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reproof
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n. expression of blame or censure; censure for a fault; a reproach
The perplexity and dissatisfaction of the house expressed themselves in murmurs and provoked a reproof from the bench.
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repudiate
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v. disown; refuse to acknowledge; reject validity or authority of
On separating from Tony, Tina announced that she would repudiate all debts incurred by her soon-to-be ex-husband.
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repugnance
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n. extreme dislike or aversion; opposition; conflict; resistance, in a physical sense
I can still recall my repugnance when I was told that dirty story.
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repulse
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v. force or drive back; drive back; refuse; disgust
He had to repulse the suggestion because it gave him no room to live.
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repulsive
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a. tending to repel or drive off; causing repugnance or aversion; disgusting
Your plan is to promote ugliness, repulsive, meaningless art.
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reputable
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a. having a good reputation; honorable
In fact, you can even find claims made by celebrated scholars and published in reputable sources.
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rescind
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v. cancel; make void; repeal or annul
To change or rescind is justified only when re-estimate all of the available facts.
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resentment
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n. indignation; a deep sense of injury; strong displeasure
That Gerry finally has let go of his resentment is an enormous relief to me.
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reserve
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n. lack of enthusiasm; skeptical caution; something saved for future use; self-restraint in expression
The bank had put $3.9 billion in reserve to cover such costs.
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residual
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a. remaining as a residue; surplus
Please tell us the residual quantity as soon as you finish this noon.
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residue
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n. the remainder of something after removal of parts or a part; balance
The presence of plastic residue is nothing more than an indication of possible doping.
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resilience
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n. ability to recover quickly from illness, change, or misfortune; buoyancy
Ultimately, the best way to get internet resilience is link redundancy.
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resistant
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a. unaffected; incapable of being affected
His moderate Democratic Party lacks an outright majority, and coalition partners remain resistant to change.
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resolve
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v. make a firm decision about; find a solution to
They resolve never to drink in the office again.
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respite
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n. usually a short interval of rest or relief; delay in punishment
For David, the two weeks of vacationing in New Zealand were a delightful respite from the pressures of his job.
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restoration
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n. act of restoring something or someone to a satisfactory state
Here at the WACA, we've witnessed the restoration of cricket's status quo.
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restrictive
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a. tending or serving to restrict; limiting; confining
We think the form is restrictive, so we go through different writing phases to shape our songs.
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resurrection
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n. rising again; resumption of vigor; the act of rising from the dead or returning to life
Still, the resurrection is the movie's only out-and-out miracle, and it lacks a good explanation.
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retailer
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n. a company which sells goods
That puts it in the top ten global firms, just behind energy giants like Royal Dutch Shell but ahead of the huge US retailer Wal-Mart.
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retroactive
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a. extending in scope or effect to a prior time or prior conditions
Because the law was retroactive to the first of the year, we found she was eligible for the pension.
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