Tuesday, August 14, 2012

< V > TOEFL Vocabulary (171)

Recycled (adjective) 
into reusable material; use again
To save paper, one should consider buying books made only with recycled paper. 

Redact (verb) 
to put in writing; to select or adapt for publication
Court documents related to the guardian's medical plan for J.D. are redacted and do
not disclose when and where the young woman will be taken to give birth. 

Redeem (verb) 
to free from a lien by payment of an amount secured thereby; to remove the obligation of 
by payment
By redeeming this debt early, we continue with our stated policy to further reduce the
company's total debt position.

Reflexive (adjective) 
acting or happening without apparent forethought, prompting, or planning 
Because the dogs’ salivation is reflexive, Pavlov decided to analyze how the dogs
learned to associate the bell with being fed.

Reform (verb) 
make changes in something in order to improve it; cause to abandon an immoral or 
criminal lifestyle
In a short time, the reforms might well be a dynamic instability in the care and
networking of patients with cardiovascular diseases.

Refract (verb) 
to cause to move, especially at an angle; to bend
Sound waves traveling upward may be refracted by the difference in temperature and
redirected toward the ground. 

Refrain from (verb) 
stop oneself from doing something
He refrained from hitting him back.

Regardless of (adverb) 
despite the prevailing circumstances
For example, some argue that regardless of any individual's desire to get married, the
community as a whole should support official recognition of their right to do so. 

Regenerate (verb) 
re-grow new tissue; bring new and more vigorous life to an area or institution
But Davis and Trier have found that mesoscale convective vortexes play a key role in
helping storms regenerate over two or more days.

Regime (noun) 
a government in power
He said the European Union would extend its ban on visits by Myanmar officials,
warning that further pressure would follow "unless the regime moves rapidly to restore
civilian rule and democracy." 

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