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rabbet |ˈrabət| — a rectangular groove made to hold two pieces together
rabbi |ˈræbaɪ| — spiritual leader of a Jewish congregation; qualified to expound and apply Jewish law
rabbinate |ˈræbɪnət| — rabbis collectively
rabbinic |ræˈbɪnɪk| — of or relating to rabbis or their teachings
rabbinical |rəˈbɪnɪkəl| — of or relating to rabbis or their teachings
rabbit |ˈræbɪt| — any of various burrowing animals of the family Leporidae having long ears and short tails; some domesticated and raised for pets or food
rabbit-fever |ˈræbɪtˌfiːvə| — (informal) tularemia
rabbit-hutch |ˈræbɪt hʌtʃ| — A cage in which a rabbit or rabbits are kept.
rabbit-warren |ˈræbɪt wɒrən| — An underground system of interconnected tunnels occupied by rabbits.
rabbitfish |ˈræbɪtˌfɪʃ| — large European chimaera
rabbity |ˈræbɪtɪ| — Similar to a rabbit, rabbit-like.
rabble |ˈræbl| — a disorderly crowd of people
rabblement — (obsolete) A crowd of common people; a rabble
rabid |ˈræbɪd| — marked by excessive enthusiasm for and intense devotion to a cause or idea
rabidity |rəˈbɪdɪtiː| — unrestrained excitement or enthusiasm
rabidly |rabɪdleɪ| — in an extreme or fanatical manner
rabies |ˈreɪbiːz| — an acute viral disease of the nervous system of warm-blooded animals (usually transmitted by the bite of a rabid animal); rabies is fatal if the virus reaches the brain
raccoon |ræˈkuːn| — the fur of the North American racoon
race |reɪs| — any competition
race-card |ˈreɪskɑːrd| — The invocation of a person's race in a discussion in order to score points in that discussion.
race-hatred |ˈreɪsˌheɪtrɪd| — Hatred towards an ethnic group.
race-meeting |ˈreɪs miːtɪŋ| — A series of horse races at a particular racecourse on a particular day
racecourse |ˈreɪskɔːrs| — a course over which races are run
racehorse |ˈreɪshɔːrs| — a horse bred for racing
raceme |ræˈsiːm| — usually elongate cluster of flowers along the main stem in which the flowers at the base open first
racemose |ˈræsʌˌməʊs| — having stalked flowers along an elongated stem that continue to open in succession from below as the stem continues to grow
racer |ˈreɪsər| — someone who drives racing cars at high speeds
races |ˈreɪsəz| — plural form of race
racetrack |ˈreɪstræk| — a course over which races are run
raceway |ˈreɪsweɪ| — a canal for a current of water
rachitic — affected with, suffering from, or characteristic of rickets
rachitis |rəˈkaɪtɪs| — inflammation of the vertebral column
racial |ˈreɪʃl| — of or related to genetically distinguished groups of people
racialism |ˈreɪʃəlɪzəm| — discriminatory or abusive behavior towards members of another race
racialist |ˈreɪʃəlɪst| — a person with a prejudiced belief that one racial group is superior to others
racially |ˈreɪʃəlɪ| — with respect to race
racing |ˈreɪsɪŋ| — the sport of engaging in contests of speed
racism |ˈreɪsɪzəm| — the prejudice that members of one race are intrinsically superior to members of other races
racist |ˈreɪsɪst| — a person with a prejudiced belief that one racial group is superior to others
rack |ræk| — framework for holding objects
rack-rent |ˈræk rent| — a rent equal or nearly equal to the annual value of the property
racket |ˈrækɪt| — a loud and disturbing noise
racketeer |ˌrækəˈtɪr| — someone who commits crimes for profit (especially one who obtains money by fraud or extortion)
racketeering |ˌrækɪˈtɪərɪŋ| — engaging in a racket
rackety |ˈrækɪtɪ| — uncontrollably noisy
racking |ˈrækɪŋ| — causing great physical or mental suffering
racoon |rəˈkuːn| — an omnivorous nocturnal mammal native to North America and Central America
racquet |ˈrækət| — a sports implement (usually consisting of a handle and an oval frame with a tightly interlaced network of strings) used to strike a ball (or shuttlecock) in various games
