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readjust - verb adjust anew; adjust again after an initial failure

  • readjustment - noun the act of adjusting again (to changed circumstances); the act of adjusting something to match a standard

  • readmission - noun the act of admitting someone again

  • readmit - verb admit again or anew; admit anew

  • reaffiliation - noun affiliation anew

  • reaffirm - verb affirm once again

  • reaffirmation - noun renewed affirmation

  • reagent - noun a chemical agent for use in chemical reactions

  • reagin - noun an immunoglobulin E that is formed as an antibody against allergens (such as pollen); attaches to cell membranes causing the release of histamine and other substances responsible for the local inflammation characteristic of an allergy

  • realgar - noun a rare soft orange mineral consisting of arsenic sulphide; an important ore of arsenic

  • realign - verb align anew or better

  • realism - noun the attribute of accepting the facts of life and favoring practicality and literal truth; (philosophy) the philosophical doctrine that physical objects continue to exist when not perceived; (philosophy) the philosophical doctrine that abstract concepts exist independent of their names; an artistic movement in 19th century France; artists and writers strove for detailed realistic and factual description; the state of being actual or real

  • realist - noun a philosopher who believes that universals are real and exist independently of anyone thinking of them; a painter who represents the world realistically and not in an idealized or romantic style; a person who accepts the world as it literally is and deals with it accordingly

  • realistic - adj. aware or expressing awareness of things as they really are; of or relating to the philosophical doctrine of realism; representing what is real; not abstract or ideal

  • realistically - adv. in a realistic manner; in a realistic manner

  • reality - noun the quality possessed by something that is real; the state of being actual or real; the state of the world as it really is rather than as you might want it to be; all of your experiences that determine how things appear to you

  • realizable - adj. capable of being realized; capable of existing or taking place or proving true; possible to do

  • realization - noun something that is made real or concrete; making real or giving the appearance of reality; the completion or enrichment of a piece of music left sparsely notated by a composer; a sale in order to obtain money (as a sale of stock or a sale of the estate of a bankrupt person) or the money so obtained; coming to understand something clearly and distinctly; a musical composition that has been completed or enriched by someone other than the composer

  • realize - verb make real or concrete; give reality or substance to; expand or complete (a part in a piece of baroque music) by supplying the harmonies indicated in the figured bass; convert into cash; of goods and property; perceive (an idea or situation) mentally; be fully aware or cognizant of; earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages

  • reallocate - verb allocate, distribute, or apportion anew

  • reallocation - noun a share that has been allocated again; a new apportionment (especially a new apportionment of congressional seats in the United States on the basis of census results)

  • reallot - verb allot again

  • reallotment - noun a new apportionment (especially a new apportionment of congressional seats in the United States on the basis of census results)

  • really - adv. used as intensifiers; `real' is sometimes used informally for `really'; `rattling' is informal; in accordance with truth or fact or reality; in fact (used as intensifiers or sentence modifiers); in actual fact

  • realness - noun the state of being actual or real

  • reamer - noun a drill that is used to shape or enlarge holes; a squeezer with a conical ridged center that is used for squeezing juice from citrus fruit

  • reanimate - verb give new life or energy to

  • reaper - noun farm machine that gathers a food crop from the fields; Death personified as an old man or a skeleton with a scythe; someone who helps to gather the harvest

  • reappear - verb appear again

  • reappearance - noun the act of someone appearing again; the event of something appearing again

  • reapportion - verb allocate, distribute, or apportion anew

  • reapportionment - noun a new apportionment (especially a new apportionment of congressional seats in the United States on the basis of census results)

  • reappraisal - noun a new appraisal or evaluation

  • reappraise - verb appraise anew

  • rearm - verb arm anew; arm again

  • rearmament - noun the act of arming again

  • rearmost - adj. located farthest to the rear

  • rearrange - verb put into a new order or arrangement

  • rearrangement - noun changing an arrangement

  • rearward - adj. directed or moving toward the rear; located in or toward the back or rear; adv. at or to or toward the back or rear; noun direction toward the rear

  • rearwards - adv. at or to or toward the back or rear

  • reasonable - adj. marked by sound judgment; showing reason or sound judgment; not excessive or extreme

  • reasonableness - noun the quality of being plausible or acceptable to a reasonable person; moderation in expectations; the property of being moderate in price or expenditures; goodness of reason and judgment; the state of having good sense and sound

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  • reasonably - adv. to a moderately sufficient extent or degree; with good sense or in a reasonable or intelligent manner

  • reasoned - adj. logically valid; resulting from careful thought

  • reasoner - noun someone who reasons logically

  • reasoning - adj. endowed with the capacity to reason; noun thinking that is coherent and logical

  • reasonless - adj. not endowed with the capacity to reason; having no justifying cause or reason; not marked by the use of reason

  • reassail - verb assail again

  • reassemble - verb assemble once again, after taking something apart

  • reassembly - noun assembling again

  • reassert - verb strengthen or make more firm

  • reassertion - noun renewed affirmation

  • reassess - verb revise or renew one's assessment

  • reassessment - noun a new appraisal or evaluation

  • reassign - verb transfer somebody to a different position or location of work

  • reassignment - noun assignment to a different duty

  • reassurance - noun the act of reassuring; restoring someone's confidence

  • reassure - verb give or restore confidence in; cause to feel sure or certain; cause to feel sure; give reassurance to

