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recommit - verb send back to a committee; commit again; commit once again, as of a crime

  • reconcilable - adj. capable of being reconciled

  • reconciler - noun someone who tries to bring peace

  • reconciliation - noun getting two things to correspond; the reestablishing of cordial relations

  • reconciling - adj. tending to reconcile or accommodate; bringing into harmony

  • reconditeness - noun wisdom that is recondite and abstruse and profound; the quality of being unclear or abstruse and hard to understand

  • recondition - verb bring into an improved condition

  • reconfirm - verb confirm again

  • reconnoiter - verb explore, often with the goal of finding something or somebody

  • reconnoitre - verb explore, often with the goal of finding something or somebody

  • reconquer - verb conquer anew

  • reconsecrate - verb consecrate anew, as after a desecration

  • reconsider - verb consider again; give new consideration to; usually with a view to changing; consider again (a bill) that had been voted upon before, in legislation

  • reconsideration - noun thinking again about a choice previously made; a consideration of a topic (as in a meeting) with a view to changing an earlier decision

  • reconstitute - verb construct or form anew or provide with a new structure

  • reconstruct - verb cause somebody to adapt or reform socially or politically; reassemble mentally; do over, as of (part of) a house; build again; return to its original or usable and functioning condition

  • reconstructed - adj. adapted to social or economic change

  • reconstruction - noun the activity of constructing something again; recall that is hypothesized to work by storing abstract features which are then used to construct the memory during recall; an interpretation formed by piecing together bits of evidence; the period after the American Civil War when the southern states were reorganized and reintegrated into the Union; 1865-1877

  • reconstructive - adj. helping to restore to good condition

  • reconvene - verb meet again

  • reconvert - verb convert back

  • reconvict - verb convict anew

  • recopy - verb copy again

  • record - noun the sum of recognized accomplishments; an extreme attainment; the best (or worst) performance ever attested (as in a sport); a compilation of the known facts regarding something or someone; anything (such as a document or a phonograph record or a photograph) providing permanent evidence of or information about past events; a document that can serve as legal evidence of a transaction; the number of wins versus losses and ties a team has had; sound recording consisting of a disk with a continuous groove; used to reproduce music by rotating while a phonograph needle tracks in the groove; a list of crimes for which an accused person has been previously convicted; verb register electronically; make a record of; set down in permanent form; be aware of; be or provide a memorial to a person or an event; indicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments

  • recorder - noun equipment for making records; a barrister or solicitor who serves as part-time judge in towns or boroughs; a woodwind with a vertical pipe and 8 finger holes and a whistle mouthpiece; someone responsible for keeping records

  • recording - noun the act of making a record (especially an audio record); signal encoding something (e.g., picture or sound) that has been recorded; a storage device on which information (sounds or images) have been recorded

  • recount - noun an additional (usually a second) count; especially of the votes in a close election; verb count again; narrate or give a detailed account of

  • recoup - verb reimburse or compensate (someone), as for a loss; retain and refrain from disbursing; of payments; regain or make up for

  • recourse - noun act of turning to for assistance; something or someone turned to for assistance or security

  • recover - verb regain a former condition after a financial loss; cover anew; get or find back; recover the use of; regain or make up for; get over an illness or shock; reuse (materials from waste products)

  • recoverable - adj. capable of being recovered or regained

  • recoverer - noun someone who saves something from danger or violence

  • recreant - adj. having deserted a cause or principle; lacking even the rudiments of courage; abjectly fearful; noun a disloyal person who betrays or deserts his cause or religion or political party or friend etc.; an abject coward

  • recreate - verb create anew; give new life or energy to; give encouragement to; engage in recreational activities rather than work; occupy oneself in a diversion

  • recreation - noun activity that refreshes and recreates; activity that renews your health and spirits by enjoyment and relaxation; an activity that diverts or amuses or stimulates

  • recreational - adj. of or relating to recreation; engaged in as a pastime

  • recrimination - noun mutual accusations

  • recriminative - adj. countering one charge with another

  • recrudesce - verb become raw or open; happen

  • recrudescence - noun a return of something after a period of abatement

  • recrudescent - adj. the revival of an unfortunate situation after a period of abatement

  • recruiter - noun an official who enlists personnel for military service; someone who supplies members or employees

  • recruitment - noun the act of getting recruits; enlisting people for the army (or for a job or a cause etc.)

