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roundsman - noun a workman employed to make rounds (to deliver goods or make inspections or so on)

  • rouser - noun someone who rouses others from sleep

  • rousing - adj. rousing to activity or heightened action as by spurring or goading; capable of arousing enthusiasm or excitement; noun the act of arousing

  • rousseauan - adj. of or pertaining to or characteristic of French philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778)

  • router - noun a power tool with a shaped cutter; used in carpentry for cutting grooves; (computer science) a device that forwards data packets between computer networks; a worker who routes shipments for distribution and delivery

  • routinely - adv. according to routine or established practice

  • rover - noun an adult member of the Boy Scouts movement; someone who leads a wandering unsettled life

  • roving - adj. (of groups of people) tending to travel and change settlements frequently; noun travelling about without any clear destination

  • rowan - noun Eurasian tree with orange-red berrylike fruits

  • rowanberry - noun decorative red berrylike fruit of a rowan tree

  • rowdily - adv. in a rowdy manner

  • rowdiness - noun rowdy behavior

  • rowdyism - noun rowdy behavior

  • rowel - noun a small spiked wheel at the end of a spur

  • rower - noun someone who rows a boat

  • rowing - noun the act of rowing as a sport

  • rowlock - noun a holder attached to the gunwale of a boat that holds the oar in place and acts as a fulcrum for rowing

  • royalism - noun adherence or attachment to a monarchy or to the principle of monarchal government

  • royalist - noun a royalist supporter of Charles I during the English Civil War; an advocate of the principles of monarchy

  • royally - adv. in a royal manner

  • roystonea - noun a monocotyledonous genus of West Indian feather palms

  • rubato - noun a flexible tempo; not strictly on the beat

  • rubber - adj. returned for lack of funds; noun an elastic material obtained from the latex sap of trees (especially trees of the genera Hevea and Ficus) that can be vulcanized and finished into a variety of products; any of various synthetic elastic materials whose properties resemble natural rubber; a waterproof overshoe that protects shoes from water or snow; contraceptive device consisting of a sheath of thin rubber or latex that is worn over the penis during intercourse; an eraser made of rubber (or of a synthetic material with properties similar to rubber); commonly mounted at one end of a pencil; verb coat or impregnate with rubber

  • rubberize - verb coat or impregnate with rubber

  • rubberneck - noun a person who stares inquisitively; a tourist who is visiting sights of interest; verb strain to watch; stare curiously

  • rubbernecker - noun a person who stares inquisitively

  • rubbing - noun representation consisting of a copy (as of an engraving) made by laying paper over something and rubbing it with charcoal; effort expended in moving one object over another with pressure; the resistance encountered when one body is moved in contact with another

  • rubbishy - adj. cheap and inferior; of no value

  • rubefacient - noun a medicine for external application that produces redness of the skin

  • rubella - noun a contagious viral disease that is a milder form of measles lasting three or four days; can be damaging to a fetus during the first trimester

  • rubeola - noun an acute and highly contagious viral disease marked by distinct red spots followed by a rash; occurs primarily in children

  • rubia - noun type genus of the Rubiaceae; Old World herbs and subshrubs grown for their medicinal properties and for dye substances extracted from their roots

  • rubiaceae - noun widely distributed family of mostly tropical trees and shrubs and herbs; includes coffee and chinchona and gardenia and madder and bedstraws and partridgeberry

  • rubiales - noun an order of dicotyledonous plants of the subclass Asteridae; have opposite leaves and an inferior compound ovary

  • rubicelle - noun a yellow or orange variety of ruby spinel

  • rubicon - noun a line that when crossed permits of no return and typically results in irrevocable commitment; the boundary in ancient times between Italy and Gaul; Caesar's crossing it with his army in 49 BC was an act of war

  • rubify - verb make ruby red

  • ruble - noun the basic unit of money in Russia; the basic unit of money in Tajikistan

  • rubor - noun a response of body tissues to injury or irritation; characterized by pain and swelling and redness and heat

  • rubricate - verb sign with a mark instead of a name; furnish with rubrics or regulate by rubrics; place in the church calendar as a red-letter day honoring a saint; decorate (manuscripts) with letters painted red

  • rubus - noun large genus of brambles bearing berries

  • ruck - noun a crowd especially of ordinary or undistinguished persons or things; an irregular fold in an otherwise even surface (as in cloth); verb become wrinkled or drawn together