racy |ˈreɪsɪ| — full of zest or vigor
radar |ˈreɪdɑːr| — measuring instrument in which the echo of a pulse of microwave radiation is used to detect and locate distant objects
raddle |ˈradl| — a red iron ore used in dyeing and marking
raddled |ˈrædld| — used until no longer useful
radial |ˈreɪdɪəl| — pneumatic tire that has radial-ply casing
radian |ˈreɪdɪən| — the unit of plane angle adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites; equal to the angle at the center of a circle subtended by an arc equal in length to the radius (approximately 57.295 degrees)
radiance |ˈreɪdɪəns| — the amount of electromagnetic radiation leaving or arriving at a point on a surface
radiancy |ˈreɪdiːənsiː| — the quality of being bright and sending out rays of light
radiant |ˈreɪdɪənt| — radiating or as if radiating light
radiate |ˈreɪdɪeɪt| — send out rays or waves
radiation |ˌreɪdɪˈeɪʃn| — energy that is radiated or transmitted in the form of rays or waves or particles
radiative |ˈreɪdiːeɪtɪv| — (physics) of, relating to, or occurring through radiation
radiator |ˈreɪdɪeɪtər| — any object that radiates energy
radical |ˈrædɪkl| — (chemistry) two or more atoms bound together as a single unit and forming part of a molecule
radicalism |ˈrædɪkəˌlɪzəm| — the political orientation of those who favor revolutionary change in government and society
radicalize |ˈrædɪkəlaɪz| — make more radical in social or political outlook
radicalized |ˈrædəkəˌlaɪzd| — simple past tense and past participle of radicalize
radically |ˈrædɪkəlɪ| — in a radical manner
radices |ˈrædɪˌsiːz| — plural form of radix
radicle |ˈradək(ə)l| — (anatomy) a small structure resembling a rootlet (such as a fibril of a nerve)
radii |ˈreɪdɪaɪ| — plural form of radius
radio |ˈreɪdɪəʊ| — medium for communication
radio-controlled |ˈreɪdɪəʊkənˈtrəʊld| — operated and guided by radio
radio-gramophone |ˌreɪdɪəʊ ˈɡræməfəʊn| — electronic equipment consisting of a combination of a radio receiver and a record player
radioactive |ˌreɪdɪəʊˈæktɪv| — exhibiting or caused by radioactivity
radioactivity |ˌreɪdɪəʊækˈtɪvətɪ| — the spontaneous emission of a stream of particles or electromagnetic rays in nuclear decay
radiobroadcast |ˈreɪdɪəʊˈbrɔːdkɑːst| — To broadcast by radio.
radiocarbon |ˌreɪdɪəʊˈkɑːrbən| — a radioactive isotope of carbon
radiochemistry |ˌreɪdɪəʊˈkemɪstrɪ| — the chemistry of radioactive substances
radiogenic |ˌreɪdɪəʊˈdʒenɪk| — Of, pertaining to, or caused by radioactivity
radiogram |ˈreɪdɪəʊɡræm| — a message transmitted by wireless telegraphy
radiogramophone |ˈreɪdɪəʊˈɡræməfəʊn| — A gramophone record player that incorporates a radio receiver.
radiograph |ˈreɪdɪəʊɡræf| — a photographic image produced on a radiosensitive surface by radiation other than visible light (especially by X-rays or gamma rays)
radiographic |ˌreɪdɪəˈɡræfɪk| — relating to or produced by radiography
radiolocation |ˌreɪdiːəʊləʊˈkeɪʃən| — measuring instrument in which the echo of a pulse of microwave radiation is used to detect and locate distant objects
radiologic — Of or pertaining to radiology.
radiological |ˌredɪəˈlɑːdʒɪkəl| — of or relating to radiology
radiologist |ˌreɪdɪˈɑlədʒɪst| — a medical specialist who uses radioactive substances and X-rays in the treatment of disease
radiology |ˌreɪdɪˈɑːlədʒɪ| — the branch of medical science dealing with the medical use of X-rays or other penetrating radiation
radioman |ˈreɪdɪəʊmæn| — A person who operates a radio transceiver, especially when a title or position in a crew.
radiometer |ˌreɪdɪˈɑːmɪtər| — meter to detect and measure radiant energy (electromagnetic or acoustic)
radionics |reɪdɪˈɑːnɪks| — Any of several techniques supposed to detect and modulate "life forces" and to provide healing using various electric black boxes. [from 20th c.]
