Practice Words: r


race
verb
to move or go fast; to take part in a competition to decide who or what can move fastest
race
noun
a competition to decide who or what can move fastest; competition between candidates to win political office; one of the major groups that humans can be divided into because of a common physical similarity, such as skin colour
radiation
noun
waves of energy from something that produces heat or light; energy from a nuclear substance, which can be dangerous
radio
noun
the system of sending and receiving signals or sounds through the air without wires; device for listening to sound broadcasts
raid
verb
to make a sudden attack
raid
noun
a sudden attack carried out as an act of war, or for the purpose of seizing or stealing something
railway
noun
a road for trains; a company that operates such a road and its stations and equipment
rain
noun
water falling from the sky
raise
verb
to lift up; to move to a higher position; to cause to grow; to increase
rare
adjective
not common; not usual; not often
rate
noun
speed; a measure of how quickly or how often something happens; the price of any thing or service that is bought or sold
reach
verb
to put a hand toward; to arrive at; to come to
react
verb
to act as a result of or in answer to; to change chemically (“The acid reacts with the alcohol.”)
read
verb
to look at and understand the meaning of written words or numbers; to speak written words
ready
adjective
prepared; completed; organized; willing
real
adjective
true; truly existing; not false
reason
noun
the cause for a belief or act; purpose; something that explains
reasonable
adjective
ready to listen to reasons or ideas; not extreme; ready or willing to compromise
rebel
verb
to act against a government or power, often with force; to refuse to obey
rebel
noun
one who opposes or fights against the government of his or her country
receive
verb
to get or accept something given, offered or sent
recent
adjective
a short time ago
recognize
verb
to know or remember something or someone that was known, known about or seen before; to accept another nation as independent and establish diplomatic ties with its government; to accept as true
record
verb
to write something in order to have it for future use; to put sound or pictures in a form that can be kept and heard or seen again
record
noun
a writing that shows proof or facts about something; a plastic circle on which music or other sound has been stored
recover
verb
to get again something that was lost, stolen or taken away (“The police recovered the stolen money.”); to return to normal health or normal conditions (“She is expected to recover from the operation.”)
red
adjective
having the color like that of blood
reduce
verb
to make less or smaller in number, size or amount; to cut
reform
verb
to make better by changing; to improve
reform
noun
a change to a better condition
refrigerator
noun
large box kept cool by electricity; where people store food and drink
refugee
noun
a person who has been forced to flee because of unjust treatment, danger or war
refuse
verb
to reject; to not accept, give or do something
regret
noun
a feeling of sadness about something that you did or that you did not do and wished you had done
regret
verb
to feel sad or sorry about something you have done or wished you had done
reject
verb
to refuse to accept, use or believe
relate
verb
to be linked through family (“He is related to me through marriage.”); to have or feel a link to a person or thing (“Heart disease is related to bad diet.”)
release
verb
to free; to permit to go; to permit to be known or made public
religion
noun
a belief in, or the honoring of, a god or gods
remain
verb
to stay in a place after others leave; to stay the same
remains
noun
the parts of something that are left after the rest has been destroyed or taken away; a dead body (“His remains are buried in his home town”)
remember
verb
to think about the past; opposite forget
remove
verb
to take away or take off; to put an end to; to take out of a position or office
rent
verb
to pay money to use something (often ‘rent from’, as in “You can rent a car from a company in town”); to receive money for the use of something (often ‘rent to’ as in “The company in town will rent cars to visitors”)
repair
noun
work done to fix something
repair
verb
doing such work
repeat
verb
to say or do again
replace
verb
to put or use in place of another (“This new radio replaces the broken one.”); to put something back where it was
report
verb
to give information about recent events or an official study or statement; to tell people about something
report
noun
a written or spoken description or story about an event, usually in a newspaper, radio or television program; the results of a study or investigation; an official document that gives information about a particular subject; information about something that has happened that may or may not be true
represent
verb
to act in the place of someone else; to substitute for; to serve as an example
request
verb
to ask for
request
noun
the act of asking for
require
verb
to need or demand as necessary
rescue
verb
to free from danger or evil
research
noun
a careful and serious study to discover new facts or test knowledge
research
verb
to study something carefully or collect information about it
resign
verb
to leave a position, job or office
resist
verb
to oppose; to fight to prevent
resolution
noun
an official statement of agreement by a group of people, usually reached by voting
resource
noun
anything of value that people can use or sell; something that a country has, such as oil, minerals or land, that it can use to increase its wealth
respect
verb
to think well of someone (or something) because of their qualities or the things they have done
responsible
adjective
having a duty or job to do (“He is responsible for preparing the report.”); being the cause of (“They were responsible for the accident.”)
rest
verb
to sit, lie down or sleep to regain strength
rest
noun
that which remains; the others; time spent not working
restrain
verb
to keep controlled; to limit action by a person or group
restrict
verb
to limit; to prevent from increasing or becoming larger
result
verb
to happen from a cause
result
noun
that which follows or is produced by a cause; effect
retire
verb
to leave a job or position because one is old or in poor health
return
verb
to go or come back; to bring, give, take or send back
revolt
verb
to protest violently; to fight for a change, especially of government
rice
noun
a food grain
rich
adjective
having much money or goods; having plenty of something
rid
verb
to dispose of something unwanted; adjective, to get rid of (“He got rid of his old car.”)
ride
verb
to sit on or in and be carried along; to travel by animal, wheeled vehicle, airplane or boat
right
noun
what a person legally and morally should be able to do or have (“It is their right to vote.”)
right
adjective
agreeing with the facts; good; correct; opposite wrong; on the side that is toward the east when one is facing north; opposite left
riot
verb
to act with many others in a violent way in a public place
riot
noun
a violent action by a large group of people
rise
verb
to go up; to go higher; to increase; to go from a position of sitting or lying to a position of standing
risk
noun
the chance of loss, damage or injury
river
noun
a large amount of water that flows across land into another river, a lake or an ocean
road
noun
a long piece of hard ground built between two places so people can walk, drive or ride easily from one place to the other
rob
verb
to take money or property secretly or by force; to steal
rock
noun
a hard piece of mineral matter
rocket
noun
a device shaped like a tube that moves through air or space by burning gases and letting them escape from the back or bottom, sometimes used as a weapon
roll
verb
to turn over and over; to move like a ball
room
noun
a separate area within a building with its own walls; space (“There is room on the bus for forty people.”)
root
noun
the part of a plant that is under the ground and takes nutrients from the soil
rope
noun
a long, thick piece of material made from thinner pieces of material, used for tying
rough
adjective
not flat or smooth; having an uneven surface; violent; not made well; not exact (“A rough estimate of the cost is $200.”)
round
adjective
having the shape of a ball or circle
royal
adjective
like a king or queen, concerning a king, a queen or their family
rub
verb
to move something over the surface of another thing
rubber
noun
a substance made from the liquid of trees with the same name, or a similar substance made from chemicals
ruin
verb
to damage severely; to destroy
rule
verb
to govern or control; to decide
rule
noun
government or control; a statement or an order that says how something must be done
run
verb
to move quickly by steps faster than those used for walking