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querulous: Read
/'kwɛrʊləs/ a. Syn. fretful; whining
habitually complaining; expressing complaint or grievance

quixotic: Read
/kwɪk'sɒtɪk/ a.
idealistic without regard to practicality

raconteur: Read
/rækɒn'tə:(r)/ n. Syn. storyteller
storyteller; one who tells stories and anecdotes with skill and wit

radical: Read
/'rædɪk(ə)l/ a. Syn. drastic; extreme
drastic; extreme; arising from or going to a root or source; basic

ramification: Read
/ræmɪfɪ'keɪʃ(ə)n/ n. Syn. subdivision
act or process of branching out or dividing into branches; subdivision or branch

raze: Read
/reɪz/ v. Syn. demolish; ruin
destroy completely; scrape or shave off

recapitulate: Read
/ri:kə'pɪtjʊleɪt/ v. Syn. summarize
summarize; repeat in concise form

reciprocal: Read
/rɪ'sɪprək(ə)l/ a. Syn. mutual; exchangeable; interacting
concerning each of two or more persons or things; exchangeable; interacting

recumbent: Read
/rɪ'kʌmbənt/ a. Syn. reclining
reclining; lying down completely or in part

redolent: Read
/'rɛdələnt/ a. Syn. fragrant; odorous
fragrant; odorous; suggestive of odor

redoubtable: Read
/rɪ'daʊtəb(ə)l/ a. Syn. formidable
formidable; arousing fear or awe; worthy of respect or honor

refute: Read
/rɪ'fju:t/ v. Syn. disprove
disprove; prove to be false or incorrect

reiterate: Read
/ri:'ɪtəreɪt/ v.
say, state, or perform again or repeatedly

remunerative: Read
/rɪ'mju:nərətɪv/ a. Syn. compensating; rewarding
compensating; rewarding; profitable or paying

renegade: Read
/'rɛnɪgeɪd/ n. Syn. deserter; traitor
disloyal person; traitor or rebel

reprisal: Read
/rɪ'praɪz(ə)l/ n. Syn. retaliation
action taken in return for injury or offense

resentment: Read
/rɪ'zɛntmənt/ n. Syn. indignation; bitterness; displeasure
indignation; deep sense of injury; strong displeasure

resilient: Read
/rɪ'zɪlɪənt/ a. Syn. elastic; flexible; rebounding
elastic; having power of springing back or recover readily

respite: Read
/'rɛspaɪt/ n. Syn. pause
usually short interval of rest or relief; delay in punishment

retribution: Read
/rɛtrɪ'bju:ʃ(ə)n/ n. Syn. vengeance; compensation
something justly deserved; recompense; compensation; punishment for offenses

retrieve: Read
/rɪ'tri:v/ v. Syn. recover; regain
recover; find and bring in; get back

rudimentary: Read
/ru:dɪ'mɛntərɪ/ a. Syn. elementary; crude; incipient
relating to basic facts or principles; being in the earliest stages of development; incipient

rue: Read
/ru:/ v. Syn. regret; lament; mourn
feel regret, remorse, or sorrow for; mourn

sacrosanct: Read
/'sækroʊsæŋkt/ a. Syn. inviolable
regarded as sacred and inviolable

sagacious: Read
/sə'geɪʃəs/ a. Syn. perceptive; shrewd
perceptive; shrewd; having insight

sagacity: Read
/sə'gæsətɪ/ n.
quality of being sagacious; quickness or acuteness of sense perceptions; keenness of discernment; shrewdness

sanctimonious: Read
/sæŋktɪ'moʊnɪəs/ a. Syn. hypocritical
excessively or hypocritically pious; possessing sanctity; sacred; holy; saintly; religious

sanguine: Read
/'sæŋgwɪn/ a. Syn. cheerful; hopeful; ruddy
cheerfully confident; optimistic; of healthy reddish color; ruddy

sartorial: Read
/sɑr'tɔ:rɪəl/ a.
relating to a tailor, tailoring, or tailored clothing

scourge: Read
/skɜrdʒ/ n. Syn. lash; whip
whip used to inflict punishment; severe punishment

scrutinize: Read
/'skru:tɪnaɪz/;/-tənaɪz/ v.
examine closely and critically

simper: Read
/'sɪmpə(r)/ v. Syn. smirk
smirk; smile in artificial way to make an impression

sinecure: Read
/'saɪnɪkjʊə(r)/ n.
well-paid position with little responsibility

sinister: Read
/'sɪnɪstə(r)/ a. Syn. evil
suggesting or threatening evil

soporific: Read
/sɒpə'rɪfɪk/ a.
sleep-causing; marked by sleepiness

sordid: Read
/'sɔ:dɪd/ a. Syn. filthy; vile; dirty; foul
filthy; unethical or dishonest; dirty; foul; morally degraded

sovereign: Read
/'sɒvrɪn/ a. Syn. excellent; independent
having supreme rank or power; self governing; excellent; independent

sporadic: Read
/spə'rædɪk/ a.
occurring at irregular intervals; having no pattern or order in time

