SAT Vocabulary Words 22

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Approximately 5000 vocabulary words that should be memorized before taking the SAT. This lesson is broken into 26 parts.

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quintet

quintet (n)
Musical composition arranged for five voices or instruments.

quite

quite (adv)
Fully.

Quixotic

Quixotic (adj)
Chivalrous or romantic to a ridiculous or extravagant degree.

rabid

rabid (adj)
Affected with rabies or hydrophobia.

racy

racy (adj)
Exciting or exhilarating to the mind.

radiance

radiance (n)
Brilliant or sparkling luster.

radiate

radiate (v)
To extend in all directions, as from a source or focus.

radical

radical (n)
One who holds extreme views or advocates extreme measures.

radix

radix (n)
That from or on which something is developed.

raillery

raillery (n)
Good-humored satire.

ramify

ramify (v)
To divide or subdivide into branches or subdivisions.

ramose

ramose (adj)
Branch-like.

rampant

rampant (adj)
Growing, climbing, or running without check or restraint.

rampart

rampart (n)
A bulwark or construction to oppose assault or hostile entry.

rancor

rancor (n)
Malice.

rankle

rankle (v)
To produce irritation or festering.

rapacious

rapacious (adj)
Disposed to seize by violence or by unlawful or greedy methods.

rapid

rapid (adj)
Having great speed.

rapine

rapine (n)
The act of seizing and carrying off property by superior force, as in war.

rapt

rapt (adj)
Enraptured.

raptorial

raptorial (adj)
Seizing and devouring living prey.

ration

ration (v)
To provide with a fixed allowance or portion, especially of food.

rationalism

rationalism (n)
The formation of opinions by relying upon reason alone, independently of authority.

raucous

raucous (adj)
Harsh.

ravage

ravage (v)
To lay waste by pillage, rapine, devouring, or other destructive methods.

ravenous

ravenous (adj)
Furiously voracious or hungry.

ravine

ravine (n)
A deep gorge or hollow, especially one worn by a stream or flow of water.

reaction

reaction (n)
Tendency towards a former, or opposite state of things, as after reform, revolution, or inflation.

reactionary

reactionary (adj)
Pertaining to, of the nature of, causing, or favoring reaction.

readily

readily (adv)
Without objection or reluctance.

readjust

readjust (v)
To put in order after disarrangement.

ready

ready (adj)
In a state of preparedness for any given purpose or occasion.

realism

realism (n)
The principle and practice of depicting persons and scenes as they are believed really to exist.

rearrange

rearrange (v)
To arrange again or in a different order.

reassure

reassure (v)
To give new confidence.

rebellious

rebellious (adj)
Insubordinate.

rebuff

rebuff (n)
A peremptory or unexpected rejection of advances or approaches.

rebuild

rebuild (v)
To build again or anew.

rebut

rebut (v)
To oppose by argument or a sufficient answer.

recant

recant (v)
To withdraw formally one's belief (in something previously believed or maintained).

recapitulate

recapitulate (v)
To repeat again the principal points of.

recapture

recapture (v)
To capture again.

recede

recede (v)
To move back or away.

receivable

receivable (adj)
Capable of being or fit to be received - often money.

receptive

receptive (adj)
Having the capacity, quality, or ability of receiving, as truths or impressions.

recessive

recessive (adj)
Having a tendency to go back.

recidivist

recidivist (n)
A confirmed criminal.

reciprocal

reciprocal (adj)
Mutually interchangeable or convertible.

reciprocate

reciprocate (v)
To give and take mutually.

reciprocity

reciprocity (n)
Equal mutual rights and benefits granted and enjoyed.

recitation

recitation (n)
The act of reciting or repeating, especially in public and from memory.

reck

reck (v)
To have a care or thought for.

reckless

reckless (adj)
Foolishly headless of danger.

reclaim

reclaim (v)
To demand or to obtain the return or restoration of.

recline

recline (v)
To cause to assume a leaning or recumbent attitude or position.

recluse

recluse (n)
One who lives in retirement or seclusion.

reclusory

reclusory (n)
A hermitage.

recognizance

recognizance (n)
An acknowledgment entered into before a court with condition to do some particular act.

recognize

recognize (v)
To recall the identity of (a person or thing).

recoil

recoil (v)
To start back as in dismay, loathing, or dread.

recollect

recollect (v)
To recall the knowledge of.

