action; Ex. reprise in the finale; Ex. constant reprises
  212. reproach
    blame (not angrily but sadly); express disapproval or disappointment; N. ADJ. reproachful
  213. reprobate
    morally disapproved person; person hardened in sin
  214. reprobation
    severe disapproval; CF. approbation
  215. reprove
    censure; rebuke; N. reproof
  216. repudiate
    disown; disavow; deny
  217. repugnance
    disgust; strong dislike; loathing; ADJ. repugnant: arousing disgust; repulsive
  218. repulsion
    distaste; disgust; act of driving back; ADJ. repulsive: causing disgust; tending to drive away; V. repel (not `repulse')
  219. repulse
    reject with rudeness or coldness (an offer or friendship); drive back (an enemy attack); CF. repulse $\neq$ cause repulsion
  220. reputable
    respectable; having a good reputation
  221. reputed
    supposed; Ex. reputed father of the child; V. repute: consider; N. repute: reputation; esteem
  222. requiem
    mass for the dead; dirge
  223. mass
    Christian religious ceremony; CF. Mass: ceremony of the Eucharist
  224. requisite
    necessary requirement; something required; ADJ: required; necessary
  225. requisition
    formal demand or request; Ex. requisition for more computing equipment; V.
  226. requite
    make return for; repay; reciprocate; revenge; N. requittal
  227. rescind
    repeal; annul; cancel (a law
  228. resentment
    indignation; bitterness; displeasure; V. resent: feel anger about
  229. reserve
    self-control; self-restraint; formal but distant manner; reticence; Ex. without reserve: freely and openly; ADJ. reserved: shy and uncommunicative
  230. residue
    remainder; balance
  231. residual
    remaining; left over; of a residue; N: residue
  232. resignation
    patiently submissiveness; statement that one is quitting a job; ADJ. resigned: acquiescent
  233. resign
    give up (a position
  234. resilient
    elastic; having the power of springing back; able to recover quickly (as from misfortune)
  235. elastic
    able to spring back into shape; quick to recover (as from disappointment); able to adapt to change; Ex. elastic plans; N: elastic material
  236. resolution
    determination; resoluteness; ADJ. resolute: firm or determined in purpose
  237. resolve
    determination; resolution; firmness of purpose
  238. resolve
    decide; settle; solve; separate; make a determined decision; N. resolution
  239. resonant
    (of a sound) echoing; resounding(sounding loudly); deep and full in sound; producing resonance; Ex. resonant voice; N. resonance
  240. resound
    (of a place) be filled with sound; (of a sound) sound loudly; sound back; echo; Ex. hall resounded with laughter
  241. respiration
    breathing; exhalation; ADJ. respiratory
  242. respite
    time for rest; interval of relief; delay in punishment; reprieve
  243. resplendent
    brilliant; splendid in appearance; dazzling; glorious
  244. responsiveness
    state of reacting readily to appeals
  245. restitution
    returning something (lost or stolen) to the rightful owner; reparation; indemnification; compensation for loss
  246. restive
    impatiently restless (induced by external coercion or restriction); restlessly impatient; obstinately resisting control; Ex. restive horses because of wolves; CF. not a general synonym for `restless'
  247. restraint
    moderation or self-control; controlling force; restriction
  248. resumption
    taking up again; recommencement; V. resume: begin or take up again; take or occupy again; Ex. Kindly resume your seats.
  249. resurge
    rise again; flow to and fro; N. resurgence; ADJ. resurgent: (of ideas or beliefs) experiencing revival; surging again
  250. resurrect
  251. resuscitate
    revive; bring back to life or consciousness; Ex. resuscitate the drowned child
  252. retain
    keep; maintain possession of; employ (esp. a lawyer or advisor); N. retainer: servant; fee paid to retain an advisor
  253. retaliate
    repay in kind (usually for bad treatment); V. retaliate
  254. retentive
    holding; able to retain things (esp. facts in the mind); having a good memory
  255. reticent
    inclined to silence; uncommunicative; reserved; Ex. He was reticent about the reasons; N. reticence
  256. retinue
    following; attendants
  257. retiring
    shy and reserved (of a person); modest; Ex. her retiring personality
  258. retort
    quick sharp reply; V.
  259. retract
    withdraw; take back; draw back; Ex. retract a statement/an offer/claws; N. retraction; CF. retractile
  260. retrench
    cut down; cut down expenses; economize
  261. retribution
    deserved punishment for wrongdoing; punishment for offenses; compensation; vengeance; CF. pay back
  262. retrieve
    recover; put right; find and bring in; regain; Ex. retrieve the situation
  263. retroactive
    taking effect before its enactment (as a law) or imposition (as a tax); (of a law) having effect on the past as well as the future
  264. enact
    make (a bill) into law
  265. retrograde
    go backwards; recede; degenerate; deteriorate; ADJ.
