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rendition
  • n  a performance of a musical composition or a dramatic role etc.
    they heard a live rendition of three pieces by Schubert
  • n  an explanation of something that is not immediately obvious
    often imitations are extended to provide a more accurate rendition of the child's intended meaning
  • n  handing over prisoners to countries where torture is allowed
  • n  the act of interpreting something as expressed in an artistic performance
    her rendition of Milton's verse was extraordinarily moving
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rene-robert_cavelier
  • n  French explorer who claimed Louisiana for France (1643-1687)
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rene_antoine_ferchault_de_reaumur
  • n  French physicist who invented the alcohol thermometer (1683-1757)
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rene_descartes
  • n  French philosopher and mathematician; developed dualistic theory of mind and matter; introduced the use of coordinates to locate a point in two or three dimensions (1596-1650)
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renegade_state
  • n  a state that does not respect other states in its international actions
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renege
  • n  the mistake of not following suit when able to do so
  • v  fail to fulfill a promise or obligation
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renewable_resource
  • n  any natural resource (as wood or solar energy) that can be replenished naturally with the passage of time
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renewal
  • n  the conversion of wasteland into land suitable for use of habitation or cultivation
  • n  the act of renewing
  • n  filling again by supplying what has been used up
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renin
  • n  a proteolytic enzyme secreted by the kidneys; catalyzes the formation of angiotensin and thus affects blood pressure
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rennet
  • n  a substance that curdles milk in making cheese and junket
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rennin
  • n  an enzyme that occurs in gastric juice; causes milk to coagulate
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reno
  • n  a city in western Nevada at the foot of the Sierra Nevada Mountains; known for gambling casinos and easy divorce and remarriage
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renouncement
  • n  an act (spoken or written) declaring that something is surrendered or disowned
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renovation
  • n  the act of improving by renewing and restoring
    they are pursuing a general program of renovation to the entire property
  • n  the state of being restored to its former good condition
    the inn was a renovation of a Colonial house
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renovator
  • n  a skilled worker who is employed to restore or refinish buildings or antique furniture
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renown
  • n  the state or quality of being widely honored and acclaimed
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rensselaerite
  • n  a kind of soft talc; sometimes used as wood filler
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