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relapse
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n. falling back into a former state, especially becoming worse
He handed in his resignation at once--and that night, the Judge suffered a relapse and died.
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relay
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n. act of passing something along from one person, group, or station to another
The second connection to the relay is a cable to the network port on the PC.
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relentless
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a. unmoved by appeals for sympathy or forgiveness; insensible to distresses of others; unyielding
The well-known face was there: stern, relentless as ever - there was that peculiar eye which nothing could melt.
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relevant
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a. pertinent; having a connection with the matter at hand
The only way for a value brand like ours to remain relevant is to provide innovation that sets us apart.
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reluctant
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a. not wanting to take some action; averse
Economists say the unemployment rate could climb as high as 10.5 percent next year because employers remain reluctant to hire.
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remedy
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n. a medicine or therapy; cure; fix; repair; provide relief for
Their remedy is a cut in production to curtail the extent to which the members exceed their agreed quotas.
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remorse
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n. the pain of a guilty conscience; feeling of deep regret
Ah, said Bernard, my remorse is all gone, and yet I think I love you about as much as ever!
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renaissance
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n. revival; renewal; the revival of learning and culture
But he will be remembered as the man who led Italy's industrial renaissance after the damage inflicted on the country during the Second World War.
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rendezvous
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n. meeting at a prearranged time and place; popular gathering place; prearranged meeting point for troops or ships
They set off in a private plane from California, anticipating a happy family ski trip to Montana - a rendezvous with grandparents.
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renowned
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a. famous; celebrated for great achievements, for distinguished qualities
In Europe, the French are renowned for their cooking.
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reptile
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n. cold-blooded vertebrate, including tortoises, turtles, snakes, lizards, alligators, crocodiles
The majority of reptile species are egg-laying, although certain species of squamates are capable of giving live birth.
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resemblance
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n. likeness; similarity in appearance or external or superficial details
The resemblance is undeniable, from the massive arch to the carved pillars.
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resemble
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v. be similar to; take after; look like
John does not resemble his father, and I am glad of it: John is like me and like my brothers - he is quite a Gibson.
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resign
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v. sign back; return by a formal act; yield to another; abandon
He decided to resign his claim to the copyright.
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resignation
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n. act of resigning or giving up, as a claim, possession,  or office; surrender
He informed that his resignation was effective immediately and never back office once more.
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resolution
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n. determination; resolving to do something; a formal statement of a decision
Nothing could shake his resolution that his children would get the best education that money could buy.
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resource
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n. materials; abilities; available source
Still, she went on growing, and, as a last resource, she put one arm out of the window and one foot up the chimney.
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restless
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a. never resting; unquiet; uneasy; continually moving; eager for change; discontented
Sometimes it is the only calm place in restless times.
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restrain
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v. keep under control; hold back; place limits on
No one had the leisure to watch or restrain them.
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retail
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a. selling of goods to consumers
A lot has been said about the massive influence of the US retail group Wal-Mart.
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