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peating ; recital ; iteration : — tautology.

Re-pine', v. n. To murmur ; to complain.

Re-place', v. a. To put back ; to reinstate :
—to take the place of : — to supply a sub-
stitute for.

Re-place'ment, n. Act of replacing.

Re-plen'ish", v. a. To stock ; to supply
anew.

Re-plete', a. Full ; completely filled. — Re-
ple'tion, n.

Rep'li-ca, n. Copy by the original artist.

Re-ply', V. n. To respond ; to answer. — 2, n.
Answer ; response.

Re-port', V. a. To relate ; to give account
of : — to state officially or formally : — to
take notes of for publication : — to make
charges against. — 2, n. Account : — official
or formal statement : — rumor : — explosive
noise.

Re-port'er, n. One who reports, especially
for a newspaper.

Re-po'§al, n. Act of reposing ; repose.

Re-po§e', V. a. To lay to rest : — to intrust ;
to confide. — 2, v. n. To be at rest : — to be
supported. — 3, n. Sleep ; rest ; tranquil-
lity.

Re-p6§e'ffll, a. Restful ; peaceful.

Re-po§'it, ". a. To deposit ; to lodge.

Re-po§'i-to-rx, n. Receptacle ; storehouse.

Rep-re-hend', i". a. To reprove ; to blame.

Rep-re-hen' si-ble, a. Blamable ; culpable.

Rep-re-hen' sion, n. Reproof; censure.

Rep-re-§ent', v. a. To exhibit ; to portray :
— to enact, as a drama : — to typify : — to
act in the place of, or in behalf of.

Rep-re-§en-ta'tion, n. Act of representing ;
portrayal : — performance of a drama : —
statement : — delegation ; body of repre-
sentatives.

Rep-re-§en.t'a-tive, a. Representing ; typ-
ical. — 2, n. One who acts in place of
another ; delegate, as in the lower house
of Congress.



Re-press', v. a. To crush ; to subdue ; to
restrain.

Re-pres'sion (re-presh'un), m. Restraint.

Re-pres'sive, a. Tending to repress.

Re-prieve', n. Respite ; delay of punish-
ment. — 2, V. a. To delay the punishment
of.

Rep-ri-mand', v. a. To chide ; to reprove ;
to admonish. — 2, n. Reproof ; admon-
ition.

Re-print', v. a. To print a new edition of.

Re'print, n. Second or new edition of a
publication. [in retaliation.

Re-pri'gal, n. Seizure, or something seized,

Re-proach' (re-proch'), r. a. To censure ; to
blame : — to revile. — 2, n. Censure ; cause
or object of censure : — pi. reproachful lan-
guage.

Re-proach'ful, a. Containing or uttering
reproach.

Rep'ro-bate, a. Profligate ; abandoned. — 2,
n. Abandoned person ; profligate.

Rep'ro-bate, v. a. To condemn : — to aban-
don to ruin, or to eternal punishment.

Rep-ro-ba'ti9n, n. Condemnation : — aban-
donment to ruin, or to eternal punishment.

Re-pro-duce'., v. a. To produce anew or
again: — to recall to memory: — to propa-
gate.

Re-pro-duc'tion, n. Act of reproducing ;
repetition ; " new production : — continued
propagation of species.

Re-pro-duc'tive, \a. Tending or pertain-

Re-pro-duc'to-ry, j ing to reproduction.

Re-pr36f', «.' Act of reproving ; blame ;
censure ; rebuke.

Re-pr8ve', v. a. To censure ; to blame.

Rep'tile, n. Creeping, scaly, cold-blooded
animal, as the serpent, lizard, &c. : — ^base
person. — 2, a. Creeping ; grovelling.

Rep-til'i-an, a. Relating to reptiles ; reptile.

Re-pub'lie, «. State governed by represent-
atives of the people ; commonwealth.

Re-piab'li-can, a. Relating to a republic, or
to the political party known as the Repub-
licans : — according to the principles of a
republic. — 2, n. Advocate for republican
government : — citizen of a republic : —
member of the Repviblican party.

R?-pub'li-can-i§m, n. Republican prin-
ciples : — adherence to republican govern-
ment.