radiophone |ˈreɪdiːəʊˈfəʊn| — a telephone that communicates by radio waves rather than along cables
radioscopy |ˌreɪdiːˈɑːskəpiː| — (radiology) examination of the inner structure of opaque objects using X rays or other penetrating radiation
radiosensitive |reɪdiːəʊˈsensɪtɪv| — sensitive to radiation
radiosonde |ˈreɪdiːəʊˌsɑːnd| — A miniature radio carried aloft by an unmanned balloon to automatically transmit measurements of the upper air such as the wind speed, pressure, temperature, and relative humidity to a receiving station on the ground.
radiotelegraph |reɪdiːəʊˈteləɡræf| — telegraphy that uses transmission by radio rather than by wire
radiotelephone — telephony that uses transmission by radio rather than by wire
radiotherapy |ˌreɪdɪəʊˈθerəpɪ| — (medicine) the treatment of disease (especially cancer) by exposure to a radioactive substance
radish |ˈrædɪʃ| — pungent fleshy edible root
radium |ˈreɪdɪəm| — an intensely radioactive metallic element that occurs in minute amounts in uranium ores
radius |ˈreɪdɪəs| — the length of a line segment between the center and circumference of a circle or sphere
radix |ˈreɪdɪks| — (numeration system) the positive integer that is equivalent to one in the next higher counting place
radon |ˈreɪdɑːn| — a radioactive gaseous element formed by the disintegration of radium; the heaviest of the inert gasses; occurs naturally (especially in areas over granite) and is considered a hazard to health
rafale |rəˈfeɪl| — A short burst of artillery fire.
raff |ˈræf| — A promiscuous heap; a jumble; a large quantity; lumber; refuse.
raffia |ˈræfɪə| — leaf fibers of the raffia palm tree; used to make baskets and mats etc.
raffish |ˈræfɪʃ| — marked by up-to-dateness in dress and manners
raffle |ˈræfl| — a lottery in which the prizes are goods rather than money
raft |ræft| — a flat float (usually made of logs or planks) that can be used for transport or as a platform for swimmers
rafter |ˈræftər| — one of several parallel sloping beams that support a roof
rafting |ˈræftɪŋ| — Present participle of raft.
raftsman |ˈraftsmən| — someone who travels by raft
rag |ræɡ| — a small piece of cloth or paper
rag-and-bone-man |ˌræɡənˈbəʊnmæn| — (UK) a man who deals in scrap metal and recycled junk.
rag-doll — A doll made from cloth and stuffed with rags.
ragamuffin |ˈræɡəmʌfɪn| — a dirty shabbily clothed urchin
rage |reɪdʒ| — a feeling of intense anger
rageful — full of rage, enraged
ragged |ˈræɡɪd| — being or dressed in clothes that are worn or torn
ragging |ˈræɡɪŋ| — Present participle of rag.
raggy |ˈraɡɪ| — raglike; like a rag.
raging |ˈreɪdʒɪŋ| — characterized by violent and forceful activity or movement; very intense
Raglan |ˈræɡlən| — a garment (coat or sweater) that has raglan sleeves
ragman |ˈraɡman| — A dealer in rags
ragout |ræˈɡuː| — well-seasoned stew of meat and vegetables
ragpicker |ˈraɡˌpɪkər| — an unskilled person who picks up rags from trash cans and public dumps as a means of livelihood
rags |ˈræɡz| — plural form of rag
ragtag |ˈræɡtæɡ| — disparaging terms for the common people
ragtime |ˈræɡtaɪm| — music with a syncopated melody (usually for the piano)
ragweed |ˈræɡwiːd| — widespread European weed having yellow daisylike flowers; sometimes an obnoxious weed and toxic to cattle if consumed in quantity
ragwort |ˈræɡwɜːrt| — widespread European weed having yellow daisylike flowers; sometimes an obnoxious weed and toxic to cattle if consumed in quantity
rah |ˈrɑː| — An exclamation of encouragement.
rah-rah |ˈrɑːˈrɑː| — Marked by noisy enthusiasm
raid |reɪd| — a sudden short attack
raider |ˈreɪdər| — someone who takes spoils or plunder (as in war)
rail |reɪl| — a barrier consisting of a horizontal bar and supports
railcar |ˈreɪlkɑːr| — a wheeled vehicle adapted to the rails of railroad
railhead |ˈreɪlhed| — a railroad depot in a theater of operations where military supplies are unloaded for distribution
railing |ˈreɪlɪŋ| — a barrier consisting of a horizontal bar and supports
raillery |ˈreɪlərɪ| — light teasing repartee
railman |ˈreɪlmən| — A man who works on a railway.