  • rectal - adj. of or involving the rectum

  • rectangularity - noun the property of being shaped like a rectangle

  • rectifiable - adj. capable of being repaired or rectified

  • rectification - noun determination of the length of a curve; finding a straight line equal in length to a given curve; the conversion of alternating current to direct current; (chemistry) the process of refinement or purification of a substance by distillation; the act of offering an improvement to replace a mistake; setting right

  • rectified - adj. having been put right

  • rectilineal - adj. characterized by a straight line or lines

  • recto - noun right-hand page

  • rectocele - noun protrusion or herniation of the rectum into the vagina; can occur if pelvic muscles are weakened by childbirth

  • rectoplasty - noun reconstructive surgery of the anus or rectum

  • rectorate - noun the office or station of a rector

  • rectorship - noun the office or station of a rector

  • rectosigmoid - adj. of or related to or near the sigmoid colon and the upper part of the rectum

  • rectum - noun the terminal section of the alimentary canal; from the sigmoid flexure to the anus

  • rectus - noun any of various straight muscles

  • recuperation - noun gradual healing (through rest) after sickness or injury

  • recuperative - adj. promoting recuperation

  • recurrence - noun happening again (especially at regular intervals)

  • recurrently - adv. in a recurrent manner

  • recursive - adj. of or relating to a recursion

  • recurvate - adj. curved backward or inward

  • recurve - verb curve or bend (something) back or down

  • recurvirostra - noun type genus of the Recurvirostridae: avocets

  • recurvirostridae - noun long-legged shorebirds

  • recusancy - noun refusal to submit to established authority; originally the refusal of Roman Catholics to attend services of the Church of England

  • recusation - noun (law) an objection grounded on the judge's relationship to one of the parties; (law) the disqualification of a judge or jury by reason of prejudice or conflict of interest; a judge can be recused by objections of either party or judges can disqualify themselves

  • recycle - verb use again after processing; cause to repeat a cycle

  • redaction - noun the act of putting something in writing; putting something (as a literary work or a legislative bill) into acceptable form

  • redbelly - noun freshwater turtle of Chesapeake Bay tributaries having red markings on the lower shell

  • redberry - noun small spiny evergreen shrub of western United States and Mexico with minute flowers and bright red berries; North American perennial herb with alternately compound leaves and racemes of small white flowers followed by bright red oval poisonous berries

  • redbone - noun a speedy red or red-and-tan American hound

  • redbreast - noun small Old World songbird with a reddish breast

  • redbrush - noun common North American shrub with reddish purple twigs and white flowers

  • redcap - noun a porter who helps passengers with their baggage at a railroad station; a member of the military police in Britain

  • redding - noun a town in north central California on the Sacramento River

  • rede - verb give advice to; give an interpretation or explanation to

  • redecorate - verb redo the decoration of an apartment or house

  • rededicate - verb dedicate anew

  • rededication - noun a new dedication

  • redeem - verb convert into cash; of commercial papers; pay off (loans or promissory notes); to turn in (vouchers or coupons) and receive something in exchange; restore the honor or worth of; exchange or buy back for money; under threat; save from sins

  • redeemable - adj. susceptible to improvement or reform; recoverable upon payment or fulfilling a condition; able to be converted into ready money or the equivalent

  • redeemer - noun someone who redeems or buys back (promissory notes or merchandise or commercial paper etc.); a teacher and prophet born in Bethlehem and active in Nazareth; his life and sermons form the basis for Christianity (circa 4 BC - AD 29)

