Tuesday, August 14, 2012

< V > TOEFL Vocabulary (174)

Rescue (verb)
 save from a dangerous or distressing situation 
The easiest way to rescue you is to not get into trouble in the first place.

Reservoir (noun) 
a large natural or artificial lake used as a source of water supply; a place where fluid 
collects, especially in rock strata or in the body
The water builds up behind the dam and spreads out to form an artificial lake or

Residence (noun) 
the fact of residing somewhere; the place where a person resides; a person's home
His principal residence during the next several months was near Paris, France, just
around the corner from the Luxembourg Gardens, where he spent much of his time; his
written description of the gardens would later be revised for the closing of his novel

Resolve (verb) 
settle or find a solution to; decide firmly on a course of action  
After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, the United States resolved to enter War.

Resonance (noun) 
the quality of being resonant; physics: the reinforcement or prolongation of sound by 
reflection or synchronous vibration It is now known that Mercury rotates three times in two of its years. Mercury is the only
body in the solar system known to have an orbital/rotational resonance with a ratio
other than 1:1.

Respectively (adverb) 
separately or individually and in the order already mentioned
Authors Jones and Dewey are respectively touted as prominent west coast and east coast

Respiration (noun) 
the action of breathing; a single breath
Warm ups prepare your body for the exercise ahead by increasing heart rate and
respiration, and thus supplying energy (heat, oxygen) to the cells.

Resume (verb) 
begin again or continue after a pause or interruption
At that point the Sun would stop, briefly reverse course, and stop again before
resuming its path toward the horizon and decreasing in apparent size. 

Retain (verb) 
continue to have; keep possession of; absorb and continue to hold 
In-marriage also has the effect of retaining property within family lines, especially
where women are allowed to inherit.

Retard (adjective) 
less advanced in mental, physical, or social development than is usual for one's age
Binet was commissioned by the government in France to make recommendations about
how to educate retarded children. 

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