railroad |ˈreɪlrəʊd| — line that is the commercial organization responsible for operating a system of transportation for trains that pull passengers or freight
railroader |ˈreɪlrəʊdər| — an employee of a railroad
railway |ˈreɪlweɪ| — line that is the commercial organization responsible for operating a system of transportation for trains that pull passengers or freight
railwayman |ˈreɪlweɪmən| — an employee of a railroad
raiment |ˈreɪmənt| — especially fine or decorative clothing
rain |reɪn| — water falling in drops from vapor condensed in the atmosphere
rain out |ˈreɪn ˈaʊt| — prevent or interrupt due to rain
rain-gauge |ˈreɪn ɡeɪdʒ| — A device, used in meteorology, to measure rainfall; a pluviometer.
rain-water |ˈreɪˌnwɒtər| — Alternative form of rainwater.
rainbow |ˈreɪnbəʊ| — an arc of colored light in the sky caused by refraction of the sun's rays by rain
raincoat |ˈreɪnkəʊt| — a water-resistant coat
raindrop |ˈreɪndrɑːp| — a drop of rain
rainfall |ˈreɪnfɔːl| — water falling in drops from vapor condensed in the atmosphere
rainforest |ˈreɪnfɔːrɪst| — a forest with heavy annual rainfall
rainless |ˈreɪnlɪs| — lacking rain
rainproof |ˈreɪnpruːf| — not permitting the passage of water
rainstorm |ˈreɪnstɔːrm| — a storm with rain
raintight |ˈreɪntaɪt| — So tight as to exclude rain.
rainwater |ˈreɪnwɔːtər| — drops of fresh water that fall as precipitation from clouds
rainwear |ˈreɪnwer| — Clothing worn as protection from rain.
rainworm |ˈreɪnwɜːm| — An earthworm.
rainy |ˈreɪnɪ| — (of weather) wet by periods of rain
raise |reɪz| — the amount a salary is increased
raised |reɪzd| — embellished with a raised pattern created by pressure or embroidery
raisin |ˈreɪzn| — dried grape
raising |ˈreɪzɪŋ| — the event of something being raised upward
raisins |ˈreɪˌzɪnz| — plural form of raisin
raj |ˈrɑːʒ| — British dominion over India (1757-1947)
raja |ˈrɑːdʒə| — a prince or king in India
rajah |ˈrɑːdʒə| — a prince or king in India
Rajpoot |ɑːajpɒɒt| — a member of the dominant Hindu military caste in northern India
Rajput |ˈrɑːdʒpʊt| — a member of the dominant Hindu military caste in northern India
rake |reɪk| — a dissolute man in fashionable society
rake up |ˈreɪk ʌp| — bring to light
rake-off |ˈreɪk ɒf| — a percentage (of winnings or loot or profit) taken by an operator or gangster
rakehell |ˈreɪkhel| — a dissolute man in fashionable society
raker |ˈreɪkər| — A person who uses a rake.
rakish |ˈreɪkɪʃ| — marked by up-to-dateness in dress and manners
rakishly |ˈreɪkɪʃlɪ| — in a rakish manner
rale |rɑːl| — a rapid series of short loud sounds (as might be heard with a stethoscope in some types of respiratory disorders)
rally |ˈrælɪ| — a large gathering of people intended to arouse enthusiasm
rallying |ˈrælɪɪŋ| — the act of mobilizing for a common purpose
ralph |ralf| — (slang) To vomit.
ram |ræm| — the most common computer memory which can be used by programs to perform necessary tasks while the computer is on; an integrated circuit memory chip allows information to be stored or accessed in any order and all storage locations are equally accessible
ramble |ˈræmbl| — an aimless amble on a winding course
rambler |ˈræmblər| — a person who takes long walks in the country
rambling |ˈræmblɪŋ| — spreading out in different directions or distributed irregularly
rambunctious |ræmˈbʌŋkʃəs| — noisy and lacking in restraint or discipline
rame — (provincial, Northern England) To complain; moan; weep, cry.
ramie |ˈræmiː| — tall perennial herb of tropical Asia with dark green leaves; cultivated for the fiber from its woody stems that resembles flax
ramification |ˌræmɪfɪˈkeɪʃn| — the act of branching out or dividing into branches
ramified |ˈræmɪfaɪd| — simple past tense and past participle of ramify
ramiform — Having the shape of a branch.
ramify |ˈræməˌfaɪ| — have or develop complicating consequences
ramjet |ˈramˌjet| — a simple type of jet engine; must be launched at high speed
rammer |ˈræmər| — a tool for driving something with force
rammish |ˈræmɪʃ| — Like a ram; rank; lascivious.
