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  1. provincial adj.
    Uncultured in thought and manner.
  2. provocation n.
    An action or mode of conduct that excites resentment.
  3. proximately adv.
    Immediately.
  4. prudential adj.
    Proceeding or marked by caution.
  5. prudery n.
    An undue display of modesty or delicacy.
  6. pseudapostle n.
    A pretended or false apostle.
  7. pseudonym n.
    A fictitious name, especially when assumed by a writer.
  8. pseudonymity n.
    The state or character of using a fictitious name.
  9. psychiatry n.
    The branch of medicine that relates to mental disease.
  10. psychic adj.
    Pertaining to the mind or soul.
  11. psychopathic adj.
    Morally irresponsible.
  12. psychotherapy n.
    The treatment of mental disease.
  13. pudgy adj.
    Small and fat.
  14. pulmonary adj.
    Pertaining to the lungs.
  15. pupilage n.
    The state or period of being a student.
  16. purl v.
    To cause to whirl, as in an eddy.
  17. putrescent adj.
    Undergoing decomposition of animal or vegetable matter accompanied by fetid odors.
  18. pyre n.
    A heap of combustibles arranged for burning a dead body.
  19. pyromania n.
    An insane propensity to set things on fire.
  20. pyrotechnic adj.
    Pertaining to fireworks or their manufacture.
  21. pyx n.
    A vessel or casket, usually of precious metal, in which the host is preserved.
  22. quackery n.
    Charlatanry
  23. quadrate v.
    To divide into quarters.
  24. quadruple v.
    To multiply by four.
  25. quartet n.
    A composition for four voices or four instruments.
  26. quarto n.
    An eight-page newspaper of any size.
  27. quiescence n.
    Quiet.
  28. quiescent adj.
    Being in a state of repose or inaction.
  29. quietus n.
    A silencing, suppressing, or ending.
  30. quintet n.
    Musical composition arranged for five voices or instruments.
  31. raillery n.
    Good-humored satire.
  32. ramose adj.
    Branch-like.
  33. rampart n.
    A bulwark or construction to oppose assault or hostile entry.
  34. rancor n.
    Malice.
  35. rapine n.
    The act of seizing and carrying off property by superior force, as in war.
  36. rapt adj.
    Enraptured.
  37. raptorial adj.
    Seizing and devouring living prey.
  38. rationalism n.
    The formation of opinions by relying upon reason alone, independently of authority.
  39. readjust v.
    To put in order after disarrangement.
  40. realism n.
    The principle and practice of depicting persons and scenes as they are believed really to exist.
  41. reassure v.
    To give new confidence.
  42. receivable adj.
    Capable of being or fit to be received - often money.
  43. receptive adj.
    Having the capacity, quality, or ability of receiving, as truths or impressions.
  44. recessive adj.
    Having a tendency to go back.
  45. recidivist n.
    A confirmed criminal.
  46. reciprocal adj.
    Mutually interchangeable or convertible.
  47. reciprocate v.
    To give and take mutually.
  48. reciprocity n.
    Equal mutual rights and benefits granted and enjoyed.
  49. reck v.
    To have a care or thought for.
  50. reclaim v.
    To demand or to obtain the return or restoration of.
  51. recline v.
    To cause to assume a leaning or recumbent attitude or position.
  52. reclusory n.
    A hermitage.
  53. recognizance n.
    An acknowledgment entered into before a court with condition to do some particular act.
  54. recollect v.
    To recall the knowledge of.
  55. reconcilable adj.
    Capable of being adjusted or harmonized.
  56. reconnoiter v.
    To make a preliminary examination of for military, surveying, or geological purposes.
  57. reconsider v.
    To review with care, especially with a view to a reversal of previous action.
  58. recourse n.
    Resort to or application for help in exigency or trouble.
  59. recreate v.
    To refresh after labor.
  60. recrudescence n.
    The state of becoming raw or sore again.