reconcilable

reconcilable (adj)
Capable of being adjusted or harmonized.

reconnoiter

reconnoiter (v)
To make a preliminary examination of for military, surveying, or geological purposes.

reconsider

reconsider (v)
To review with care, especially with a view to a reversal of previous action.

reconstruct

reconstruct (v)
To rebuild.

recourse

recourse (n)
Resort to or application for help in exigency or trouble.

recover

recover (v)
To regain.

recreant

recreant (n)
A cowardly or faithless person.

recreate

recreate (v)
To refresh after labor.

recrudescence

recrudescence (n)
The state of becoming raw or sore again.

recrudescent

recrudescent (adj)
Becoming raw or sore again.

recruit

recruit (v)
To enlist men for military or naval service.

rectify

rectify (v)
To correct.

rectitude

rectitude (n)
The quality of being upright in principles and conduct.

recuperate

recuperate (v)
To recover.

recur

recur (v)
To happen again or repeatedly, especially at regular intervals.

recure

recure (v)
To cure again.

recurrent

recurrent (adj)
Returning from time to time, especially at regular or stated intervals.

redemption

redemption (n)
The recovery of what is mortgaged or pledged, by paying the debt.

redolent

redolent (adj)
Smelling sweet and agreeable.

redolence

redolence (n)
Smelling sweet and agreeable.

redoubtable

redoubtable (adj)
Formidable.

redound

redound (n)
Rebound.

redress

redress (v)
To set right, as a wrong by compensation or the punishment of the wrong-doer.

reducible

reducible (adj)
That may be reduced.

redundance

redundance (n)
Excess.

redundant

redundant (adj)
Constituting an excess.

reestablish

reestablish (v)
To restore.

refer

refer (v)
To direct or send for information or other purpose.

referrer

referrer (n)
One who refers.

referable

referable (adj)
Ascribable.

referee

referee (n)
An umpire.

refinery

refinery (n)
A place where some crude material, as sugar or petroleum, is purified.

reflectible

reflectible (adj)
Capable of being turned back.

reflection

reflection (n)
The throwing off or back of light, heat, sound, or any form of energy that travels in waves.

reflector

reflector (n)
A mirror, as of metal, for reflecting light, heat, or sound in a particular direction.

reflexible

reflexible (adj)
Capable of being reflected.

reform

reform (n)
Change for the better.

reformer

reformer (n)
One who carries out a reform.

refract

refract (v)
To bend or turn from a direct course.

refractory

refractory (adj)
Not amenable to control.

refragable

refragable (adj)
Capable of being refuted.

refringency

refringency (n)
Power to refract.

refringent

refringent (adj)
Having the power to refract.

refusal

refusal (n)
Denial of what is asked.

refute

refute (v)
To prove to be wrong.

regale

regale (v)
To give unusual pleasure.

regalia

regalia (n)
pl. The emblems of royalty.

regality

regality (n)
Royalty.

regenerate

regenerate (v)
To reproduce.

regent

regent (n)
One who is lawfully deputized to administer the government for the time being in the name of the ruler.

regicide

regicide (n)
The killing of a king or sovereign.

regime

regime (n)
Particular conduct or administration of affairs.

regimen

regimen (n)
A systematized order or course of living with reference to food, clothing and personal habits.

regiment

regiment (n)
A body of soldiers.

regnant

regnant (adj)
Exercising royal authority in one's own right.

regress

regress (v)
To return to a former place or condition.

regretful

regretful (adj)
Feeling, expressive of, or full of regret.

rehabilitate

rehabilitate (v)
To restore to a former status, capacity, right rank, or privilege.

reign

reign (v)
To hold and exercise sovereign power.

reimburse

reimburse (v)
To pay back as an equivalent of what has been expended.

rein

rein (n)
A step attached to the bit for controlling a horse or other draft-animal.

reinstate

reinstate (v)
To restore to a former state, station, or authority.

reiterate

reiterate (v)
To say or do again and again.

rejoin

rejoin (v)
To reunite after separation.

rejuvenate

rejuvenate (v)
To restore to youth.

rejuvenescence

rejuvenescence (n)
A renewal of youth.

relapse

relapse (v)
To suffer a return of a disease after partial recovery.

relegate

relegate (v)
To send off or consign, as to an obscure position or remote destination.

relent

relent (v)
To yield.