ramose |ˈreɪməʊs| — having branches
ramous — having branches
ramp |ræmp| — an inclined surface connecting two levels
rampage |ˈræmpeɪdʒ| — violently angry and destructive behavior
rampageous |ræmˈpeɪdʒəs| — displaying raging violence; often destructive
rampancy — The state of being rampant.
rampant |ˈræmpənt| — unrestrained and violent
rampart |ˈræmpɑːrt| — an embankment built around a space for defensive purposes
ramrod |ˈræmrɑːd| — a rod used to ram the charge into a muzzle-loading firearm
ramshackle |ˈræmʃækl| — in deplorable condition
ran |ræn| — Simple past tense of run.
ranch |ræntʃ| — farm consisting of a large tract of land along with facilities needed to raise livestock (especially cattle)
rancher |ˈræntʃər| — a person who owns or operates a ranch
ranching |ˈræntʃɪŋ| — farming for the raising of livestock (particularly cattle)
ranchman |ˈræntʃmʌn| — An owner or occupant of, or laborer on, a ranch.
rancid |ˈrænsɪd| — (used of decomposing oils or fats) having a rank smell or taste usually due to a chemical change or decomposition
rancidity |rænˈsɪdɪtiː| — the state of being rancid; having a rancid scent or flavor (as of old cooking oil)
rancidness |ˈrænsɪdnɪs| — the property of being rancid
rancor |ˈræŋkər| — a feeling of deep and bitter anger and ill-will
rancorous |ˈræŋkərəs| — showing deep-seated resentment
rancour |ˈræŋkər| — a feeling of deep and bitter anger and ill-will
rand |rænd| — the basic unit of money in South Africa; equal to 100 cents
randan |rænˈdæn| — (Scotland) Riotous or disorderly behaviour.
random |ˈrændəm| — lacking any definite plan or order or purpose; governed by or depending on chance
randomised — set up or distributed in a deliberately random way
randomization — a deliberately haphazard arrangement of observations so as to simulate chance
randomize |ˈrændəmaɪz| — arrange in random order
randomized |ˈrændəˌmaɪzd| — set up or distributed in a deliberately random way
randomly |ˈrændəmlɪ| — in a random manner
randomness |ˈrændəmnəs| — (thermodynamics) a thermodynamic quantity representing the amount of energy in a system that is no longer available for doing mechanical work
randy |ˈrændɪ| — feeling great sexual desire
ranee |ˈrɑːniː| — (the feminine of raja) a Hindu princess or the wife of a raja
rang |ræŋ| — Simple past tense of ring. (only in senses related to a bell — etymology 2)
range |reɪndʒ| — an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control:
range-finder |ˈreɪndʒfaɪndər| — Alternative spelling of rangefinder.
range-pole |ˈreɪndʒpəʊl| — A rod or pole, marked with alternating red and white bands, used by surveyors for sighting
rangeland |ˈreɪndʒland| — land suitable for grazing livestock
ranger |ˈreɪndʒər| — a member of the Texas state highway patrol; formerly a mounted lawman who maintained order on the frontier
ranging |ˈreɪndʒɪŋ| — wandering freely
rangy |ˈreɪndʒɪ| — tall and thin and having long slender limbs
rani |ˈrɑːniː| — (the feminine of raja) a Hindu princess or the wife of a raja
rank |ræŋk| — a row or line of people (especially soldiers or police) standing abreast of one another
rank-and-file — Common soldiers, as would be arrayed in a grid pattern with ranks and files.
ranked |ˈræŋkt| — arranged in a sequence of grades or ranks
ranker |ˈræŋkər| — a commissioned officer who has been promoted from enlisted status
ranking |ˈræŋkɪŋ| — position on a scale in relation to others in status or rank or achievement
rankle |ˈræŋkl| — gnaw into; make resentful or angry
rankling |ˈræŋkəlɪŋ| — Present participle of rankle.
