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restricted - adj. the lowest level of official classification for documents; restricted in meaning; (as e.g. `man' in `a tall man'); subject to restriction or subjected to restriction; curbed or regulated

  • restriction - noun the act of keeping something within specified bounds (by force if necessary); a principle that limits the extent of something; an act of limiting or restricting (as by regulation)

  • restrictive - adj. (of tariff) protective of national interests by restricting imports; serving to restrict

  • restrictively - adv. in a restrictive manner

  • restrictiveness - noun a grammatical qualification that makes the meaning more specific (`red hat' has a more specific meaning than `hat'); a lack of permissiveness or indulgence and a tendency to confine behavior within certain specified limits

  • resublime - verb sublime (a compound) once again

  • resubmit - verb submit (information) again to a program or automatic system

  • resulting - adj. following as an effect or result

  • resupine - adj. lying face upward

  • resurface - verb appear again; cover with a new surface; reappear on the surface

  • resurge - verb rise again

  • resurgence - noun bringing again into activity and prominence

  • resurrection - noun a revival from inactivity and disuse; (New Testament) the rising of Christ on the third day after the Crucifixion

  • resurvey - noun a new survey or study

  • resuscitation - noun the act of reviving a person and returning them to consciousness

  • resuscitator - noun a breathing apparatus used for resuscitation by forcing oxygen into the lungs of a person who has undergone asphyxia or arrest of respiration

  • resuspend - verb put back into suspension

  • resuspension - noun a renewed suspension of insoluble particles after they have been precipitated

  • retailer - noun a merchant who sells goods at retail

  • retainer - noun a dental appliance that holds teeth (or a prosthesis) in position after orthodontic treatment; a fee charged in advance to retain the services of someone; a person working in the service of another (especially in the household)

  • retake - noun a shot or scene that is photographed again; verb photograph again; capture again; take back by force, as after a battle

  • retaliation - noun action taken in return for an injury or offense

  • retaliator - noun someone who takes vengeance

  • retama - noun small genus of Mediterranean shrubs; often included in genus Genista

  • retarded - adj. relatively slow in mental or emotional or physical development; noun people collectively who are mentally retarded

  • retardent - noun any agent that retards or delays or hinders

  • retell - verb to say, state, or perform again; make into fiction; render verbally, "recite a poem"

  • retem - noun desert shrub of Syria and Arabia having small white flowers; constitutes the juniper of the Old Testament; sometimes placed in genus Genista

  • retentively - adv. in a retentive manner

  • retentiveness - noun the power of retaining liquid; the property of retaining possessions that have been acquired; the power of retaining and recalling past experience

  • retentivity - noun the power of retaining liquid; the property of retaining possessions that have been acquired; the power of retaining and recalling past experience

  • rethink - noun thinking again about a choice previously made; verb change one's mind

  • reticence - noun the trait of being uncommunicative; not volunteering anything more than necessary

  • reticently - adv. with reticence; in a reticent manner

  • reticle - noun a network of fine lines, dots, cross hairs, or wires in the focal plane of the eyepiece of an optical instrument

  • reticular - adj. resembling or forming a network

  • reticulation - noun an arrangement resembling a net or network; (photography) the formation of a network of cracks or wrinkles in a photographic emulsion

  • reticule - noun a woman's drawstring handbag; usually made of net or beading or brocade; used in 18th and 19th centuries; a network of fine lines, dots, cross hairs, or wires in the focal plane of the eyepiece of an optical instrument

  • reticulocyte - noun an immature red blood cell containing a network of filaments or granules

  • retie - verb tie again or anew

  • retinene - noun either of two yellow to red retinal pigments formed from rhodopsin by the action of light

  • retinitis - noun inflammation of the retina

  • retinoblastoma - noun malignant ocular tumor of retinal cells; usually occurs before the third year of life; composed of primitive small round retinal cells

  • retinol - noun an unsaturated alcohol that occurs in marine fish-liver oils and is synthesized biologically from carotene

