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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