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rancid

adj. -having a disgusting smell
s. - having a strong odor
a. -pleasant smelling
In the town square Mercutio joked that the nurse had a rancid smell.

rationalizations

n.- excuses that seem logical
s. - reasonable explanation
a. - bad reasoning
Were the rationalizations of Romeo and Juliet logical? Fate or free will?

receding

adj.- moving away from
s. - drifting, leaving, fading
a. - traveling toward
Juliet was receding from the tomb until she saw Romeo dead on the floor.

reconciliation

n.- friendly end to a quarrel
s. - mediation
a. - rivalry, rue, conflict
Was it possible for there to be a reconciliation between the feuding families?

reigned

v. - ruled
s. - governed
a. - not supervised
Who reigned as the leader in Verona during the play?

reiterated

v. - repeated
s. - said again
a. - said once
The apothecary reiterated that he could not by law sell poison.

resiliency

n. - ability to spring back
s. - good reflexes, pliancy
a. - no flexibility
During the sword fights Romeo showed great resiliency.

resolve

n. - determination; purpose
s. - promise
a. - indifference
(CAN ALSO BE A VERB.)
Romeo and Juliet had a resolve to marry.

radical

adj. -extreme
s. - not mainstream
a. - ordinary, usual, normal
Did you think Friar Laurence's plan was radical?

rampaging

v. -rushing wildly about
s. - charging with anger, enraged
a. - acting calm
Wanting revenge, Romeo was rampaging against Tybalt.

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