rankness |ˈræŋknəs| — the property of producing abundantly and sustaining vigorous and luxuriant growth
ranks |ˈræŋks| — plural form of rank
ransack |ˈrænsæk| — steal goods; take as spoils
ransom |ˈrænsəm| — money demanded for the return of a captured person
rant |rænt| — a loud bombastic declamation expressed with strong emotion
ranter |ˈræntər| — someone who rants and raves; speaks in a violent or loud manner
ranunculi |rəˈnʌŋkjʊlaɪ| — plural form of ranunculus
ranunculus |rəˈnʌŋkjələs| — annual, biennial or perennial herbs: buttercup; crowfoot
rap |ræp| — a reproach for some lapse or misdeed
rapacious |rəˈpeɪʃəs| — living by preying on other animals especially by catching living prey
rapacity |rəˈpæsətɪ| — extreme gluttony
rape |reɪp| — Eurasian plant cultivated for its seed and as a forage crop
rape-oil |ˈreɪpˈɔɪl| — rapeseed oil
rapid |ˈræpɪd| — a part of a river where the current is very fast
rapid-fire |ˈræpɪdˈfaɪə| — (of a gun) Able to fire bullets in quick succession.
rapidity |rəˈpɪdətɪ| — a rate that is rapid
rapidly |ˈræpɪdlɪ| — with speed
rapids |ˈræpɪdz| — plural form of rapid
rapier |ˈreɪpɪər| — a straight sword with a narrow blade and two edges
rapine |ˈræpaɪn| — the act of despoiling a country in warfare
rapist |ˈreɪpɪst| — someone who forces another to have sexual intercourse
rappee |ræˈpiː| — strong snuff made from dark coarse tobacco
rapper |ˈræpər| — someone who performs rap music
rapport |ræˈpɔːr| — a relationship of mutual understanding or trust and agreement between people
rapprochement |ˌræprəʊʃˈmɑːn| — the reestablishing of cordial relations
rapscallion |ræpˈskælɪən| — a deceitful and unreliable scoundrel
rapt |ræpt| — feeling great rapture or delight
raptor |ˈræptər| — any of numerous carnivorous birds that hunt and kill other animals
raptorial |ˌræpˈtɔːrɪəl| — living by preying on other animals especially by catching living prey
rapture |ˈræptʃər| — a state of being carried away by overwhelming emotion
rapturous |ˈræptʃərəs| — feeling great rapture or delight
rare |rer| — not widely known; especially valued for its uncommonness
rarebit |ˈrerbɪt| — cheese melted with ale or beer served over toast
raree-show |ˈreərɪʃəʊ| — an exhibition of pictures or objects viewed through a small hole or magnifying glass
rarefaction |ˌreərɪˈfækʃən| — a decrease in the density of something
rarefied |ˈrerəfaɪd| — having low density
rarefy |ˈrerəfaɪ| — lessen the density or solidity of
rarely |ˈrerlɪ| — not often
rareness |ˈrernəs| — noteworthy scarcity
rareripe |ˈreəraɪp| — An onion, peach, etc. that ripens early.
raring |ˈrerɪŋ| — (usually followed by `to') full of eagerness
rarity |ˈrerətɪ| — noteworthy scarcity
rascal |ˈræskl| — a deceitful and unreliable scoundrel
rascaldom |ˈrɑːskəldəm| — The state of being a rascal.
rascality |ræˈskælɪtiː| — the trait of indulging in disreputable pranks
rascally |ˈræskəlɪ| — playful in an appealingly bold way
rase |ˈreɪz| — tear down so as to make flat with the ground
rash |ræʃ| — any red eruption of the skin
rasher |ˈræʃər| — a commercially important fish of the Pacific coast of North America
rashly |ˈræʃlɪ| — in a hasty and foolhardy manner
rashness |ˈræʃnəs| — the trait of acting rashly and without prudence
rasp |ræsp| — uttering in an irritated tone
raspberry |ˈræzberɪ| — woody brambles bearing usually red but sometimes black or yellow fruits that separate from the receptacle when ripe and are rounder and smaller than blackberries
rasper |ˈræspʌr| — A person who, or thing that rasps (scrapes)
rasping |ˈræspɪŋ| — uttering in an irritated tone
rat |ræt| — any of various long-tailed rodents similar to but larger than a mouse
rat-a-tat |ˈrætəˈtæt| — a series of short sharp taps (as made by strokes on a drum or knocks on a door)
rat-catcher |ˈrætkætʃʌr| — a workman employed to destroy or drive away vermin
rat-tat |ˌrat ˈtat| — a series of short sharp taps (as made by strokes on a drum or knocks on a door)
rat-trap |ˈrættræp| — A device used for capturing rats.
