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reaper
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n. one who harvests grain, especially a machine for harvesting grain or pulse crops
If a reaper is wounded at his work, they make the cat lick the wound.
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rebuttal
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n. proving to be false or incorrect; response with contrary evidence
Ready and spontaneous skill in rebuttal is the final excellence of debating.
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recant
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v. retract a previous statement; sing over again; repeatedly utter in song
She'll also be badgered to recant her 12-year affiliation with the Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund.
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receptive
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a. quick or willing to receive ideas, suggestions; capable of receiving
Their minds remain receptive to the message of capitalism and to consume goods and services in abundance.
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recipient
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n. receiver; one that receives or is receptive
If someone slaps another, the recipient is often motivated to respond with greater force.
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reciprocate
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v. act, feel, or give mutually or in return; move back and forth alternately; be complementary or equivalent
Do you think that if the Palestinians dropped the right to return that Israel would reciprocate?
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recluse
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n. one who lives in solitude; withdrawn from the world; reclusive
The modern founder of Pantheism, Benedict Spinoza, was a pure and saintly character, a gentle recluse from the world, lovable and blameless.
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reconcile
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v. correct inconsistencies; become friendly after a quarrel; become compatible or consistent
Nothing could ever again reconcile him to his enemy.
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reconnaissance
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n. gain information about the enemy; inspection or exploration of an area
That led Hyland to a job in reconnaissance and deployment to Iraq in October 2006.
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recount
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v. narrate or tell; count over again
A born storyteller, my father loved to recount anecdotes about his early years in New York.
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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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rectify
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v. set right; correct by calculation or adjustment
Probably the most costly to rectify is that caused by toxic chemicals entering the water supply.
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recuperate
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v. recover; return to health or strength; recover from financial loss
She moved with her mother and her older brother David to Miami Beach, where the climate would help David recuperate from a kidney infection.
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redundant
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a. exceeding what is necessary or natural; repetitious; excessively wordy
He said certain staff had been identified as redundant owing to technological efficiencies and improvements.
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reek
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v. emit an odor;  be pervaded by something unpleasant
The rooms reek of stale tobacco smoke.
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refrain
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v. abstain from; resist; hold oneself back
Whenever he heard a song with a lively chorus, Sol could never refrain from joining in.
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regal
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a. of or relating to a monarch; royal; magnificent; splendid
The queen, dressed in regal purple, was joined by her husband.
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regime
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n. form of government; government in power; administration; prevailing social system or pattern
State Department officials insisted that, privately, the Yeltsin regime is still willing to cooperate in the search for peace.
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regimen
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n. prescribed diet and habits; a systematic plan for therapy; governmental rule or control
I doubt whether the results warrant our living under such a strict regimen.
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reimburse
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v. pay back for some expense incurred
You must make the payments directly to those service providers; you can't just reimburse the people with who you are benefiting.
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