Macaca noun macaques; rhesus monkeys macadam


rameses - noun any of 12 kings of ancient Egypt between 1315 and 1090 BC ramie



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rameses - noun any of 12 kings of ancient Egypt between 1315 and 1090 BC

  • ramie - noun tall perennial herb of tropical Asia with dark green leaves; cultivated for the fiber from its woody stems that resembles flax

  • ramification - noun an arrangement of branching parts; the act of branching out or dividing into branches; a development that complicates a situation; a part of a forked or branching shape

  • rammer - noun a tool for driving something with force

  • ramona - noun shrubby plant with aromatic greyish-green leaves used as a cooking herb

  • ramose - adj. having branches

  • ramous - adj. having branches

  • rampageous - adj. displaying raging violence; often destructive

  • rampantly - adv. in an uncontrolled and rampant manner

  • ramphastidae - noun toucans

  • rampion - noun bellflower of Europe and Asia and North Africa having bluish flowers and an edible tuberous root used with the leaves in salad

  • ramshackle - adj. in deplorable condition

  • ramus - noun the posterior part of the mandible that is more or less vertical

  • rana - noun type genus of the Ranidae

  • ranales - noun herbs, shrubs and trees: includes families Ranunculaceae; Annonaceae; Berberidaceae; Magnoliaceae; Menispermaceae; Myristicaceae; Nymphaeaceae; Lardizabalaceae; Lauraceae; Calycanthaceae; Ceratophyllaceae; Cercidiphyllaceae

  • ranatra - noun elongate very slender water scorpions

  • rancher - noun a person who owns or operates a ranch

  • rancidity - noun the state of being rancid; having a rancid scent or flavor (as of old cooking oil)

  • rancidness - noun the property of being rancid

  • rancor - noun a feeling of deep and bitter anger and ill-will

  • randomization - noun a deliberately haphazard arrangement of observations so as to simulate chance

  • randomize - verb arrange in random order

  • randomly - adv. in a random manner

  • randomness - noun the quality of lacking any predictable order or plan; (thermodynamics) a thermodynamic quantity representing the amount of energy in a system that is no longer available for doing mechanical work

  • ranger - noun a member of a military unit trained as shock troops for hit-and-run raids; an official who is responsible for managing and protecting an area of forest; a member of the Texas state highway patrol; formerly a mounted lawman who maintained order on the frontier

  • rangifer - noun reindeer or caribou

  • ranging - adj. wandering freely

  • rani - noun (the feminine of raja) a Hindu princess or the wife of a raja

  • ranid - noun insectivorous usually semiaquatic web-footed amphibian with smooth moist skin and long hind legs

  • ranidae - noun a family nearly cosmopolitan in distribution: true frogs

  • ranked - adj. arranged in a sequence of grades or ranks

  • ranker - noun an enlisted soldier who serves in the ranks of the armed forces; a commissioned officer who has been promoted from enlisted status

  • ranking - adj. having a higher rank; noun position on a scale in relation to others in a sport

  • rankness - noun the attribute of having a strong offensive smell; the property of producing abundantly and sustaining vigorous and luxuriant growth

  • ranter - noun someone who rants and raves; speaks in a violent or loud manner

  • ranting - noun a loud bombastic declamation expressed with strong emotion

  • ranula - noun a cyst on the underside of the tongue

  • ranunculaceae - noun a family of Ranunculaceae

  • ranunculales - noun herbs, shrubs and trees: includes families Ranunculaceae; Annonaceae; Berberidaceae; Magnoliaceae; Menispermaceae; Myristicaceae; Nymphaeaceae; Lardizabalaceae; Lauraceae; Calycanthaceae; Ceratophyllaceae; Cercidiphyllaceae

  • ranunculus - noun annual, biennial or perennial herbs: buttercup; crowfoot

  • raoulia - noun genus of low-growing mat-forming New Zealand plants; in some classifications includes species placed in genus Haastia

  • rapaciously - adv. in a rapacious manner

  • rapaciousness - noun an excessive desire for wealth (usually in large amounts); extreme gluttony

  • rapacity - noun reprehensible acquisitiveness; insatiable desire for wealth (personified as one of the deadly sins); extreme gluttony

  • rapateaceae - noun South American herbs somewhat resembling members of the Juncaceae

  • raper - noun someone who forces another to have sexual intercourse

  • rapeseed - noun seed of rape plants; source of an edible oil

  • raphanus - noun radish

  • raphe - noun a ridge that forms a seam between two parts

  • raphia - noun feather palm of tropical Africa and Madagascar and Central and South America widely grown for commercial purposes; leaf fibers of the raffia palm tree; used to make baskets and mats etc.