  • reassured - adj. having confidence restored; freed from anxiety

  • reassuring - adj. restoring confidence and relieving anxiety

  • reassuringly - adv. in a reassuring manner

  • reattribute - verb attribute to another source

  • reawaken - verb awaken once again

  • rebarbative - adj. serving or tending to repel

  • rebate - noun a refund of some fraction of the amount paid; a rectangular groove made to hold two pieces together; verb join with a rebate; cut a rebate in (timber or stone); give a reduction in the price during a sale

  • rebato - noun a wired or starched collar of intricate lace; worn in 17th century

  • rebekah - noun (Old Testament) wife of Isaac and mother of Jacob and Esau

  • rebelliously - adv. in a rebellious manner

  • rebelliousness - noun an insubordinate act; intentionally contemptuous behavior or attitude

  • rebind - verb provide with a new binding

  • rebirth - noun the revival of learning and culture; a spiritual enlightenment causing a person to lead a new life; a second or new birth; after death the soul begins a new cycle of existence in another human body

  • reborn - adj. spiritually reborn or converted

  • rebound - noun the act of securing possession of the rebounding basketball after a missed shot; a reaction to a crisis or setback or frustration; a movement back from an impact; verb return to a former condition; spring back; spring away from an impact

  • rebroadcast - noun a broadcast that repeated at a later time; verb broadcast again, as of a film

  • rebuff - noun a deliberate discourteous act (usually as an expression of anger or disapproval); an instance of driving away or warding off; verb reject outright and bluntly; force or drive back

  • rebuild - verb build again

  • rebuker - noun someone who finds fault or imputes blame

  • rebukingly - adv. in the manner of someone delivering a rebuke

  • reburial - noun the act of burying again

  • rebury - verb bury again

  • rebus - noun a puzzle where you decode a message consisting of pictures representing syllables and words

  • rebutter - noun (law) a pleading by the defendant in reply to a plaintiff's surrejoinder; a debater who refutes or disproves by offering contrary evidence or argument

  • recalcitrance - noun the trait of being unmanageable

  • recalcitrate - verb show strong objection or repugnance; manifest vigorous opposition or resistance; be obstinately disobedient

  • recalculate - verb calculate anew

  • recalculation - noun the act of calculating again (usually to eliminate errors or to include additional data)

  • recall - noun the act of removing an official by petition; the process of remembering (especially the process of recovering information by mental effort); a bugle call that signals troops to return; a call to return; a request by the manufacturer of a defective product to return the product (as for replacement or repair); verb cause one's (or someone else's) thoughts or attention to return from a reverie or digression; summon to return; cause to be returned; make unavailable; bar from sale or distribution; recall knowledge from memory; have a recollection; go back to something earlier; call to mind

  • recant - verb formally reject or disavow a formerly held belief, usually under pressure

  • recantation - noun a disavowal or taking back of a previous assertion

  • recap - noun a used automobile tire that has been remolded to give it new treads; a summary at the end that repeats the substance of a longer discussion; verb summarize briefly

  • recapitulate - verb summarize briefly; repeat stages of evolutionary development during the embryonic phase of life; repeat an earlier theme of a composition

  • recapitulation - noun a summary at the end that repeats the substance of a longer discussion; (music) the section of a composition or movement (especially in sonata form) in which musical themes that were introduced earlier are repeated; emergence during embryonic development of various characters or structures that appeared during the evolutionary history of the strain or species

  • recapture - noun the act of taking something back; a legal seizure by the government of profits beyond a fixed amount; verb capture again; take up anew; experience anew; take back by force, as after a battle

  • recast - verb cast or model anew; cast again; cast again, in a different role

  • recasting - noun changing a particular word or phrase

  • recce - noun reconnaissance (by shortening)

  • recco - noun reconnaissance (by shortening)

  • reccy - noun reconnaissance (by shortening)

  • recede - verb become faint or more distant; move back and away from; retreat; pull back or move away or backward

  • receipts - noun the entire amount of income before any deductions are made

  • receivable - adj. awaiting payment

  • receivables - noun money that you currently expect to receive from notes or accounts

  • received - adj. widely accepted as true or worthy; conforming to the established language usage of educated native speakers

  • receiver - noun set that receives radio or tv signals; a football player who catches (or is supposed to catch) a forward pass; earphone that converts electrical signals into sounds; a person who gets something; (law) a person (usually appointed by a court of law) who liquidates assets or preserves them for the benefit of affected parties

  • receivership - noun the office of a receiver; a court action that places property under the control of a receiver during litigation so that it can be preserved for the benefit of all; the state of property that is in the hands of a receiver

  • recency - noun the property of having happened or appeared not long ago; a time immediately before the present

  • recently - adv. in the recent past; very recently

  • recentness - noun the property of having happened or appeared not long ago; a time immediately before the present

