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Glossary of Kaplan's SAT Vocab (R)

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rancor
n. bitter hatred
rankle
v. to cause anger and irritation
rapacious
adj. taking by force; driven by greed
rapt
adj. deeply absorbed
rarefy
v. to make rare, thin, or less dense
raze
v. to tear down, demolish
reactionary
adj. marked by extreme conservatism, especially in politics
recapitulate
v. to review by a brief summary
recidivism
n. a tendency to relapse into a previous behavior, especially criminal behavior
refract
v. to deflect sound or light
refute
v. to contradict, discredit
relegate
v. to send into exile, banish; assign
remission
n. a lessening of intensity or degree
remuneration
n. payment for goods or services or to recompense for losses
replete
adj. abundantly supplied, complete
repose
n. relaxation, leisure
reprehensible
adj. blameworthy, disreputable
reprove
v. to criticize or correct, usually in a gentle manner
requite
v. to return or repay
rescind
v. to repeal, cancel
resilient
adj. able to recover quickly after illness or bad luck; able to bounce back into shape
resolute
adj. marked by firm determination
resplendent
adj. splendid, brilliant
revile
v. to criticize with harsh language, verbally abuse
rhetoric
n. the art of speaking or writing effectively; skill in the effective use of speech
rife
adj. abundant; prevalent especially to an increasing degree; filled with
rostrum
n. an elevated platform for public speaking

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