  • raphidiidae - noun a family of arthropods of the suborder Megaloptera, including snakeflies

  • rapidity - noun a rate that is rapid

  • rapidly - adv. with rapid movements

  • rapidness - noun a rate that is rapid

  • rapine - noun the act of despoiling a country in warfare

  • rapist - noun someone who forces another to have sexual intercourse

  • rappel - noun (mountaineering) a descent of a vertical cliff or wall made by using a doubled rope that is fixed to a higher point and wrapped around the body; verb lower oneself with a double rope coiled around the body from a mountainside

  • rapper - noun someone who performs rap music; a device (usually metal and ornamental) attached by a hinge to a door

  • rapscallion - noun one who is playfully mischievous; a deceitful and unreliable scoundrel

  • raptor - noun any of numerous carnivorous birds that hunt and kill other animals

  • raptores - noun term used in former classifications; erroneously grouped together birds of the orders Falconiformes and Strigiformes

  • raptorial - adj. relating to or characteristic of birds of prey; living by preying on other animals especially by catching living prey

  • rapturous - adj. feeling great rapture or delight

  • rapturously - adv. in an ecstatic manner

  • raptus - noun a state of being carried away by overwhelming emotion; a sudden occurrence (or recurrence) of a disease

  • rarebit - noun cheese melted with ale or beer served over toast

  • rarefaction - noun a decrease in the density of something

  • rarely - adv. not often

  • rareness - noun noteworthy scarcity

  • rarity - noun a rarified quality; noteworthy scarcity; something unusual -- perhaps worthy of collecting

  • ras - noun the network in the reticular formation that serves an alerting or arousal function

  • rascality - noun the quality of being a slippery rascal; reckless or malicious behavior that causes discomfort or annoyance in others; the trait of indulging in disreputable pranks

  • rascally - adj. lacking principles or scruples; playful in an appealingly bold way

  • rase - verb tear down so as to make flat with the ground

  • rasher - noun a commercially important fish of the Pacific coast of North America

  • rashly - adv. in a hasty and foolhardy manner

  • rashness - noun the trait of giving little thought to danger; the trait of acting rashly and without prudence

  • rasping - adj. unpleasantly harsh or grating in sound; noun uttering in an irritated tone

  • raspingly - adv. in a harsh and grating manner

  • raspy - adj. unpleasantly harsh or grating in sound

  • ratability - noun the quality of being capable of being rated or estimated; the state of being liable to assessment or taxation

  • ratable - adj. liable to payment of rates or taxes

  • ratafee - noun sweet liqueur made from wine and brandy flavored with plum or peach or apricot kernels and bitter almonds

  • ratafia - noun macaroon flavored with ratafia liqueur; sweet liqueur made from wine and brandy flavored with plum or peach or apricot kernels and bitter almonds

  • rataplan - noun the sound made by beating a drum

  • ratch - noun mechanical device consisting of a toothed wheel or rack engaged with a pawl that permits it to move in only one direction

  • ratchet - noun mechanical device consisting of a toothed wheel or rack engaged with a pawl that permits it to move in only one direction; verb move by degrees in one direction only

  • ratel - noun nocturnal badger-like carnivore of wooded regions of Africa and southern Asia

  • rathole - noun a small dirty uncomfortable room; a hole (as in the wall of a building) made by rats

  • rathskeller - noun a tavern below street level featuring beer; originally a German restaurant in the basement of city hall

  • ratification - noun making something valid by formally ratifying or confirming it

  • ratifier - noun someone who expresses strong approval

  • rating - noun standing or position on a scale; act of ascertaining or fixing the value or worth of; an appraisal of the value of something; rank in a military organization

  • ratiocination - noun logical and methodical reasoning; the proposition arrived at by logical reasoning (such as the proposition that must follow from the major and minor premises of a syllogism)