ratable |ˈreɪtəbəl| — liable to payment of locally assessed property taxes
ratafee |ˌrætʌˈfiː| — sweet liqueur made from wine and brandy flavored with plum or peach or apricot kernels and bitter almonds
ratafia |rætʌˈfiːə| — sweet liqueur made from wine and brandy flavored with plum or peach or apricot kernels and bitter almonds
rataplan |ˌrætʌˈplæn| — the sound made by beating a drum
ratcatcher |ˈrætkætʃʌr| — One who catches rats; particularly one who does so professionally.
ratchet |ˈrætʃɪt| — mechanical device consisting of a toothed wheel or rack engaged with a pawl that permits it to move in only one direction
ratchet-wheel |ˈrætʃɪtwiːl| — A toothed wheel either held in position or turned by an engaging detent or pawl.
rate |reɪt| — a magnitude or frequency relative to a time unit
rateable |ˈreɪtəbəl| — liable to payment of locally assessed property taxes
rated |ˈreɪtəd| — simple past tense and past participle of rate
ratepayer |ˈreɪtpeɪər| — a person who pays local rates (especially a householder)
rater |ˈreɪtər| — One who provides a rating or assessment.
ratface |ˈrætfeɪs| — A face with murine features.
rath |rʌθ| — (historical) A walled enclosure, especially in Ireland; a ringfort built sometime between the Iron Age and the Viking Age.
rathe |ˈreɪð| — (poetic) ripening or blooming early.
rather |ˈræðər| — on the contrary
rathskeller |ˈræθˌskelər| — a tavern below street level featuring beer; originally a German restaurant in the basement of city hall
ratification |ˌrætəfəˈkeɪʃən| — making something valid by formally ratifying or confirming it
ratified |ˈrætəˌfaɪd| — formally approved and invested with legal authority
ratify |ˈrætɪfaɪ| — approve and express assent, responsibility, or obligation
rating |ˈreɪtɪŋ| — an appraisal of the value of something
ratio |ˈreɪʃɪəʊ| — the relative magnitudes of two quantities (usually expressed as a quotient)
ratiocinate |ræʃiːˈɑːsəˌˌneɪt| — reason methodologically and logically
ratiocination |ˌrætɪˌɒsɪˈneɪʃən| — the proposition arrived at by logical reasoning (such as the proposition that must follow from the major and minor premises of a syllogism)
ration |ˈræʃn| — the food allowance for one day (especially for service personnel)
ration-card |ˈræʃənkɑːrd| — a food stamp
rational |ˈræʃnəl| — an integer or a fraction
rationale |ˌræʃəˈnæl| — (law) an explanation of the fundamental reasons (especially an explanation of the working of some device in terms of laws of nature)
rationalism |ˈræʃnəlɪzəm| — (philosophy) the doctrine that knowledge is acquired by reason without resort to experience
rationalist |ˈræʃənəlɪst| — someone who emphasizes observable facts and excludes metaphysical speculation about origins or ultimate causes
rationalistic |ˌræʃənəˈlɪstɪk| — of or relating to the philosophical doctrine of rationalism
rationality |ˌræʃəˈnælətɪ| — the state of having good sense and sound judgment
rationalization |ˌræʃənələˈzeɪʃən| — the cognitive process of making something seem consistent with or based on reason
rationalize |ˈræʃnəlaɪz| — defend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning
rationalizer |ˈræʃənəlaɪzər| — One who rationalizes.
rationalizing |ˈræʃənəlaɪzɪŋ| — Present participle of rationalize.
rationally |ˈræʃənəlɪ| — in a rational manner
rationing |ˈræʃənɪŋ| — the act of rationing
rations |ˈræʃənz| — plural form of ration
ratlin |ˈrætlɪn| — (nautical) a small horizontal rope between the shrouds of a sailing ship; they form a ladder for climbing aloft
ratline |ˈrætlɪn| — (nautical) a small horizontal rope between the shrouds of a sailing ship; they form a ladder for climbing aloft
ratsbane |ˈrætsˌbeɪn| — a white powdered poisonous trioxide of arsenic; used in manufacturing glass and as a pesticide (rat poison) and weed killer
rattan |ræˈtæn| — climbing palm of Sri Lanka and southern India remarkable for the great length of the stems which are used for malacca canes
ratteen |ræˈtiːn| — (archaic) a thick, coarse, woolen twill
ratten |ˈrætn| — 1867, Report Presented to the Trades Unions Commissioners by the Examiners Appointed to Inquire Into Acts of Intimidation, Outrage, Or Wrong Alleged to Have Been Promoted, Encouraged, Or Connived at by Trades Unions in the Town of Sheffield, Great Britain
ratter |ˈradər| — a disloyal person who betrays or deserts his cause or religion or political party or friend etc.
