- RACONTEUR Dictionary lookup
: A skilled storyteller - held spellbound by a superb raconteur.
437. RADICAL (noun): One who advocates extreme basic changes - The reform movement was led by a radical.
(adj.): Thorough, extreme - radical measures adopted to meet the emergency.
- RAMIFICATION Dictionary lookup
: A branching; sub-division - studied the subject in all its ramifications.
439. RAZE: To tear down completely- razed the old building.
- RECAPITULATE Dictionary lookup
: To restate in a brief, concise form; to sum up - recapitulated the main ideas.
441. RECIPROCAL: Mutual; done in return for something received - held each other in reciprocal esteem.
442. RECUMBENT: Lying down; leaning back or down - resting in a recumbent position.
(1) Fragrant - a room redolent of roses.
- REDOUBTABLE Dictionary lookup
: Commanding fear or respect - cringing before a redoubtable enemy.
- REITERATE Dictionary lookup
: Repeat (several times) - reiterated his story once more.
447. REMUNERATIVE: Profitable - a remunerative job.
Synonyms: lucrative, gainful
- RENEGADE Dictionary lookup
: One who forsakes political or party principles or his religious faith - a renegade from his former allegiance.
Synonyms: turncoat, apostate, recreant, traitor
- REPRISAL Dictionary lookup
: Injury inflicted in turn for one received - took action in reprisal against his neighbor.
- RESENTMENT Dictionary lookup
: Feeling of displeasure or indignation resulting from mistreatment or abuse - showed resentment at what he considered an unwarranted insult.
Synonyms: umbrage, dudgeon, animosity
- RESILIENT Dictionary lookup
: Elastic; light-hearted; possessing power of recovery - a resilient Spirit, refusing to admit defeat.
Synonyms: flexible, pliable, supple, limber
- RESPITE Dictionary lookup
(1) Temporary deferment or cessation of work or pain - a brief respite from labor.
- RETRIBUTION Dictionary lookup
: The reward or punishment exacted for an injury, wickedness, or other action - suffered just retribution for his folly.
Synonyms: requital, nemesis
- RETRIEVE Dictionary lookup
(1) To make good -retrieved a mistake.
(2) To recover -retrieved the suitcase left at the station.
(3) To restore - retrieved his lost fortunes.
- REVERBERATE Dictionary lookup
: To echo - a shot reverberating through the valley.
- RUDIMENTARY Dictionary lookup
: In an early stage of development - possessing only a rudimentary, knowledge of physics.
- RUE Dictionary lookup
(adj.: RUEFUL): To be sorry for-He will rue the day he left home.
Synonyms: regret, repent