Re-pii'di-ate, v. a. To disown ; to disclaim.

Re-pu-di-a'tion, n. Act of repudiating ;
state of being repudiated ; rejection.

Re-pijg'nant, a. Distasteful : — contradic-
tory. — Re-piig'' nance, Re-pug'nan-cjr, n.

Re-pulse', n. Rejection; a repelling; de-
feat. — 2, V. a. To beat off ; to repel.

Re-piil'sion, n. Act or power of repelling :
— aversion.

Re-pill' sive, a. Repelling ; offensive.

Re-piir' chase, v. a. To purchase again.

Rep li-ta-ble, a. Of good repute ; honorable.

Rep-u-ta'tion, n. Public estimation ; char-
acter hy report : — good name.



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!Re-pute', v. a. To hold ; to account ; to
esteem. — 2, n. Character; reputation;
credit.

Re-piit'ed-lx, ad. In common estimation.

Re-quest', n. Expression of desire ; petition ;
entreaty : — state of being desired. — 2, v. a.
To ask ; to solicit ; to entreat.

B.e'qui-em, \ n. Mass for the repose of the

Seq ui-em, J dead.

E,e-qulre', v. a. To demand ; to claim : — to
heed. [required.

E^-quire'ment, n. Demand ; need ; thing

RSq'ui-gite (rek'we-zit), a. Necessary ; es-
sential. — 2, n. Thing necessary.

K,eq-ui-§i"tion (rfik-we-zish'un), n. A re-
quiring ; exaction ; written demand.

Re-qui'tal, n. Act of requiting ; recom-
pense : — retribution.

Re-quite', v. a. To repay, for good or evil.

Re-scind' (re-sind'), r. a. To make void ;
to reverse ; to repeal.

Res'ciie, v. a. To save from danger or evil :
— to free ; to liberate. — 2, n. A saving ;
liberation ; deliverance.

Re-search', ». Inquiry; scrutiny; continued
and thorough search.

R8-§em'blance, w. Likeness ; similitude.

Re-§em'ble, v. a. To be like or similar to.

Re-§ent', v. a. To take offence at.

Re-5ent'ful, a. Inclined to resent.

Re-§ent'ment, n. Sense of injury ; anger ;
grudge.

Rej-er-va'tion, n. Act of reserving ; thing
reserved :— limiting clause or proviso : —
tract of public land reserved for a special
purpose.

Re-§erve', v. a. To keep back for future
iise ; to retain. — 2, n. Eeservation : —
supply kept untouched : — restraint ; taci-
turnity.

Re-gerved', a. Not frank ; uncommunica-
tive : — stored for future use.

Re§-er-v6ir' (-vwiir'), n. Place where any
thing, especially liquids, is kept in store ;
cistern.

Re-set', V. To set over again. [here.

Re-side', v. n. To live ; to dwell : — to in-

Reg'i-dence, n. Place of abode ; dwelling :
— act or period of residing.

Rgg'i-dent, a. Kesiding. — 2, n. One who
resides : — minister at a foreign court.

Re-§id'i-al, a. Relating to the residue : —
remaining as residue.

Re-§id'u-a-ry, a. Relating to, or entitled
to, the residue.

Reg'i-due (rez'e-dii),") «. That which is

Re-§id'i-um, ' J left after a part is

taken ; remainder.

Re-gigrn' (re-zin'), v. a. To give up ; to
relinquish : — to intrust ; to confide.

Re5-ig - na'tion, n. Act of resigning ; relin-
quishment : — submission ; patience.

Re-gig-ned' (-zind'), p. a. Submissive ; un-
complaining.

Re-gil'i-ent, o. Rebounding ; recoiling.—
Rf-jil'i-ence, Re-§il'i-en-cx, »•



RS§'in, n. Oummy substance exuding from

certain plants and trees.
Re§'in-oSs, a. Containing resin ; like rean.
Re-§ist', V. a. To oppose ; to act against. —

2, V. n. To make resistance.
Re-§ist'ance, n. Act of resisting ; opposi-
tion : — tendency to destroy motion.

Re-§ist'less, a. That cannot be resisted.

Ri§'o-liite, a. Determined ; firm ; bold.

