a. feeling about to vomit; causing uneasiness
E.g. He is not queasy about depicting mass violence, in some circumstances, as a legitimate instrument of social transformation.
n. one who gives up easily; one who quits
E.g. Actually, her being a quitter is my favorite thing about her.
a. like a fanatic; furious; uncontrollable; extremely zealous or enthusiastic
E.g. The increase in rabid anti-Semitism among the British does not in the least surprise me, when I recall my teen-age schooldays back in the 1940s.
a. torn; worn; having an irregular surface or edge; uneven or jagged in outline
E.g. They think of the word only as connected with ragged clothes and scanty food: poverty for me was synonymous with degradation.
n. grape, or a bunch of grapes; grape dried in the sun or by artificial heat
E.g. A small, seedless raisin of the Mediterranean region, used chiefly in baking.
v. wander aimlessly; move about aimlessly; walk about casually or for pleasure
E.g. As always, his inner need to ramble is overridden by the need to work.
n. violent or riotous behavior; state of excitement, passion, or debauchery
E.g. The social media rampage is a big boost for social networks, giving the insight of interactivity abilities within social networks.
a. unrestrained and violent; occurring without restraint
E.g. The reporter exposed details about rampant corruption in city government.
n. emotional closeness; harmony; relationship of mutual trust or emotional affinity
E.g. But their rapport is increasing as they spend more time together, some aides say.
n. fundamental reasons; basis; exposition of principles or reasons
E.g. The first and main rationale is the urgent need to address key sustainable development challenges of the 21st century.
n. gorge; deep narrow steep-sided valley
E.g. The chopper crashed into a mountain ravine on Tuesday, apparently after being hit by rebel fire.
n. extremely attractive; entrancing; transporting
E.g. With large ground to wall windows, a sprawling living room, a ravishing indoor pool and 2 main bedrooms - all are designed in the most elegant way possible.
n. one who harvests grain, especially a machine for harvesting grain or pulse crops
E.g. If a reaper is wounded at his work, they make the cat lick the wound.
n. assurance or confirmation renewed or repeated; act of confirming someone's opinion or impression
E.g. Potential investors want reassurance that your market is sizable and that you comprehend the opportunities and limitations of the market.
a. resisting control or authority; discontented as toward authority
E.g. If moderators try to abstain, they feel trapped and rebellious.
n. proving to be false or incorrect; response with contrary evidence
E.g. Ready and spontaneous skill in rebuttal is the final excellence of debating.
v. retract a previous statement; sing over again; utter repeatedly in song
E.g. She'll also be badgered to recant her 12 year affiliation with the Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund.
a. quick or willing to receive ideas, suggestions; capable of receiving
E.g. Their minds remain receptive to the message of capitalism; and to consume goods and services in abundance.
v. act, feel, or give mutually or in return; move back and forth alternately; be complementary or equivalent
E.g. Do you think that if the Palestinians dropped the right to return that Israel would reciprocate?
n. one who lives in solitude; withdrawn from the world; reclusive
E.g. The modern founder of Pantheism, Benedict Spinoza, was a man of pure and saintly character, a gentle recluse from the world, lovable and blameless.
n. gain information about enemy; inspection or exploration of an area
E.g. That led Hyland to a job in reconnaissance and deployment to Iraq in October 2006.
v. narrate or tell; count over again
E.g. A born storyteller, my father loved to recount anecdotes about his early years in New York.
n. amusement; entertainment
E.g. Wednesday's anniversary culminates in a recreation of the student march that started the Velvet Revolution.
v. set right; correct by calculation or adjustment
E.g. Probably the most costly to rectify is that caused by toxic chemicals entering the water supply.
v. recover; return to health or strength; recover from financial loss
E.g. She moved with her mother and her older brother David to Miami Beach, where the climate would help David recuperate from a kidney infection.
a. exceeding what is necessary or natural; repetitious; excessively wordy
E.g. He said certain staff had been identified as redundant owing to technological efficiencies and improvements.
v. emit odor; be pervaded by something unpleasant
E.g. The rooms reek with stale tobacco smoke.
n. someone to investigate and report on a case or to ensure fair play
E.g. A referee is a person who has authority to make decisions about play in many sports.
a. of or relating to a monarch; royal; magnificent; splendid
E.g. The queen, dressed in regal purple, was joined by her husband.
n. form of government; government in power; administration; prevailing social system or pattern
E.g. State Department officials insisted that, privately, the Yeltsin regime is still willing to cooperate in the search for peace.
n. government; mode of ruling; rule; authority
E.g. The regiment is stationed there since the riots; and the officers are the most agreeable men in the world: they put all our young knife-grinders and scissor merchants to shame.
v. hash over again; prepare or use again; bring forth again in another form without significant alteration
E.g. I gave a lot of explanations last year and I don't think I need to rehash it all.
v. pay back for some expense incurred
E.g. You must make the payments directly to the providers of those services, you can't just reimburse the people who you are benefiting.
n. strap or rope attached to the bridle or bit, used to control a horse or other animal; instrument or means of curbing, restraining, or governing
E.g. To my faults also she gave ample indulgence, never imposing curb or rein on anything I said.
n. rebirth of the soul in another body; revitalization in another form; a new embodiment
E.g. The brownstone had already endured one reincarnation: In the 1940's, it was converted into eight studio apartments.
v. place again in possession, or in a former state; restore to a state from which one had been removed
E.g. It is a story about how to reinstate a king in the possession of the kingdom.
v. feel joy; experience gladness in a high degree; have pleasurable satisfaction; be delighted; enjoy
E.g. I always rejoice in my comrades' achievements.
v. join again; unite after separation; come, or go, again into the presence of
E.g. He could rejoin the team next season, but likely only if he is acquitted.
n. falling back into a former state, especially becoming worse
E.g. He handed in his resignation at once--and that night the Judge suffered a relapse and died.
n. state of refreshing tranquility; act of making less strict
E.g. The relaxation also covers foreign language teachers and researchers transferred to Poland by their companies, who will not need to apply for work permits.