GRE Wordlist 40

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redolent

odorous; fragrant; suggestive (of an odor); Ex. redolent of onions/mystery

redoubtable

formidable; causing fear

redress

remedy; compensation; Ex. seek redress for the damage to your car; V: put right; remedy or rectify (a wrong); make amends for

redundant

superfluous; more than is necessary; verbose; excessively wordy; repetitious

reek

emit (an unpleasant odor or smoke); give off an unpleasant odor; give out smoke; Ex. reeking chimney; N: unpleasant odor; stench

stench

strong foul odor; reek; stink

stink

stench; V: emit a strong foul odor

refectory

dining hall; room where meals are served (in a school)

refraction

bending of a ray of light

refractory

unmanageable; disobedient and stubborn; Ex. refractory horse

refrain

abstain from; resist; forbear; N: chorus

chorus

phrase repeated throughout a song or poem

refulgent

effulgent; brilliant; brightly shining; gleaming; Ex. refulgent moon

gleam

brief flash of light; glow; V.

refurbish

renovate; make clean, bright, or fresh (make new) again; make bright by polishing; Ex. refurbish an old theater; CF. furbish: polish

refute

disprove; prove to be false; N. refutation

regal

royal; of a monarch; Ex. regal manner

regale

entertain

regatta

boat or yacht race

regeneration

spiritual rebirth; Ex. regeneration of the prisoners; V. regenerate: give or obtain new life; reform spiritually

penology

study of prison management and criminal rehabilitation

regicide

murder of a king or queen

regime

method of system or government

regimen

prescribed course of diet or exercise; prescribed diet and habits; Ex. daily regimen of a dancer

regiment

military unit; V: subject to strict order; Ex. regimented society

rehabilitate

restore to proper condition (health or useful life); restore the former rank of

reimburse

repay; pay back

reiterate

repeat

rejoinder

reply; retort; comeback; V. rejoin: say in reply

comeback

retort; quick clever reply; return to former status

rejuvenate

make young again

relegate

put into a lower or worse place; banish to an inferior position; delegate; assign; Ex. relegate the old furniture to the children'room; Ex. relegated to the second division

relent

become less severe; give in(surrender); ADJ. relentless: unyielding; continuously severe

relevant

having importance; pertinent; referring to the case in hand; N. relevance, relevancy

relic

surviving remnant (from an extinct culture); memento; keepsake; relics: corpse; Ex. ancient relics; Ex. relics of his travel; Ex. His relics are buried at X.

relinquish

give up something (with reluctance); yield; release; Ex. relinquish power/the claim to the land/his hold on my arm

relish

enjoy; savor; N: enjoyment; zest

remediable

reparable

reminiscence

recollection; V. reminisce: recollect the past

reminiscent

suggestive of something (in the past); of reminiscence

remiss

negligent; careless about a duty

remission

temporary moderation (of disease symptoms); remitting of a debt or punishment; cancelation of a debt; pardon; Ex. The disease went into remission; Ex. Christians pray for the remission of sins.

remit

transmit (money) in payment; free someone from a debt or punishment

remittance

remitting of money; amount of money remitted

remnant

remainder

remonstrate

protest; objection; V. remonstrate: say in protest

remorse

deep regret for wrongdoing; guilt; self-reproach

remunerative

(of work) compensating; rewarding; profitable; well-paid; V. remunerate: reward; pay (someone) for work or trouble

rend

split; tear apart; N. rent; CF. heartrending: causing deep sorrow

render

give; deliver; provide; represent in verbal or artistic form; depict; perform; make; translate; Ex. render the song beautifully

rendezvous

meeting place; meeting at a set time or place; V.

rendition

rendering; translation; artistic interpretation of a song, etc

renegade

deserter; traitor; ADJ.

renege

break a promise; deny; go back on; Ex. renege on the contract/paying off the debt

renounce

abandon; give up (by formal announcement); disown; repudiate; Ex. renounce one'claim to the property/one'religion; N. renunciation

renovate

restore to good condition; renew

renown

fame; ADJ. renowned

herald

messenger; sign of something to come; V: announce; proclaim; Ex. unheralded researcher

rent

tear made by rending; rip; split

reparable

capable of being repaired

reparation

compensation (for loss or wrong); amends; Ex. make reparation for the damage; CF. repair

repartee

quick clever reply

repast

meal; feast; banquet

repeal

revoke; annul

repel

drive away; disgust; Ex. repel the attack/moisture; Ex. repelled by the dirty room; CF. repulsion

repellent

driving away; disgusting; offensive; repulsive; unattractive; N.

repercussion

rebound; reaction; reverberation; Ex. serious repercussion

repertoire

list of works of music, drama, etc., a performer is prepared to present; CF. repertory

repine

fret; complain; be annoyed; Ex. repine over the undone work

replenish

fill up again

replete

fully filled; filled to the brim or to the point of being stuffed; abundantly supplied; Ex. report replete with errors

memoir

memoirs; autobiography; biography

brim

uppermost edge of a cup; projecting rim (as on a hat); Ex. The glass was full to the brim; V: be full to the brim

replica

copy

replicate

reproduce; duplicate

repository

storehouse

repose

resting; state of being at rest; calmness; V: lie at rest; relax; put or place; Ex. repose our hopes in a single man

reprehensible

deserving blame; blameworthy; V. reprehend: blame

repress

hold back (the natural expression of); restrain; crush; oppress; Ex. repressed child; Ex. repress a laugh/rebellion

reprieve

postponement or cancelation of a punishment; temporary stay; V: postpone or cancel the punishment of

reprimand

reprove severely; rebuke; N.

reprisal

retaliation

reprise

musical repetition; repeating of a piece of music; repeat performance; recurrent action; Ex. reprise in the finale; Ex. constant reprises

reproach

blame (not angrily but sadly); express disapproval or disappointment; N. ADJ. reproachful

reprobate

morally disapproved person; person hardened in sin, devoid of a sense of decency; CF. disapproved by God ?

reprobation

severe disapproval; CF. approbation

reprove

censure; rebuke; N. reproof

repudiate

disown; disavow; deny

repugnance

disgust; strong dislike; loathing; ADJ. repugnant: arousing disgust; repulsive

repulsion

distaste; disgust; act of driving back; ADJ. repulsive: causing disgust; tending to drive away; V. repel (not `repulse')

repulse

reject with rudeness or coldness (an offer or friendship); drive back (an enemy attack); CF. repulse $\neq$ cause repulsion

reputable

respectable; having a good reputation

reputed

supposed; Ex. reputed father of the child; V. repute: consider; N. repute: reputation; esteem

requiem

mass for the dead; dirge

mass

Christian religious ceremony; CF. Mass: ceremony of the Eucharist

requisite

necessary requirement; something required; ADJ: required; necessary

requisition

formal demand or request; Ex. requisition for more computing equipment; V.

requite

make return for; repay; reciprocate; revenge; N. requittal

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