  • retired - adj. no longer active in your work or profession; discharged as too old for use or work; especially with a pension; honorably retired from assigned duties and retaining your title along with the additional title `emeritus' as in `professor emeritus'; `retired from assigned duties' need not imply that one is inactive; not allowed to continue to bat or run

  • retirement - noun withdrawal for prayer and study and meditation; withdrawal from your position or occupation; the state of being retired from one's business or occupation

  • retiring - adj. not arrogant or presuming; moving toward a position farther from the front; reluctant to draw attention to yourself; of a person who has held and relinquished a position or office

  • retool - verb provide (a workshop or factory) with new tools; revise or reorganize, especially for the purpose of updating and improving

  • retouch - verb give retouches to (hair); alter so as to produce a more desirable appearance

  • retrace - verb reassemble mentally; to go back over again

  • retractable - adj. capable of being retracted

  • retracted - adj. drawn back and in

  • retractile - adj. capable of retraction; capable of being drawn back

  • retraction - noun the act of pulling or holding or drawing a part back; a disavowal or taking back of a previous assertion

  • retractor - noun surgical instrument that holds back the edges of a surgical incision

  • retrain - verb train again; teach new skills

  • retral - adj. at or near or toward the posterior; moving or directed or tending in a backward direction or contrary to a previous direction

  • retranslate - verb translate again

  • retransmit - verb transmit again

  • retread - noun a used automobile tire that has been remolded to give it new treads; verb give new treads to (a tire); use again in altered form

  • retreat - noun (military) withdrawal of troops to a more favorable position to escape the enemy's superior forces or after a defeat; (military) a bugle call signaling the lowering of the flag at sunset; (military) a signal to begin a withdrawal from a dangerous position; a place of privacy; a place affording peace and quiet; withdrawal for prayer and study and meditation; an area where you can be alone; verb make a retreat from an earlier commitment or activity; move away, as for privacy; pull back or move away or backward; move back

  • retreatant - noun a participant in a religious retreat

  • retreating - adj. moving back or away

  • retrench - verb make a reduction, as in one's workforce; tighten one's belt; use resources carefully

  • retrenchment - noun the reduction of expenditures in order to become financial stable; entrenchment consisting of an additional interior fortification to prolong the defense

  • retrial - noun a new trial in which issues already litigated and to which the court has already rendered a verdict or decision are reexamined by the same court; occurs when the initial trial is found to have been improper or unfair due to procedural errors

  • retributive - adj. given or inflicted in requital according to merits or deserts; of or relating to or having the nature of retribution

  • retributory - adj. given or inflicted in requital according to merits or deserts; of or relating to or having the nature of retribution

  • retrievable - adj. capable of being regained especially with effort

  • retriever - noun a dog with heavy water-resistant coat that can be trained to retrieve game

  • retroactively - adv. after the fact

  • retroflection - noun the act of bending backward; an articulatory gesture made by turning the tip of the tongue back against the roof of the mouth; a turning or tilting backward of an organ or body part

  • retroflex - adj. bent or curved backward; pronounced with the tip of the tongue turned back toward the hard palate; verb articulate (a consonant) with the tongue curled back against the palate; bend or turn backward

  • retroflexed - adj. bent or curved backward

  • retroflexion - noun the act of bending backward; an articulatory gesture made by turning the tip of the tongue back against the roof of the mouth; a turning or tilting backward of an organ or body part

  • retrorse - adj. bent or curved backward or downward

  • retrospection - noun memory for experiences that are past; reference to things past

  • retrospective - adj. concerned with or related to the past; noun an exhibition of a representative selection of an artist's life work

  • retrospectively - adv. in a manner contemplative of past events

  • retrousse - adj. (used of noses) turned up at the end

  • retroversion - noun translation back into the original language; a turning or tilting backward of an organ or body part; returning to a former state

