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reflective - adj. devoted to matters of the mind; capable of physically reflecting light or sound; persistently or morbidly thoughtful

  • reflectively - adv. in a reflective manner

  • reflectiveness - noun the capability of quiet thought or contemplation

  • reflectivity - noun the capability of quiet thought or contemplation; the ability to reflect beams or rays; the fraction of radiant energy that is reflected from a surface

  • reflectometer - noun a meter that measures the reflectance of a surface

  • reflex - adj. without volition or conscious control; noun an automatic instinctive unlearned reaction to a stimulus

  • reflexed - adj. (of leaves) bent downward and outward more than 90 degrees

  • reflexiveness - noun (logic and mathematics) a relation such that it holds between an element and itself; the coreferential relation between a reflexive pronoun and its antecedent

  • reflexivity - noun (logic and mathematics) a relation such that it holds between an element and itself; the coreferential relation between a reflexive pronoun and its antecedent

  • reflexly - adv. in a reflex manner

  • refloat - verb set afloat again

  • reflux - noun an abnormal backward flow of body fluids; the outward flow of the tide

  • refocus - verb put again into focus or focus more sharply; focus anew; focus anew

  • reforest - verb forest anew

  • reforestation - noun the restoration (replanting) of a forest that had been reduced by fire or cutting

  • reforge - verb cast or model anew

  • reform - noun a change for the better as a result of correcting abuses; self-improvement in behavior or morals by abandoning some vice; a campaign aimed to correct abuses or malpractices; verb change for the better; make changes for improvement in order to remove abuse and injustices; improve by alteration or correction of errors or defects and put into a better condition; break up the molecules of; produce by cracking; bring, lead, or force to abandon a wrong or evil course of life, conduct, and adopt a right one

  • reformable - adj. susceptible to improvement or reform

  • reformation - noun a religious movement of the 16th century that began as an attempt to reform the Roman Catholic Church and resulted in the creation of Protestant churches; improvement (or an intended improvement) in the existing form or condition of institutions or practices etc.; intended to make a striking change for the better in social or political or religious affairs; rescuing from error and returning to a rightful course

  • reformative - adj. tending to reform

  • reformed - adj. of or relating to the body of Protestant Christianity arising during the Reformation; used of some Protestant churches especially Calvinist as distinct from Lutheran; caused to abandon an evil manner of living and follow a good one

  • reformer - noun an apparatus that reforms the molecular structure of hydrocarbons to produce richer fuel; a disputant who advocates reform

  • reformism - noun a doctrine of reform

  • reformist - adj. favoring or promoting reform (often by government action); noun a disputant who advocates reform

  • reformulate - verb formulate or develop again, of an improved theory or hypothesis

  • refractile - adj. of or relating to or capable of refraction

  • refraction - noun the change in direction of a propagating wave (light or sound) when passing from one medium to another; the amount by which a propagating wave is bent

  • refractive - adj. of or relating to or capable of refraction; capable of changing the direction (of a light or sound wave)

  • refractiveness - noun the physical property of a medium as determined by its index of refraction

  • refractivity - noun the physical property of a medium as determined by its index of refraction

  • refractoriness - noun the trait of being unmanageable

  • refracture - verb break (a bone) that was previously broken but mended in an abnormal way

  • refresh - verb make fresh again; make (to feel) fresh; become or make oneself fresh again; refresh one's memory

  • refreshen - verb make fresh again; become or make oneself fresh again

  • refresher - noun a drink that refreshes; a fee (in addition to that marked on the brief) paid to counsel in a case that lasts more than one day; a course that reviews and updates a topic for those who have not kept abreast of developments

  • refreshful - adj. imparting vitality and energy

  • refreshfully - adv. in a manner that relieves fatigue and restores vitality

  • refreshing - adj. imparting vitality and energy; pleasantly new or different

  • refreshingly - adv. in a pleasantly novel manner; in a manner that relieves fatigue and restores vitality