  • receptionist - noun a secretary whose main duty is to answer the telephone and receive visitors

  • receptively - adv. in a receptive manner

  • receptiveness - noun willingness or readiness to receive (especially impressions or ideas)

  • receptivity - noun willingness or readiness to receive (especially impressions or ideas)

  • recessional - adj. of or relating to receding; noun a hymn that is sung at the end of a service as the clergy and choir withdraw; the withdrawal of the clergy and choir from the chancel to the vestry at the end of a church service

  • recessionary - adj. of or pertaining to a recession

  • recharge - verb charge anew; load anew with ammunition, "She reloaded the gun carefully"

  • recidivism - noun habitual relapse into crime

  • recidivist - noun someone who lapses into previous undesirable patterns of behavior; someone who is repeatedly arrested for criminal behavior (especially for the same criminal behavior)

  • reciprocality - noun a relation of mutual dependence or action or influence

  • reciprocally - adv. in an inverse or contrary manner; in a mutual or shared manner; (often followed by `for') in exchange or in reciprocation

  • reciprocation - noun alternating back-and-forth movement; the act of making or doing something in return; mutual interaction; the activity of reciprocating or exchanging (especially information)

  • reciprocative - adj. given or done or owed to each other

  • reciprocatory - adj. moving alternately backward and forward

  • recirculation - noun circulation again

  • recission - noun (law) the act of rescinding; the cancellation of a contract and the return of the parties to the positions they would have had if the contract had not been made

  • recitalist - noun a musician who gives recitals

  • recitation - noun a public instance of reciting or repeating (from memory) something prepared in advance; written matter that is recited from memory; systematic training by multiple repetitions; a regularly scheduled session as part of a course of study

  • recite - verb repeat aloud from memory; render verbally, "recite a poem"; specify individually; narrate or give a detailed account of; recite in elocution

  • reciter - noun someone who recites from memory

  • reckless - adj. marked by defiant disregard for danger or consequences; characterized by careless unconcern

  • recklessly - adv. in a reckless manner

  • recklessness - noun the trait of giving little thought to danger

  • reckoner - noun a handbook of tables used to facilitate computation; an expert at calculation (or at operating calculating machines)

  • reckoning - noun a bill for an amount due; the act of counting; problem solving that involves numbers or quantities

  • reclaim - verb make useful again; transform from a useless or uncultivated state; reuse (materials from waste products); claim back; overcome the wildness of; make docile and tractable; bring, lead, or force to abandon a wrong or evil course of life, conduct, and adopt a right one

  • reclaimable - adj. capable of being used again

  • reclassification - noun classifying something again (usually in a new category)

  • reclassify - verb classify anew, change the previous classification

  • recliner - noun an armchair whose back can be lowered and foot can be raised to allow the sitter to recline in it

  • reclusive - adj. providing privacy or seclusion; withdrawn from society; seeking solitude

  • reclusiveness - noun a disposition to prefer seclusion or isolation

  • recode - verb put into a different code; rearrange mentally

  • recognition - noun designation by the chair granting a person the right to speak in a deliberative body; the process of recognizing something or someone by remembering; an acceptance (as of a claim) as true and valid; approval; the explicit and formal acknowledgement of a government or of the national independence of a country; (biology) the ability of one molecule to attach to another molecule that has a complementary shape; the state or quality of being recognized or acknowledged; coming to understand something clearly and distinctly

  • recognizable - adj. capable of being recognized; easily perceived; easy to become aware of

  • recognizably - adv. to a recognizable degree

  • recognizance - noun (law) a security entered into before a court with a condition to perform some act required by law; on failure to perform that act a sum is forfeited

  • recognize - verb perceive to be the same; be fully aware or cognizant of; detect with the senses; show approval or appreciation of; exhibit recognition for (an antigen or a substrate); accept (someone) to be what is claimed or accept his power and authority; express obligation, thanks, or gratitude for; express greetings upon meeting someone; grant credentials to

  • recoil - noun a movement back from an impact; the backward jerk of a gun when it is fired; verb spring back, as from a forceful thrust; spring back; spring away from an impact; draw back, as with fear or pain; come back to the originator of an action with an undesired effect

  • recoilless - adj. of or being a weapon that is designed to minimize recoil

  • recollect - verb recall knowledge from memory; have a recollection

  • recollection - noun something recalled to the mind; the process of remembering (especially the process of recovering information by mental effort); the ability to recall past occurrences

  • recollective - adj. good at remembering

  • recombination - noun (genetics) a combining of genes or characters different from what they were in the parents; (physics) a combining of charges or transfer of electrons in a gas that results in the neutralization of ions; important for ions arising from the passage of high-energy particles

  • recombine - verb to combine or put together again; cause genetic recombination; undergo genetic recombination

  • recommence - verb begin again; cause to start anew

  • recommencement - noun beginning again

  • recommend - verb make attractive or acceptable; push for something; express a good opinion of

  • recommendation - noun any quality or characteristic that gains a person a favorable reception or acceptance or admission; something (as a course of action) that is recommended as advisable; something that recommends (or expresses commendation) of a person or thing as worthy or desirable
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