  • ruckle - verb make a hoarse, rattling sound; make wrinkles or creases into a smooth surface

  • rucksack - noun a bag carried by a strap on your back or shoulder

  • ruction - noun the act of making a noisy disturbance

  • rudbeckia - noun North American perennial herbs with showy cone-shaped flower heads

  • rudd - noun European freshwater fish resembling the roach

  • rudderless - adj. aimlessly drifting

  • rudderpost - noun a vertical post at the forward edge of a rudder that enables the rudder to pivot

  • rudderstock - noun a vertical post at the forward edge of a rudder that enables the rudder to pivot

  • ruddiness - noun a healthy reddish complexion

  • ruddle - noun a red iron ore used in dyeing and marking; verb redden as if with a red ocher color; twist or braid together, interlace

  • rudely - adv. in an impolite manner

  • rudeness - noun a manner that is rude and insulting; a wild or unrefined state

  • ruefully - adv. in a rueful manner

  • ruefulness - noun sadness associated with some wrong done or some disappointment

  • ruffianism - noun violent lawless behavior

  • ruffianly - adj. violent and lawless

  • ruffled - adj. having decorative ruffles or frills; shaken into waves or undulations as by wind

  • ruga - noun (anatomy) a fold or wrinkle or crease

  • rugby - noun a form of football played with an oval ball

  • rugged - adj. sturdy and strong in constitution or construction; enduring; very difficult; severely testing stamina or resolution; rocky and steep; topographically very uneven

  • ruggedly - adv. in a rugged manner

  • ruggedness - noun the quality of being topologically uneven; the quality of being difficult to do; the property of being big and strong

  • rugger - noun a form of football played with an oval ball

  • rugose - adj. of leaves; ridged or wrinkled

  • ruined - adj. brought to ruin; destroyed physically or morally; doomed to extinction

  • ruiner - noun a person who destroys or ruins or lays waste to

  • ruinously - adv. in a ruinous manner or to a ruinous degree

  • ruler - noun a person who rules or commands; measuring stick consisting of a strip of wood or metal or plastic with a straight edge that is used for drawing straight lines and measuring lengths

  • rulership - noun the position of ruler

  • ruling - adj. exercising power or authority; noun the reason for a court's judgment (as opposed to the decision itself)

  • rumanian - adj. of or relating to or characteristic of the country of Romania or its people or languages; noun an eastern Romance language spoken in Romania; a native or inhabitant of Romania

  • rumba - noun a ballroom dance based on the Cuban folk dance; a folk dance in duple time that originated in Cuba with Spanish and African elements; features complex footwork and violent movement; syncopated music in duple time for dancing the rumba; verb dance the rhumba

  • rumbling - adj. continuous full and low-pitched throbbing sound; noun a loud low dull continuous noise

  • rumbustious - adj. noisy and lacking in restraint or discipline

  • rumex - noun docks: coarse herbs and shrubs mainly native to north temperate regions

  • ruminantia - noun cattle; bison; sheep; goats; antelopes; deer; chevrotains; giraffes; camels

  • rumination - noun regurgitation of small amounts of food; seen in some infants after feeding; (of ruminants) chewing (the cud); a calm lengthy intent consideration

  • ruminative - adj. persistently or morbidly thoughtful

  • ruminator - noun a reflective thinker characterized by quiet contemplation

  • rummer - noun a large drinking glass (ovoid bowl on a stem) for drinking toasts

  • rumor - noun gossip (usually a mixture of truth and untruth) passed around by word of mouth; verb tell or spread rumors

  • rumormonger - noun a person given to gossiping and divulging personal information about others

  • rumourmonger - noun a person given to gossiping and divulging personal information about others

  • rumrunner - noun someone who illegally smuggles liquor across a border

  • runch - noun Eurasian weed having yellow or mauve or white flowers and podlike fruits

  • runcinate - adj. having incised margins with the lobes or teeth pointing toward the base; as dandelion leaves

  • rundle - noun one of the crosspieces that form the steps of a ladder

  • runnel - noun a small stream

  • runner - noun fish of western Atlantic: Cape Cod to Brazil; device consisting of the parts on which something can slide along; a long narrow carpet; a person who is employed to deliver messages or documents; someone who travels on foot by running; a trained athlete who competes in foot races; a baseball player on the team at bat who is on base (or attempting to reach a base); someone who imports or exports without paying duties; a horizontal branch from the base of plant that produces new plants from buds at its tips