  61. recrudescent adj.
    Becoming raw or sore again.
  62. recure v.
    To cure again.
  63. redemption n.
    The recovery of what is mortgaged or pledged, by paying the debt.
  64. redound n.
    Rebound.
  65. redress v.
    To set right, as a wrong by compensation or the punishment of the wrong-doer.
  66. reducible adj.
    That may be reduced.
  67. reestablish v.
    To restore.
  68. refer v.
    To direct or send for information or other purpose.
  69. referrer n.
    One who refers.
  70. referable adj.
    Ascribable.
  71. refinery n.
    A place where some crude material, as sugar or petroleum, is purified.
  72. reflectible adj.
    Capable of being turned back.
  73. reflexible adj.
    Capable of being reflected.
  74. reform n.
    Change for the better.
  75. reformer n.
    One who carries out a reform.
  76. refract v.
    To bend or turn from a direct course.
  77. refringency n.
    Power to refract.
  78. refringent adj.
    Having the power to refract.
  79. regalia n. pl.
    The emblems of royalty.
  80. regality n.
    Royalty.
  81. regenerate v.
    To reproduce.
  82. regent n.
    One who is lawfully deputized to administer the government for the time being in the name of the ruler.
  83. regnant adj.
    Exercising royal authority in one's own right.
  84. regress v.
    To return to a former place or condition.
  85. rein n.
    A step attached to the bit for controlling a horse or other draft-animal.
  86. reinstate v.
    To restore to a former state, station, or authority.
  87. rejoin v.
    To reunite after separation.
  88. rejuvenescence n.
    A renewal of youth.
  89. relapse v.
    To suffer a return of a disease after partial recovery.
  90. relent v.
    To yield.
  91. reliance n.
    Dependence.
  92. reliant adj.
    Having confidence.
  93. reliquary n.
    A casket, coffer, or repository in which relics are kept.
  94. remembrance n.
    Recollection.
  95. reminiscence n.
    The calling to mind of incidents within the range of personal knowledge or experience.
  96. reminiscent adj.
    Pertaining to the recollection of matters of personal interest.
  97. remission n.
    Temporary diminution of a disease.
  98. remodel v.
    Reconstruct.
  99. remonstrance n.
    Reproof.
  100. remonstrant adj.
    Having the character of a reproof.
  101. remonstrate v.
    To present a verbal or written protest to those who have power to right or prevent a wrong.
  102. Renaissance n.
    The revival of letters, and then of art, which marks the transition from medieval to modern time.
  103. repeal v.
    To render of no further effect.
  104. repentance n.
    Sorrow for something done or left undone, with desire to make things right by undoing the wrong.
  105. repertory n.
    A place where things are stored or gathered together.
  106. repository n.
    A place in which goods are stored.
  107. reprehension n.
    Expression of blame.
  108. repress v.
    To keep under restraint or control.
  109. reproof n.
    An expression of disapproval or blame personally addressed to one censured.
  110. repulse n.
    The act of beating or driving back, as an attacking or advancing enemy.
  111. repulsive adj.
    Grossly offensive.
  112. repute v.
    To hold in general opinion.
  113. requital n.
    Adequate return for good or ill.
  114. requite v.
    To repay either good or evil to, as to a person.
  115. reseat v.
    To place in position of office again.
  116. resent v.
    To be indignant at, as an injury or insult.
  117. respondent adj.
    Answering.
  118. restitution n.
    Restoration of anything to the one to whom it properly belongs.
  119. resumption n.
    The act of taking back, or taking again.
  120. resurrection n.
    A return from death to life
  121. resuscitate v.
    To restore from apparent death.
  122. retaliate v.
    To repay evil with a similar evil.
  123. retch v.
    To make an effort to vomit.
  124. retention n.
    The keeping of a thing within one's power or possession.
  125. retouch v.
    To modify the details of.
  126. retrace v.
    To follow backward or toward the place of beginning, as a track or marking.