Re§-o-lii'tion, n. Act of resolving ; state
of being resolved ; analysis ; solution : —
determination ; settled purpose : — formal
declaration of a public body.

Re-§olve', v. a. To analyze ; to separate
into elements: — to dissolve: — to explain ;
to solve. — 2, V. n. To determine ; to de-
cree. — 3, n. Fixed purpose ; determina-
tion ; declaration.

Reg'o-nance, n. Act or power of resounding ;
sound reflected or prolonged.

Re§'o-nant, a. Resounding ; echoing.

Re-gort', v. n. To have recourse ; to repair.
—2, n. Application ; resource : — place
much frequented ; haunt.

Re-§ound', v. To echo ; to reverberate : —
to praise or celebrate loudly.

Re-source', n. Resort; expedient: — 'pl.
available supplies or money.

Re-spect', v. a. To heed : — to honor ; to
esteem highly : — to concern ; to relate to.
— 2, n. Honor ; regard : — relation ; refer-
ence.

Re-spect'a-ble, a. Worthy of respect ; of
"good repute : — moderate but sutficient. —
Re-spect'a-bil'i-ts:, n.

Re-spect'fal, a. Full of respect.

Re-spect'ing,i)rej). Concerning ; in regard
to. " [each ; particular.

Re-spec' tive, a. Relative : — belonging to

Re-splr'a-ble, a. That can be respired.

Rgs-pi-ra'tion, «. Act of respiring.

Re-spir'a-to-ry, a. Pertaining to respira-
tion.

Re-spire', v. To breathe.

Res'pite, n. Pause ; interval of rest ; re-
prieve. — 2, V. a. To grant a respite to ;
to suspend.

Re-splen'dent, a. Brilliant ; splendid. —
Re-splen'dence, Re-splen'den-cx, n.

Re-spond', v.'n. To answer ; to correspond.

Re-spon'dent, n. One who responds : — one
who answers in a suit at law.

Re-sponse', n. Act of responding ; reply.

Re-spon-si-bil'i-tjr, n. State of being re-
sponsible ; that for which one is reqwn-
sible.

Re-spon'si-ble, a. Answerable ; account-
able : — involving responsibility.

Re-spon'sive, a. Making response.

Rest, n. Absence of motion : — sleep ; repose ;
ease: — death: — stop, as in music, and
mark indicating it: — support: — remain-
der. — 2, V. n. To cease from action : —
to be quiet ; to slumber : — to be dead : — to
confide : — to be supported : — to remain. —

3, V. a. To lay to rest : — to support.



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Restaurant (res'to-rant), n. Eating-house.

Rest'ful, a. Quiet ; affording rest.

Res-ti-tii'tion, n. Act of restoring ; thing
restored ; iudemnification.

lies' tive, a. Stubborn : — uneasy ; fidget-
ing.'

Rest'less, a. Unquiet ; uneasy ; eager for
change.

Res-to-ra'tion, n. Act of restoring ; state
of being restored ; thing restored.

Re-sto'ra-tive, a. Tending to restore. — 2,
n. Medifiine that restores health and
strength.

Re-store', v. a. To give back ; to return ;
to repay : — to cure ; to invigorate.

Re-strain', v. a. To withhold ; to repress ;
to check ; to restrict.

Re-straint', n. A restraining ; check ; con-
trol ; restriction.

Re-strict', v. a. To limit ; to confine ; to
restrain.

Re-stric'tion, n. A restricting ; limitation ;
restraint.

Re-stric'tive, a. Tending to restrict.

Re-§ult', V. n. To arise or proceed from ;
to issue. — 2, n. Consequence ; effect ;
issue.

Re-5ult'ant, n. Force resulting from com-
bined action of two or more forces. — 2, a.
Resulting.

Re-§iime', v- a- To assume again ; to take
up after an interruption.

Resume (rez'u-ma'), n. Summary.

Re-§iiinp'tion (re-zum'shun), n. Act of re-
suming.

Re§-ur-rect', v. a. To restore to life ; to
revive : — to take from the grave.

Re§-ur-rec'tion, n. Act of resurrecting ;
revival froui the dead : — the Resurrection,
the rising of Christ from the tomb.