  • retrovert - verb go back to a previous state

  • retry - verb hear or try a court case anew

  • returnable - adj. that may be returned

  • reunification - noun the act of coming together again

  • reunify - verb unify again, as of a country

  • reunion - noun the act of coming together again; a party of former associates who have come together again

  • reunite - verb have a reunion; unite again; unify again, as of a country

  • reuse - verb use again after processing

  • revaluation - noun a new appraisal or evaluation

  • revalue - verb value anew; gain in value

  • revamp - verb to patch up or renovate; repair or restore; provide (a shoe) with a new vamp

  • revealed - adj. no longer concealed; uncovered as by opening a curtain; `discovered' is archaic and primarily a theater term

  • revealing - adj. disclosing unintentionally; showing or making known; noun the speech act of making something evident

  • reveille - noun a signal to get up in the morning; in the military it is a bugle call at sunrise; (military) signal to wake up

  • reveler - noun a celebrant who shares in a noisy party

  • revenant - adj. of or relating to or typical of a revenant; coming back; noun someone who has returned from the dead; a person who returns after a lengthy absence

  • revengeful - adj. disposed to seek revenge or intended for revenge

  • revengefully - adv. in a vindictive, revengeful manner

  • revenuer - noun a government agent responsible for collecting revenue (especially one responsible for stopping bootlegging)

  • reverberant - adj. having a tendency to reverberate or be repeatedly reflected

  • reverberation - noun the persistence of a sound after its source has stopped; a remote or indirect consequence of some action

  • reverberative - adj. characterized by reverberation

  • revered - adj. profoundly honored

  • reverence - noun a reverent mental attitude; a profound emotion inspired by a deity; verb regard with feelings of respect and reverence; consider hallowed or exalted or be in awe of

  • reverential - adj. feeling or manifesting veneration

  • reverentially - adv. with reverence; in a reverent manner

  • reverently - adv. with reverence; in a reverent manner

  • revers - noun a lapel on a woman's garment; turned back to show the reverse side

  • reversed - adj. turned inside out and resewn; turned about in order or relation

  • reversely - adv. in an opposite way; so as to be reversed

  • reversibility - noun the quality of being reversible in either direction

  • reversibly - adv. in a reversible manner

  • reversionary - adj. of or relating to or involving a reversion (especially a legal reversion)

  • reversioner - noun (law) a party who is entitled to an estate in reversion

  • reversionist - noun someone who lapses into previous undesirable patterns of behavior

  • reversive - adj. tending to be turned back

  • revertible - adj. to be returned to the former owner or that owner's heirs

  • revetement - noun a facing (usually masonry) that supports an embankment

  • revetment - noun a facing (usually masonry) that supports an embankment; a barrier against explosives

  • review - noun practice intended to polish performance or refresh the memory; (law) a judicial reexamination of the proceedings of a court (especially by an appellate court); an essay or article that gives a critical evaluation (as of a book or play); a periodical that publishes critical essays on current affairs or literature or art; (accounting) a service (less exhaustive than an audit) that provides some assurance to interested parties as to the reliability of financial data; a subsequent examination of a patient for the purpose of monitoring earlier treatment; a formal or official examination; a new appraisal or evaluation; a summary at the end that repeats the substance of a longer discussion; a variety show with topical sketches and songs and dancing and comedians; verb look at again; examine again; look back upon (a period of time, sequence of events); remember; hold a review (of troops); refresh one's memory; appraise critically

  • reviewer - noun someone who reads manuscripts and judges their suitability for publication; a writer who reports and analyzes events of the day

  • revilement - noun a rude expression intended to offend or hurt

  • reviser - noun someone who puts text into appropriate form for publication

  • revisionism - noun a moderate evolutionary form of Marxism; any dangerous departure from the teachings of Marx

  • revisionist - noun a Communist who tries to rewrite Marxism to justify a retreat from the revolutionary position