  127. retract v.
    To recall or take back (something that one has said).
  128. retroactive adj.
    Operative on, affecting, or having reference to past events, transactions, responsibilities.
  129. retrospect n.
    A view or contemplation of something past.
  130. retrospective adj.
    Looking back on the past.
  131. reunite v.
    To unite or join again, as after separation.
  132. reversion n.
    A return to or toward some former state or condition.
  133. revocation n.
    Repeal.
  134. rhetorician n.
    A showy writer or speaker.
  135. riddance n.
    The act or ridding or delivering from something undesirable.
  136. rigmarole n.
    Nonsense.
  137. ripplet n.
    A small ripple, as of water.
  138. rivulet n.
    A small stream or brook.
  139. robust adj.
    Characterized by great strength or power of endurance.
  140. rondo n.
    A musical composition during which the first part or subject is repeated several times.
  141. rookery n.
    A place where crows congregate to breed.
  142. rotary adj.
    Turning around its axis, like a wheel, or so constructed as to turn thus.
  143. rue v.
    To regret extremely.
  144. ruminant adj.
    Chewing the cud.
  145. ruth n.
    Sorrow for another's misery.
  146. sacrilege n.
    The act of violating or profaning anything sacred.
  147. salience n.
    The condition of standing out distinctly.
  148. salient adj.
    Standing out prominently.
  149. salutation n.
    Any form of greeting, hailing, or welcome, whether by word or act.
  150. salutatory n.
    The opening oration at the commencement in American colleges.
  151. salvage n.
    Any act of saving property.
  152. salvo n.
    A salute given by firing all the guns, as at the funeral of an officer.
  153. sanctity n.
    Holiness.
  154. sanguineous adj.
    Consisting of blood.
  155. sapience n.
    Deep wisdom or knowledge.
  156. sapiential adj.
    Possessing wisdom.
  157. saponaceous adj.
    Having the nature or quality of soap.
  158. satiric adj.
    Resembling poetry, in which vice, incapacity ,or corruption is held up to ridicule.
  159. satirize v.
    To treat with sarcasm or derisive wit.
  160. satyr n.
    A very lascivious person.
  161. savor v.
    To perceive by taste or smell.
  162. scabbard n.
    The sheath of a sword or similar bladed weapon.
  163. scholarly adj.
    Characteristic of an erudite person.
  164. scholastic adj.
    Pertaining to education or schools.
  165. scribble n.
    Hasty, careless writing.
  166. scribe n.
    One who writes or is skilled in writing.
  167. script n.
    Writing or handwriting of the ordinary cursive form.
  168. Scriptural adj.
    Pertaining to, contained in, or warranted by the Holy Scriptures.
  169. scruple n.
    Doubt or uncertainty regarding a question of moral right or duty.
  170. scythe n.
    A long curved blade for mowing, reaping, etc.
  171. sance n.
    A meeting of spirituals for consulting spirits.
  172. sear v.
    To burn on the surface.
  173. secant adj.
    Cutting, especially into two parts.
  174. second-rate adj.
    Second in quality, size, rank, importance, etc.
  175. secrecy n.
    Concealment.
  176. secretary n.
    One who attends to correspondence, keeps records. or does other writing for others.
  177. secretive adj.
    Having a tendency to conceal.
  178. seditious adj.
    Promotive of conduct directed against public order and the tranquility of the state.
  179. seer n.
    A prophet.
  180. seignior n.
    A title of honor or respectful address, equivalent to sir.
  181. seismograph n.
    An instrument for recording the phenomena of earthquakes.
  182. semicivilized adj.
    Half-civilized.
  183. semiconscious adj.
    Partially conscious.
  184. seminar n.
    Any assemblage of pupils for real research in some specific study under a teacher.
  185. seminary n.
    A special school, as of theology or pedagogics.
  186. senile adj.
    Peculiar to or proceeding from the weakness or infirmity of old age.