spurn: Read
/spɜrn/ v. Syn. reject; scorn
reject disdainfully or contemptuously; scorn

stoic: Read
/'stoʊɪk/ a. Syn. impassive
indifferent to or unaffected by joy, grief, pleasure, or pain

stringent: Read
/'strɪndʒənt/ a. Syn. binding; rigid
demanding strict attention to rules and procedures; binding; rigid

stupendous: Read
/stju:'pɛndəs/;/stu:-/ a.
astonishing; wonderful; amazing, especially, astonishing in magnitude or elevation

succulent: Read
/'sʌkjʊlənt/ a. Syn. delectable
full of juicy; full of richness; highly interesting or enjoyable; delectable

sultry: Read
/'sʌltrɪ/ a.
burning hot; extremely and unpleasantly hot

tangible: Read
/'tændʒɪb(ə)l/ a. Syn. real; palpable
able to be touched; real or concrete; palpable

tantamount: Read
/'tæntəmaʊnt/ a.
equivalent in effect or value

taunt: Read
/tɔ:nt/ v.
reproach in a mocking, insulting, or contemptuous manner; make fun of , often in an aggressive manner

temerity: Read
/tɪ'mɛrɪtɪ/ n. Syn. boldness; rashness
boldness; rashness; foolhardy disregard of danger

temporal: Read
/'tɛmpər(ə)l/ a. Syn. secular
not lasting forever; limited by time; secular or civil; of material world; worldly

tenet: Read
/'tɛnɪt/ n. Syn. doctrine; dogma
opinion, doctrine, or principle held as being true by person or organization

tenuous: Read
/'tɛnjʊəs/ a. Syn. thin; rare; slim
long and thin; slender; having little substance

tranquil: Read
/'træŋkwɪl/ a. Syn. serene; pacific
free from disturbance; pacific

transgress: Read
/træns'grɛs, trɑr-/ v.
pass over or beyond; surpass

tremulous: Read
/'trɛmjʊləs/ a. Syn. trembling; wavering
marked by trembling, quivering, or shaking; timid or fearful; timorous

trivial: Read
/'trɪvɪəl/ a. Syn. unimportant; trifling; commonplace
unimportant; of little significance or value; ordinary; commonplace

truculence: Read
/'trukjələns/ n. Syn. aggressiveness; ferocity
aggressiveness; ferocity; ferociously cruel actions or behavior

truculent: Read
/'trukjələnt, 'trʌkjʊlənt/ a. Syn. belligerent
disposed to fight; belligerent; aggressively hostile

turgid: Read
/'tɜrdʒɪd/ a. Syn. swollen; distended
swollen; distended; excessively ornate or complex in style or language

ubiquitous: Read
/ju:'bɪkwɪtəs/ a. Syn. omnipresent
being or existing everywhere; omnipresent

untenable: Read
/ʌn'tɛnəb(ə)l/ a. Syn. indefensible
indefensible; not able to be maintained

utilitarian: Read
/jʊtɪlɪ'tɛərɪən/ a. Syn. practical; useful
practical and functional, not just for show

vanquish: Read
/'væŋkwɪʃ/ v. Syn. conquer; overcome; defeat
conquer; overcome; come out better in a competition

veneer: Read
/vɪ'nɪə(r)/ n.
thin layer; coating consisting of thin layer; ornamental coating to a building

venerable: Read
/'vɛnərəb(ə)l/ a. Syn. revered; honored
deserving high respect; impressive by reason of age; profoundly honored

vernal: Read
/'vɜrn(ə)l/ a. Syn. fresh
related to spring; suggestive of youth; vigorous and fresh

versatile: Read
/'vɜrsətaɪl/;/-tl/ a. Syn. flexible; pliable
having many talents; capable of working in many fields

vicarious: Read
/vɪ'kɛərɪəs/ a.
acting as substitute; done by deputy; experienced at secondhand

vicissitude: Read
/vɪ'sɪsɪtud/ n.
change, especially in one's life or fortunes; regular change or succession of one thing to another; alternation

vituperative: Read
/vaɪ'tupərətiv/ a. Syn. abusive; scolding
marked by harsh spoken or written abuse; scolding

waive: Read
/weɪv/ v. Syn. yield; relinquish
give up temporarily; yield; give up voluntarily; defer

whim: Read
/wɪm/;/hwɪm/ n. Syn. fancy; caprice; impulse
sudden turn or start of mind; temporary eccentricity; fancy; capricious notion

whimsical: Read
/'wɪmzɪk(ə)l/ a. Syn. capricious
determined by chance or impulse or whim rather than by necessity or reason; capricious

writhe: Read
/raɪð/ v. Syn. contort
move in twisting or contorted motion; contort in pain

zealot: Read
/'zɛlət/ n. Syn. fanatic
fanatically committed person; person who shows excessive zeal

zealous: Read
/'zɛləs/ a. Syn. enthusiastic; fervent
enthusiastic; filled with or motivated by zeal

zenith: Read
/'zɛnɪθ/ n. Syn. summit
point directly overhead in sky; summit