Words To Improve And Enlarge Your English Vocabulary List R


Rabid adv. Affected With Rabies Or Hydrophobia.
Racy adv. Exciting Or Exhilarating To The Mind.
Radiance n. Brilliant Or Sparkling Luster.
Radiate v. To Extend In All Directions, As From A Source Or Focus.
Radical n. One Who Holds Extreme Views Or Advocates Extreme Measures.
Radix n. That From Or On Which Something Is Developed.
Raillery n. Good-Humored Satire.
Ramify v. To Divide Or Subdivide Into Branches Or Subdivisions.
Ramose adv. Branch-Like.
Rampant adv. Growing, Climbing, Or Running Without Check Or Restraint.
Rampart n. A Bulwark Or Construction To Oppose Assault Or Hostile Entry.
Rancor n. Malice.
Rankle v. To Produce Irritation Or Festering.
Rapacious adv. Disposed To Seize By Violence Or By Unlawful Or Greedy Methods.
Rapid adv. Having Great Speed.
Rapine n. The Act Of Seizing And Carrying Off Property By Superior Force, As In War.
Rapt adv. Enraptured.
Raptorial adv. Seizing And Devouring Living Prey.
Ration v. To Provide With A Fixed Allowance Or Portion, Especially Of Food.
Rationalism n. The Formation Of Opinions By Relying Upon Reason Alone, Independently Of Authority.
Raucous adv. Harsh.
Ravage v. To Lay Waste By Pillage, Rapine, Devouring, Or Other Destructive Methods.
Ravenous adv. Furiously Voracious Or Hungry.
Ravine n. A Deep Gorge Or Hollow, Especially One Worn By A Stream Or Flow Of Water.
Reaction n. Tendency Towards A Former, Or Opposite State Of Things, As After Reform, Revolution, Or Inflatio
Reactionary adv. Pertaining To, Of The Nature Of, Causing, Or Favoring Reactio
Readily Ad v. Without Objection Or Reluctance.
Readjust v. To Put In Order After Disarrangement.
Ready adv. In A State Of Preparedness For Any Given Purpose Or Occasio
Realism n. The Principle And Practice Of Depicting Persons And Scenes As They Are Believed Really To Exist.
Rearrange v. To Arrange Again Or In A Different Order.
Reassure v. To Give New Confidence.
Rebellious adv. Insubordinate.
Rebuff n. A Peremptory Or Unexpected Rejection Of Advances Or Approaches.
Rebuild v. To Build Again Or Anew.
Rebut v. To Oppose By Argument Or A Sufficient Answer.
Recant v. To Withdraw Formally One’S Belief (In Something Previously Believed Or Maintained).
Recapitulate v. To Repeat Again The Principal Points Of.
Recapture v. To Capture Again.
Recede v. To Move Back Or Away.
Receivable adv. Capable Of Being Or Fit To Be Received – Often Money.
Receptive adv. Having The Capacity, Quality, Or Ability Of Receiving, As Truths Or Impressions.
Recessive adv. Having A Tendency To Go Back.
Recidivist n. A Confirmed Criminal.
Reciprocal adv. Mutually Interchangeable Or Convertible.
Reciprocate v. To Give And Take Mutually.
Reciprocity n. Equal Mutual Rights And Benefits Granted And Enjoyed.
Recitation n. The Act Of Reciting Or Repeating, Especially In Public And From Memory.
Reck v. To Have A Care Or Thought For.
Reckless adv. Foolishly Headless Of Danger.
Reclaim v. To Demand Or To Obtain The Return Or Restoration Of.
Recline v. To Cause To Assume A Leaning Or Recumbent Attitude Or Position.
Recluse n. One Who Lives In Retirement Or Seclusio
Reclusory n. A Hermitage.
Recognizance n. An Acknowledgment Entered Into Before A Court With Condition To Do Some Particular Act.
Recognize v. To Recall The Identity Of (A Person Or Thing).
Recoil v. To Start Back As In Dismay, Loathing, Or Dread.
Recollect v. To Recall The Knowledge Of.
Reconcilable adv. Capable Of Being Adjusted Or Harmonized.
Reconnoiter v. To Make A Preliminary Examination Of For Military, Surveying, Or Geological Purposes.
Reconsider v. To Review With Care, Especially With A View To A Reversal Of Previous Action.
Reconstruct v. To Rebuild.
