February 10, 2016

Nouns – March 2016

Learners must look up the definitions of the words next to the even numbers themselves.

  1. rabbi – master; teacher; someone trained in Jewish laws and rituals and ordained for leadership in a congregation
  2. rabble –
  3. rabies – a disease affecting certain animals, especially dogs
  4. raccoon –
  5. racket – the bat used in tennis; a clamour; a din
  6. radar –
  7. radiance – light or heat from a source; the quality or state of being radiant
  8. radical –
  9. radius – a straight line from the centre of a circle to the circumference; a bone of the forearm
  10. raffle –
  11. raft – a flat, floating structure; a structure, typically made of planks, logs, or barrels, that floats on water
  12. rafter –
  13. rage – extreme anger; a craze
  14. random –
  15. Ranger – patrol person; rover; someone who must look after a forest; an armed guard
  16. rank –
  17. rarity – something valued for its scarcity
  18. rascal –
  19. rash – an outbreak of spots or swelling on the skin
  20. ratchet –
  21. ratio – relation; proportion; rate
  22. ration –
  23. ray – a narrow beam of light; a flat-fish related to sharks
  24. reality –
  25. realm – a region; a sphere; a domain
  26. reason –
  27. rebel – a revolter ; someone who resists lawful authority; who does not obey rules
  28. receipt –
  29. recess – a cessation of business; a break between classes at school; a space, such as an alcove or cavity in a wall
  30. recital –
  31. recollection – recall; remembrance; reminiscence
  32. reconnaissance –
  33. record – a register; a catalogue; the best or most outstanding amount, height, distance attained; a list of crimes
  34. recovery –
  35. recruit – trainee; soldier; new man; rookie; conscript
  36. redemption –
  37. redundancy – excess; verbosity; using more words than necessary
  38. reef –
  39. referee – an umpire; someone to whom a matter in dispute is referred to for decision
  40. Reference –
  41. referendum – popular vote; election; poll; referring a measure proposed or passed by a legislative body to the electorate
  42. refuge –
  43. refugee – a person who flees for safety; exile; expatriate
  44. regard –
  45. regatta – a race between boats (sailboats, rowboats or speedboats)
  46. regent –
  47. regime – an authoritarian government
  48. register –
  49. regression – relapse; reversion; return; going back to a previous state
  50. rehearsal –
  51. reign – rule; dominion; dynasty; the period during which a sovereign occupies the throne
  52. relief –
  53. remedy – a cure; a medicine or treatment for a disease or injury
  54. remnant –
  55. renegade – a dissident; a nonconformist; a person who dissents; one who deserts an organization
  56. replica –
  57. report – an account; an official statement; a rumour; a noise
  58. requiem –
  59. reservoir – a natural or artificial lake used as a water supply
  60. resident –
  61. resolve – resolution; purpose; steadfastness; firm determination to do something
  62. resource –
  63. restriction – a limitation; a regulation; the act of restricting
  64. retina –
  65. retreat – a shelter; a refuge; a haven; removal; escape; withdrawing into safety; privacy or retirement; the place of refuge
  66. revenant –
  67. reverence – admiration; respect; esteem; a high opinion of something
  68. revolution –
  69. Rhetoric – oratory; the art of making persuasive speeches; the art of prose in general
  70. rheumatism –
  71. rhombus – a quadrangle; a parallelogram with all sides equal in length
  72. riddle –
  73. ridicule – mockery; satire; laughter with contempt
  74. rigmarole –
  75. rim – a margin; a border; an edge; a metal ring forming the outer edge of a wheel
  76. Riot –
  77. Risk – danger; peril; hazard; potential of losing something of value
  78. Ritual –
  79. rival – a competitor; one who pursues the same object as another; someone who tries to outdo another
  80. Rivulet –
  81. Rivet – a metallic bolt whose end is hammered broad after insertion
  82. Robbery –
  83. rod – a slender, straight stick; a fishing-rod
  84. Rodent –
  85. Rodeo – a contest in which cowboys show their skill at riding broncos, roping calves or wrestling steers
  86. Rooster –
  87. Rosemary – an evergreen shrub, yielding a fragrant oil; a woody, perennial herb with needle-like leaves
  88. Roster –
  89. Rotation – turn; orbit; revolution; gyration; a turning around as on an axis
  90. Roulette –
  91. Route – an avenue or way; a fixed course for travel; a method of achieving something
  92. Routine –
  93. Royalty – kingship; nobility; aristocracy; high descent; royal persons collectively; a kingdom or domain; rights or emblems of a king
  94. Rug –
  95. Ruin – destruction; fall; disintegration; anything in a state of decay
  96. Rum –
  97. Rumour – hearsay; gossip; unconfirmed report
  98. Rupture –
  99. Rust – a reddish coating formed on metal (iron) when it is exposed to air and moisture

100. Rye –