rattle |ˈrætl| — a rapid series of short loud sounds (as might be heard with a stethoscope in some types of respiratory disorders)
rattle on |ˈrætəl ɑːn| — talk incessantly and tiresomely
rattlebox |ˈrat(ə)lbɒks| — any of various plants of the genus Crotalaria having inflated pods within which the seeds rattle; used for pasture and green-manure crops
rattlebrained |ˈrætlbreɪnd| — lacking sense or discretion
rattlepated |ˈrætlpeɪtɪd| — lacking sense or discretion
rattler |ˈratlər| — pit viper with horny segments at the end of the tail that rattle when shaken
rattlesnake |ˈrætlsneɪk| — pit viper with horny segments at the end of the tail that rattle when shaken
rattletrap |ˈradlˌtrap| — Mechanically unreliable or in disrepair.
rattletraps — plural form of rattletrap
rattling |ˈrætlɪŋ| — a rapid series of short loud sounds (as might be heard with a stethoscope in some types of respiratory disorders)
rattrap — a difficult entangling situation
ratty |ˈrætɪ| — showing signs of wear and tear
raucous |ˈrɔːkəs| — unpleasantly loud and harsh
raucously |ˈrɔːrkəslɪ| — with a raucous sound
raunch |rɔːn(t)ʃ| — the quality of lacking taste and refinement
raunchy |ˈrɔːntʃɪ| — earthy and sexually explicit
ravage |ˈrævɪdʒ| — (usually plural) a destructive action
ravages |ˈrævɪdʒəz| — plural form of ravage
rave |reɪv| — a dance party that lasts all night and electronically synthesized music is played
rave-up |ˈreɪv ʌp| — a raucous gathering
ravel |ˈrævl| — French composer and exponent of Impressionism (1875-1937)
ravel out |ˈrævəl ˈaʊt| — disentangle
ravelin |ˈravlən| — A fortification outside a castle used to split an attacking force; composed of two faces, forming a salient angle whose gorge resembles a half-moon
raven |ˈreɪvn| — large black bird with a straight bill and long wedge-shaped tail
ravenous |ˈrævənəs| — extremely hungry
raver |ˈreɪvər| — a participant in a rave dancing party
ravin |ˈravən| — (obsolete) ravenous
ravine |rəˈviːn| — a deep narrow steep-sided valley (especially one formed by running water)
raving |ˈreɪvɪŋ| — declaiming wildly
ravings |ˈreɪvɪŋz| — plural form of raving Usual form.
ravish |ˈrævɪʃ| — force (someone) to have sex against their will
ravishing |ˈrævɪʃɪŋ| — stunningly beautiful
ravishment |ˈrævɪʃmənt| — a feeling of delight at being filled with wonder and enchantment
raw |rɔː| — informal terms for nakedness
rawhide |ˈrɔːhaɪd| — untanned hide especially of cattle; cut in strips it is used for whips and ropes
rawness |ˈrɒnəs| — a chilly dampness
ray |reɪ| — a column of light (as from a beacon)
Rayah |ˈraɪə| — (pejorative) A member of the tax-paying lower class of Ottoman society.
rayon |ˈreɪɑːn| — a synthetic silklike fabric
raze |reɪz| — tear down so as to make flat with the ground
razee |reɪˈziː| — (nautical) An armed ship with its upper deck cut away, and thus reduced to the next inferior rate, such as a seventy-four cut down to a frigate.
razor |ˈreɪzər| — edge tool used in shaving
razor-strop |ˈreɪzəstrɒp| — A broad, heavy leather strop, designed to whet a razor on
razorback |ˈreɪzərˌbæk| — a mongrel hog with a thin body and long legs and a ridged back; a wild or semi-wild descendant of improved breeds; found chiefly in the southeastern United States
razorbill |ˈreɪzərbɪl| — black-and-white northern Atlantic auk having a compressed sharp-edged bill
razored |ˈreɪzəd| — simple past tense and past participle of razor
razz |ræz| — a cry or noise made to express displeasure or contempt
razzia |ˈræziːə| — A plundering and destructive incursion; a foray; a raid.
razzle-dazzle |ˌrazəl ˈdazəl| — any exciting and complex play intended to confuse (dazzle) the opponent
razzmatazz |ˌræzməˈtæz| — any exciting and complex play intended to confuse (dazzle) the opponent