  • redefine - verb give a new or different definition of (a word); give a new or different definition to

  • redefinition - noun the act of giving a new definition

  • redemptional - adj. of or relating to or resulting in redemption

  • redemptory - adj. of or relating to or resulting in redemption

  • redeploy - verb deploy anew

  • redeployment - noun the withdrawal and redistribution of forces in an attempt to use them more effectively

  • redeposit - verb deposit anew; deposit anew

  • redeposition - noun deposition from one deposit to another

  • redesign - verb design anew, make a new design for

  • redetermination - noun determining again

  • redetermine - verb fix, find, or establish again

  • redevelop - verb change the plans for the use of (land); formulate or develop again, of an improved theory or hypothesis; develop for a second time, in order to improve the contrast, colour, etc., of a negative or print

  • redevelopment - noun the act of improving by renewing and restoring

  • redeye - noun a night flight from which the passengers emerge with eyes red from lack of sleep

  • redfish - noun male salmon that has recently spawned; North Atlantic rockfish; large edible fish found off coast of United States from Massachusetts to Mexico

  • redheaded - adj. having red hair and usually fair skin

  • redirect - verb channel into a new direction

  • rediscover - verb discover again

  • rediscovery - noun the act of discovering again

  • redispose - verb dispose anew

  • redisposition - noun the withdrawal and redistribution of forces in an attempt to use them more effectively

  • redistribute - verb distribute anew

  • redistribution - noun distributing again

  • redly - adv. displaying a red color

  • redness - noun red color or pigment; the chromatic color resembling the hue of blood; a response of body tissues to injury or irritation; characterized by pain and swelling and redness and heat

  • redo - verb do over, as of (part of) a house; make new

  • redolence - noun a pleasingly sweet olfactory property

  • redolent - adj. (used with `of' or `with') noticeably odorous; having a strong pleasant odor; serving to bring to mind

  • redouble - verb make twice as great or intense; double again; double in magnitude, extent, or intensity

  • redoubt - noun a forbidding stronghold

  • redoubtable - adj. inspiring fear; having or worthy of pride

  • redox - noun a reversible chemical reaction in which one reaction is an oxidation and the reverse is a reduction

  • redraft - noun a draft for the amount of a dishonored draft plus the costs and charges of drafting again

  • redress - noun act of correcting an error or a fault or an evil; a sum of money paid in compensation for loss or injury; verb make reparations or amends for

  • redroot - noun perennial woodland native of North America having a red root and red sap and bearing a solitary lobed leaf and white flower in early spring and having acrid emetic properties; rootstock used as a stimulant and expectorant

  • redskin - noun offensive terms for Native Americans

  • redtail - noun dark brown American hawk species having a reddish-brown tail; European songbird with a reddish breast and tail; related to Old World robins

  • reduced - adj. well below normal (especially in price); made less in size or amount or degree

  • reducer - noun pipefitting that joins two pipes of different diameter; a substance capable of bringing about the reduction of another substance as it itself is oxidized; used in photography to lessen the density of a negative or print by oxidizing some of the slackened silver

  • reducing - noun loss of excess weight (as by dieting); becoming slimmer; any process in which electrons are added to an atom or ion (as by removing oxygen or adding hydrogen); always occurs accompanied by oxidation of the reducing agent

  • reductant - noun a substance capable of bringing about the reduction of another substance as it itself is oxidized; used in photography to lessen the density of a negative or print by oxidizing some of the slackened silver

  • reductase - noun an enzyme that catalyses the biochemical reduction of some specified substance

  • reduction - noun the act of reducing complexity; any process in which electrons are added to an atom or ion (as by removing oxygen or adding hydrogen); always occurs accompanied by oxidation of the reducing agent; the act of decreasing or reducing

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  • reductionism - noun the analysis of complex things into simpler constituents; a theory that all complex systems can be completely understood in terms of their components

