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Set 17 D


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quick sharp reply; V.
recover; put right; find and bring in; regain; Ex. retrieve the situation
hard and unbending; stiff and unyielding; fixed in behavior or views; strict; rigorous; Ex. rigid rule
n roil
make liquids murky by stirring up sediment; disturb
n riddle
pierce with holes; permeate or spread throughout; Ex. The gunman riddled the car with bullets; Ex. The whole report is riddled with errors; N. large sieve (separating earth from stone)
put to rout; stampede; drive out; N: complete defeat and disorderly retreat
n rhetoric
art of effective communication; art of using language effectively and persuasively; style of speaking or writing; grandiloquent language; Ex. political rhetoric; ADJ. rhetorical; CF. rhetorical question: question to which no answer is expected as ``Who knows it ?''
s relapse
return to a former state (esp. after improvement); N.
n revelry
boisterous merrymaking; V. revel: engage boisterous festivities; enjoy greatly; N: boisterous festivity or celebration
n rig
fix or manipulate; manipulate dishonestly for personal gain; Ex. rig the election
n rivulet
small stream; CF. rill < rivulet < river
withdraw; take back; draw back; Ex. retract a statement/an offer/claws; N. retraction; CF. retractile
n rousing
lively; inducing excitement; stirring; V. rouse: waken; arouse from sleep or depression; excite; stir up
relapse; backslide; turn back to; return to the former owner; N. reversion
s enact
make (a bill) into law
n retentive
holding; able to retain things (esp. facts in the mind); having a good memory
s rotund
(of a person) fat and round
n rider
amendment or clause added to a legislative bill
respectful; worshipful; V. revere: regard with reverence; N. reverence: profound respect
s rivet
metal pin used for fastening metal plates together; V: fasten with a rivet; engross
n reverie
daydream; abstracted musing
n rote
repetition; memorization through repetition without understanding; Ex. learn poetry by rote
revive; bring back to life or consciousness; Ex. resuscitate the drowned child
n rotundity
roundness; sonorousness of speech
n retiring
shy and reserved (of a person); modest; Ex. her retiring personality
s resurrect
n roseate
rosy; optimistic; Ex. roseate views
n revile
attack with abusive language; vilify(slander)
strong; vigorous
s rig
arrangement of masts and sails; V: equip (a ship) with rigging; ADJ. rigging: ropes that hold up a ship's sails
following; attendants
n retrench
cut down; cut down expenses; economize
s reverend
deserving reverence; N: priest
s pulpit
raised platform used in preaching (in a church)
n rhapsodize
speak or write in an exaggeratedly enthusiastic manner; Ex. rhapsodize over the beauty of the scenery
repay in kind (usually for bad treatment); V. retaliate
cancel; retract; CF. irrevocable
n retroactive
taking effect before its enactment (as a law) or imposition (as a tax); (of a law) having effect on the past as well as the future
n retrograde
go backwards; recede; degenerate; deteriorate; ADJ.
s rhapsody
excessively enthusiastic expression of feeling; musical composition of irregular form (as if made up as one plays it)
keep; maintain possession of; employ (esp. a lawyer or advisor); N. retainer: servant; fee paid to retain an advisor
n rotunda
circular building or hall covered with a dome
n reverberate
echo repeatedly; resound; Ex. The thunder reverberated across the valley.
n retribution
deserved punishment for wrongdoing; punishment for offenses; compensation; vengeance; CF. pay back
n reticent
inclined to silence; uncommunicative; reserved; Ex. He was reticent about the reasons; N. reticence
n rife
(of something bad) widespread; abundant; current
ornate; highly decorated; N. CF. 18th century
s stampede
sudden frenzied rush (of panic-stricken animals or people); V: participate in or cause stampede; Ex. stampede before the price rises
n revulsion
sudden strong feeling of disgust; sudden violent change of feeling; negative reaction; Ex. revulsion from the scenes of torture
n rile
irritate; vex; muddy
s backslide
revert (to bad habits); N. reverter
looking back on the past; N. retrospection; V. retrospect
n rostrum
raised platform for speech-making; pulpit
n riveting
holding one's attention; absorbing; engrossing
n roster
list (of names)
severity; Ex. rigors of the Russian winter
n ribald
marked by vulgar lewd humor; wanton; profane; N. ribaldry: ribald language or joke
n rift
narrow opening in a large mass; break in a friendly relation; Ex. through a rift in the clouds; OP. reconcilation

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