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English Dictionary Cum Vocabulary Word List for GMAT, SAT, GRE, GATE, TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC, CAT, LSAT, ACT, SSC, BANK PO & Other exams

Raspy: harsh grating
Example: [the sergeant’s raspy voice grated the recruits’ ears]

Ratify: sanction, approve, confirm, authorize
Example: [Italy was an original party to the Berne convention and accepted the Parisacts, but has yet to ratify the Berlin convention]

Ratiocination:
reasoning
Example: [the author’s use of ratiocination]

Ration:
portion allowance
Example: [no one was allowed more than their ration of food]

Rationale:
justification
Example: [the rationale behind some decision]

Rationalism:
The formation of opinions by relying upon reason alone independently of authority.

Rationalization:
bringing into conformity with reason
Example: [She rationalized the expense by saying that the costly item would last longer]

Rationalize:
reason
Example: [do not try to rationalize your behavior]

Raucous:
Harsh sounding
Example: [Raucous laughter came from the next room]

Ravage:
to destroy plunder
Example: [a country ravaged by war]

Rave:
enthusiastic praise, positive review, be delirious, talk irrationally
Example: [rave reviews]

Raveled:
complexed, complex, complicated, intricate, perplexed, entangled, knotted
Example: [a raveled mystery]

Ravening:
seeking prey rapacious
Example: [to frighten away the ravening wolves]

Ravenous:
extremely hungry
Example: [I’m ravenous – where’s the supper]

Ravine:
a deep narrow steep-sided valley
Example: [The path wound in and out of deep ravines, through dense forests and thick undergrowth.,]

Raze:
destroy
Example: [The town was razed to the ground]

Reaction:
Tendency towards a former or opposite state of things as after reform revolution or inflation.
English Dictionary Cum Vocabulary Word List for GMAT, SAT, GRE, GATE, TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC, CAT, LSAT, ACT, SSC, BANK PO& Other exams


Reactionary: or favoring reaction related to
Example: [Reactionaries are preventing reforms]

Readily:
Without objection or reluctance.

Readjust:
To put in order after disarrangement.

Ready:
In a state of preparedness for any given purpose or occasion.

Realism:
The principle and practice of depicting persons and scenes as they are believed really to exist.

Realm:
domain kingdom
Example: [in the realm of practical politics]

Reap:
harvest
Example: [reap the benefit]

Reaper:
cutter, harvester, a person or a machine that cuts and gathers crops
Example: [All his family watched as the reaper headed toward the grain]

Rearrange:
To arrange again or in a different order.

Reassure:
To give new confidence.

Rebate:
discount
Example: [a tax rebate]

Rebellious:
Insubordinate.

Rebuff:
reject
Example: [She rebuffed all suggestions that she should resign]

Rebuild:
To build again or anew.

Rebuke:
criticize
Example: [He received a stern rebuke from the manager]

Rebus:
word puzzle, representation, riddle
Example: [“CU” is a rebus for “See you.”]

Rebut:
To oppose by argument or a sufficient answer.
English Dictionary Cum Vocabulary Word List for GMAT, SAT, GRE, GATE, TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC, CAT, LSAT, ACT, SSC, BANK PO& Other exams


Rebuttal: counterargument replay
Example: [She issued a point-by-point rebuttal of the company’s accusations]

Recalcitrant:
resisting authority or control
Example: [zebras are reputed to be the most recalcitrant of animals]

Recant:
retract a statement
Example: [After a year spent in solitary confinement, he publicly recanted]

Recapitulate:
summarize restate
Example: [finally the speaker recapitulated the main points]

Recapture:
To capture again.

Recede:
move back
Example: [The painful memories gradually receded in her mind]

Receivable:
able to be accepted, owed, awaiting payment
Example: [They are receivable everywhere in payment of Government dues]

Receptive:
open to other’s ideas
Example: [receptive to the idea]

Recession:
retreat, withdrawal, time of low economic activity
Example: [The country was sliding into the depths of recession]

Recessive:
Having a tendency to go back.

Recidivism:
habitual criminal activity
Example: [In the second analysis we examined only male-to-female violence recidivism]

Recidivist:
A confirmed criminal.

Recipient:
one who receives
Example: [a recipient of the Bharat Ratna award]

Reciprocal:
return in kind mutual
Example: [reciprocal support]

Reciprocate:
To give and take mutually
Example: [We invited them to dinner and a week later they reciprocated]

Reciprocity:
Equal mutual rights and benefits granted and enjoyed.
English Dictionary Cum Vocabulary Word List for GMAT, SAT, GRE, GATE, TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC, CAT, LSAT, ACT, SSC, BANK PO& Other exams


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