Macaca noun macaques; rhesus monkeys macadam


roadworthy - adj. (of vehicles) fit to be driven on the open road roamer



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roadworthy - adj. (of vehicles) fit to be driven on the open road

  • roamer - noun someone who leads a wandering unsettled life

  • roan - adj. (used of especially horses) having a brownish coat thickly sprinkled with white or grey; noun a horse having a brownish coat thickly sprinkled with white or gray; a soft sheepskin leather that is colored and finished to resemble morocco; used in bookbinding

  • roanoke - noun a city in southwestern Virginia

  • roarer - noun someone who communicates vocally in a very loud voice

  • roaring - adj. loud enough to cause (temporary) hearing loss; very lively and profitable; adv. extremely; noun a very loud utterance (like the sound of an animal); a deep prolonged loud noise

  • roaster - noun a special cooking pan for roasting; flesh of a large young chicken over 3 1/2 lb suitable for roasting; a cook who roasts food; a harsh or humorous critic (sometimes intended as a facetious compliment)

  • roasting - noun cooking (meat) by dry heat in an oven (usually with fat added)

  • robber - noun a thief who steals from someone by threatening violence

  • robinia - noun deciduous flowering trees and shrubs

  • roble - noun large tree of Trinidad and Guyana having odd-pinnate leaves and violet-scented axillary racemes of yellow flowers and long smooth pods; grown as a specimen in parks and large gardens; tall graceful deciduous California oak having leathery leaves and slender pointed acorns

  • robotlike - adj. like the unthinking functioning of a machine

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

  • robustly - adv. in a robust manner

  • robustness - noun the characteristic of being strong enough to withstand intellectual challenge; the property of being strong and healthy in constitution

  • roc - noun mythical bird of prey having enormous size and strength

  • rocambole - noun European leek cultivated and used like leeks

  • roccella - noun a source of the dye archil and of litmus

  • roccellaceae - noun a fungus family of division Lichenes

  • rocker - noun a curved support that permits the supported object to rock to and fro; an ice skate with a curved blade; a trough that can be rocked back and forth; used by gold miners to shake auriferous earth in water in order to separate the gold; a teenager or young adult in the 1960s who wore leather jackets and rode motorcycles; a performer or composer or fan of rock music; an attendant who rocks a child in a cradle; a chair mounted on rockers

  • rockery - noun a garden featuring rocks; usually alpine plants

  • rocketry - noun the branch of engineering science that studies rocket design and operation

  • rockfish - noun marine food fish found among rocks along the northern coasts of Europe and America; the lean flesh of any of various valuable market fish caught among rocks; marine food and game fish with dark longitudinal stripes; migrates upriver to spawn; sometimes placed in the genus Morone

  • rockfoil - noun any of various plants of the genus Saxifraga

  • rockiness - noun the quality of abounding in rocks and stones

  • rocklike - adj. hard as granite

  • rockrose - noun small shrubs of scrub and dry woodland regions of southern Europe and North Africa; grown for their showy flowers and soft often downy and aromatic evergreen foliage; any of numerous varieties of helianthemums having small roselike yellow or white or reddish flowers

  • rockslide - noun a landslide of rocks

  • rockweed - noun coarse brown seaweed growing on rocks exposed at low tide

  • rodentia - noun small gnawing animals: porcupines; rats; mice; squirrels; marmots; beavers; gophers; voles; hamsters; guinea pigs; agoutis

  • rodlike - adj. resembling a rod

  • rodomontade - noun vain and empty boasting

  • roentgenogram - noun a radiogram made by exposing photographic film to X rays; used in medical diagnosis

  • roentgenographic - adj. relating to or produced by roentgenography

  • roentgenography - noun radiography that uses X-rays to produce a roentgenogram

  • roentgenoscope - noun an X-ray machine that combines an X-ray source and a fluorescent screen to enable direct observation

  • rogation - noun a solemn supplication ceremony prescribed by the church

  • roguery - noun reckless or malicious behavior that causes discomfort or annoyance in others

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

  • roguishly - adv. in a playfully roguish manner; like a dishonest rogue

  • roguishness - noun reckless or malicious behavior that causes discomfort or annoyance in others; the trait of indulging in disreputable pranks