Recourse n. Resort To Or Application For Help In Exigency Or Trouble.
Recover v. To Regain.
Recreant n. A Cowardly Or Faithless Perso
Recreate v. To Refresh After Labor.
Recrudescence n. The State Of Becoming Raw Or Sore Agai
Recrudescent adv. Becoming Raw Or Sore Agai
Recruit v. To Enlist Men For Military Or Naval Service.
Rectify v. To Correct.
Rectitude n. The Quality Of Being Upright In Principles And Conduct.
Recuperate v. To Recover.
Recur v. To Happen Again Or Repeatedly, Especially At Regular Intervals.
Recure v. To Cure Again.
Recurrent adv. Returning From Time To Time, Especially At Regular Or Stated Intervals.
Redemption n. The Recovery Of What Is Mortgaged Or Pledged, By Paying The Debt.
Redolence n. Smelling Sweet And Agreeable.
Redolent adv. Smelling Sweet And Agreeable.
Redoubtable adv. Formidable.
Redound n. Rebound.
Redress v. To Set Right, As A Wrong By Compensation Or The Punishment Of The Wrong-Doer.
Reducible adv. That May Be Reduced.
Redundance n. Excess.
Redundant adv. Constituting An Excess.
Reestablish v. To Restore.
Refer v. To Direct Or Send For Information Or Other Purpose.
Referable adv. Ascribable.
Referee n. An Umpire.
Referrer n. One Who Refers.
Refinery n. A Place Where Some Crude Material, As Sugar Or Petroleum, Is Purified.
Reflectible adv. Capable Of Being Turned Back.
Reflection n. The Throwing Off Or Back Of Light, Heat, Sound, Or Any Form Of Energy That Travels In Waves.
Reflector n. A Mirror, As Of Metal, For Reflecting Light, Heat, Or Sound In A Particular Directio
Reflexible adv. Capable Of Being Reflected.
Reform n. Change For The Better.
Reformer n. One Who Carries Out A Reform.
Refract v. To Bend Or Turn From A Direct Course.
Refractory adv. Not Amenable To Control.
Refragable adv. Capable Of Being Refuted.
Refringency n. Power To Refract.
Refringent adv. Having The Power To Refract.
Refusal n. Denial Of What Is Asked.
Refute v. To Prove To Be Wrong.
Regale v. To Give Unusual Pleasure.
Regalia n. Pl. The Emblems Of Royalty.
Regality n. Royalty.
Regenerate v. To Reproduce.
Regent n. One Who Is Lawfully Deputized To Administer The Government For The Time Being In The Name Of The Ruler.
Regicide n. The Killing Of A King Or Sovereig
Regime n. Particular Conduct Or Administration Of Affairs.
Regimen n. A Systematized Order Or Course Of Living With Reference To Food, Clothing And Personal Habits.
Regiment n. A Body Of Soldiers.
Regnant adj. Exercising Royal Authority In One’S Own Right.
Regress v. To Return To A Former Place Or Conditio
Regretful adj. Feeling, Expressive Of, Or Full Of Regret.
Rehabilitate v. To Restore To A Former Status, Capacity, Right Rank, Or Privilege.
Reign v. To Hold And Exercise Sovereign Power.
Reimburse v. To Pay Back As An Equivalent Of What Has Been Expended.
Rein n. A Step Attached To The Bit For Controlling A Horse Or Other Draft-Animal.
Reinstate v. To Restore To A Former State, Station, Or Authority.
Reiterate v. To Say Or Do Again And Agai
Rejoin v. To Reunite After Separatio
Rejuvenate v. To Restore To Youth.
Rejuvenescence n. A Renewal Of Youth.
Relapse v. To Suffer A Return Of A Disease After Partial Recovery.
Relegate v. To Send Off Or Consign, As To An Obscure Position Or Remote Destinatio
Relent v. To Yield.
Relevant adj. Bearing Upon The Matter In Hand.
Reliance n. Dependence.
Reliant adj. Having Confidence.
Relinquish v. To Give Up Using Or Having.
Reliquary n. A Casket, Coffer, Or Repository In Which Relics Are Kept.
Relish v. To Like The Taste Or Savor Of.
Reluctance n. Unwillingness.
Reluctant adj. Unwilling.
Remembrance n. Recollectio
Reminiscence n. The Calling To Mind Of Incidents Within The Range Of Personal Knowledge Or Experience.