  • ratiocinative - adj. based on exact thinking

  • ratiocinator - noun someone who reasons logically

  • ration - noun the food allowance for one day (especially for service personnel); a fixed portion that is allotted (especially in times of scarcity); verb distribute in rations, as in the army; restrict the consumption of a relatively scarce commodity, as during war

  • rational - adj. having its source in or being guided by the intellect (distinguished from experience or emotion); consistent with or based on or using reason; capable of being expressed as a quotient of integers; of or associated with or requiring the use of the mind; noun an integer or a fraction

  • rationalism - noun the doctrine that reason is the right basis for regulating conduct; (philosophy) the doctrine that knowledge is acquired by reason without resort to experience; the theological doctrine that human reason rather than divine revelation establishes religious truth

  • rationalist - adj. of or relating to or characteristic of rationalism; noun someone who emphasizes observable facts and excludes metaphysical speculation about origins or ultimate causes

  • rationalistic - adj. of or relating to the philosophical doctrine of rationalism

  • rationality - noun the quality of being consistent with or based on logic; the state of having good sense and sound judgment

  • rationalization - noun the organization of a business according to scientific principles of management in order to increase efficiency; (mathematics) the simplification of an expression or equation by eliminating radicals without changing the value of the expression or the roots of the equation; the cognitive process of making something seem consistent with or based on reason; (psychiatry) a defense mechanism by which your true motivation is concealed by explaining your actions and feelings in a way that is not threatening; systematic organization; the act of organizing something according to a system or a rationale

  • rationalize - verb remove irrational quantities from; think rationally; employ logic or reason; structure and run according to rational or scientific principles in order to achieve desired results; weed out unwanted or unnecessary things; defend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning

  • rationally - adv. in a rational manner

  • rationalness - noun the quality of being consistent with or based on logic

  • ratitae - noun used in former classifications to include all ratite bird orders

  • ratite - noun flightless birds having flat breastbones lacking a keel for attachment of flight muscles: ostriches; cassowaries; emus; moas; rheas; kiwis; elephant birds

  • ratlike - adj. resembling or characteristic of a rat

  • ratline - noun (nautical) a small horizontal rope between the shrouds of a sailing ship; they form a ladder for climbing aloft

  • ratsbane - noun a white powdered poisonous trioxide of arsenic; used in manufacturing glass and as a pesticide (rat poison) and weed killer

  • rattan - noun a switch made from the stems of the rattan palms; the stem of various climbing palms of the genus Calamus and related genera used to make wickerwork and furniture and canes; climbing palm of Sri Lanka and southern India remarkable for the great length of the stems which are used for malacca canes

  • ratter - noun any of several breeds of terrier developed to catch rats; a disloyal person who betrays or deserts his cause or religion or political party or friend etc.

  • rattlebox - noun any of various plants of the genus Crotalaria having inflated pods within which the seeds rattle; used for pasture and green-manure crops

  • rattlebrained - adj. lacking sense or discretion

  • rattled - adj. thrown into a state of agitated confusion; (`rattled' is an informal term)

  • rattlepated - adj. lacking sense or discretion

  • rattler - noun pit viper with horny segments at the end of the tail that rattle when shaken; a railroad train consisting of freight cars

  • rattling - adj. quick and energetic; extraordinarily good; used especially as intensifiers; adv. used as intensifiers; `real' is sometimes used informally for `really'; `rattling' is informal; noun a rapid series of short loud sounds (as might be heard with a stethoscope in some types of respiratory disorders)

  • rattrap - noun a trap for catching rats; filthy run-down dilapidated housing; a difficult entangling situation

  • rattus - noun common house rats; upper incisors have a beveled edge

  • raucously - adv. with a raucous sound; in a rowdy manner

  • rauwolfia - noun any shrub or small tree of the genus Rauwolfia having leaves in whorls and cymose flowers; yield substances used medicinally especially as emetics or purgatives or antihypertensives; any of several alkaloids extracted from the shrub Rauwolfia serpentina

  • ravehook - noun a hooked hand tool used to prepare the seams of a boat for oakum

  • raveling - noun a bit of fiber that has become separated from woven fabric

  • ravenala - noun giant treelike plant having edible nuts and leafstalks that yield a refreshing drink of clear watery sap; reputedly an emergency source of water for travelers

