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retroactive.adjective
influencing or applying to a period prior to enactment (a retroactive pay increase)
retroactively.adverb
retroactivity.noun,.plural.retroactivities

rival.noun,.plural.rivals
one who attempts to equal or surpass another or who pursues the same object as another; a competitor; one that equals or almost equals another in a particular.respect
attributive.often used to modify another noun (rival companies, rival products, rival teams, rival schools)
rival, rivaled, rivaling, rivals.verbs
transitive verb sense.to attempt to equal or surpass; to be the equal of; match
intransitive verb sense.to be a competitor or rival; compete
rivalry.noun,.plural.rivalries
the act of competing or emulating; the state or condition of being a rival

revoke, revoked, revoking, revokes.verbs
transitive use-to void or annul by recalling, withdrawing or reversing (her license was revoked)
intransitive use-Games:.to fail to follow suit in cards when required and able to do so
revoke.noun-Games:.failure to follow suit in a card game
revoker.noun
revocable.adjective
that can be revoked (a revocable government; a revocable act of parliament)

regular.adjective
customary, usual or normal (the train's regular schedule; a regular guy)
regularly.adverb
regular.noun,.plural.regulars
a dependable, loyal person (one of the regulars at each meeting); a habitual customer; a clothing size designed for persons of average height
regularity.noun

rascal.noun,.plural.rascals
one that is playfully mischievous; an unscrupulous, dishonest person; a scoundrel
rascal, rascally.adjectives

ruse.noun,.plural.ruses
a ruse is an action or plan which is intended to deceive someone in order to get unfair.advantage (it is now clear that this was a ruse to divide them and cause loss); a crafty.stratagem; a subterfuge; artifice; a clever.trick.used to deceive someone

rapture.noun
the state of being.transported by a lofty.emotion; ecstasy; an expression of ecstatic.feeling
rapture, raptured, rapturing, raptures.transitive verbs
to enrapture
rapt.verb
with great attention (the children listened raptly to stories about fascinating trips)
rapt.adjective
deeply moved or delighted; enraptured (listened to the speaker with rapt admiration); deeply absorbed; engrossed (was rapt in thought all evening)
raptly.adverb

remunerate, remunerated, remunerating, remunerates.transitive verbs
to pay a person a suitable.equivalent in return for goods provided, services rendered or losses incurred; recompense; to compensate for; a reward for (remunerate his efforts)
remunerability, remunerator.nouns
remunerable.adjective
remuneration.noun
the act of remunerating; something, such as a payment, that remunerates

reward.noun,.plural.rewards
something given, such as money received in recompense for worthy behavior; retribution for evil acts (because we reap what we sow, humans are rewarded accordingly)
rewardable.adjective
rewarder.noun,.plural.rewarders
reward, rewarded, rewarding, rewards.transitive verbs
to give a reward to or for; to satisfy or gratify
rewardable.adjective

relic.noun,.plural.relics
something that has survived the passage of time, especially an object or a custom whose original culture has disappeared (the Inquisition almost made a relic of Christianity); something cherished for its age or historic interest; an object kept for its association with the past (a museum filled with relics); a memento
reliquary.noun,.plural.reliquaries
a receptacle, such as a coffer or shrine, for keeping or displaying sacred.relics

receptive.adjective
capable of or qualified for receiving; ready or willing to receive favorably (receptive to the advice asked for)
receptively.adverb
receptivity.or.receptiveness.noun

receptor.noun,.plural.receptors
in physiology, a specialized.cell or group of nerve endings that responds to sensory.stimuli; in biochemistry, a molecular.structure or site on the surface or interior of a cell that binds with substances such as hormones, antigens or neurotransmitters

reception.noun,.plural.receptions
the act or process of receiving or of being received; a welcome, greeting or acceptance (we had a friendly reception at the new neighbours home); a social function, especially one intended to provide a welcome or greeting (a wedding reception); mental approval or acceptance (the reception of a new theory)
Electronics:.conversion of transmitted radio waves or electric signals into perceptible forms, such as sound or light, by means of antennas and electronic equipment; the condition or quality of the waves or signals so received (even an inexpensive radio can have good reception)

repartee.noun
a swift, witty.reply; conversation.marked by the exchange of witty retorts; wit

recipient.adjective
functioning as a receiver
recipient.noun,.plural.recipients
one that receives

recommend, recommended, recommending, recommends.verbs
transitive verb sense.to praise or commend one to another as being worthy or desirable; endorse.(recommended him for the job; recommended a sedan instead of a station wagon); to make (the possessor, as of an attribute) attractive or acceptable (honesty recommends any person); to advise or counsel.(she recommended what seemed like the most helpful and accommodating solution)
intransitive verb sense.to give advice or counsel
recommendable.adjective
recommender.noun

