Word List 40 redolent-rescind
redolent ADJ./有味道的;有香味儿的/fragrant; odorous; suggestive of an odor. Even though it is February, the air is redolent of spring.
redoubtable ADJ./可怕的/formidable; causing fear. During the Cold War period, neighboring countries tried not to offend the Russians because they could be redoubtable foes.
redress N./补偿;赔偿/remedy; compensation. Do you mean to tell me that I can get noredress for my injuries? also v.
redundant ADJ./冗余的;多余的/superfluous; repetitious; excessivejy wordy. The bottle of wine I brought to Bob's was certainly redundant how was I to know Bob owned a winery? In your essay, you repeat several points unnecessarily; try to be less redundant in the future. redundancy, N.
reek V./散发(气味)/emit (odor). The room reeked with stale tobacco smoke. also N.
refraction N./(光线的)折射，弯曲/bending of a ray of light. When you look at a stick inserted in water, it looks bent because of the refrac­tion of the light by the water.
refractory ADJ./按不住的;不服气的;倔强的/stubborn; unmanageable. The refractory horse was eliminated from the race when he refused to obey the jockey.
refrain V./抵制;抵抗;远离，节制/abstain from; resist. Whenever he heard a song with a lively chorus, Sol could never refrain from joining in on the refrain.
refurbish V./刷新;修复;擦亮/renovate; make bright by polishing. The flood left a deposit of mud on everything; we had to refurbish our belongings.
refute V./反驳/disprove. The defense called several respectable witnesses who were able to refute the false testimony of the prosecution's sole witness. refutation, N.
regal ADJ./皇家的/royal. Prince Albert had a regal manner.
regale V./取悦，娱乐，享受/entertain. John regaled us with tales of his adventures in Africa.
regime N./政体/method or system of government. When the French mention the OldRegime, they refer to the govern­ment existing before the revolution.
regimen N./摄生法/prescribed diet and habits. I doubt whether the results warrant our living under such a strict regimen.
rehabilitateV./恢复;复原/restore to proper condition. We must reha­bilitate those whom we send to prison.
reimburse V./偿还/repay. Let me know what you have spent and I will reimburse you.
reiterate V./重申;重复/repeat. He reiterated the warning to make sure everyone understood it.
rejoinder N./反驳;回应/retort; comeback; reply. When someone has been rude to me, I find it particularly satisfying to come up with a quick rejoinder.
rejuvenate V./返老还童;青春重回/make young again. The charlatan claimed that his elixir would rejuvenate the aged and weary.
relegate V./指派;下放;贬/banish to an inferior position; delegate; assign. After Ralph dropped his second tray of drinks that week, the manager swiftly relegated him to a minor post cleaning up behind the bar.
relent V./变宽厚;变温和/give in. When her stern father would not relent and allow her to marry Robert Browning, Elizabeth Barrett eloped with her suitor. relentless,ADJ.
relevant ADJ./有关的;相对的/pertinent; referring to the case in hand. How relevantVirginia Woolf's essays are to women writers today! It's as if Woolf in the 1930s foresaw our current literary struggles. relevancy, N.
relic N./纪念物;废墟，遗留/surviving remnant; memento. Egypt's Department of Antiquities prohibits tourists from taking mummies and other ancient relics out of the country. Mike keeps his photos of his trip to Egypt in a box with other relics of his travels.
relinquish V./不情愿的屈服，放弃(某物)/give up something with reluctance; yield. Denise never realized how hard it would be for her to relinquish her newborn son to the care of his adoptive par­ents. Once you get used to fringe benefits like expense account meals and a company car, it's very hard to relin­quish them.
relish V./品味;享受/savor; enjoy. Watching Peter enthusiastically chow down, I thought, "Now there's a man who relishes a good dinner!" also N.
remediable ADJ./可挽回的/reparable. Let us be grateful that the damage is remediable.
remedial ADJ./治疗的，补救的/curative; corrective. Because he was a slow reader, he decided to take a course in remedial reading.
reminiscence N./怀旧;回想/recollection. Her reminiscences of her experiences are so fascinating that she ought to write a book.
remiss ADJ./玩忽职守的，粗心大意的/negligent. The guard was accused of being remissin his duty when the prisoner escaped.
remission N./减轻，缓解;宽恕/temporary moderation of disease symptoms; cancellation of a debt; forgiveness or pardon. Though the senator had been treated for cancer, his symptoms were in remission, and he was considered fit enough to handle the strains of a presidential race.
remnant N./残留物/remainder. I suggest that you wait until the store places the remnantsof these goods on sale.
remonstrance N./抗议/protest; objection. The authorities were deaf to the pastor'sremonstrances about the lack of police protection in the area. remonstrate,V.
remorse N./懊悔，自责/guilt; self-reproach. The murderer felt no remorse for his crime.
remunerativeADJ./有利益的;有报酬的/compensating; rewarding. I find my new work so remunerative that I may not return to my previ­ous employment. remuneration, N.
rend V./分开;撕开/split; tear apart. In his grief, he tried to rend his garments. rent, N.
render V./呈递;开账单;给予;还以，报以;放弃，投降投降或交出;放弃;描写以文字形式表现，描绘;以图像或绘画表现;演奏，诠释;翻译;正式宣布;裁决;使成为;熔解，精炼;打底/deliver; provide; represent. He rendered aid to the needy and indigent.