  • reductionist - adj. of or relating to the theory of reductionism

  • reductive - adj. characterized by or causing diminution or curtailment

  • redundance - noun the attribute of being superfluous and unneeded

  • redundancy - noun repetition of an act needlessly; the attribute of being superfluous and unneeded; (electronics) a system design that duplicates components to provide alternatives in case one component fails; repetition of messages to reduce the probability of errors in transmission

  • reduplicate - verb form by reduplication; make or do or perform again

  • reduplication - noun the act of repeating over and again (or an instance thereof); a word formed by or containing a repeated syllable or speech sound (usually at the beginning of the word); the syllable added in a reduplicated word form; repetition of the final words of a sentence or line at the beginning of the next

  • reduviid - noun a true bug: long-legged predacious bug living mostly on other insects; a few suck blood of mammals

  • reduviidae - noun assassin bugs

  • redwing - noun small European thrush having reddish flanks; North American blackbird with scarlet patches on the wings

  • reedbird - noun small European warbler that breeds among reeds and wedges and winters in Africa; migratory American songbird

  • reedlike - adj. resembling a reed in being upright and slender

  • reefer - noun marijuana leaves rolled into a cigarette for smoking

  • reefy - adj. full of submerged reefs or sandbanks or shoals

  • reeler - noun a dancer of reels; someone who walks unsteadily as if about to fall

  • reenforce - verb make stronger

  • ref - noun (sports) the chief official (as in boxing or American football) who is expected to ensure fair play

  • reface - verb provide with a new facing; put a new facing on (a garment)

  • refashion - verb make new

  • reference - noun the act of referring or consulting; the most direct or specific meaning of a word or expression; the class of objects that an expression refers to; the relation between a word or phrase and the object or idea it refers to; a publication (or a passage from a publication) that is referred to; a book to which you can refer for authoritative facts; a formal recommendation by a former employer to a potential future employer describing the person's qualifications and dependability; a short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage; a remark that calls attention to something or someone; an indicator that orients you generally; verb refer to

  • refill - noun a commercial product that refills a container with its appropriate contents; a prescription drug that is provided again; verb fill something that had previously been emptied

  • refinance - verb renew the financing of

  • refine - verb make more precise or increase the discriminatory powers of; attenuate or reduce in vigor, strength, or validity by polishing or purifying; reduce to a fine, unmixed, or pure state; separate from extraneous matter or cleanse from impurities; treat or prepare so as to put in a usable condition; make more complex, intricate, or richer; improve or perfect by pruning or polishing

  • refined - adj. (used of persons and their behavior) cultivated and genteel; freed from impurities by processing; free from what is tawdry or unbecoming; suggesting taste, ease, and wealth; made pure; showing a high degree of refinement and the assurance that comes from wide social experience

  • refinement - noun the quality of excellence in thought and manners and taste; the result of improving something; a subtle difference in meaning or opinion or attitude; the process of removing impurities (as from oil or metals or sugar etc.); a highly developed state of perfection; having a flawless or impeccable quality

  • refiner - noun one whose work is to refine a specific thing

  • refining - noun the process of removing impurities (as from oil or metals or sugar etc.)

  • refinish - verb give a new surface

  • refit - noun outfitting a ship again (by repairing or replacing parts); verb fit out again

  • reflate - verb become inflated again; inflate again; economics: raise demand, expand the money supply, or raise prices, after a period of deflation; economics: experience reflation

  • reflation - noun inflation of currency after a period of deflation; restore the system to a previous state

  • reflected - adj. (especially of incident sound or light) bent or sent back

  • reflecting - adj. causing reflection or having a device that reflects

  • reflection - noun the image of something as reflected by a mirror (or other reflective material); the ability to reflect beams or rays; the phenomenon of a propagating wave (light or sound) being thrown back from a surface; (mathematics) a transformation in which the direction of one axis is reversed; a likeness in which left and right are reversed; a calm lengthy intent consideration; a remark expressing careful consideration; expression without words
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