  • revisit - verb visit again

  • revitalization - noun bringing again into activity and prominence

  • revitalize - verb give new life or vigor to; restore strength

  • revivalism - noun an attempt to reawaken the evangelical faith

  • revivalist - noun a preacher of the Christian gospel

  • revivalistic - adj. of or relating to or characterizing revivalism

  • revivification - noun bringing again into activity and prominence

  • revivify - verb give new life or energy to

  • reviving - adj. tending to impart new life and vigor to

  • revocation - noun the act (by someone having the authority) of annulling something previously done; the state of being cancelled or annulled

  • revokable - adj. capable of being revoked or annulled

  • revolting - adj. highly offensive; arousing aversion or disgust

  • revoltingly - adv. in a disgusting manner or to a disgusting degree

  • revolutionism - noun a belief in the spread of revolutionary principles

  • revolutionist - noun a radical supporter of political or social revolution

  • revolutionize - verb change radically; fill with revolutionary ideas; overthrow by a revolution, of governments

  • revolver - noun a pistol with a revolving cylinder (usually having six chambers for bullets); a door consisting of four orthogonal partitions that rotate about a central pivot; a door designed to equalize the air pressure in tall buildings

  • revue - noun a variety show with topical sketches and songs and dancing and comedians

  • rewardable - adj. appropriate for receiving a reward

  • rewardful - adj. offering or productive of reward

  • rewarding - adj. providing personal satisfaction

  • rewardingly - adv. in a rewarding manner

  • rewire - verb provide with new wiring

  • reword - verb express the same message in different words

  • rework - verb use again in altered form

  • rewrite - noun something that has been written again; verb write differently; alter the writing of; rewrite so as to make fit to suit a new or different purpose

  • rewriter - noun someone who puts text into appropriate form for publication

  • reynard - noun a conventional name for a fox used in tales following usage in the old epic `Reynard the Fox'

  • rhabdomancer - noun someone who uses a divining rod to find underground water

  • rhabdomancy - noun searching for underground water or minerals by using a dowsing rod

  • rhabdomyoma - noun benign rumor of striated muscle

  • rhabdomyosarcoma - noun a highly malignant neoplasm derived from striated muscle

  • rhadamanthus - noun (Greek mythology) a judge of the dead in the underworld

  • rhagades - noun cracks or fissures in the skin (especially around the mouth or anus)

  • rhamnaceae - noun trees and shrubs usually thorny bearing drupaceous fruit many having medicinal value

  • rhamnales - noun an order of dicotyledonous plants

  • rhamnus - noun type genus of the Rhamnaceae: buckthorns

  • rhapis - noun genus of small clump-forming fan palms of China and Japan

  • rhapsodically - adv. in an ecstatic manner

  • rhapsodize - verb say (something) with great enthusiasm; recite a rhapsody

  • rheidae - noun a family of birds coextensive with the order Rheiformes

  • rheiformes - noun a ratite bird order: birds intermediate in characteristics between ostriches and emus: recent and extinct rheas

  • rhein - noun a major European river carrying more traffic than any other river in the world; flows into the North Sea

  • rheometer - noun an instrument for measuring the flow of liquids (especially arterial blood)

  • rhetorical - adj. concerned with effect or style of writing and speaking; of or relating to rhetoric

  • rhetorically - adv. in a rhetorical manner

  • rheumatoid - adj. of or pertaining to arthritis

  • rheumy - adj. moist, damp, wet (especially of air); of or pertaining to arthritis

  • rhexia - noun deer grass

  • rhinal - adj. of or in or relating to the nose

  • rhineland - noun a picturesque region of Germany around the Rhine river

  • rhinencephalon - noun a center in the cerebral hemispheres that governs the sense of smell in lower animals; in humans it seems to mediate complex emotional behavior

  • rhinion - noun the anterior tip at the end of the suture of the nasal bones

  • rhinitis - noun an inflammation of the mucous membrane lining the nose (usually associated with nasal discharge)

  • rhinobatidae - noun primitive rays with guitar-shaped bodies
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