SAT GREEN BOOK 25

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reprisal

revenge; retaliation; vendetta; vengeance

reproach

to express disapproval of, criticize

reprobate

a morally unprincipled person; a degenerate

reprove

to criticize or correct gently; reproach; chide, scold, reject

repudiate

disavow, revoke, annul, nullify, deny, reject

repugnant

causing a feeling of strong dislike or disgust; offensive; distasteful

repulse

to send back, to reject, rebuff, ignore, avoid

reputed

generally supposed to be such

requisite

compulsory, essential, mandatory; requirement

rescind

to take back or make invalid; revoke; reject

reserved

self-restrained, modest, not showy

reside

dwell, occupy, inhabit, to live in a place

residual

remaining behind as a residue; left over

resignation

withdrawal from job or position; passive submission or surrender

resilient

able to resume shape after being pressed or stretched; elastic; able to recover quickly from illness; stubborn

resolute

set in purpose, steadfast, earnest, determined, unwavering

resonant

having or producing a full deep or rich sound, vibrant

resound

reverberate, echo, vibrate, to ring

resourceful

able to deal effectively with different situations, innovative, proficient

respite

delay. postponement; a brief interval of rest

resplendent

brilliant; filled with splendor; radiant; shining

responsiveness

ready ability to respond, friendliness

restaurateur

owner or manger of a restaurant

restrictive

limiting; restricting

resurgent

able to rise after defeat

resurrection

rising from the dead; revival

retaliation

revenge, retribution, attack

retard

hinder, impede, to show down, to hold back

reticent

characteristically silent or quiet

reticulate

cover with a network

retiring

shy, modest, quiet, self-effacing

retort

to reply in a sharp fashion; a biting remark

retract

to pull back in; to take back, cancel or revoke

retraction

formal statement renouncing an inaccurate or unjustified comment, abjuration; a form of taking back

retrospect

hindsight; looking backward

revamp

to renovate; to revise or reconstruct

revel

to take great pleasure or delight; to celebrate; to take part in uproarious activities

revelation

something revealed, insight, exposure, prophecy

revelry

uninhibited celebration; joyful, exuberant activity

reverberate

to cause a sound to re-echo

revere

to regard with great devotion or respect, to honor

reverence

a feeling of deep awe, respect and love

revert

to go back in thought, action, or speech

revile

to criticize strongly; to berate

revive

to reawaken, to bring to life, recovery

revulsion

a strong, often sudden feeling of dislike or disgust. a feeling of loathing

rhapsodize

to express oneself in an enthusiastic manner; to gush in a happy manner

rhetoric

the art or study of using language effectively and persuasively; over-elaborate language

ribald

rude; vulgar, lewd, off-color

rife

abundant; great in number or amount

rift

fracture, a narrow, crack, a split, a break in friendship

rigidity

stiffness, unwillingness to change, lack of pliancy

rigorous

strict, harsh, severe, exacting, austere

rind

a tough outer covering, esp. of a fruit, back of a tree

riposte

quick sharp return in speech or action, counterstroke

rivet

something that fastens two parts together; also to hold the attention of

robust

hale, hardy, energetic, able-bodied, vigorous

rogue

mountebank, scoundrel, dishonest person, unwelcomed

roster

a list of names; especially of personnel available for duty

rote

a memorizing process using routine or repetition, often without comprehension

rotund

round, corpulent, globular

roue

an immoral man, libertine, wanton, profligate

rout

to defeat completely; to root, search, poke around; to drive or force out

routine

customary procedures; habitual, regular, ordinary, expected; everyday

rudimentary

basic, crude,undeveloped; related to fundamental principles or skills

rue

to feel sorry about something; to regret; mourn

ruffle

to disturb the smoothness of, to upset mildly

ruminate

to ponder; to reflect upon, to think

rustic

countrified, unsophisticated, unpolished, rural

ruthless

without mercy or compassion; pitiless or crue

sacrosanct

blindly accepted, unquestioned

saga

a long story, often telling the history of a family

sagacious

discerning, shrewd, keen in judgment, wise; perceptive

sage

a person of wisdom and prudence

salient

readily attracting notice, noticeable, important

sallow

lacking color; pale; sickly-looking

sally

a sudden onslaught; an excursion or expedition; a clever rejoinder

salubrious

favorable to promoting or contributing to good health

salutary

wholesome, healthful, remedial

salutation

a greeting or welcome; words used at the beginning of a letter or speech

salvation

a person or thing that causes one to be saved from danger

sanctimonious

practicing hypocrisy; pretending to be sincere, arrogant

sanctuary

a holy place or place of protection

sanguine

cheerful, confident, optimistic, sweet

satiety

the state of being overly satisfied

savoir faire

ability to say and do the right thing at the right time

savory

pleasing to the taste or smell

scale

something calibrated; a device used to measure; series; to climb up

scant

very little or not much; barely sufficient; meager

scapegoat

one who is made an object of blame for others

schism

a division; discord or disharmony; separation

scintilla

a small amount, spark, trace

scintillate

to sparkle; dazzle; stimulate

scion

a descendant directly from the same parents or ancestors

scoff

to make fun of; to mock in disapproval

scorn

to treat with a great lack of respect

scotch

suppress, thwart, to put an end to

scrupulous

careful of small details; honest; conscientious

scrutinize

to look very carefully; to examine

scurrilous

offensive to accepted standards; grossly abusive

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