relevant

relevant (adj)
Bearing upon the matter in hand.

reliance

reliance (n)
Dependence.

reliant

reliant (adj)
Having confidence.

relinquish

relinquish (v)
To give up using or having.

reliquary

reliquary (n)
A casket, coffer, or repository in which relics are kept.

relish

relish (v)
To like the taste or savor of.

reluctance

reluctance (n)
Unwillingness.

reluctant

reluctant (adj)
Unwilling.

remembrance

remembrance (n)
Recollection.

reminiscence

reminiscence (n)
The calling to mind of incidents within the range of personal knowledge or experience.

reminiscent

reminiscent (adj)
Pertaining to the recollection of matters of personal interest.

remiss

remiss (adj)
Negligent.

remission

remission (n)
Temporary diminution of a disease.

remodel

remodel (v)
Reconstruct.

remonstrance

remonstrance (n)
Reproof.

remonstrant

remonstrant (adj)
Having the character of a reproof.

remonstrate

remonstrate (v)
To present a verbal or written protest to those who have power to right or prevent a wrong.

remunerate

remunerate (v)
To pay or pay for.

remuneration

remuneration (n)
Compensation.

Renaissance

Renaissance (n)
The revival of letters, and then of art, which marks the transition from medieval to modern time.

rendezvous

rendezvous (n)
A prearranged place of meeting.

rendition

rendition (n)
Interpretation.

renovate

renovate (v)
To restore after deterioration, as a building.

renunciation

renunciation (n)
An explicit disclaimer of a right or privilege.

reorganize

reorganize (v)
To change to a more satisfactory form of organization.

reparable

reparable (adj)
Capable of repair.

reparation

reparation (n)
The act of making amends, as for an injury, loss, or wrong.

repartee

repartee (n)
A ready, witty, or apt reply.

repeal

repeal (v)
To render of no further effect.

repel

repel (v)
To force or keep back in a manner, physically or mentally.

repellent

repellent (adj)
Having power to force back in a manner, physically or mentally.

repentance

repentance (n)
Sorrow for something done or left undone, with desire to make things right by undoing the wrong.

repertory

repertory (n)
A place where things are stored or gathered together.

repetition

repetition (n)
The act of repeating.

repine

repine (v)
To indulge in fretfulness and faultfinding.

replenish

replenish (v)
To fill again, as something that has been emptied.

replete

replete (adj)
Full to the uttermost.

replica

replica (n)
A duplicate executed by the artist himself, and regarded, equally with the first, as an original.

repository

repository (n)
A place in which goods are stored.

reprehend

reprehend (v)
To find fault with.

reprehensible

reprehensible (adj)
Censurable.

reprehension

reprehension (n)
Expression of blame.

repress

repress (v)
To keep under restraint or control.

repressible

repressible (adj)
Able to be kept under restraint or control.

reprieve

reprieve (v)
To grant a respite from punishment to.

reprimand

reprimand (v)
To chide or rebuke for a fault.

reprisal

reprisal (n)
Any infliction or act by way of retaliation on an enemy.

reprobate

reprobate (n)
One abandoned to depravity and sin.

reproduce

reproduce (v)
To make a copy of.

reproduction

reproduction (n)
The process by which an animal or plant gives rise to another of its kind.

reproof

reproof (n)
An expression of disapproval or blame personally addressed to one censured.

repudiate

repudiate (v)
To refuse to have anything to do with.

repugnance

repugnance (n)
Thorough dislike.

repugnant

repugnant (adj)
Offensive to taste and feeling.

repulse

repulse (n)
The act of beating or driving back, as an attacking or advancing enemy.

repulsive

repulsive (adj)
Grossly offensive.

repute

repute (v)
To hold in general opinion.

requiem

requiem (n)
A solemn mass sung for the repose of the souls of the dead.

requisite

requisite (adj)
Necessary.

requital

requital (n)
Adequate return for good or ill.

requite

requite (v)
To repay either good or evil to, as to a person.

rescind

rescind (v)
To make void, as an act, by the enacting authority or a superior authority.

reseat

reseat (v)
To place in position of office again.

resemblance

resemblance (n)
Similarity in quality or form.

resent

resent (v)
To be indignant at, as an injury or insult.

reservoir

reservoir (n)
A receptacle where a quantity of some material, especially of a liquid or gas, may be kept.