R.e-siis'ci-tate, v. To restore to life or con-
sciousness ; to revive.

Re-sus-ci-ta'tion, n. Act of resuscitating ;
restoration to life or consciousness.

Re-tail', v. a. To sell in small quantities :
— to sell at second-hand.

Re'tail, n. Sale by small quantities.

Re-tain', v. a. To keep ; to hold : — to pre-
serve ; to continue : — to employ : — to de-
tain.

Re-tain'er, n. One who retains : — one who
is retained ; attendant : — fee to retain legal
counsel.

Re-tal'i-ate, v. To return like for like ; to
revenge.

Re-tal-i-a'tion, n. Act of retaliating ; re-
venge.

Re-tard', v. a. To hinder ; to delay.

Ret-ar-da'tion, n. Act of retarding ; delay.

Retch )

Reteh' 1 "' ^'' '^^ *^^ *° vomit ; to strain.

Re-ten tion, n. Act or power of retaining ;
a keeping, holding, or detaining.

Re-ten' tive, «• Able to retain.

Ret'i-cent, n. Taciturn ; reserved in speech ;
silent. — Ret'i-cence, n.



J!*'}'*'!®,' ]■ n. Small net-work hand-bag,

Re-tic'u-lar, ^ ^ Resembling net-work :

^e-tic u-i^te, Inetted; made of net-

R?-tic'u-lat-ed, j^vork

Ret i-form, J

Re-tic-u-la'tion, n. Net-work ; netted con-
formation or structure.

Ret'i-na, n. Net-like coating of the eye,
which receives the sight impressions.

Ret'i-niie, n. Train of attendants.

Re-tire', v. To withdraw ; to retreat : — to
go to bed.

Re-tired', p. a. Private ; secluded : — with-
drawn from active life.

Re-tire'ment, n. Act of retiring ; seclusion ;
privacy.

Re-tir'ing, a. Modest ; shy ; bashful.

Re-tbrt', v. To curve or throw back ; to
"return : — to reply. — 2, n. Witty or severe
reply : — vessel for distilling, with a long,
bent neck. [by new touches.

Re-toiich', v. a. To touch again ; to improve

Re-trace', \ v. a. To trace back or again : —

Re-trace', J to do again.

Re-tract', v. a. To withdraw ; to recant : —
to draw back. — 2, v. n. To make retrac-
tion.

Re-trac^ti-ble, "I ^ r^.^^^^ ^^ retracted.

Re-trac'tile, j "^

Re-trac'tion, n. Act of retracting ; recan-
tation.

Re-treat', n. Act of retreating ; retirement :
— place of retirement. — 2, v. n. To go
back ; to retire ; to recede.

Re-trench', )'. a. To cut off: — to lessen. — 2,
V. n. To lessen expense.

Re-trench'ment, n. Act of retrenching ;
reduction. [ment.

Ret-ri-bii'tion, ti. Just reward or punish-

Re-ti-ib'u-tive, 1 a. Making retribution ;

Re-trib'u-to-r3:, I repaying.

Re-triev'a-lDle, a. That may be retrieved.

Re-triev'al, n. Act of I'etrieving ; recovery.

Re-trieve\ r. a. To recover ; to repair : — to
bring back.

Re-triev'er, n. Dog trained to fetch game
that has been shot. [as, retrospect.

Retro-. Latin prefix, signifying feacfcM^a?-^ —

Re'tro-cede, ) ^,_ ^_ ^^ ^^^^ ^^^^^ ^^^^^

JttGu rO"CGClG( J

Re-tro-ces'sion, n. A giving back.

Ret'ro-grade, «• Going backward ; deterio-
I'ating. — 2, v. n. To go backward ; to de-
teriorate.

Ret-ro-g-res'sion, n. Act of retrograding;
deterioration".

Ret-ro-g-res'sive, a. Tending to retrograde.

Ret'ro-spect, \n. Contemphition of the

Ret-ro~spec'tion, j past.

Ret-ro-spec'tive, n. Looking backward.

Re-tiirn', v. n. To come or go back : — to
reply. — 2, v. a. To give back : — to report :
— to give in reply : — to elect. — 3, n. A re-
turning : — repayment : — account : — re-
sponse : — ^l. that which is returned.



