Difficult words starting with R

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  1. reprimand
    an act or expression of criticism and censure
  2. remit
    send in payment
  3. reek
    give off smoke, fumes, warm vapour, steam, etc.
  4. refute
    overthrow by argument, evidence, or proof
  5. refulgent
    radiating or as if radiating light
  6. rake
    level or smooth with a long-handled tool with a row of teeth
  7. redoubtable
    inspiring fear
  8. rant
    talk at length in a noisy, excited, or angry manner
  9. ransack
    search thoroughly
  10. ramification
    a development that complicates a situation
  11. remonstrate
    argue in protest or opposition
  12. ramshackle
    in deplorable condition
  13. retinue
    the group following and attending to some important person
  14. recreant
    having deserted a cause or principle
  15. reprobation
    severe disapproval
  16. raconteur
    a person skilled in telling anecdotes
  17. rickety
    inclined to shake as from weakness or defect
  18. roseate
    of something having a dusty purplish pink color
  19. retrograde
    moving or directed or tending in a backward direction
  20. rotund
    spherical in shape
  21. renounce
    turn away from; give up
  22. ruminate
    reflect deeply on a subject
  23. reprisal
    a retaliatory action against an enemy in wartime
  24. regicide
    the act of killing a king
  25. rift
    a narrow fissure in rock
  26. recrimination
    mutual accusations
  27. roue
    a dissolute man in fashionable society
  28. ribald
    humorously vulgar
  29. repast
    the food served and eaten at one time
  30. reconnaissance
    the act of scouting
  31. rig
    equip with sails or masts
  32. resurrect
    cause to become alive again
  33. rife
    excessively abundant
  34. repose
    a disposition free from stress or emotion
  35. repudiate
    refuse to acknowledge, ratify, or recognize as valid
  36. ratify
    approve and express assent, responsibility, or obligation
  37. renegade
    someone who rebels and becomes an outlaw
  38. rumble
    utter or emit low, dull, resonant sounds
  39. recourse
    act of turning to for assistance
  40. restitution
    the act of restoring something to its original state
  41. retroactive
    affecting things past
  42. ruffian
    a cruel and brutal fellow
  43. rococo
    having excessive asymmetrical ornamentation
  44. reinstate
    bring back into original existence, function, or position
  45. reprise
    repeat an earlier theme of a composition
  46. rubric
    a heading that is printed in red or in a special type
  47. ramble
    move about aimlessly or without any destination
  48. roil
    make turbid by stirring up the sediments of
  49. ragamuffin
    a dirty shabbily clothed urchin
  50. raiment
    especially fine or decorative clothing
  51. recuperate
    restore to good health or strength
  52. remission
    an abatement in intensity or degree
  53. rancid
    having a rank smell or taste
  54. ravine
    a deep narrow steep-sided valley
  55. repartee
    adroitness and cleverness in reply
  56. riposte
    a counterattack made immediately after successfully parrying
  57. rustle
    make a dry crackling sound
  58. rotunda
    a building having a circular plan and a dome
  59. repercussion
    a remote or indirect consequence of some action
  60. relinquish
    turn away from; give up
  61. rabid
    marked by excessive enthusiasm for a cause or idea
  62. relegate
    assign to a lower position
  63. reckon
    expect, believe, or suppose
  64. reprieve
    postpone the punishment of a convicted criminal
  65. rider
    a clause that is appended to a legislative bill
  66. rue
    feel sorry for; be contrite about

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