  • roi - noun (corporate finance) the amount, expressed as a percentage, that is earned on a company's total capital calculated by dividing the total capital into earnings before interest, taxes, or dividends are paid

  • roily - adj. (of a liquid) agitated vigorously; in a state of turbulence

  • roisterer - noun an especially noisy and unrestrained merrymaker

  • rolled - adj. uttered with a trill; rolled up and secured; especially of petals or leaves in bud; having margins rolled inward

  • roller - noun a grounder that rolls along the infield; pigeon that executes backward somersaults in flight or on the ground; Old World bird that tumbles or rolls in flight; related to kingfishers; a cylinder that revolves; a small wheel without spokes (as on a roller skate); a long heavy sea wave as it advances towards the shore; a mechanical device consisting of a cylindrical tube around which the hair is wound to curl it

  • rollicking - adj. given to merry frolicking

  • rollickingly - adv. in a carefree manner

  • rolling - adj. moving in surges and billows and rolls; uttered with a trill; characterized by reverberation; noun the act of robbing a helpless person; propelling something on wheels; a deep prolonged sound (as of thunder or large bells)

  • rollo - noun Norse chieftain who became the first duke of Normandy (860-931)

  • romaic - adj. relating to modern Greece or its inhabitants or its language; noun the modern Greek vernacular

  • romaine - noun lettuce with long dark-green leaves in a loosely packed elongated head

  • romanesque - noun a style of architecture developed in Italy and western Europe between the Roman and the Gothic styles after 1000 AD; characterized by round arches and vaults and by the substitution of piers for columns and profuse ornament and

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  • romanian - 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

  • romanic - adj. of or relating to or derived from Rome (especially ancient Rome)

  • romanism - noun the beliefs and practices of the Catholic Church based in Rome

  • romanist - adj. of or relating to or supporting Romanism

  • romanize - verb write in the Latin alphabet

  • romansh - adj. of or relating to the Romansh language; noun the Rhaeto-Romance language spoken in southeastern Switzerland; it is an official language of Switzerland

  • romantically - adv. in a romantic manner; in a romantic manner

  • romanticism - noun impractical romantic ideals and attitudes; an exciting and mysterious quality (as of a heroic time or adventure); a movement in literature and art during the late 18th and early 19th centuries that celebrated nature rather than civilization

  • romanticist - adj. belonging to or characteristic of romanticism or the Romantic Movement in the arts; noun an artist of the Romantic Movement or someone influenced by Romanticism; someone who indulges in excessive sentimentality

  • romanticistic - adj. belonging to or characteristic of romanticism or the Romantic Movement in the arts

  • romanticize - verb act in a romantic way; make romantic in style; interpret romantically

  • romany - adj. of or relating to the Gypsies or their language or culture; noun the Indic language of the Gypsies; a member of a people with dark skin and hair who speak Romany and who traditionally live by seasonal work and fortunetelling; they are believed to have originated in northern India but now are living on all continents (but mostly in Europe, North Africa, and North America)

  • romish - adj. of or relating to or supporting Romanism

  • rommany - noun a member of a people with dark skin and hair who speak Romany and who traditionally live by seasonal work and fortunetelling; they are believed to have originated in northern India but now are living on all continents (but mostly in Europe, North Africa, and North America)

  • romneya - noun one species: matilija poppy

  • romper - noun a one-piece garment for children to wear at play; the lower part is shaped like bloomers; a person who romps or frolics

  • rondeau - noun a French verse form of 10 or 13 lines running on two rhymes; the opening phrase is repeated as the refrain of the second and third stanzas; a musical form that is often the last movement of a sonata

  • rondel - noun a French verse form of 10 or 13 lines running on two rhymes; the opening phrase is repeated as the refrain of the second and third stanzas

  • rondelet - noun a shorter form of rondeau

  • rontgen - noun German physicist who discovered x-rays and developed roentgenography (1845-1923)

  • roofer - noun a craftsman who lays or repairs roofs

  • roofing - noun the craft of a roofer; material used to construct a roof

  • roofless - adj. not having a roof; physically or spiritually homeless or deprived of security

  • roofy - noun street names for flunitrazepan

  • rookery - noun a breeding ground for gregarious birds (such as rooks)