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E.e-un'ion (re-yun'yun), n. Act of re-
imiting ; renewed uuion : — assembly, as of
a family. [reconcile.

Re-i-nite', v. To join or unite again : — to

Re-veal', y. a. To disclose; to make known.

Reveille (rev-al-lee'), n. Morning call for
troops.

Rev'el, V. n. To feast riotously : — to enjoy
unrestrainedly. — 2, n. Riotous feast ; ca-
roustil.

Hev-e-la'tion, w. Act of revealing ; that
which is revealed : — communication of
divine truths.

Rev'el-ler, v. a. One who revels.

Rev'el-ling, ) n. Jollity ; festive mirth ;

Rev'el-rj:, j carousal.

Re-venf-e', v. a. To retaliate for ; to injure
or punish in return ; to avenge. — 2, v. n.
To take vengeance. — 3, n. Return of an
injury ; retaliation ; vindictiveness.

Re-venfe'ful, a. Full of revenge; vindictive.

Riv'e-niie, n. Receipts or income ; annual
profit : — income of a state or government.

Re-ver'ber-ate, v. a. To repel, echo, or re-
JBect, as' light, heat, or sound. — 2, v. n. To
be reverberated. [heat, or sound.

Re-ver-ber-a'tion, n. Reflection of light,

Re-vere', i'. a. ' To regard with great re-
spect ; to venerate.

Rev'er-ence, n. Respect ; veneration : —
bow or courtesy : — title of the clergy. — 2,
V. a. To regard with great respect.

Rev'er-end, a. Deserving revei-ence : — title
or designation of the clergy.

Rev'er-ent, 1 a. Expressing or feeling

Rev-er-gn'tial, | reverence.

Rev-e-rie', n. Dreamy ; meditative.

Re-vgr'sal, n. Change; repeal: — over-
throw.

Re-verse', v. a. To change to the opposite ;
to invert : — to overthrow : — to repeal. — 2,
M. Exact contrary : — misfortune ; defeat :
— contrary side, as of a coin. — 3, a. Op-
posite ; contrary.

Re-verse'lj:, ad. On the other hand.

Re-vers'i-ble, a. Capable of being reversed.

Re-ver'sion (re-ver'shun), n. Act of re-
verting • that which reverts : — return of
an estate to a former possessor : — light of
succession, as to an estate.

Re-ver'sion-a-ry, a. Implying reversion :
—to be enjoyed in succession.

Re-vert', v. To reverse : — to return ; to
recur, as to a former state.

Rev'e-ry, «. Same as reverie.

Re-view' (re-vu'), v. a. To see or examine
again : — to inspect closely. — 2, n. Reex-
amination : — inspection : — written criti-
cism, as of a book : — periodical of literary
criticism.

Re-vTle', v. a. To reproach ; to abuse,

Re-vll'ingr, «• Abusive language.

Re-vig'al, n. Same as revision.

Re-vi§e', v. a. To reexamine : — to review
and alter ; to correct. — 2, n. Revision : —
proof-sheet after correction of type.



Re-vi"§ion (re-vizh'un), n. Act of re-
vising ; correction ; that which has been
revised.

Re-vi'val, n. Act of reviving : — renewed
life or interest : — religious awakening.

Re-vi'val-ist, n. Promoter of religious re-
vivals.

Re-vive', v. n. To return to life or activity.
— 2, V. a. To restore to life or freshness,
or to usage : — to rouse.

Rev'o-ca-ble, a. That may be revoked.

Rev-o-ca'tion, n. A revoking ; repeal ; an-
nulment. '

Re-voke', V. a. To repeal ; to annul.

Re-volt', I V. n. To renounce allegiance ; to

Re-volt', / mutiny : — to shrink with horror.
—2, V. a. To shock ; to disgust. — 3, n.
Rebellion ; mutinj'. [horrence.

Re-volt'ingr, p. a. Causing disgust or ab-

Riv-o-lii'tion, n. Act of revolving ; rota-
tion ; circular motion about a centre : —
radical change, as of political constitution.

