vocab 7/30

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vocab 7/30
2010-07-31 17:33:34


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  1. rancor
    deep, bitter resentment
  2. rapport
    mutual understanding and harmony
  3. raucous
    • 1. disagreeably harsh or strident; hoarse
    • 2. boisterously disorderly
  4. raze
    to destroy to the ground; demolish
  5. recalcitrant
    1. defiant, unapologetic 2. difficult to manage or operate; resistant
  6. recapitulate
    to sum up, repeat
  7. rectitude
    1. quality or state of being straight 2. moral integrity; righteousness 3. quality/state of being correct in judgement or procedure
  8. redoubtable
    1. causing fear or alarm; formidable 2. illustrious, eminent; commanding respect
  9. refract
    distort, change
  10. relegate
    to assign to a place of insignificance or oblivion; to assign to an appropriate place or situation on the basis of classification; delegate.
  11. remedial
    concerned w/ the correction ofo faulty study habits and the raising of a pupil's general competence OR descriptive of the recepient of such correction
  12. remiss
    (adj. ) 1. negligent in the performance of work or duty; careless. 2. showing neglect or inattention; lax
  13. renunciation
    the act of renouncing; repudiation. rejection, ascetic self-denial
  14. repentant
    penitent, sorry
  15. replete
    1. fully or abundantly provided or filled 2. abundantly fed, fat or stout 3. complete
  16. repose
    to rest, lie down
  17. reprieve
    1. to delay the punishment of 2. to give relief or deliverance to for a time
  18. reproach
    (n.) expression of rebuke or disapproval; (v.) to scold or disapprove
  19. reprobate
    1. (v.) to condemn strongly as unworthy, unacceptable or evil. 2. to refuse to accept; reject 2. (adj.) morally corrupt, depraved
  20. reprove
    to scold, rebuke
  21. repudiate
    • 1. to refuse to have anything to do with; disown
    • 2. refuse to accept, esp. reject as unauthorized or as having no binding force
    • 3. to reject as untrue or unjust <repudiate a charge>
    • 4. to refuse to acknowledge or pay
  22. repulse
    • 1. to drive or beat back; repel
    • 2. to repel by discourtesy, coldness, or denial
    • 3. to cause repulsion in
  23. requisition
    • a formal request for:
    • someone to perform an action,
    • the surrender of a fugitive from justice from one country upon another
    • something to be furnished, usually by authority such as military
  24. resilient
    capable of withstanding shock without permanent deformation or rupture; tending to recover from or adjust easily to misfortune or change
  25. resplendent
    shining brilliantly; characterized with splendor
  26. restitution
    restoration of something to its rightful owner or making good of or giving an equivalent for some injury
  27. restive
    • 1. stubbornly resisting control; balky
    • 2. marked by impatience or uneasiness; fidgety
  28. revere
    to show devoted deferential honor to
  29. rhapsodize
    to speak or write in a extravagantly emotional or rapturous manner; excessive enthusiasm
  30. ribald
    • 1. adj. crude offensive
    • 2. characterized by or using coarse indecent humor
  31. rife
    • 1. abundant, common
    • 2. copiously supplied used w/ "with" <rife w/ rumors>
  32. subterfuge
    1. deception by artifice or stratagem in order to conceal, escape, or evade
  33. saccharine
    • 1. related to sugar
    • 2. overly or sickishly sweet; mawkish
    • 3. ingratiatingly agreeable or friendly
  34. sacrosanct
    1. sacred or holy; immune from criticism or violation
  35. salutation
    an expression of greeting, goodwill, or courtesy
  36. salve
    • 1. (n.) a remedial or soothing influence or agency
    • 2. (v.) to remedy; quiet, assuage <give him a raise to salve his feelings>
  37. sanctimonious
    hypocritically pious or devout
  38. sanguine
    • 1. related to blood
    • 2. related to being full of blood: sturdiness, high color, and cheerfulness.
    • 3. confident, optimistic
  39. scathe
    • 1. n. harm, injury
    • 2. v. to do harm to; scorch, sear.
    • 3. v. to assail with withering denunciation
    • 4. adj. scathing bitterly severe
  40. scintillating
    • 1. adj. brilliantly lively, stimulating or witty <a scintillating conversation>
    • 2. v. to emit sparks