Reminiscent adj. Pertaining To The Recollection Of Matters Of Personal Interest.
Remiss adj. Negligent.
Remission n. Temporary Diminution Of A Disease.
Remodel v. Reconstruct.
Remonstrance n. Reproof.
Remonstrant adj. Having The Character Of A Reproof.
Remonstrate v. To Present A Verbal Or Written Protest To Those Who Have Power To Right Or Prevent A Wrong.
Remunerate v. To Pay Or Pay For.
Remuneration n. Compensatio
Renaissance n. The Revival Of Letters, And Then Of Art, Which Marks The Transition From Medieval To Modern Time.
Rendezvous n. A Prearranged Place Of Meeting.
Rendition n. Interpretatio
Renovate v. To Restore After Deterioration, As A Building.
Renunciation n. An Explicit Disclaimer Of A Right Or Privilege.
Reorganize v. To Change To A More Satisfactory Form Of Organizatio
Reparable adj. Capable Of Repair.
Reparation n. The Act Of Making Amends, As For An Injury, Loss, Or Wrong.
Repartee n. A Ready, Witty, Or Apt Reply.
Repeal v. To Render Of No Further Effect.
Repel v. To Force Or Keep Back In A Manner, Physically Or Mentally.
Repellent adj. Having Power To Force Back In A Manner, Physically Or Mentally.
Repentance n. Sorrow For Something Done Or Left Undone, With Desire To Make Things Right By Undoing The Wrong.
Repertory n. A Place Where Things Are Stored Or Gathered Together.
Repetition n. The Act Of Repeating.
Repine v. To Indulge In Fretfulness And Faultfinding.
Replenish v. To Fill Again, As Something That Has Been Emptied.
Replete adj. Full To The Uttermost.
Replica n. A Duplicate Executed By The Artist Himself, And Regarded, Equally With The First, As An Original.
Repository n. A Place In Which Goods Are Stored.
Reprehend v. To Find Fault With.
Reprehensible adj. Censurable.
Reprehension n. Expression Of Blame.
Repress v. To Keep Under Restraint Or Control.
Repressible adj. Able To Be Kept Under Restraint Or Control.
Reprieve v. To Grant A Respite From Punishment To.
Reprimand v. To Chide Or Rebuke For A Fault.
Reprisal n. Any Infliction Or Act By Way Of Retaliation On An Enemy.
Reprobate n. One Abandoned To Depravity And Si
Reproduce v. To Make A Copy Of.
Reproduction n. The Process By Which An Animal Or Plant Gives Rise To Another Of Its Kind.
Reproof n. An Expression Of Disapproval Or Blame Personally Addressed To One Censured.
Repudiate v. To Refuse To Have Anything To Do With.
Repugnance n. Thorough Dislike.
Repugnant adj. Offensive To Taste And Feeling.
Repulse n. The Act Of Beating Or Driving Back, As An Attacking Or Advancing Enemy.
Repulsive adj. Grossly Offensive.
Repute v. To Hold In General Opinio
Requiem n. A Solemn Mass Sung For The Repose Of The Souls Of The Dead.
Requisite adj. Necessary.
Requital n. Adequate Return For Good Or Ill.
Requite v. To Repay Either Good Or Evil To, As To A Perso
Rescind v. To Make Void, As An Act, By The Enacting Authority Or A Superior Authority.
Reseat v. To Place In Position Of Office Agai
Resemblance n. Similarity In Quality Or Form.
Resent v. To Be Indignant At, As An Injury Or Insult.
Reservoir n. A Receptacle Where A Quantity Of Some Material, Especially Of A Liquid Or Gas, May Be Kept.
Residue n. A Remainder Or Surplus After A Part Has Been Separated Or Otherwise Treated.
Resilience n. The Power Of Springing Back To A Former Position
Resilient adj. Having The Quality Of Springing Back To A Former Positio
Resistance n. The Exertion Of Opposite Effort Or Effect.
Resistant adj. Offering Or Tending To Produce Resistance.
Resistive adj. Having Or Exercising The Power Of Resistance.
Resistless adj. Powerless.
Resonance n. The Quality Of Being Able To Reinforce Sound By Sympathetic Vibrations.
Resonance adj. Able To Reinforce Sound By Sympathetic Vibrations.
Resonate v. To Have Or Produce Resonance.
