Tuesday, August 14, 2012

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Remnants (noun) 
a small remaining quantity; a piece of cloth left when the greater part has been used or 
sold; a surviving trace
Deep into the jungles of Guatemala are the remnants of a civilization which existed
more than 1,000 years ago. 

Remote (adjective) 
far away in space or time; situated far from the main centers of population
Death Valley, one of the remotest areas in California, boasts summertime temperatures
which are among some of the hottest in the world. 

Renaissance (noun) 
the revival of art and literature under the influence of classical models in the 14th and 16th 
centuries; a revival of or renewed interest in something
Los trabajos is the best evidence not only of the survival of Greek novelistic themes but
also of the survival of forms and ideas of the Spanish novel of the second Renaissance.

Render (verb) 
to present a lifelike image of
X-rays differentiate between bone and air, hence rendering the liver, the pancreas and
certain other organs invisible.

Renowned (noun) 
the state of being famous.
He quickly became renowned for his religious theme paintings which were popular
with the art buying public.

Rent (verb) 
to separate one part of a substance or object from another: tear; often used with apart 
The colossal impact must have nearly rent the young Earth apart. 

Repercussion (noun) 
a remote or indirect consequence of some action
Another group doesn't want to risk repercussions while perhaps another group just
doesn't care one way or the other.

Repetition (noun) 
the action or an instance of repeating or being repeated; a thing that repeats another
This would be a weight lifter performing multiple repetitions of a light weight.

Replete (adjective) 
fully or abundantly provided or filled
Gateway threw in a near library of primers for mastering the ins and outs of video
editing. One, replete with colorful illustrations, shows you how to capture, create, and
share movies. 

Repulsion (noun)
the force with which bodies, particles, or like forces repel one another
Einstein added a cosmological constant to his theory and that term represented a
repulsion (pushing away) of every point in space by the surrounding points, acting
against gravitational attraction.

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