Tuesday, August 14, 2012

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Recede (verb) 
move back or farther away; gradually diminish
Fortunately, after three days of Sunshine and no rain, the floods from the American
River receded back into its banks.

Receptor (noun) 
a cell or group of cells that receive stimuli; sense organ  
Although the vibration receptor on the spider’s leg seems most sensitive to frequencies
above 1,000 hertz, previous research had indicated that vibrations induced by trapped
prey never exceeded that frequency.  

Recipient (noun)  
a person who receives something.
Modern city-states engage in instant electronic communication and capital transfer, and
are the chief recipients of world population growth.

Reciprocity (noun) 
the practice of exchanging things with others for mutual benefit
It is important that a relationship be friendly and express group reciprocity. 

Recitation (noun) 
musical declamation of the kind usual in the narrative and dialogue parts of opera and 
The program included songs and recitations of well-loved poems.

Reclaiming (verb) 
retrieve or recover; bring (waste land or land formerly under water) under cultivation
Until we can discover an inexpensive system for reclaiming sea water, we must all
work together to make sure there is fresh clean water for the next generations.

Recombining (verb) 
to put together again into one mass so that the constituent parts are more or less 
By recombining the atoms of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen in different combinations,
the plant creates the different carbohydrates.

Reconstitute (verb) 
to form or make up again or anew
U.S. officials emphasized this was not evidence Iraq had a nuclear weapon -- but it was
evidence the Iraqis concealed plans to reconstitute their nuclear program as soon as
the world was no longer looking. 

Recovered (verb) 
return to a normal state of health, mind, or strength
Therapists believe that the appropriate therapy involves the recovery of childhood abuse
memories, through recovered memory therapy re-integration of alters into the
dominant personality.

Rectangular (adjective) 
a plane figure with four straight sides and four right angles, and with unequal adjacent 
Betsy Johnson lives in a humble three bedroom rectangular shaped house.

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