Rev-o-lii'tion-a-rs:, n. Relating or tending
to a revolution. [tion.

Rev-o-lii'tion-ist, n. Promoter of revolu-

Rev-o-lii'tion-aze, v. a. To alter radically.

Re-v51ve', v. To move in a curved path
about a centre : — to consider or reflect
upon.

Re-volv'er, n. Pis-
tol with revolving
chambers.

Re-vul'sion, n.
With dra'wal: —




Revolver.



sudden change : —
disgust.

Re-ward', v. a. To recompense ; to repay.
— 2, n. Recompense ; remuneration : — ret-
ribution.

Rey'nard (ren'ard or ra'nard), n. Same as
7-e7iard.

Rhap'so-dj: (rap'so-de), n. Rambling or
irregailar composition, in words or music.

Rhe'a (re'a), n. South American ostrich.

Rhet'o-ric "(ret'o-rik), n. Art of prose com-
position, or of oratory : — fine language : —
artificial eloquence.

Rhe-tor'i-cal (re-), a. Relating to, or con-
sisting of, rhetoric.

Rhet-o-ri"cian (ret-o-rish'an), n. One
versed in rhetoric ; teacher of rhetoric.

Rheiim (riim), n. Thin, watery discharge.

Rheii-mat'ic (ru-mat'ik), a. Relating to,
or afflicted with, rheumatism.

Rheii'm a- ti §m, n.
Painful disease of the
joints, muscles, or
internal organs.

Rhi-noc'e-ros, n.
Large thick-skinned
quadi-uped, with a
horn on the nose.

Rho-do-den'dron, \ n.

Rhod-o-den'dron, J bearin
variously colored

Rhomb, or Rhomb, n. Same as rhombus.




Rhinoceros.

Genus of shmbe,
showy floweri.



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EhSm'bic (or rom'-), a. Shaped like a
rhomb.

Rhom'boid {or rom'-), n. Oblique-angled
parallelogram, having one pair of sides
longer than the other. [boid.

Rhom-bbid'al, a. Like a rhombus or rhom-

Rhom'bus, n- Equilateral parallelogram
with oblique angles.

Rhu'barb (ru'biirb), n. Medicinal root : —
garden vegetable, called pie-plant, stewed
or made into pies.

Rhyme (rffii), w. Correspondence of sound
in final syllables ; words so corresponding :
— rhymed verses. — 2, v. n. To have rhyme:
— to make i-hymes. — 3, v. a. To put into
rhyme.

Rhythm (rithm or rTtlim), n. Regular
recurring movement or accent, as in
dancing, music, or poetry : — harmonious
flow of sound.

Rhyth'mic, ) a. Of, or pertaining to,

Rhyth'mi-cal, J rhythm.

Rib, n. One of the long, curved, parallel
bones of the chest : — any thing like a rib,
as in a ship : — raised line, or ridge, as in
cloth. — 2, V. a. To furnish or enclose with
ribs.

Rib'ald, a. Base; vile ; obscene.

RIb'ald-ry, n. Vile or scurrilous language.

Rib'bon, n. Narrow strip, especially of
woven silk : — badge of an order.

Rice, n. Cereal plant, and its grain, much
used for food.

Rice'-bi'rd, n. Bird hunted as game.

Rich, a. Wealthy : — copious ; abounding :
— fertile :^sumptuous : — luscious : — vivid.

Rich'e§, n. pi. Wealth ; affluence.

Rick, H. Pile of hay or grain.

Rick'ets, n. pi. Disease caused by weakness
of the bony structure.

'^.ick'et-v, a. Diseased with rickets : — shaky;
dih^pidated.

Rid, V. a. To set free from ; to clear.

Rid' dance, n. Deliverance ; disencum-
braiice.

Rid'den (rid'du), p. from ride.

Rid' die (rld'dl), n. Enigma; puzzle: —
coarse sieve. — 2, v. a. To solve : — to clear
by a sieve : — to fill with small holes. — 3,
V. n. To make riddles: — to speak obscurely.

Ride, V. n. [l. rode ; p. ridden.] To be
carried on horseback or in a carriage : — to
float, as a ship : — to practise riding on
horseback. — 2, v. a. To sit upon and con-
trol, as a horse : — to manage at will. — 3,
n. Act of riding ; place for riding ; riding
excursion.