rendition N./表演，诠释;翻译/translation; artistic interpretation of a song, etc. The audience cheered enthusiastically as she com­pleted her rendition of the aria.
renegade N./变节者/deserter; traitor. Because he had abandoned his post and joined forces with the Indians, his fellow offi­cers considered the hero of Dances with Wolves a rene­gade.alsoADJ.
renege V./食言;反悔;否认;翻供/deny; go back on. He reneged on paying off his debt.
renounce V./放弃;断绝关系/abandon; disown; repudiate. Even though she knew she would be burned at the stake as a witch, Joan of Arc refused to renounce her belief that her voices came from God. renunciation, N.
renovate V./革新;刷新;修复/restore to good condition; renew. They claim that they canrenovate worn shoes so that they look like new ones.
renown N./名望/fame. For many years an unheralded researcher, Barbara McClintock gained international renown when she won the Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine. renowned,ADJ.
rent N./撕;裂口/rip; split. Kit did an excellent job of mending the rent in the lining of her coat.
reparable ADJ./可修复的/capable of being repaired. Fortunately, the damages we suffered in the accident were reparable and our car looks brand new.
reparation N./修订;弥补;补偿/amends; compensation. At the peace con­ference, the defeated country promised to pay reparations to the victors.
repast N./餐;宴会/meal; feast; banquet. The caterers prepared a delicious repast for Fred and Judy's wedding day.
repeal V./废除;撤除/revoke; annul. What would the effect on our soci­ety be if we decriminalized drug use by repealing the laws against the possession and sale of narcotics?
repel V./撤退;退却/drive away; disgust. At first, the Beast's ferocious appearancerepelled Beauty, but she came to love the ten­der heart hidden behind that beastly exterior.
repellent ADJ./排斥的/driving away; unattractive. Mosquitoes find the odor so repellentthat they leave any spot where this liq­uid has been sprayed. also N.
repercussion N./反弹;弹回/rebound; reverberation; reaction. I am afraid that this unfortunate incident will have serious reper­cussions.
repertoire N./节目表;保留节目/list of works of music, drama, etc., a per­former is prepared to present. The opera company decided to include Madame Butterfly in its repertoire for the follow­ing season.
replenish V./补充/fill up again. Before she could take another backpacking trip, Carla had to replenish her stock of freeze-dried foods.
replete ADJ./充满的;充足的/filled to the brim or to the point of being stuffed; abundantly supplied. The movie star's memoir was replete with juicy details about the love life of half of Hollywood.
replica N./复制/copy. Are you going to hang this replica of the Declaration of Independence in the classroom or in the auditorium?
replicate V./复制/reproduce; duplicate. Because he had always wanted a palace, Donald decided to replicate the Tai Mahal in miniature on his estate.
repository N./仓库;知识库;智囊团/storehouse. Libraries are repositories of the world's best thoughts.
reprehensible ADJ./应该谴责的/deserving blame. Shocked by the viciousness of the bombing, politicians of every party uni­formly condemned the terrorists' reprehensible deed.
repress V./压迫;压制;压/restrain; crush; oppress. Anne's parents tried to curb her impetuosity without repressing her boundless high spirits.
reprieve N./暂缓;缓刑/temporary stay. During the twenty-four-hour reprieve, the lawyers sought to make the stay of execution permanent. alsoV.
reprimand V./谴责/reprove severely; rebuke. Every time Ermen­garde made a mistake in class, she was afraid that Miss Minchin would reprimand her and tell her father how badly she was doing in school. also N.
reprisal N./报复/retaliation. I am confident that we are ready for any reprisals the enemy may undertake.
reprise N./年金;重奏;重复的行动/musical repetition; repeat performance; recur­rent action. We enjoyed the soprano's solo in Act I so much that we were delighted by its reprisein the finale.
reproach V./表示失望;责备/express disapproval or disappointment. He never could do anything wrong without imagining how the look on his mother's face would reproach him afterwards. reproachful,ADJ.
reprobate N./有重罪的人;道德败坏的人，无耻的人/person hardened in sin, devoid of a sense of decency. I cannot understand why he has so many admir­ers if he is the reprobate you say he is.
reprove V./责备/censure; rebuke. The principal severely reproved the students whenever they talked in the halls.
repudiate V./批判/disown; disavow. On separating from Tony, Tina announced that she would repudiate all debts incurred by her soon-to-be ex-husband.
repugnant ADJ./不一致的;令人讨厌的/loathsome; hateful. She found the snake repugnantand looked on it with loathing and fear.
repulsion N./排斥;反驳/distaste; act of driving back. Hating blood­shed, she viewed war with repulsion.Even defensive bat­tles distressed her, for the repulsion of enemy forces is never accomplished bloodlessly.
reputable ADJ./著名的;令人尊敬的/respectable. If you want to buy antiques, look for a reputable dealer; far too many dealers today pass off fakes as genuine antiques.
reputed ADJ./名誉好的;有名气的;名誉的/supposed. Though he is the reputed father of the child, no one can be sure. repute, N.
requiem N./安灵弥撒;安灵歌，挽歌/mass for the dead; dirge. They played Mozart'sRequiem at the funeral.
requisite N./必须品;必要的/necessary requirement. Many colleges state that a student must offer three years of a language as a requisite for admission.
requite V./报答;酬谢/repay; revenge. The wretch requited his bene­factors by betraying them.
rescind V./取消/cancel. Because of the public outcry against the new taxes, the senator proposed a bill to rescind the unpopular financial measure.