  • refreshment - noun activity that refreshes and recreates; activity that renews your health and spirits by enjoyment and relaxation; snacks and drinks served as a light meal

  • refrigerant - adj. causing cooling or freezing; noun a substance used to provide cooling (as in a refrigerator)

  • refrigerating - adj. causing cooling or freezing

  • refrigeration - noun deliberately lowering the body's temperature for therapeutic purposes; the process of cooling or freezing (e.g., food) for preservative purposes

  • refrigerator - noun white goods in which food can be stored at low temperatures

  • refuel - verb take on more fuel, as of a plane, ship, or car; provide with additional fuel, as of aircraft, ships, and cars

  • refueling - noun the activity of supplying or taking on fuel

  • refulgence - noun the quality of being bright and sending out rays of light

  • refulgency - noun the quality of being bright and sending out rays of light

  • refulgent - adj. radiating or as if radiating light

  • refund - noun the act of returning money received previously; money returned to a payer; verb pay back

  • refurbish - verb make brighter and prettier

  • refurbishment - noun the state of being restored to its former good condition

  • refurnish - verb furnish with new or different furniture

  • refuse - noun food that is discarded (as from a kitchen); verb show unwillingness towards; refuse to accept; refuse to let have; refuse entrance or membership; elude, especially in a baffling way; resist immunologically the introduction of some foreign tissue or organ

  • refutable - adj. able to be refuted

  • refutal - noun the act of determining that something is false

  • refuter - noun a debater who refutes or disproves by offering contrary evidence or argument

  • regain - verb get or find back; recover the use of; come upon after searching; find the location of something that was missed or lost

  • regalecidae - noun ribbonfishes

  • regally - adv. in a regal manner

  • regardful - adj. showing deference

  • regardless - adj. (usually followed by `of') without due thought or consideration; adv. in spite of everything; without regard to drawbacks

  • regency - adj. of or relating to or characteristic of the style (especially the style of furniture) favored during the Regency (1811-1820); of or relating to a regency; noun the office of a regent; the period from 1811-1820 when the Prince of Wales was regent during George III's periods of insanity; the period of time during which a regent governs

  • regenerate - adj. reformed spiritually or morally; verb restore strength; undergo regeneration; form or produce anew; be formed or shaped anew; replace (tissue or a body part) through the formation of new tissue; return to life; get or give new life or energy; amplify (an electron current) by causing part of the power in the output circuit to act upon the input circuit; reestablish on a new, usually improved, basis or make new or like new; bring, lead, or force to abandon a wrong or evil course of life, conduct, and adopt a right one

  • regeneration - noun the activity of spiritual or physical renewal; (biology) growth anew of lost tissue or destroyed parts or organs; forming again (especially with improvements or removal of defects); renewing and reconstituting; feedback in phase with (augmenting) the input

  • regicide - noun the act of killing a king; someone who commits regicide; the killer of a king

  • regimental - adj. belonging to or concerning a regiment

  • regimentally - adv. in a regimental manner or by regiments

  • regimentals - noun the military uniform and insignia of a regiment

  • regionalism - noun loyalty to the interests of a particular region; a foreign policy that defines the international interests of a country in terms of particular geographic areas; a feature (as a pronunciation or expression or custom) that is characteristic of a particular region

  • regionally - adv. in a regional manner

  • register - noun a regulator (as a sliding plate) for regulating the flow of air into a furnace or other heating device; an air passage (usually in the floor or a wall of a room) for admitting or excluding heated air from the room; (computer science) memory device that is the part of computer memory that has a specific address and that is used to hold information of a specific kind; (music) the timbre that is characteristic of a certain range and manner of production of the human voice or of different pipe organ stops or of different musical instruments; an official written record of names or events or transactions; a book in which names and transactions are listed; a cashbox with an adding machine to register transactions; used in shops to add up the bill; verb enter into someone's consciousness; send by registered mail; manipulate the registers of an organ; show in one's face; enroll to vote; record in writing; enter into a book of names or events or transactions; indicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments; record in a public office or in a court of law; be aware of; have one's name listed as a candidate for several parties

