cueFlash

Glossary of SAT 1 Vocab: R (Rabble - Ruthless)

Start Studying! Add Cards ↓

rabble
mob; disorderly crowd
rabid
intense; furious or raging; mad
rack
to torment or torture
raconteur
a storyteller
radical
extreme; violent; complete
rail (at or against)
to complain bitterly
raillery
good-humored ridicule
raiment
clothing; garments
rakish
carefree; lively
rambunctious
restless; hard to control
ramification
a result; a consequence; a branch
rampant
widespread; raging
ramshackle
ready to fall apart; shaky
rancid
having a bad taste or smell; stale; repulsive
rancor
bitter resentment; hatred
rankle
to cause irritation; to fester
rant
to speak in a loud or violent manner
rapacious
taking by force; greedy
rapport
a close relationship; harmony
rapt
completely absorbed in; overcome with joy, love, etc.
rarefy
to refine; to make less dense
rash
recklessness or daring; a skin irritation
raspy
harsh; grating
ratify
to officially approve of
ratiocinate
to reason
ration
fixed portion; a share
rational
sensible; reasonable
rationalize
to make an excuse for
raucous
irritating or harsh in sound
ravage
to damage; to ruin
ravenous
extremely hungry; greedy
raze
to level to the ground; to destroy
realm
kingdom; region
rebuff
to refuse; to snub
rebuke
to scold; to blame
rebuttal
contradiction; opposing argument
recalcitrant
disobedient; hard to manage
recant
to withdraw or disavow a statement or opinion
recapitulate
to summarize; repeat briefly
recede
to go or move back; to withdraw
recess
a cut or notch in something; a pause or rest
recidivist
a person who goes back to crime
recipient
one who receives
reciprocal
interchangeable; mutual
reciprocate
to give in return
recluse
a hermit; one who shuts himself off from the world
recoil
to retreat; to draw back
reconcile
to bring into agreement or harmony
recondite
difficult to understand; profound
reconnoiter
to survey; to check out in advance
recount
to tell or relate, as a story
recreant
coward; traitor
recrimination
to countercharge
rectify
to correct; to make right
rectitude
honesty; moral uprightness
recumbent
lying down; reclining
recuperate
to get well again
recur
to happen again
redemption
deliverance from sin; a rescue
redolent
having a pleasant odor
redoubtable
commanding respect; formidable
redress
to set right; to remedy
redundant
repetitious; unnecessary
reek
to emit; to give off
refractory
stubborn; hard to manage
refulgent
shining; glowing
refurbish
to make new; to freshen up
refute
to prove wrong, such as an opinion
regal
pertaining to a king; splendid
regale
to entertain
regenerate
to re-create; to reform morally; to replace a lost part of the body
regent
one who governs
regicide
the killing of a king
regime
a system of government
regimen
a regular system (of exercise, diet, etc.)
regressive
moving backwards
regurgitate
to rush or surge back, as undigested food
rehabilitate
to restore to useful life
reimburse
to pay back
reiterate
to repeat
rejuvenate
to make young again
relegate
to banish; to assign to an inferior position
relentless
unyielding
relevant
significant; pertaining to the subject
relinquish
to give up; to let go
relish
to enjoy; to take a delight in
remediable
capable of being corrected
remedial
intended to correct
reminisce
to remember
remiss
negligent
remission
a lessening; a forgiveness, as of sins or offenses
remonstrate
to protest; to complain
remorse
regret for wrongdoing
remuneration
payment for a service
renaissance
rebirth; renewal; revival
renal
pertaining to the kidneys
rend
to split; to tear apart
rendezvous
a meeting; appointment
renegade
a deserter; a traitor
renege
to go back on one's word
renounce
to give up (a belief)
renovate
to make new; to repair
reparation
compensation; something done to make up for a wrong or injury done
repartee
a quick, witty reply
repast
a meal
repellent
something that drives or wards off (insects, etc.)
repercussion
reaction; aftereffect
repertoire
special skills or talents one possesses; a collection
repine
to complain; to fret
replenish
to fill up again
replete
well-filled
repose
to rest; to sleep
reprehensible
blameworthy; shameful
repress
to control; to subdue
reprimand
to scold
reprisal
retaliation; revenge
reproach
to scold; to blame
reprobate
a wicked person
reproof
a rebuke
repudiate
to reject; to disown
repugnant
disgusting; distasteful
repulse
to drive back; to repel
reputed
supposed to be
requiem
funeral hymn; mass for the dead
requisite
required or necessary; indispensable
requite
to make a return or repayment
rescind
to cancel; to repeal
residue
that which remains
resilient
recovering quickly; elastic
resolute
very determined
resonance
fullness of sound
resourceful
able to deal effectively with problems
respite
a delay; rest
resplendent
shining brightly; dazzling
restitution
repayment; a giving back
restive
restless; uneasy; impatient
restrain
to hold back; to control
résumé
a summary
resurge
to rise again
resurrection
revival; rebirth
resuscitate
to revive from apparent death or from unconsciousness
retaliation
revenge; repayment for an evil act
retentive
having a good memory; remembering
reticent
silent or reserved in manner
retinue
body of attendants or followers
retort
a short, witty reply
retract
to take back (a statement); to withdraw
retrench
to cut down or reduce expenses
retribution
deserved punishment
retrieve
to get or bring back
retroactive
applying to a period before a certain law was passed
retrogressive
going backward; becoming worse
retrospect
(preceded by "in") looking back on past events
revelation
something made known; a disclosure
revelry
noisy merrymaking
reverberate
to echo; to resound
revere
to honor; to respect
reverie
a daydream
revile
to abuse; to slander
rhetorical
concerned with mere style or effect
ribald
vulgar; indecent
rife
frequently occurring; widespread
rift
a break or split
righteous
behaving morally or justly
rigorous
strict
risible
laughable; funny
risqué
daring or indecent; not proper
rite
a religious ceremony; a solemn act
robust
strong; hearty
rogue
a dishonest person; a scoundrel
rollicking
jolly; carefree
roster
a list
rote
(preceded by "by") from memory, without thought for meaning
rotund
round; fat
rout
overwhelming defeat
rudimentary
elementary; basic
rue
to regret; to be sorrowful
ruffian
hoodlum; lawless person
ruffle
to irritate or annoy (verb); a wrinkle or ripple (noun)
ruminate
to consider carefully; to mediate on
rupture
to break apart; to burst
ruse
a skillful trick or deception
rustic
pertaining to the countryside
rustle
to steal; to make a swishing sound
ruthless
merciless; cruel

Add Cards

You must Login or Register to add cards