  266. retrospective
    looking back on the past; N. retrospection; V. retrospect
  267. revelry
    boisterous merrymaking; V. revel: engage boisterous festivities; enjoy greatly; N: boisterous festivity or celebration
  268. reverberate
    echo repeatedly; resound; Ex. The thunder reverberated across the valley.
  269. reverent
    respectful; worshipful; V. revere: regard with reverence; N. reverence: profound respect
  270. reverend
    deserving reverence; N: priest
  271. reverie
    daydream; abstracted musing
  272. revert
    relapse; backslide; turn back to; return to the former owner; N. reversion
  273. relapse
    return to a former state (esp. after improvement); N.
  274. backslide
    revert (to bad habits); N. reverter
  275. revile
    attack with abusive language; vilify(slander)
  276. revoke
    cancel; retract; CF. irrevocable
  277. revulsion
    sudden strong feeling of disgust; sudden violent change of feeling; negative reaction; Ex. revulsion from the scenes of torture
  278. rhapsodize
    speak or write in an exaggeratedly enthusiastic manner; Ex. rhapsodize over the beauty of the scenery
  279. rhapsody
    excessively enthusiastic expression of feeling; musical composition of irregular form (as if made up as one plays it)
  280. rhetoric
    art of effective communication; art of using language effectively and persuasively; style of speaking or writing; grandiloquent language; Ex. political rhetoric; ADJ. rhetorical; CF. rhetorical question: question to which no answer is expected as ``Who knows it ?''
  281. ribald
    marked by vulgar lewd humor; wanton; profane; N. ribaldry: ribald language or joke
  282. riddle
    pierce with holes; permeate or spread throughout; Ex. The gunman riddled the car with bullets; Ex. The whole report is riddled with errors; N. large sieve (separating earth from stone)
  283. rider
    amendment or clause added to a legislative bill
  284. rife
    (of something bad) widespread; abundant; current
  285. rift
    narrow opening in a large mass; break in a friendly relation; Ex. through a rift in the clouds; OP. reconcilation
  286. rig
    fix or manipulate; manipulate dishonestly for personal gain; Ex. rig the election
  287. rig
    arrangement of masts and sails; V: equip (a ship) with rigging; ADJ. rigging: ropes that hold up a ship's sails
  288. rigid
    hard and unbending; stiff and unyielding; fixed in behavior or views; strict; rigorous; Ex. rigid rule
  289. rigor
    severity; Ex. rigors of the Russian winter
  290. rile
    irritate; vex; muddy
  291. riveting
    holding one's attention; absorbing; engrossing
  292. rivet
    metal pin used for fastening metal plates together; V: fasten with a rivet; engross
  293. rivulet
    small stream; CF. rill < rivulet < river
  294. robust
    strong; vigorous
  295. rococo
    ornate; highly decorated; N. CF. 18th century
  296. roil
    make liquids murky by stirring up sediment; disturb
  297. roseate
    rosy; optimistic; Ex. roseate views
  298. roster
    list (of names)
  299. rostrum
    raised platform for speech-making; pulpit
  300. pulpit
    raised platform used in preaching (in a church)
  301. rote
    repetition; memorization through repetition without understanding; Ex. learn poetry by rote
  302. rotunda
    circular building or hall covered with a dome
  303. rotundity
    roundness; sonorousness of speech
  304. rotund
    (of a person) fat and round
  305. rousing
    lively; inducing excitement; stirring; V. rouse: waken; arouse from sleep or depression; excite; stir up
  306. rout
    put to rout; stampede; drive out; N: complete defeat and disorderly retreat
  307. stampede
    sudden frenzied rush (of panic-stricken animals or people); V: participate in or cause stampede; Ex. stampede before the price rises
  308. rubble
    fragments (esp. from a destroyed building)
  309. mason
    one who builds or works with stone or brick; N. masonry: work of a mason; stonework or brickwork
  310. rubric
    title or heading (in red print); directions for religious ceremony; protocol
  311. ruddy
    reddish; (of the face) reddish and healthy-looking
  312. rudimentary
    elementary; not developed; crude; N. rudiment: fundamental element or principle; Ex. rudiments of the language
  313. rue
    regret; lament; mourn; Ex. He will rue the day; N. ADJ. rueful
  314. ruffian
    violent scoundrel; bully
  315. ruminate
    chew over and over (mentally or
  316. ruminant
    animal that ruminates; ADJ.
  317. rummage
    ransack; thoroughly search
  318. runic
    mysterious; set down in an ancient alphabet; N. rune: one of the letters of an alphabet used by ancient Germanic peoples (cut on stone or wood); magic charm
  319. ruse
    trick to deceive; stratagem
  320. rustic
    pertaining to country people; unsophisticated; simple; crude; uncouth; (of furniture) rough with the bark left on; N. rural person; rustic person
  321. rusticate
    banish to the country; dwell in the country
  322. RQruthless
    pitiless; merciless; cruel