SAT Reading Book 3 2202-2300

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quixotic

Adj impulsive and often rashly unpredictable

quizzical

Adj odd, queer, or comical

racism

n a belief that inherent differences among the various human races determine cultural or individual achievement, usually involving the idea that one's own race is superior

racket

n a loud noise or clamor, especially of a disturbing or confusing kind; din; uproar

raconteur

n a person who is skilled in relating stories and anecdotes interestingly

radical

Adj thoroughgoing or extreme, especially as regards change from accepted or traditional forms

rage

n the object of widespread enthusiasm, as for being popular or fashionable

raid

v to make a sudden assault or attack, as upon something to be seized or suppressed

rail

v to utter bitter complaint or vehement denunciation

raiment

n clothings, garments

rambunctious

Adj marked by uncontrollable exuberance

ramification

n a related or derived subject, problem, etc; outgrowth; consequence; implication

ramshackle

Adj loosely made or held together; rickety; shaky

ranching

Adj an establishment maintained for raising livestock under range conditions

rancorous

Adj deeply malevolent

rapacity

n given to seizing for plunder or the satisfaction of greed

rapport

n relation marked by harmony, conformity

rationalize

v to ascribe one's acts and opinions to causes that superficially seem reasonable but that actually are unrelated to the true causes

raucous

Adj harsh; strident; grating

raunchy

Adj dirty; slovenly; grubby

rave

v to talk or write with extravagant enthusiasm

raze

v to tear down; demolish; level to the ground

reactive

Adj responsive to stimulus

realign

v to arrange in a straight line, adjust

real-time

Adj at once; instantaneously

ream

n a standard quantity of paper, consisting of 20 quires or 500 sheets (formerly 480 sheets), or 516 sheets

reap

v to get as a return, recompense, or result

rearing

n the act of taking care of, raising

rebate

n a return of part of the original payment for some service or merchandise; partial refund

rebuff

v check; repel; refuse; drive away

rebuke

v to express sharp, stern disapproval of; reprove; reprimand

rebuttal

n to refute or disprove, especially by offering a contrary contention or argument

recall

v to bring back from memory; recollect; remember

receding

Adj moving away; retreating; going to or toward a more distant point; withdrawing

receptacle

n one that receives and contains something

reception

n a function or occasion when persons are formally received

receptivity

n tending to receive new ideas or suggestions favourably

reciprocate

v to give, feel, etc, in return

reciprocity

n mutual exchange

recite

v to repeat before an audience, as for entertainment

reckoning

n an appraisal or judgment

recluse

n a person who lives in seclusion

reclusive

Adj characterized by seclusion; solitary

recognition

n the identification of something as having been previously seen, heard, known, etc

reconcile

v to cause (a person) to accept or be resigned to something not desired

reconnaissance

n the process of obtaining information about the position, activities, resources, etc, of an enemy or potential enemy

reconstruction

n an act of rebuilding, reorganizing or adjusting

recount

v to relate or narrate; tell in detail; give the facts or particulars of

recourse

n access or resort to a person or thing for help or protection

recreate

v to create or make anew

recrimination

n a retaliatory accusation

recurring

Adj happening or appearing again

redistribution

n the act of dividing and giving out in shares, performed anew

redolent

Adj having a pleasant odor; fragrant

redress

v to set right, remedy

redundant

Adj characterized by vosity or unnecessary repetition in expressing ideas; prolix

reenactment

n the state or fact of being represented or performed in or as if in a play again

refined

Adj having or showing well-bred feeling, taste, etc

refinement

n fineness or elegance of feeling, taste, manners, language, etc

reflective

Adj indicative; giving back or showing an image

reflex

n any automatic, unthinking, often habitual behavior or response

reformer

n a person devoted to bringing about reform, as in politics or society

refrain

n a phrase or verse recurring at intervals in a song or poem, especially at the end of each stanza; chorus

refute

v to prove wrong by argument or evidence; show to be false or erroneous

regale

v to entertain lavishly or agreeably; delight

regenerate

v to re-create, reconstitute, or make over, especially in a better form or condition

regimen

n a regular course of action and especially of strenuous training

regulated

Adj to control or direct by a rule, principle, method, etc

rehabilitation

n to restore to a condition of good health, ability to work, or the like

rehash

v to talk over or discuss again

rehearsal

n a session of exercise, drill, or practice, usually private, in preparation for a public performance, ceremony, etc

reimbursement

n to make repayment to for expense or loss incurred

reincorporate

v to reunite or combine again so as to form one body

reinstill

v to impart gradually again

rejection

n the state of being discarded as useless or unsatisfactory

relegate

v to send or consign to an inferior position, place, or condition

reliance

n confident or trustful dependence

relic

n a surviving memorial of something past

relinquish

v to give up; put aside or desist from

reluctance

n unwillingness; disinclination

remarkable

Adj notably or conspicuously unusual; extraordinary

reminiscence

v a mental impression retained and revived

reminiscent

Adj to recall past experiences, events, etc

remiss

Adj negligent, careless, or slow in performing one's duty, business, etc

remnant

n a remaining, usually small part, quantity, number, or the like

remonstrance

n an earnest presentation of reasons for opposition or grievance

remorseful

Adj characterized by or due to deep and painful regret for wrongdoing

remuneration

n reward; pay

render

v to cause to be or become

rendition

n an interpretation, as of a role or a piece of music

rence

v to give up or put aside voluntarily

renovate

v to restore to good condition; make new or as if new again; repair

renown

n a state of being widely acclaimed and highly honored

reparable

Adj capable of being repaired or remedied

repartee

n a quick, witty reply

repeal

v to revoke or withdraw formally or officially

repercussion

n an action or effect given or exerted in return: a reciprocal action or effect

repertory

n a place where something may be found

replica

n a copy or reproduction of a work of art produced by the maker of the original or under his or her supervision

reprehensible

Adj deserving of reproof, rebuke, or censure; blameworthy

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