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rationalize, rationalized, rationalizing, rationalizes.verbs
transitive verb senses.to cause something to seem reasonable; "Rationalization is an excuse for what is happening to us."....Deepak Chopra; to attribute.(one's actions) to rational and creditable motives without analysis of true and especially unconscious motives (rationalized his dislike of his brother); to bring into accord with reason; to substitute a natural for a supernatural explanation of (rationalize a myth); to apply the principles of scientific management to (as an industry or its operations) for a desired result (as increased efficiency); to devise self satisfying but incorrect reasons for one's actions (behavior)
intransitive verb senses.to provide plausible but untrue reasons for conduct 

the quality or state of being redundant; superfluity; the use of redundant components; superfluous.repetition; prolixity; an act or instance of needless repetition 
exceeding what is necessary or normal; superfluous; characterized by or containing an excess (specifically: using more words than necessary); characterized by similarity or repetition (a group of particularly redundant brick buildings); serving as a duplicate for preventing failure of an entire system (as a spacecraft) upon failure of a single component 

a personal set or an accepted institutionalized.system of religious.attitudes, beliefs and practices with scrupulous.conformity, one example being that of the satanists; a cause, a principle or an activity pursued with zeal or conscientious.devotion; belief in and reverence for a supernatural power or powers regarded as creator and governor of the universe; a personal or institutionalized system (religion) grounded in such belief and worship; a set of beliefs, values and practices based on the teachings of a spiritual leader; from Middle English 'religioun' and Old French 'religion' which is from Latin 'religio' and perhaps from 'religare' meaning 'to tie fast' or bind upon; to 'rely'
excessive or affected religious zeal
the quality of being religious
extremely scrupulous or conscientious (a religious devotion to work got him more money but also severed his personal relationship; ancients created objects to which they gave obeisance); having or showing belief in and reverence for the Creator; of, concerned with or teaching religion (a religious text)
a member of a monastic order, especially a nun or monk

of, relating.to.or.involving recursion (a recursive function in a computer program); of, relating to or constituting a procedure that can repeat itself indefinitely (a recursive rule in grammar) 
to run back; repeat; reiteration
Mathematics:.an expression, such as a polynomial, each term of which is determined by application of a formula to preceding terms; a formula that generates the successive terms of a recursion

rebuke, rebuked, rebuking, rebukes.transitive verbs
to address in sharp and severe disapproval; if you rebuke someone, you speak severely to them because they have said or done something that you do not approve of; to tax with fault, rate, chide, reprove, censure severely; to admonish; to get after someone for something done
a sharp reprimand; a reproof
someone who is a faultfinder or imputes.blame; an upbraider, a reprover, a reproacher

reconcile, reconciled, reconciling, reconciles.transitive verbs
to reestablish a close relationship between; to bring back in favor with; if you reconcile two beliefs, facts or demands that seem to be opposed or completely different, you find a way in which they can both be true or both be successful (it's difficult to reconcile the demands of a job and the desire to be a good father); if you are reconciled with someone, you become friendly with them again after whatever may have caused the separation; a resolved.quarrel or disagreement; if two people become reconciled, they become friends again after something having caused a separation; to settle or resolve; to bring oneself to accept (he finally reconciled himself to the change in management); to make compatible or consistent; to again be in rapport with
intransitive verb use.to reestablish a close relationship; to become compatible or consistent (the figures would not reconcile); to make friendly again
the condition of being reconcilable 
in a reconcilable manner 
that can be reconciled 
a reconciling or being reconciled 
tending to reconcile 

refute, refuted, refuting, refutes.transitive verbs
to prove an argument or statement to be wrong 
something that refutes as an argument

reluctance, reluctancy.nouns
a feeling of not wanting to do or agree to something due to irresolution or distaste 
unwilling; opposed in mind; marked by unwillingness 
reluct, relucted, relucting, relucts.intransitive verbs
to offer opposition; to struggle against; to show reluctance or repugnance
unwilling; disinclined (reluctant to help); exhibiting or marked by unwillingness (a reluctant smile); offering resistance; opposing

render, rendered, rendering, renders.transitive verbs
to cause to become; make (the good news rendered her speechless); to furnish for consideration, approval or information; to deliver or pronounce.formally (the jury has rendered its verdict); to transmit to another; deliver; give up; yield; to give in return or retribution; give back, restore; reflect, echo; to give in acknowledgment of; impart; to represent; depict; to express in other words; submit for approval or consideration; to give up (rendered the fat from bacon; the explanation he rendered was at odds with the facts); to surrender or relinquish
intransitive verb sense.to give recompense
a rendition of a play, poem or piece of music is a performance of it; the act of rendering; an interpretation of a musical score or a dramatic piece (a new rendition of an old favorite song)

rend, rent.or.rended, rending, rends.verbs (past tense and a past participle of rend)
transitive verb use.to tear or split apart or into pieces; to pierce or disturb with sound (a piercing motorcycle noise rent the silence); to tear; to pull, split or divide as if by tearing; emotional movement (tales that rend the heart); to pierce or disturb with sound (a loud bang rent the silence)
intransitive verb use.to become torn or split; come apart
an opening made by rending; a rip; a breach of relations between persons or groups; a rift

rive, rived, riven, riving, rives.verbs
transitive verb use.to rend or tear apart; to break into pieces, as by a blow; cleave or split asunder; to break or distress
intransitive verb use.to be or become split

payment, usually of an amount fixed by contract, made by a tenant at specified intervals in return for the right to occupy or use the property of another; a similar payment made for the use of a facility, equipment or service provided by another; the return derived from cultivated or improved land after deduction of all production costs
rent, rented, renting, rents.verbs
transitive verb use.to obtain occupancy or use of (another's property) in return for regular payments; to grant temporary occupancy or use of (one's own property or a service) in return for regular payments (rents out TV sets)
intransitive verb use.to be for rent (the cottage rents for $200 a month)
for rent.idiom
available for use or service in return for payment