  • ravening - adj. devouring or craving food in great quantities; excessively greedy and grasping; living by preying on other animals especially by catching living prey

  • ravenously - adv. in the manner of someone who is very hungry

  • ravenousness - noun excessive desire to eat

  • raver - noun a participant in a rave dancing party; someone who rants and raves; speaks in a violent or loud manner

  • ravigote - noun veloute sauce seasoned with herbs and shallots and capers

  • raving - adj. talking or behaving irrationally; adv. in a raving manner; noun declaiming wildly

  • ravingly - adv. in a raving manner

  • ravioli - noun small circular or square cases of dough with savory fillings

  • ravisher - noun a very attractive or seductive looking woman; someone who assaults others sexually

  • ravishing - adj. stunningly beautiful

  • ravishingly - adv. in a ravishing manner or to a ravishing degree

  • ravishment - noun the crime of forcing a woman to submit to sexual intercourse against her will; a feeling of delight at being filled with wonder and enchantment

  • rawness - noun a chilly dampness; lack of experience and the knowledge and understanding derived from experience; a pain that is felt (as when the area is touched); the state of being crude and incomplete and imperfect

  • rayless - adj. having no parts resembling rays; not having ray flowers

  • rayon - noun a synthetic silklike fabric

  • razorbill - noun black-and-white northern Atlantic auk having a compressed sharp-edged bill

  • razz - noun a cry or noise made to express displeasure or contempt; verb harass with persistent criticism or carping

  • reabsorb - verb undergo resorption

  • reabsorption - noun the organic process in which the substance of some differentiated structure that has been produced by the body undergoes lysis and assimilation

  • reachable - adj. easily approached

  • reaching - noun accomplishment of an objective; the act of physically reaching or thrusting out

  • reacquaint - verb acquaint anew

  • react - verb undergo a chemical reaction; react with another substance under certain conditions; show a response or a reaction to something; act against or in opposition to

  • reactance - noun opposition to the flow of electric current resulting from inductance and capacitance (rather than resistance)

  • reaction - noun doing something in opposition to another way of doing it that you don't like; a bodily process occurring due to the effect of some foregoing stimulus or agent; an idea evoked by some experience; extreme conservatism in political or social matters; a response that reveals a person's feelings or attitude; (mechanics) the equal and opposite force that is produced when any force is applied to a body; (chemistry) a process in which one or more substances are changed into others

  • reactionism - noun the political orientation of reactionaries

  • reactionist - adj. extremely conservative

  • reactivate - verb activate (an old file) anew

  • reactive - adj. participating readily in reactions; tending to react to a stimulus

  • reactivity - noun ready susceptibility to chemical change; responsive to stimulation

  • reactor - noun an electrical device used to introduce reactance into a circuit; (physics) any of several kinds of apparatus that maintain and control a nuclear reaction for the production of energy or artificial elements

  • readability - noun the quality of written language that makes it easy to read and understand; writing (print or handwriting) that can be easily read

  • readable - adj. easily deciphered

  • readably - adv. in a legible manner

  • readapt - verb adapt anew; adjust anew

  • reader - noun one of a series of texts for students learning to read; a person who enjoys reading; a person who can read; a literate person; a public lecturer at certain universities; someone who reads the lessons in a church service; someone ordained in a minor order of the Roman Catholic Church; someone who reads proof in order to find errors and mark corrections; someone who reads manuscripts and judges their suitability for publication; someone who contracts to receive and pay for a service or a certain number of issues of a publication

  • readership - noun the audience reached by written communications (books or magazines or newspapers etc.)

  • readily - adv. without much difficulty; in a punctual manner

  • readiness - noun prompt willingness; the state of having been made ready or prepared for use or action (especially military action); a natural effortlessness; (psychology) being temporarily ready to respond in a particular way

  • reading - noun the act of measuring with meters or similar instruments; the cognitive process of understanding a written linguistic message; a datum about some physical state that is presented to a user by a meter or similar instrument; written material intended to be read; a particular interpretation or performance; a city on the River Thames in Berkshire in southern England; a mental representation of the meaning or significance of something; a public instance of reciting or repeating (from memory) something prepared in advance


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