  • registered - adj. (of a boat or vessel) furnished with necessary official documents specifying ownership etc; listed or recorded officially; (of animals) officially recorded with or certified by a recognized breed association; especially in a stud book

  • regnant - adj. exercising power or authority

  • regorge - verb eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth

  • regretfully - adv. with regret (used in polite formulas)

  • regrettably - adv. by bad luck

  • regroup - verb reorganize into new groups; organize anew, as after a setback

  • regrow - verb grow anew or continue growth after an injury or interruption

  • regularity - noun the quality of being characterized by a fixed principle or rate; a property of polygons: the property of having equal sides and equal angles

  • regularization - noun the condition of having been made regular (or more regular); the act of bringing to uniformity; making regular

  • regularize - verb make regular or more regular; bring into conformity with rules or principles or usage; impose regulations

  • regularly - adv. in a regular manner; in a regular way without variation; having a regular form

  • regulated - adj. controlled or governed according to rule or principle or law; marked by system or regularity or discipline

  • regulation - adj. prescribed by or according to regulation; noun the act of controlling or directing according to rule; the act of bringing to uniformity; making regular; an authoritative rule; (embryology) the ability of an early embryo to continue normal development after its structure has been somehow damaged or altered; the state of being controlled or governed; a principle or condition that customarily governs behavior

  • regulative - adj. restricting according to rules or principles

  • regulator - noun any of various controls or devices for regulating or controlling fluid flow, pressure, temperature, etc.; a official responsible for control and supervision of a particular activity or area of public interest; a control that maintains a steady speed in a machine (as by controlling the supply of fuel)

  • regur - noun a rich black loam of India

  • regurgitation - noun recall after rote memorization; backflow of blood through a defective heart valve; the reflex act of ejecting the contents of the stomach through the mouth

  • rehabilitation - noun the restoration of someone to a useful place in society; the treatment of physical disabilities by massage and electrotherapy and exercises; vindication of a person's character and the re-establishment of that person's reputation; the conversion of wasteland into land suitable for use of habitation or cultivation

  • rehabilitative - adj. designed to accomplish rehabilitation; helping to restore to good condition

  • reharmonize - verb provide with a different harmony

  • rehash - noun old material that is slightly reworked and used again; verb present or use over, with no or few changes; go back over

  • rehear - verb hear or try a court case anew

  • rehearing - noun the act of hearing again

  • reheat - verb heat again

  • reheel - verb put a new heel on

  • rehouse - verb put up in a new or different housing

  • reification - noun representing a human being as a physical thing deprived of personal qualities or individuality; regarding something abstract as a material thing

  • reify - verb consider an abstract concept to be real

  • reignite - verb ignite anew, as of something burning

  • reimbursement - noun compensation paid (to someone) for damages or losses or money already spent etc.

  • reimpose - verb impose anew

  • reimposition - noun imposition again

  • reincarnate - adj. having a new body; verb cause to appear in a new form; be born anew in another body after death

  • reincarnation - noun the Hindu or Buddhist doctrine that person may be reborn successively into one of five classes of living beings (god or human or animal or hungry ghost or denizen of hell) depending on the person's own actions; a second or new birth; embodiment in a new form (especially the reappearance or a person in another form)

  • reincarnationism - noun a doctrine that on the death of the body the soul migrates to or is born again in another body

  • reinforcement - noun information that makes more forcible or convincing; a military operation (often involving new supplies of men and materiel) to strengthen a military force or aid in the performance of its mission; an act performed to strengthen approved behavior; a device designed to provide additional strength; (psychology) a stimulus that strengthens or weakens the behavior that produced it