  • roomer - noun a tenant in someone's house

  • roomette - noun a small private compartment for one on a sleeping car

  • roomie - noun an associate who shares a room with you

  • roomily - adv. with ample room

  • roominess - noun spatial largeness and extensiveness (especially inside a building); intellectual breadth

  • rooster - noun adult male chicken

  • rootage - noun a developed system of roots; fixedness by or as if by roots; the place where something begins, where it springs into being

  • rooted - adj. having roots of a specified sort; absolutely still

  • rooter - noun an enthusiastic devotee of sports

  • rootle - verb dig with the snout

  • rootless - adj. wandering aimlessly without ties to a place or community

  • rootlet - noun small root or division of a root

  • rootlike - adj. looking or acting like a root

  • rootstalk - noun a horizontal plant stem with shoots above and roots below serving as a reproductive structure

  • rootstock - noun root or part of a root used for plant propagation; especially that part of a grafted plant that supplies the roots; a horizontal plant stem with shoots above and roots below serving as a reproductive structure

  • ropebark - noun deciduous shrub of eastern North America having tough flexible branches and pliable bark and small yellow flowers

  • ropedancer - noun an acrobat who performs on a rope stretched at some height above the ground

  • ropemaker - noun a craftsman who makes ropes

  • roper - noun a cowboy who uses a lasso to rope cattle or horses; a decoy who lures customers into a gambling establishment (especially one with a fixed game); a craftsman who makes ropes

  • ropewalk - noun workplace consisting of a long narrow path or shed where rope is made

  • ropewalker - noun an acrobat who performs on a rope stretched at some height above the ground

  • ropeway - noun a conveyance that transports passengers or freight in carriers suspended from cables and supported by a series of towers

  • ropiness - noun the property of being cohesive and sticky

  • roping - noun capturing cattle or horses with a lasso

  • ropy - adj. forming viscous or glutinous threads; of or resembling rope (or ropes) in being long and strong; (British informal) very poor in quality

  • roquette - noun erect European annual often grown as a salad crop to be harvested when young and tender

  • roridula - noun either of 2 species of the genus Roridula; South African viscid perennial low-growing woody shrubs

  • roridulaceae - noun in some classifications included in the family Droseraceae

  • rorippa - noun annual and perennial herbs of damp habitats; cosmopolitan except Antarctica

  • rorqual - noun any of several baleen whales of the family Balaenopteridae having longitudinal grooves on the throat and a small pointed dorsal fin

  • rosaceae - noun a large family of dicotyledonous plants of order Rosales; have alternate leaves and five-petaled flowers with numerous stamens

  • rosaceous - adj. of or pertaining to or characteristic of plants of the family Rosaceae; of something having a dusty purplish pink color

  • rosales - noun in some classifications this category does not include Leguminosae

  • roseate - adj. of something having a dusty purplish pink color

  • rosebay - noun late-spring-blooming rhododendron of eastern North America having rosy to pink-purple flowers

  • rosefish - noun large fish of northern Atlantic coasts of America and Europe; North Atlantic rockfish

  • roselike - adj. having a flower that resembles a rose

  • roselle - noun East Indian sparsely prickly annual herb or perennial subshrub widely cultivated for its fleshy calyxes used in tarts and jelly and for its bast fiber

  • rosellinia - noun fungi having smooth perithecia with dark one-celled ascospores

  • roseola - noun any red eruption of the skin

  • rosewood - noun any of those hardwood trees of the genus Dalbergia that yield rosewood--valuable cabinet woods of a dark red or purplish color streaked and variegated with black; hard dark reddish wood of a rosewood tree having a strongly marked grain; used in cabinetwork

  • rosicrucian - adj. of or relating to the Rosicrucians; noun a member of a secret 17th-century society of philosophers and scholars versed in mystical and metaphysical and alchemical lore; a member of any of various organizations that subsequently derived from the 17th-century society

  • rosicrucianism - noun the theological doctrine that venerates the rose and the cross as symbols of Christ's Resurrection and redemption; claims various occult powers

  • rosilla - noun a sneezeweed of southwestern United States especially southern California

  • rosin - noun any of a class of solid or semisolid viscous substances obtained either as exudations from certain plants or prepared by polymerization of simple molecules; verb rub rosin onto