Resource n. That Which Is Restored To, Relied Upon, Or Made Available For Aid Or Support.
Respite n. Interval Of Rest.
Resplendent adj. Very Bright.
Respondent adj. Answering.
Restitution n. Restoration Of Anything To The One To Whom It Properly Belongs.
Resumption n. The Act Of Taking Back, Or Taking Agai
Resurgent adj. Surging Back Or Agai
Resurrection n. A Return From Death To Life
Resuscitate v. To Restore From Apparent Death.
Retaliate v. To Repay Evil With A Similar Evil.
Retch v. To Make An Effort To Vomit.
Retention n. The Keeping Of A Thing Within One’S Power Or Possessio
Reticence n. The Quality Of Habitually Keeping Silent Or Being Reserved In Utterance.
Reticent adj. Habitually Keeping Silent Or Being Reserved In Utterance.
Retinue n. The Body Of Persons Who Attend A Person Of Importance In Travel Or Public Appearance.
Retort n. A Retaliatory Speech.
Retouch v. To Modify The Details Of.
Retrace v. To Follow Backward Or Toward The Place Of Beginning, As A Track Or Marking.
Retract v. To Recall Or Take Back (Something That One Has Said).
Retrench v. To Cut Down Or Reduce In Extent Or Quantity.
Retrieve v. To Recover Something By Searching.
Retroactive adj. Operative On, Affecting, Or Having Reference To Past Events, Transactions, Responsibilities.
Retrograde v. To Cause To Deteriorate Or To Move Backward.
Retrogression n. A Going Or Moving Backward Or In A Reverse Directio
Retrospect n. A View Or Contemplation Of Something Past.
Retrospective adj. Looking Back On The Past.
Reunite v. To Unite Or Join Again, As After Separatio
Revelation n. A Disclosing, Discovering, Or Making Known Of What Was Before Secret, Private, Or Unknow
Revere v. To Regard With Worshipful Veneratio
Reverent adj. Humble.
Reversion n. A Return To Or Toward Some Former State Or Conditio
Revert v. To Return, Or Turn Or Look Back, As Toward A Former Position Or The Like.
Revile v. To Heap Approach Or Abuse Upo
Revisal n. Revisio
Revise v. To Examine For The Correction Of Errors, Or For The Purpose Of Making Changes.
Revocation n. Repeal.
Revoke v. To Rescind.
Rhapsody n. Rapt Or Rapturous Utterance.
Rhetoric n. The Art Of Discourse.
Rhetorician n. A Showy Writer Or Speaker.
Ribald adj. Indulging In Or Manifesting Coarse Indecency Or Obscenity.
Riddance n. The Act Or Ridding Or Delivering From Something Undesirable.
Ridicule n. Looks Or Acts Expressing Amused Contempt.
Ridiculous adj. Laughable And Contemptible.
Rife adj. Abundant.
Righteousness n. Rectitude.
Rightful adj. Conformed To A Just Claim According To Established Laws Or Usage.
Rigmarole n. Nonsense.
Rigor n. Inflexibility.
Rigorous adj. Uncompromising.
Ripplet n. A Small Ripple, As Of Water.
Risible adj. Capable Of Exciting Laughter.
Rivulet n. A Small Stream Or Brook.
Robust adj. Characterized By Great Strength Or Power Of Endurance.
Rondo n. A Musical Composition During Which The First Part Or Subject Is Repeated Several Times.
Rookery n. A Place Where Crows Congregate To Breed.
Rotary adj. Turning Around Its Axis, Like A Wheel, Or So Constructed As To Turn Thus.
Rotate v. To Cause To Turn On Or As On Its Axis, As A Wheel.
Rote n. Repetition Of Words Or Sounds As A Means Of Learning Them, With Slight Attentio
Rotund adj. Round From Fullness Or Plumpness.
Rudimentary adj. Being In An Initial, Early, Or Incomplete Stage Of Development.
Rue v. To Regret Extremely.
Ruffian adj. A Lawless Or Recklessly Brutal Fellow.
Ruminant adj. Chewing The Cud.
Ruminate v. To Chew Over Again, As Food Previously Swallowed And Regurgitated.
Rupture v. To Separate The Parts Of By Violence.
Rustic adj. Characteristic Of Dwelling In The Country.
Ruth n. Sorrow For Another’S Misery.

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