Ayn Rand 1905-1982, aynrand.org
American novelist and philosopher. Ayn was born in Saint Petersburg, Russia, immigrating to the United States in 1926; famous for.Atlas Shrugged.(1957), a lengthy and popular novel about living in America as the nation heads toward a bizarre form of isms in gaining more control over its inhabitants; she wrote many thought provoking books

extent of perception, knowledge, experience or ability; the area or sphere in which an activity takes place; the full extent covered (within the range of possibilities); an amount or extent of variation (a wide price range; at this distance from the vehicle, we are out of range for using its remote control to lock it; clouds range in the air at various heights); a wide expanse (the range of view from the country house on the hill encompassed valleys, mountains and far off rivers); the maximum distance that can be covered by a vehicle before its fuel supply is exhausted (the plane has a range of 4000 miles before needing refueling); the distance between a projectile weapon and its target (the bullet can travel 2000 feet before it peters off its straight line); a place equipped for practice in shooting at targets (a shooting range); an extensive area of open land on which livestock wander and graze; the geographic region in which a plant or an animal normally lives or grows; the act of wandering or roaming over a large area; an extended group or series, especially a row or chain of mountains; a north-south strip of townships, each six miles square, numbered east and west from a specified meridian in a U.S.A. public land survey; a stove with spaces for cooking a number of things at the same time
Music:.the gamut of tones that a voice or an instrument is capable of producing; the maximum extent or distance limiting operation, action or effectiveness, as of a projectile, an aircraft, a radio signal or a sound
range, ranged, ranging, ranges.verbs
transitive use-to arrange or dispose in a particular order, especially in rows or lines; to assign to a particular category; classify; to determine the distance of (a target); to align a gun for example, with a target (range it); to pass over or through (an area or a region); to turn livestock onto an extensive area of open land for grazing
intransitive use-to vary within specified limits (ages that ranged from two to five); to extend in a particular direction (a river that ranges to the east; to wander freely; roam; to live or grow within a particular region (he ranged from Kansas)
synonyms-ambit, compass orbit, purview, reach, scope, sweep

rectify, rectified, rectifying, rectifies.transitive verbs
to set right; correct; to correct by calculation or adjustment; correct

the act of counting or computing; a settlement.of accounts (a day of reckoning)
reckon, reckoned, reckoning, reckons.verbs
intransitive verb use.to consider as being; to regard as; consider; to think or assume; to count or compute (reckon the cost); calculate; figure; to rely with confident expectancy; if you reckon that something is true, you think that it is true (she reckoned that it must be about three o'clock; the existence of the U.S.A. is reckoned from the Declaration of Independence; if something is reckoned to be a particular figure, it is calculated to be roughly that amount; the star's surface temperature is reckoned to be minus 75 degrees celcius, much colder than was expected)
reckon with.phrasal verb
to deal with.something (had to handle the fact that the weather in the south was just too hot when wearing the clothes he came with; God dealt with.ancient Jehoiakim's rebellion to Nebuchadnezzar:.2Kings 24:1-5); to come to terms or settle accounts with

risqué.adjective.pronounced 'ris kay'
suggestive of or bordering on indelicacy or impropriety; with risk

rhombus.noun,.plural.rhombbuses or rhombbi
an equilateral.parallelogram
shaped like a rhombus

turned backward in position, direction or order; causing backward movement (a reverse gear in a vehicle used to back up)
the opposite or contrary (all along we thought Sue was older than Bill, but just the reverse was true); the side of a coin or medal that does not carry the principal design; the verso; a change to an opposite position, condition or direction; a mechanism, such as a gear in a motor vehicle, that is used to reverse movement; the position or operating condition of such a mechanism; movement in an opposite direction
the act or an instance of reversing; the state of being reversed; in law, the act or an instance of changing or setting aside a lower court's decision by a higher court
reverse, reversed, reversing, reverses.verbs
transitive verb use.to turn around to the opposite direction; to turn inside out or upside down; to exchange the positions of; transpose; to change to the opposite (reversed their planned course of action; changed his viewpoint to the contrary); to cause an engine or a mechanism to function in reverse) intransitive verb use.to turn or move in the opposite direction; to reverse the action of an engine

the retainers or attendants accompanying a high-ranking person; an important person's retinue is the group of servants, friends or assistants who go with them and look after their needs

the actof reuniting; the state of being reunited; a gathering of the members of a group who have been separated (a high school reunion)

reunite, reunited, reuniting, reunites.transitive and intransitive verbs
to bring or come together again