Bid'er, n. One that rides : — leaf inserted in
a rnauuscript : — clause added to a bill.

Ridfe, 77. Top of a row or range ; crest, as
of hills, or of a roof: — raised line;
wrinkle. — 2, v. a. To form into ridges ; to
wrinkle.

Rid'i-cule, n. Derisive wit ; mockery : —
laughing-stock. — 2, v. a. To laugh at ;
to mock ; to deride.



Ri-dic'6-lous, a. Worthy of ridicule ; ab-
surd ; ludicrous.

Rife, a. Prevalent ; abounding.

Riffraff, n. Refuse ; sweepings : — rabble.

Ri'fle (ri'fl), v. a. To rob ; to plunder: —
to groove, as a rifle : — to whet with a rifle.
— 2, n. Fire-arm with a barrel grooved
spirally inside, increasing accuracy of
aim : — whetstone.

Rift, M. Cleft ; breach ; opening : — shallow,
rapid current in a river. — 2, v. To split ;
to open.

Rig-, n. Costume : — kind or manner of rig-
ging : — frolic. — 2, v. a. To dress : — to fit
with rigging.

Rig'^ing', w. Sails or tackling of a ship.

Right (rit), a. Straight; direct: — upright:
— containing 90 degrees, applied to an
angle: — correct ; just : — proper ; suitable :
— at or toward the right-hand side ; not
left : — outer. — 2, ad. In a straight line :
— immediately : — correctly ; righteously :
— extremely. — 3, n. That which is right ;
justice ; equity : — just claim ; authority ;
privilege : — right side or direction. — 4, v.
To correct ; to vindicate : — to make or
become erect, as a ship.

Right' -an-gled (rit'-), a. Having right
angles.

Right'eous (ri'chus), a. Just; virtuous;
upright.

RTght'ful (rIt'-), a. Just; lawful.

Right' -hand, a. Situated on the right side.

Right' -hand-ed, a. Using the right hand :
— moving like the hands of a clock.

Right'ly, ad. Properly : — uprightly.

Rifid, a. Stiff"; not flexible: — severe;
strict. — Ri-fid'i-ty, w.

Rig' or, n. Stiffness; rigidity: — severity;
harshness; austerity : — inclemency.

Rig'or-oiis, a. Harsh; severe: — scrupu-
lously exact: — inclement.

Rile, v. a. Same as roil.

Rill, 11. Small brook ; streamlet.

Rim, 71. Border ; margin ; edge.

Rime, w. Hoarfrost : — hole ; chink : —
rhyme. [skin.

Rind, n. Outside coating; bark; peel;

Rin'der-pest, n. Plague attacking cattle.

Ring, n. Circle :— -circlet worn on the finger :
— circular course or space : — sound as of
bells; chime: — clique, as in politics. — 2,
V. a. To encircle.— 3, '«. a. & v. n. [i. rung
or rang ; p. rung.] To sound as a bell ;
to cause to ring.

Ring'-dove (riug'dtiv), n. Kind of pigeon
with a ring of white about its neck.

Ring'let, n. Small ring : — curl of hair.

Ring'worm (-wiirm), w. Circular eruption
on the skin.

Rink, n. Place for skating.

Rinse, v. a. To cleanse by washing ; to dip
in clean water.

Ri'ot, n. Noisy tumult ; disturbance of the
peace by a mob : — sedition. — 2, v. n. T©
revel : — to make a riot.



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Ei'ot-ous, a. Wanton ; unrestrained : —
seditious.

Rip, V. a. To tear or pull apart. — 2, «.
Rent ; giving way of a seam.

Ripe, a. Mature ; perfected : — prepared : —
mellow.

Ri'pen (rl'pn), v. To grow, or cause to
grow, ripe.

Rip'ple, V. To move, or cause to move, in
small waves ; to ruffle. — 2, n. Small
wave : — sound made by small waves of
wat«r.

Ri§e (riz), V. n. [i. rose ; p. risen.] To get
up ; to arise : — to ascend : — to increase : —
to originate ; to be produced : — to expand



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