  • rosiness - noun a dusty pink color; a healthy reddish complexion; a rosy color (especially in the cheeks) taken as a sign of good health

  • rosinweed - noun North American perennial having a resinous odor and yellow flowers; any of various western American plants of the genus Grindelia having resinous leaves and stems formerly used medicinally; often poisonous to livestock

  • rosmarinus - noun rosemary

  • rostrate - adj. having a beak or beaklike snout or proboscis

  • rota - noun a roster of names showing the order in which people should perform certain duties; (Roman Catholic Church) the supreme ecclesiastical tribunal for cases appealed to the Holy See from diocesan courts

  • rotatable - adj. capable of being rotated

  • rotated - adj. turned in a circle around an axis

  • rotation - noun the act of rotating as if on an axis; a planned recurrent sequence (of crops or personnel etc.); a single complete turn (axial or orbital); (mathematics) a transformation in which the coordinate axes are rotated by a fixed angle about the origin

  • rotational - adj. of or pertaining to rotation

  • rotatory - adj. of or relating to or characteristic or causing an axial or orbital turn

  • rotgut - noun any alcoholic beverage of inferior quality

  • rotifer - noun minute aquatic multicellular organisms having a ciliated wheel-like organ for feeding and locomotion; constituents of freshwater plankton

  • rotifera - noun a phylum including: rotifers

  • rotisserie - noun a restaurant that specializes in roasted and barbecued meats; an oven or broiler equipped with a rotating spit on which meat cooks as it turns

  • rottenly - adv. in a terrible manner

  • rottenness - noun the quality of rotting and becoming putrid; in a state of progressive putrefaction

  • rottenstone - noun a weathered and decomposed siliceous limestone; in powdered form it is used in polishing

  • rotter - noun a person who is deemed to be despicable or contemptible

  • rotting - noun (biology) the process of decay caused by bacterial or fungal action

  • rotundity - noun the roundness of a 3-dimensional object; the fullness of a tone of voice

  • rotundly - adv. in a sonorous manner

  • rotundness - noun the roundness of a 3-dimensional object

  • roue - noun a dissolute man in fashionable society

  • rougeberry - noun bushy houseplant having white to pale pink flowers followed by racemes of scarlet berries; tropical Americas

  • roughage - noun coarse food high in fiber but low in nutrients; its bulk stimulates peristalsis

  • roughhewn - adj. of stone or timber; shaped roughly without finishing

  • roughhouse - verb engage in rough or disorderly play

  • roughleg - noun large hawk of the northern hemisphere that feeds chiefly on small rodents and is beneficial to farmers

  • roughly - adv. with rough motion as over a rough surface; with roughness or violence (`rough' is an informal variant for `roughly'); (of quantities) imprecise but fairly close to correct

  • roughness - noun harsh or severe speech or behavior; a texture of a surface or edge that is not smooth but is irregular and uneven; an unpolished unrefined quality; the quality of being unpleasant (harsh or rough or grating) to the senses; the formation of small pits in a surface as a consequence of corrosion; rowdy behavior; used of the sea during inclement or stormy weather

  • roughrider - noun a horseman skilled at breaking wild horses to the saddle

  • roulade - noun (music) an elaborate run of several notes sung to one syllable; a dish consisting of a slice of meat that is rolled around a filling and cooked

  • rouleau - noun a roll of coins wrapped in paper; a roll of ribbon

  • rounded - adj. curving and somewhat round in shape rather than jagged; a chubby body

  • roundedness - noun the property possessed by a rounded convexity

  • roundel - noun round piece of armor plate that protects the armpit; English form of rondeau having three triplets with a refrain after the first and third; (heraldry) a charge in the shape of a circle

  • roundelay - noun a song in which a line or phrase is repeated as the refrain

  • rounder - noun a tool for rounding corners or edges; a dissolute person; usually a man who is morally unrestrained

  • roundheaded - adj. having a brachycephalic head

  • rounding - noun (mathematics) a miscalculation that results from rounding off numbers to a convenient number of decimals

  • roundish - adj. somewhat round in appearance or form

  • roundly - adv. in a round manner; in a blunt direct manner

  • roundness - noun the property possessed by a line or surface that is curved and not angular; the quality of being round numbers; the fullness of a tone of voice; the bodily property of being well rounded


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