Tuesday, August 14, 2012

< V > TOEFL Vocabulary (172)

Regiment (noun) 
a permanent unit of an army, typically divided into several smaller units and often into two 
battalions; a large number of people or things 
William Tecumseh Sherman, division commander, was quoted saying to reporters, "Take
your regiment to Ohio. No enemy is nearer than Corinth." 

Region (noun) 
an area of a country or the world having definable characteristics but not always fixed 
boundaries; an administrative district of a city or country
Arnold speculated that the Polar Regions might have areas that are permanently
shadowed, hence permanently cold. 

Regulatory (verb) 
control or maintain the rate or speed of a machine or process; control or supervise by 
means of rules and regulations
Some alters create new alters as needed. Others perform a system regulatory function;
they determine which alter will be in charge at a given time.

Regurgitate (verb) 
to throw or pour back or out from or as if from a cavity 
California condors are scavengers, eating dead animals and carcasses left by hunters.
Some condors will regurgitate their food if they feel threatened. 

Rehabilitation (verb) 
restore to health or normal life by training and therapy after imprisonment, addiction, or 
illness Cardiac rehabilitation professionals find themselves increasingly drawn into
discussions about healthcare reform, particularly when it relates to cost containment. 

Rehearse (verb) 
to do or perform repeatedly so as to master
The bride and the groom usually rehearse their wedding ceremony before the actual
day of the wedding. 

Relative (adjective) 
considered in relation or in proportion to something else; existing or possessing a 
characteristic only in comparison to something else
The precise composition, and relative proportions of that dust and gas, holds clues to
the materials and physical conditions present in the frigid outer regions of the solar
system where comets are formed.

Remarkable (adjective) 
extraordinary or striking.
Leopold was a successful composer and violinist and assistant concertmaster at the
Salzburg court, whose archbishop, Sigismund von Schrattenbach, encouraged the
activities of Leopold and his remarkable children.

Remedy (noun)
a medicine, application, or treatment that relieves or cures a disease
So we wanted to see how it measured in its latest marketing claims as an anti-aging
remedy for men in their 40s," says Conrad Earnest, PhD, of the Cooper Institute Centers
for Integrative Health Research in Dallas. 

Reminiscent of (adjective) 
tending to remind one of something; absorbed in memories
Going fishing by the lake last week was reminiscent of the times when I went fishing as
a child.

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