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rapscallion, n. (Colloq.) rascal, rogue, scoundrel, knave, miscreant.

rapt, a. enraptured, fascinated, transported, spellbound; absorbed, engrossed.

rapture, n. ecstasy, transport, delight, bliss, beatitude.

rapturous, a. ecstatic, beatific, delightful, ravishing, transporting.

rare, a. uncommon, unusual, strange, infrequent, singular, curious; exquisite, fine, incomparable, recherche; sparse, dispersed; subtile, fine, thin, rarefied, tenuous; underdone.

rare bird. rara avis.

rarebit, n. delicacy, tidbit, dainty.

rarely, adv. infrequently, seldom.

rascal, n. rogue, scoundrel, caitiff, scamp, knave, villain, miscreant, varlet, trickster, renegade, scapegrace, rapscallion.

rascality, n. chicanery, improbity. See badness.

rash, a. incautious, precipitate, overhasty, indiscreet, inconsiderate, impulsive, temerarious, madcap, headlong, foolhardy, unwary, reckless.

rash, n. exanthema, eruption, efflorescence.

rashness, n. temerity, precipitancy, indiscretion, incaution, recklessness.

rasp, v. grate, file; offend.

rasping, a. grating.—n. pl. scobs.

rate, v. estimate, value, appraise; assess; scold, censure, chide, berate, reprove.

ratification, n. confirmation, sanction, substantiation, corroboration.

ratify, v. confirm, sanction, substantiate, corroborate.

ration, n. allowance, portion, allotment.

rational, a. reasoning; intelligent, sane, sound, judicious, wise, reasonable, equitable. Antonyms: irrational, insane, injudicious, unwise, unreasonable.

rationale, n. explanation, exposition, reason.

rattle, v. clatter; chatter, prate, babble, prattle; disconcert, confuse, discompose.

rattle, n. clatter; chatter, babble, prattle; crepitaculum; rale.

rattle-headed, a. giddy, rattle-brained, thoughtless.

ravage, v. plunder, pillage, devastate, sack, desolate, despoil.

ravage, n. plunder, pillage, devastation, spoliation, sack, despoliation, rapine.

rave, v. rage, rant, storm.

ravel, v. unravel.

ravening, a. rapacious, insatiable, predatory, ferocious.

ravenous, a. voracious, rapacious, ravening, insatiable.

ravine, n. gorge, defile, clough, lin, gully, gulch.

raving, a. irrational, delirious, maniacal, wild, phrenetic.

ravish, v. transport, enrapture, enchant; rape.

ravishing, a. rapturous, ecstatic, transporting, beatific, delightful.

ravishment, n. ecstasy, transport, rapture; rape.

raw, a. uncooked; unprepared, crude; immature, unripe; galled, sore, sensitive; inexperienced, unskilled, green.

rawboned, a. gaunt, skinny.

raw meat. Associated Word: omophagic.

raw sugar. cassonade.

ray, n. beam, gleam.

raze, v. erase, efface, rase; overthrow, subvert, demolish.

reach, v. attain.

reachable, a. attainable, accessible.

reach the highest point. culminate.

react, v. repeat; resist, oppose; rebound, recoil.

read, v. peruse.

readable, a. legible. Antonyms: unreadable, illegible.

reader, n. peruser.

readiness, n. promptness, facility, alacrity. Antonyms: unreadiness, reluctance.

reading, n. perusal; recitation, prelection.

reading desk. lecturn.

real, a. genuine, veritable, actual, true. Antonyms: fictitious, unreal, spurious, ostensible, artificial, feigned, sham.

reality, n. actuality, verity. Antonyms: unreality, phantasm, simulation, phantom.

realization, n. fulfillment, effectuation.

realize, v. effectuate.

really, adv. actually, truly, indeed, veritably, verily.

realm, n. kingdom, dominion; domain, region, sphere, department.

realty, n. real estate.

ream, n. twenty quires, 480 sheets.

rear, a. hindmost.

rear, v. raise, lift, elevate; erect, build; bring up.

rearing, n. elevation, raising; erection.

reason, n. motive, consideration, design, purpose, rationality, logic, account. Associated Words: dialectics, logic, syllogism, premises, conclusion.

reason, v. ratiocinate, syllogize; argue, remonstrate, expostulate.

reasonable, a. rational; logical, just; conscionable, fair, moderate, equitable.

reasoner, n. logician.

reasoning, n. ratiocination, argumentation, syllogism, discursus; (sophistical or false) sophistry, fallacy, casuistry.

reata, n. lariat, lasso, riata.

rebate, n. deduction, discount, allowance.

rebel, n. insurgent, revolter, turncoat.

rebel, v. revolt, mutiny.

rebellion, n. insurrection, insurgency, mutiny, sedition, revolt, insubordination.

rebellious, a. insurgent, seditious, mutinous, insubordinate, refractory. Antonyms: dutiful, submissive, docile, compliant, deferential, obedient.

rebound, v. recoil, ricochet; reverberate, reecho.

rebound, n. rebounding, resilience, repercussion, recoil, ricochet.

rebuff, n. repulse, resistance, opposition, repellence, check, setback.

rebuff, v. repulse, resist, repel, oppose.

rebuke, v. reprove, upbraid, censure, reprehend, chide, admonish.

rebuke, n. reproof, censure; chastisement, punishment.

recall, v. revoke, annul, retract, recant, rescind, repeal, abjure; remember, recollect.

recall, n. revocation, rescission, repeal, recantation, retraction.

recalling, a. revocatory.

recant, v. retract, abjure.

recantation, n. retraction, abjuration, retractation.

recapitulate, v. summarize.

recapitulation, n. summary, resume.

receipt, n. receiving, reception; formula, recipe, formulary; voucher.

receive, v. take, accept; admit, allow; welcome; hold, contain.