  187. sensation n.
    A condition of mind resulting from spiritual or inherent feeling.
  188. sensibility n.
    Power to perceive or feel.
  189. sensorium n.
    The sensory apparatus.
  190. sensual adj.
    Pertaining to the body or the physical senses.
  191. sensuous adj.
    Having a warm appreciation of the beautiful or of the refinements of luxury.
  192. sentience n.
    Capacity for sensation or sense-perception.
  193. sentient adj.
    Possessing the power of sense or sense-perception.
  194. sentinel n.
    Any guard or watch stationed for protection.
  195. separatist n.
    A seceder.
  196. septennial adj.
    Recurring every seven years.
  197. sequacious adj.
    Ready to be led.
  198. sequent adj.
    Following in the order of time.
  199. prefatory adj.
    Pertaining to a brief explanation to the reader at the beginning of a book.
  200. probity n.
    Virtue or integrity tested and confirmed.
  201. procrastinate v.
    To put off till tomorrow or till a future time.
  202. profligacy n.
    Shameless viciousness.
  203. profligate adj.
    Abandoned to vice.
  204. profuse adj.
    Produced or displayed in overabundance.
  205. prologue n.
    A prefatory statement or explanation to a poem, discourse, or performance.
  206. promiscuous adj.
    Brought together without order, distinction, or design (for sex).
  207. promontory n.
    A high point of land extending outward from the coastline into the sea.
  208. promoter n.
    A furtherer, forwarder, or encourager.
  209. prophecy n.
    Any prediction or foretelling.
  210. proscribe v.
    To reject, as a teaching or a practice, with condemnation or denunciation.
  211. proselyte n.
    One who has been won over from one religious belief to another.
  212. prosody n.
    The science of poetical forms.
  213. prostrate adj.
    Lying prone, or with the head to the ground.
  214. provident adj.
    Anticipating and making ready for future wants or emergencies.
  215. punctilious adj.
    Strictly observant of the rules or forms prescribed by law or custom.
  216. purgatory n.
    An intermediate state where souls are made fit for paradise or heaven by expiatory suffering.
  217. qualm n.
    A fit of nausea.
  218. quay n.
    A wharf or artificial landing-place on the shore of a harbor or projecting into it.
  219. query v.
    To make inquiry.
  220. quibble n.
    An utterly trivial distinction or objection.
  221. Quixotic adj.
    Chivalrous or romantic to a ridiculous or extravagant degree.
  222. rampant adj.
    Growing, climbing, or running without check or restraint.
  223. rebuff n.
    A peremptory or unexpected rejection of advances or approaches.
  224. recede v.
    To move back or away.
  225. recreant n.
    A cowardly or faithless person.
  226. rectitude n.
    The quality of being upright in principles and conduct.
  227. recur v.
    To happen again or repeatedly, especially at regular intervals.
  228. recurrent adj.
    Returning from time to time, especially at regular or stated intervals.
  229. redundance n.
    Excess.
  230. regicide n.
    The killing of a king or sovereign.
  231. rejuvenate v.
    To restore to youth.
  232. reprehend v.
    To find fault with.
  233. reprehensible adj.
    Censurable.
  234. retinue n.
    The body of persons who attend a person of importance in travel or public appearance.
  235. retort n.
    A retaliatory speech.
  236. revere v.
    To regard with worshipful veneration.
  237. reverent adj.
    Humble.
  238. ribald adj.
    Indulging in or manifesting coarse indecency or obscenity.
  239. rife adj.
    Abundant.
  240. sapient adj.
    Possessing wisdom.
  241. scrupulous adj.
    Cautious in action for fear of doing wrong.
  242. secede v.
    To withdraw from union or association, especially from a political or religious body.
  243. secession n.
    Voluntary withdrawal from fellowship, especially from political or religious bodies.
  244. sedition n.
    Conduct directed against public order and the tranquility of the state.

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