ransom.noun
the release of property or a person in return for payment of a demanded price; the price or payment demanded or paid for such release
Theology:.a redemption.from sin and its consequences
ransom, ransomed, ransoming, ransoms.transitive verbs
to obtain the release of by paying a certain price; to release after receiving such a payment
Theology:.to deliver from sin and its consequences; to buy back ransomer.noun

reactance.noun
in electricity, opposition to the flow of alternating current caused by the inductance and capacitance in a circuit rather than by resistance

reaction.noun,.plural.reactions
a response to a stimulus; the state resulting from such a response; a reverse or opposing action; a tendency to revert to a former state
Physics: an equal and opposite force exerted by a body against a force acting upon it
react, reacted, reacting, reacts.intransitive verbs something that occurs in response something else (classical music often causes a stimulating reaction); to act in response to or under the influence of a stimulus or prompting (reacted strongly to hot peppers); to act reciprocally or in return
reactive.adjective
tending to be responsive or to react to a stimulus; characterized by reaction; in chemistry and physics, tending to participate readily in reactions
reactively.adverb
reactiveness.or.reactivity.noun

revulsed.adjective
affected with or having experienced revulsion
revulsion.noun,.plural.revulsions
a sudden, strong change or reaction in feeling, especially a feeling of violent.disgust or loathing; a withdrawing or turning away from something
revulsive.adjective

reinforce, reinforced, reinforcing, reinforces.transitive verbs
to give more force or effectiveness to; strengthen (the good news reinforced her hopes; strengthened by adding extra support or material
reinforceable.adjective

reductionism.noun
an attempt or a tendency to explain complex.phenomena or structures by relatively simple principles, as by asserting that life processes or mental acts are instances of chemical and physical laws
reductionist.adjective.and.noun
reductionistic.adjective

reductive.adjective
of or relating to reduction; relating to, being an instance of or exhibiting reductionism; relating to or being an instance of reductivism
reductively.adverb

reductivism, reductivist.nouns

rhyme.also.rime.noun
correspondence of terminal sounds of words or of lines of verse; a poem or verse having a regular correspondence of sounds, especially at the ends of lines; poetry or verse of this kind; a word that corresponds with another in terminal sound, as behold and cold
rhymed.also.rimed, rhyming, riming, rhymes, rimes.verbs
intransitive verb use.to form a rhyme; to compose rhymes or verse; to make use of rhymes in composing verse
transitive verb use.to put into rhyme or compose with rhymes; to use (a word or words) as a rhyme

right, righter, rightest.adjectives
correct in thinking and action because of Romans 13:10; accurate; conforming with or conformable to justice, law or morality (doing the right thing according to concern for all); in accordance with the desire of all humans for good; in accordance with fact, reason or truth; correct (the right answer); fitting, proper or appropriate (it is not right to leave the party without saying goodbye); most favorable, desirable or convenient (the right time to act); in or into a satisfactory state or condition (put things right); intended to be worn or positioned facing outward or toward an observer (the right side of the dress; made sure that the right side of the fabric was visible); of, belonging to, located on or being the side of the body to the south when the subject is facing east; of, relating to, directed toward or located on the right side; located on the right side of a person facing downstream (the right bank of a river); of or belonging to what is called the political or intellectual, the so-called conservative side of public policies, as compared to the left, being the liberal side which is often only liberal for the few making the rules apart from public will of the benefit for all
right.noun,.plural.rights
something that is due to a person or governmental body by law or laws created and approved by people, tradition or nature ("Certain rights can never be granted to the government, but must be kept in the hands of the people." ...Eleanor Roosevelt); that which is just, morally good, legal, proper or fitting; the direction or position on the right side; the right side; the right hand; the people and groups who advocate the adoption of conservative or reactionary measures, especially in government and politics, though seldom practiced), also called right wing
right.adverb
toward or on the right; in a straight line; directly (went right to school); in the proper or desired manner; well (the fits right); exactly; just (the accident happened right over there); immediately (called me right after dinner); completely; quite (the icy wind blew right through the coat); accurately; correctly (answered the question right); considerably; very (they have a right nice place); used as an intensive (kept right on going); used in titles (the Right Reverend Jane Smith)

right, righted, righting, rights.verbs
transitive verb use.to put in or restore to an upright or proper position (they righted their boat); to put in order or set right; correct (measures designed to right generations of unfair labor practices); you make reparation or amends for; redress (right a wrong)
intransitive verb use.to regain an upright or proper position
by rights.idiom
in a just or proper.manner; justly
in one's own right.idiom
through the force of one's own skills or qualifications
right and left.idiom
from all directions or on every side (criticism coming right and left; questions raised from right and left)
right well.idiom
very.well
to rights.idiom
in a satisfactory or orderly condition (set the place to rights)
righter.noun
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