  • running - adj. continually repeated over a period of time; (of e.g. a machine) performing or capable of performing; executed or initiated by running; (of fluids) moving or issuing in a stream; of advancing the ball by running; moving quickly on foot; measured lengthwise; noun the act of administering or being in charge of something; the state of being in operation; the act of running; traveling on foot at a fast pace; the act of participating in an athletic competition involving running on a track; (American football) a play in which a player attempts to carry the ball through or past the opposing team

  • runny - adj. characteristic of a fluid; capable of flowing and easily changing shape

  • runproof - adj. (of hosiery) resistant to runs or (in Britain) ladders

  • runtiness - noun smallness of stature

  • rupert - noun English leader (born in Germany) of the Royalist forces during the English Civil War (1619-1682)

  • rupestral - adj. composed of or inscribed on rock

  • rupiah - noun the basic unit of money in Indonesia; equal to 100 sen

  • rupicapra - noun chamois

  • rupicola - noun cock of the rocks

  • rupicolous - adj. composed of or inscribed on rock

  • ruptured - adj. suddenly and violently broken open especially from internal pressure (`busted' is an informal term for `burst')

  • rupturewort - noun common prostrate Old World herb often used as a ground cover; formerly reputed to cure ruptures

  • ruralism - noun a rural idiom or expression; a rural characteristic or trait

  • ruralist - noun an advocate of rural living; a man who lives in the country and has country ways

  • rurality - noun a rural characteristic or trait

  • rurally - adv. in a rural manner

  • ruritania - noun an imaginary kingdom in central Europe; often used as a scene for intrigue and romance

  • ruritanian - adj. of or pertaining to or characteristic of Ruritania (or any other imaginary country); noun an imaginary inhabitant of Ruritania

  • rus - noun the medieval Russian state established by Scandinavian traders in the 9th century; the capital was first in Novgorod and then in Kiev

  • ruscus - noun a genus of European evergreen shrubs; sometimes placed in family Asparagaceae

  • rushed - adj. done under pressure

  • rusher - noun a person who rushes; someone in a hurry; someone who acts precipitously; someone who migrates as part of a rush to a new gold field or a new territory; (football) a ball carrier who tries to gain ground by running with the ball

  • rushing - noun the act of moving hurriedly and in a careless manner; (American football) an attempt to advance the ball by running into the line

  • rushlight - noun a tallow candle with a rush stem as the wick

  • rushlike - adj. resembling rush or sedge

  • rushy - adj. abounding in rushes

  • ruskin - noun British art critic (1819-1900)

  • russian - adj. of or pertaining to or characteristic of Russia or its people or culture or language; noun the Slavic language that is the official language of Russia; a native or inhabitant of Russia

  • rusticate - verb lend a rustic character to; give (stone) a rustic look; send to the country; live in the country and lead a rustic life; suspend temporarily from college or university, in England

  • rustication - noun banishment into the country; temporary dismissal of a student from a university; the action of retiring to and living in the country; the construction of masonry or brickwork in a rustic manner; the condition naturally attaching to life in the country

  • rusticism - noun a rural idiom or expression

  • rusticity - noun the quality of being rustic or gauche

  • rustiness - noun ineptitude or awkwardness as a consequence of age or lack of practice; the condition of being coated or clogged with rust

  • rustler - noun someone who steals livestock (especially cattle)

  • rustless - adj. without rust

  • rustling - adj. characterized by soft sounds; noun the stealing of cattle; the light noise like the noise of silk clothing or leaves blowing in the wind

  • ruta - noun type genus of the Rutaceae; strong-scented Eurasian herbs

  • rutaceae - noun a family of dicotyledonous plants of order Geraniales; have flowers that are divide into four or five parts and usually have a strong scent

  • ruthful - adj. feeling or expressing pain or sorrow for sins or offenses

  • ruthfulness - noun a state of gloomy sorrow

  • ruthlessly - adv. in a ruthless manner

  • ruthlessness - noun mercilessness characterized by a lack of pity; feelings of extreme heartlessness

  • ruttish - adj. feeling great sexual desire




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