n. relation of something to the matter at hand; applicability to social issues
E.g. MBA programs are run throughout the world, because their relevance is across industries, business sectors and economies.
v. give up something with reluctance; retire from; give up or abandon
E.g. On the other hand, he knew that the Countess Astaride, having gone so far, would never again relinquish her ambitions.
v. take keen or zestful pleasure in; enjoy the flavor of; give spice or flavor to
E.g. Watching they enthusiastically chow down, I thought, "Now there are men who relish a good dinner!"
n. remnant; something left after other parts have been taken away
E.g. It's not good enough any more to tell consumers 25 percent of the products are made in China and the remainder is made in USA.
a. negligent; careless in performing duty or business
E.g. As America's children acquire more and more behavior problems, the schools remain remiss in doing anything about it except typical punishment.
n. temporary moderation of disease symptoms; cancellation of a debt; lessening of intensity or degree
E.g. In Feb, I'll have been in remission from the main cancer for 17 years.
v. make over in structure or style; reconstruct; change the form of
E.g. This practical, hands-on book shows you how to build or remodel conscientiously, whether your dream home is a simple house or a brand-new multimillion-dollar mansion.
v. deliver;give or make available; provide; represent in a drawing or painting
E.g. And from the standpoint of state and local law enforcement, often the best service our federal government can render is to do these things and do them right.
n. depiction or interpretation, as in painting or music; translation; version
E.g. I am sure his rendering was the biggest and fullest side of that man - there is always a fine ironical appreciation of character.
v. abandon; disown; turn away from; give up
E.g. Therefore, what they have to renounce is their presence in that piece of our national territory.
v. force or drive back; disgust; offer resistance to; fight against
E.g. Poles of the same name repel each other; poles of unlike name attract each other.
a. driving away; unattractive; inspiring aversion or distaste; resistant or impervious to something
E.g. The sheep use it as a natural water repellent, which is lovely for them, but I found it to be sticky, oily.
v. cause to feel remorse or regret; feel regret or self-reproach for
E.g. He stood about, restless and uneasy, for a while, glancing at the door, every now and then, hoping she would repent and come to find him.
n. copy or reproduction of a work of art
E.g. The iconic icehouse, demolished last year and rebuilt in replica, is situated in the west orchards.
a. deserving blame; admonition; blameworthy
E.g. What's reprehensible is to say one thing, then say another, then claim when you said the first thing you didn't actually say it.
n. temporary relief from harm or discomfort; postponement or cancellation of punishment
E.g. Many fund managers see the dollar's recent gains as nothing more than a short-term reprieve.
v. express disapproval or disappointment; bring shame upon; disgrace
E.g. He never did anything wrong without imagining how the look on his mother's face would reproach him afterwards.
n. act of making copies
E.g. Gutenberg's reproduction of holy texts was far more efficient.
a. having a good reputation; honorable
E.g. In fact, you can even find claims made by celebrated scholars, and published in reputable sources.
n. act of requiring, as of right; demand or application made as by authority.
E.g. Adele and I had now to vacate the library: it would be in daily requisition as a reception-room for callers.
v. cancel; make void; repeal or annul
E.g. To change or rescind is justified only when re-estimate of all of the available facts.
a. remaining as a residue; surplus
E.g. Please tell us the residual quantity as soon as you finish this noon.
a. individual; relating to particular persons or things, each to each; particular; respectful; regardful
E.g. She says the leaders will brief each other on their respective domestic development plan.
n. breathing; process of inhaling and exhaling; oxidative process occurring within living cells
E.g. In the severe form of the disease, the respiration is arrested, while in the milder attacks, the breathing is difficult, slow, deep, and snoring.
a. reactive; readily reacting to people or events; showing emotion
E.g. Children are often the quickest and most responsive members of the audience.
v. keep under control; hold back ; place limits on
E.g. No one had leisure to watch or restrain them.
v. bring back to life; rise from the dead; bring back into practice, notice, or use
E.g. Kasim Reed could heal the sick, cast out demons, resurrect the dead, and walk on water, and he wouldn't be able to avoid the accusation of racism.
n. rising again; resumption of vigor; act of rising from the dead or returning to life
E.g. Still, the resurrection is the movie's only out-and-out miracle, and it lacks good explanation.
v. restored to life; restore consciousness, vigor, or life to; revive
E.g. In any other operating room instruments would have been beeping wildly and doctors would be frantically shouting orders as they attempted to resuscitate me.
v. trace again; go back over something, usually in an attempt of rediscovery
E.g. About 3-4 hours before I am ready to leave, I retrace my steps to the trees that I put the peanuts under earlier.
v. withdraw; take back; draw back or in
E.g. "Conditions will probably only start to retract from the middle of the first quarter of 2007," Downing said.
n. something justly deserved; recompense; compensation; punishment for offenses
E.g. A robber whom a jury sentences to 10 years in retribution said something misled them.
n. review; look back upon; remember
E.g. I had a detailed retrospect of my association with the two girls.
n. money which returns from an investment; annual income; reward
E.g. The government's revenue is made up chiefly of the money we pay in taxes.
v. void or annul by recalling, withdrawing, or reversing; cancel; retract
E.g. He tried to revoke the ban on smoking.
v. organize opposition to authority; make revolution
E.g. The people will revolt when bread prices triple again.
a. causing abhorrence or disgust
E.g. Taylor described in revolting detail the unsanitary conditions of life in the city streets.
n. art or study of using language effectively and persuasively; insincere language
E.g. If his rhetoric is any indication, the president appears to be headed in the right direction.
n. shallow area in a waterway; break in friendly relations; narrow fissure in rock
E.g. Capello believes there will be no long-term rift between the fans and the Manchester United star.
n. established ceremony prescribed by a religion
E.g. The reading out of a roll call of the dead has become an annual rite.