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ratatouille

ratatouille
A vegetable stew; usually made with tomatoes, eggplant, zucchini, peppers, onion, and seasonings

rathskeller

rathskeller
A tavern below street level featuring beer; originally a German restaurant in the basement of city hall

ratiocinate

ratiocinate
(v. i.) To reason, esp. deductively; to offer reason or argument.

rationalise

rationalise
Weed out unwanted or unnecessary things; "We had to lose weight, so we cut the sugar from our diet"
Remove irrational quantities from; "This function can be rationalized"
Think rationally; employ logic or reason; "When one wonders why one is doing certain things, one should rationalize"
Defend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning; "rationalize the child's seemingly crazy behavior"; "he rationalized his lack of success"
Structure and run according to rational or scientific principles in order to achieve desired results; "We rationalized the factory's production and raised profits"

rationalism

rationalism
(n.) The doctrine or system of those who deduce their religious opinions from reason or the understanding, as distinct from, or opposed to, revelation.
(n.) The system that makes rational power the ultimate test of truth; -- opposed to sensualism, or sensationalism, and empiricism.

rationalist

rationalist
(n.) One who accepts rationalism as a theory or system; also, disparagingly, a false reasoner. See Citation under Reasonist.

rationality

rationality
(n.) The quality or state of being rational; agreement with reason; possession of reason; due exercise of reason; reasonableness.

rationalize

rationalize
(v. i.) To use, and rely on, reason in forming a theory, belief, etc., especially in matters of religion: to accord with the principles of rationalism.
(v. t.) To make rational; also, to convert to rationalism.
(v. t.) To interpret in the manner of a rationalist.
(v. t.) To form a rational conception of.
(v. t.) To render rational; to free from radical signs or quantities.

rattleboxes

rattleboxes
Any of various plants of the genus Crotalaria having inflated pods within which the seeds rattle; used for pasture and green-manure crops

rattlebrain

rattlebrain
Shallow, voluble, volatile person

rattlesnake

rattlesnake
(n.) Any one of several species of venomous American snakes belonging to the genera Crotalus and Caudisona, or Sistrurus. They have a series of horny interlocking joints at the end of the tail which make a sharp rattling sound when shaken. The common rattlesnake of the Northern United States (Crotalus horridus), and the diamond rattlesnake of the South (C. adamanteus), are the best known. See Illust. of Fang.

retaliation

retaliation
(n.) The act of retaliating, or of returning like for like; retribution; now, specifically, the return of evil for evil; e.g., an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth.

retaliatory

retaliatory
(a.) Tending to, or involving, retaliation; retaliative; as retaliatory measures.

retardation

retardation
(n.) The act of retarding; hindrance; the act of delaying; as, the retardation of the motion of a ship; -- opposed to acceleration.
(n.) That which retards; an obstacle; an obstruction.
(n.) The keeping back of an approaching consonant chord by prolonging one or more tones of a previous chord into the intermediate chord which follows; -- differing from suspension by resolving upwards instead of downwards.
(n.) The extent to which anything is retarded; the amount of retarding or delay.

retardative

retardative
(a.) Tending, or serving, to retard.

retentivity

retentivity
(n.) The power of retaining; retentive force; as, the retentivity of a magnet.

reticularia

reticularia
(n. pl.) An extensive division of rhizopods in which the pseudopodia are more or less slender and coalesce at certain points, forming irregular meshes. It includes the shelled Foraminifera, together with some groups which lack a true shell.
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