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100 terms

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