  • reinforcer - noun (psychology) a stimulus that strengthens or weakens the behavior that produced it

  • reinstall - verb install again

  • reinstatement - noun the act of restoring someone to a previous position; the condition of being reinstated

  • reinsurance - noun sharing the risk by insurance companies; part or all of the insurer's risk is assumed by other companies in return for part of the premium paid by the insured

  • reinsure - verb insure again by assuming all or a part of the liability of an insurance company already covering a risk; insure again by transferring to another insurance company all or a part of a liability assumed; provide additional insurance for

  • reintegrate - verb integrate again

  • reinterpret - verb assign a new or different meaning to; interpret from a different viewpoint

  • reinterpretation - noun a new or different interpretation; a new or different meaning

  • reintroduce - verb introduce anew

  • reintroduction - noun an act of renewed introduction

  • reinvent - verb create anew and make over; bring back into existence

  • reinvigorate - verb impart vigor, strength, or vitality to

  • reissue - noun a publication (such as a book) that is reprinted without changes or editing and offered again for sale; verb issue (a new version of); print anew

  • reit - noun an investment trust that owns and manages a pool of commercial properties and mortgages and other real estate assets; shares can be bought and sold in the stock market

  • reiter - noun German bacteriologist who described a disease now known as Reiter's syndrome and who identified the spirochete that causes syphilis in humans (1881-1969)

  • reiterate - verb to say, state, or perform again

  • reiteration - noun the act of repeating over and again (or an instance thereof)

  • reiterative - adj. marked by iteration

  • rejection - noun the act of rejecting something; the speech act of rejecting; (medicine) an immunological response that refuses to accept substances or organisms that are recognized as foreign; the state of being rejected

  • rejective - adj. rejecting or tending to reject

  • rejoicing - adj. joyful and proud especially because of triumph or success; noun a feeling of great happiness; the utterance of sounds expressing great joy

  • rejoin - verb join again; answer back

  • rejuvenation - noun the act of restoring to a more youthful condition; the phenomenon of vitality and freshness being restored

  • rekindle - verb arouse again; kindle anew, as of a fire

  • relace - verb lace again

  • relapse - noun a failure to maintain a higher state; verb go back to bad behavior; deteriorate in health

  • relapsing - noun a failure to maintain a higher state

  • related - adj. connected by kinship, common origin, or marriage; being connected either logically or causally or by shared characteristics; having close kinship and appropriateness; similar or related in quality or character

  • relatedness - noun a particular manner of connectedness

  • relation - noun an abstraction belonging to or characteristic of two entities or parts together; (usually plural) mutual dealings or connections among persons or groups; an act of narration; the act of sexual procreation between a man and a woman; the man's

  • enis is inserted into the woman's vagina and excited until orgasm and ejaculation occur; (law) the principle that an act done at a later time is deemed by law to have occurred at an earlier time; a person related by blood or marriage

  • relational - adj. having a relation or being related

  • relationship - noun a relation between people; (`relationship' is often used where `relation' would serve, as in `the relationship between inflation and unemployment', but the preferred usage of `relationship' is for human relations or states of relatedness); a state of connectedness between people (especially an emotional connection); a state involving mutual dealings between people or parties or countries; (anthropology) relatedness or connection by blood or marriage or adoption

  • relative - adj. not absolute or complete; properly related in size or degree or other measurable characteristics; usually followed by `to'; noun an animal or plant that bears a relationship to another (as related by common descent or by membership in the same genus); a person related by blood or marriage

  • relatively - adv. in a relative manner; by comparison to something else

  • relativism - noun (philosophy) the philosophical doctrine that all criteria of judgment are relative to the individuals and situations involved

  • relativistic - adj. relating or subject to the special or the general theory of relativity; of or relating to the philosophical doctrine of relativism

  • relativity - noun the quality of being relative and having significance only in relation to something else; (physics) the theory that space and time are relative concepts rather than absolute concepts
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