a. headstrong; rash; indifferent to or disregardful of consequences
E.g. This time, the killer appeared to have been much more reckless about being seen.
v. bring into or return to a suitable condition for use; claim back; make useful again
E.g. To reclaim the Constitution from conservatives, we must realize that there is no such thing as a neutral method of interpreting the Constitution.
v. correct inconsistencies; become friendly after a quarrel; become compatible or consistent
E.g. Nothing could ever again reconcile him to his enemy.
n. act of reconciling, or state of being reconciled; reconcilement; restoration to harmony; renewal of friendship
E.g. After read the letter, in which a reconciliation attempt written by her ex-husband, she wanted to talk with her mother.
v. enlist; register formally as a participant; engage for military service
E.g. Any disappointment of employers who came to recruit is a reflection of the state's tough economy.
v. purchase back; regain possession of by payment; ransom or rescue from captivity; pay penalty; make amends for
E.g. He was trying to redeem himself for his earlier failure.
n. act of redeeming or condition of having been redeemed; rescue upon payment of ransom
E.g. With all her forgetfulness of God, God still remembers her; showing that her redemption is altogether of grace.
v. throw or bend back light from a surface; give back or show an image of; mirror
E.g. In the essay, I will reflect on my career; it is a wonderful story.
n. image of something as reflected by mirror; remark expressing careful consideration
E.g. Last year more than a hundred ships were hijacked by pirates in Indonesian waters, a reflection of the growing lawlessness in the rest of the country.
v. abstain from; resist; hold oneself back
E.g. Whenever he heard a song with a lively chorus, Sol could never refrain from joining in.
n. act of controlling or directing according to rule; prescribed by or according to rule
E.g. If regulation is bad then lets get rid of the police department as well.
n. act of rehearsing; exercise or practice to prepare for a public performance
E.g. Please come to the rehearsal for the opening ceremony later on Friday.
n. sovereignty; rule; dominance or widespread influence
E.g. 51-year-old Tuheitia Paki is the eldest son of the previous monarch, who died last week at the age of 75, after a reign of 40 years.
a. unmoved by appeals for sympathy or forgiveness; insensible to distresses of others; unyielding
E.g. The well-known face was there: stern, relentless as ever - there was that peculiar eye which nothing could melt.
n. all that is left after other parts have been taken away, used up, or destroyed; corpse; ancient ruins or fossils
E.g. Researchers are trying to uncover real cause of this accident by examining remains in field.
n. pain of a guilty conscience; feeling of deep regret
E.g. Ah, said Bernard, my remorse is all gone, and yet I think I love you about as much as ever!
n. revival; renewal; revival of learning and culture
E.g. But he will be remembered as the man who led Italy's industrial renaissance after the damage inflicted on the country during the Second World War.
n. meeting at a prearranged time and place; popular gathering place; prearranged meeting point for troops or ships
E.g. They set off in a private plane from California anticipating a happy family ski trip to Montana - a rendezvous with grandparents.
a. famous; celebrated for great achievements, for distinguished qualities
E.g. In Europe, the French are renowned for their cooking.
n. payment, usually of an amount fixed by contract
E.g. Oh, did I mention that the rent is the same as what I'm paying here?
n. act of replacing; substitution; person or thing that takes the place of another
E.g. The only possible source for replacement is nuclear, and your allies on the left will toss lawsuit after lawsuit to prevent that from happening.
a. tending to repel or drive off; causing repugnance or aversion; disgusting
E.g. Your plan is to promote ugliness, repulsive, meaningless art.
n. state of being held in high esteem; general estimation in which a person is held by the public
E.g. We have long been aware that our reputation is affected by our day-to-day dealings and negotiations with all of our society.
n. likeness; similarity in appearance or external or superficial details
E.g. The resemblance is undeniable, from the massive arch to the carved pillars.
v. feel bitter; consider as injury or affront; be in angry
E.g. What people resent is that CEOs are earning many hundreds of times more than the average employee.
n. indignation; deep sense of injury; strong displeasure
E.g. That Gerry finally has let go of his resentment is an enormous relief to me.
n. lack of enthusiasm; skeptical caution; something saved for future use; self-restraint in expression
E.g. The bank had put $3.9 billion in reserve to cover such costs.
a. held in reserve; kept back or set aside; marked by self-restraint and reticence
E.g. He is very reserved before his lawyer comes, you cannot get a full sentence from his lips.
n. official house; large house; act of dwelling in a place
E.g. Crowds of fans gathered outside the Bachchan residence in suburban Mumbai as news of the engagement spread.
n. remainder of something after removal of parts or a part; balance
E.g. The presence of plastic residue is nothing more than an indication of possible doping.
n. act of resigning or giving up, as a claim, possession, or office; surrender
E.g. He informed that his resignation was effective immediately and never back office once more.
a. accepting one's fate; unresisting; patiently submissive; showing hopelessness
E.g. He was resigned when he saw Bob was too meek to protest Scrooge's bullying.
n. vacation spot; act of turning to for assistance
E.g. "We lied in the morning, we lied in the evening and we lied at night", he made a speech in the resort town.
n. moderation or limitation; controlling force; loss of freedom; control of feelings
E.g. For Fatah senior leaders, this restraint is the path to a Palestinian state.
v. give a summary; return to a previous location or condition
E.g. The performers need a sufficient interval to resume their ordinary costume, before they re-entered the dining-room.
a. selling of goods to consumers
E.g. A lot has been said about the massive influence of the US retail group Wal-Mart.
v. do something harmful or negative to get revenge for some harm; fight back or respond in kind to an injury or affront
E.g. However, attempting to retaliate is either futile or dangerous ethically.
v. keep delaying; continue to hinder; prevent from progress; impede; hinder
E.g. Cold weather will retard the growth of the crops.
a. occurring or developing later than desired or expected; delayed
E.g. Lazy, ignorant, and retarded is no way to go through life, son.
a. shy and reserved; modest
E.g. Given Susan's retiring personality, no one expected her to take up public speaking.