a. fragrant; odorous; suggestive of odor
E.g. Even though it is February, the air is redolent of spring.
a. formidable; arousing fear or awe; worthy of respect or honor
E.g. During the Cold War period, neighboring countries tried not to offend the Russians because they could be redoubtable foes.
a. stubborn; unmanageable; obstinately resistant to authority or control
E.g. The refractory horse was eliminated from the race when he refused to obey the jockey.
v. renovate; make bright by polishing
E.g. The flood left a deposit of mud on everything; we had to refurbish our belongings.
v. entertain; provide with great enjoyment
E.g. John wanted to regale us with tales of his adventures in Africa.
n. act of forming into military unit or large group of people; imposition of order or discipline; organization
E.g. Most fundamentally, the New Deal made social regimentation a primary value in American popular culture.
n. retort; comeback; answer to a reply
E.g. When someone has been rude to me, I find it particularly satisfying to come up with a quick rejoinder.
v. assign to obscure place, position, or condition; delegate; assign
E.g. If Ralph drops his second tray of drinks this week, the manager swiftly would relegate him to a minor post cleaning up behind the bar.
v. give in; become more compassionate or forgiving; cause to soften in attitude or temper
E.g. When her stern father would not relent and allow her to marry Robert Browning, Elizabeth Barrett eloped with her suitor.
a. capable of being remedied or cured; set straight or right
E.g. Let us be grateful that the damage is remediable.
n. recollection; process of remembering
E.g. Her reminiscence of her summer experience is so fascinating that she ought to write a book.
v. send back; give up; surrender; resign; restore; transmit or send, especially as money in payment of a demand
E.g. He used to remit some money to his mother on first day every month.
n. transmitting money, bills, especially to a distant place, as in satisfaction of a demand, or in discharge of an obligation
E.g. Migration to the USA and dependence on remittance is becoming a way of life for more and more Mexicans in the central and southern parts of the country.
a. remitting; characterized by remission; characterized by temporary abatement in severity, especially of diseases
E.g. If you would have died from fever, you would have died at Ujiji when you had that severe attack of remittent.
n. remainder; small part or portion that remains after the main part no longer exists
E.g. I suggest that you wait until the store places the remnant of that big fish on sale.
n. expression of protest, complaint, or reproof, especially formal statement of grievances
E.g. The authorities were deaf to the pastor's any remonstrance about the lack of police protection in the area.
v. point out; show clearly; make plain or manifest; demonstrate; present and urge reasons in opposition to
E.g. I will remonstrate with him about his rudeness.
a. compensating; rewarding; profitable or paying
E.g. I find my new work so remunerative that I may not return to my previous employment.
v. split; tear or split apart or into pieces violently
E.g. In his grief, he tried to rend his garments.
n. sacrificing; giving up; state of having rejected your religious beliefs
E.g. According to the Buddhist point of view, monks and nuns are supposed to hold renunciation vows.
a. capable of being repaired; admitting of repair
E.g. Fortunately, the damages we suffered in the accident were reparable and our car looks brand new.
n. act of putting something in working order again; act or process of making amends; compensation
E.g. At the peace conference, the defeated country promised to pay reparation to the victor.
v. restore or return to the country of birth, citizenship, or origin
E.g. In response the administration must release the detainees, repatriate them at Guantanamo or try them in a legal manner.
n. often indirect effect or result that is produced by an event or action; reflection, especially of sound
E.g. I am afraid that this unfortunate incident will have any serious repercussion.
a. filled to brim or to point of being stuffed; abundantly supplied
E.g. The movie star's memoir was replete with juicy details about the love life of half of Hollywood.
n. relaxation; leisure; freedom from worry; peace of mind
E.g. After working hard every day in the busy city, Mike finds his repose on weekends playing golf with friends.
n. expression of blame or censure; censure for a fault; reproach
E.g. The perplexity and dissatisfaction of the house expressed itself in murmurs and provoked a reproof from the bench.
v. voice or convey disapproval of; rebuke; find fault with
E.g. The principal would severely reprove the students whenever they talked in the halls.
v. disown; refuse to acknowledge; reject validity or authority of
E.g. On separating from Tony, Tina announced that she would repudiate all debts incurred by her soon-to-be ex-husband.
n. extreme dislike or aversion; opposition; conflict; resistance, in a physical sense
E.g. I can still recall my repugnance when I was told that dirty story.
v. repay; revenge; make repayment for or return something
E.g. The wretch used to requite his benefactors by betraying them.
a. echoing; strong and deep in tone; resounding; having lasting presence or effect
E.g. The deep, resonant voice of the actor James Earl Jones makes him particularly effective when he appears on stage.
a. dazzling; glorious; shining with brilliant luster; very bright
E.g. While all the adults were commenting how glorious the emperor looked in his resplendent new clothes, one little boy was heard to say, "But he's naked!".
a. impatient under restraint or opposition; resisting control; difficult to control
E.g. Waiting impatiently in line to see Santa Claus, even the best-behaved children grow restive and start to fidget.
n. resuming; beginning again; recommencement
E.g. During summer break, Don had not realized how much he missed university life: at the resumption of classes, however, he felt marked excitement and pleasure.
n. company which sells goods
E.g. That puts it in the top ten of global firms, just behind energy giants like Royal Dutch Shell but ahead of the huge US retailer Wal-Mart.
a. inclined to keep silent; reserved; uncommunicative.
E.g. It commanded its followers to be reticent � to never degrade intimate emotions by parading them in public.
n. following members; attendants accompanying high-ranking person
E.g. The queen's retinue followed her down the aisle.
v. cut down; reduce; restrict; economize
E.g. In order to be able to afford to send their children to college, they would have to retrench.
n. merrymaking, especially, festivity or jollity
E.g. The cause for the latest revelry is the fact that the government appears to be in a position to make an $8 billion gain on the stock it holds in Citigroup.