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rebel
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n. one who takes part in an armed group against the constituted authority; revolt;
Since the unpopular Darfur Peace Agreement was signed by one of the three rebel factions last year, the groups have splintered into numerous fighting forces.
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rebellion
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n. organized opposition to authority
The comments made by President helped to fuel speculation that some military rebellion was being planned.
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rebuke
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v. scold harshly; criticize severely
No matter how sharply I rebuke Huck for his misconduct, he never talks back but just stands there like a stump.
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recognition
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n. acceptance; an agreement that something is true or legal
She said her recognition had opened the door for, as she put it, every nameless, faceless woman of color.
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recognize
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v. perceive the identity of; consent or admit with a formal acknowledgment; show appreciation of
The firm may recognize Tom's outstanding work by giving him a bonus.
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recollection
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n. memory; remembrance; the power of recalling ideas to the mind
My recollection is that essentially nobody opposed the principle for 7 years.
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recommend
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v. suggest; bestow commendation on; represent favorably
Things being so uncertain, I recommend that we dig right in as quickly as we can.
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recompense
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v. render an equivalent to, for service, loss; requite; remunerate; compensate; give in return; pay back
The insurance company will recompense his loss.
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recourse
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n. one that is turned or applied to for aid or security; resort for help or protection; access or admittance
What other recourse is there for him in such a conflict than to flee or die in the attempt?
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recreation
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n. enjoying yourself when you are not working; entertainment
Wednesday's anniversary culminates in a recreation of the student march that started the Velvet Revolution.
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recur
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v. reappear; happen or occur again
This story will recur lots of times in the next month.
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reed
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n. tall woody perennial grasses with hollow slender stems
The grass would be only rustling in the wind and the pool rippling to the waving of the reed.
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reef
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n. chain or range of rocks lying at or near the surface of the water
Our ship was able to haul up just before it hit the submerged reef.
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refined
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a. cultured; purified; made pure
Miss Temple had always something of serenity in her air, of state in her mien, of refined propriety in her language.
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refinement
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n. result of improving something; the process of removing impurities
The next refinement is to consider that the bright screen is typically round: any alpha particles striking outside the round area will not be visible.
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reflection
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n. image of something as reflected by a mirror; remark expressing careful consideration
Last year more than a hundred ships were hijacked by pirates in Indonesian waters, reflecting the growing lawlessness in the rest of the country.
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refrigerator
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n. machines in which food can be stored at low temperatures
Having the refrigerator is truly quite helpful since we are doing nearly all the cooking for ourselves.
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refute
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v. disprove; prove to be false or incorrect
The defense called several respectable witnesses who were able to refute the prosecution's sole witness's false testimony.
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regulation
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n. act of controlling or directing according to rule; prescribed by or according to rule
If regulation is bad, then let's get rid of the police department as well.
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rehearse
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v. practice; drill; engage in preparation for a public performance
You can rehearse your presentation to make sure that it fits within a certain time frame.
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