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reprehensible
  • s  bringing or deserving severe rebuke or censure
    adultery is as reprehensible for a husband as for a wife
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representable
  • s  expressible in symbolic form
    uniquely representable in the form...
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representational
  • a  (used especially of art) depicting objects, figures,or scenes as seen
    representational art
    representational images
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representative
  • n  a person who represents others
  • n  an advocate who represents someone else's policy or purpose
  • n  a member of the United States House of Representatives
  • n  an item of information that is typical of a class or group
  • s  serving to represent or typify
    representative moviegoers
    a representative modern play
  • a  standing for something else
    the bald eagle is representative of the United States
  • s  being or characteristic of government by representation in which citizens exercise power through elected officers and representatives
    representative government as defined by Abraham Lincoln is government of the people, by the people, for the people
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represented
  • v  take the place of or be parallel or equivalent to
  • v  express indirectly by an image, form, or model; be a symbol
  • v  be representative or typical for
    This period is represented by Beethoven
  • v  be a delegate or spokesperson for; represent somebody's interest or be a proxy or substitute for, as of politicians and office holders representing their constituents, or of a tenant representing other tenants in a housing dispute
  • v  serve as a means of expressing something
  • v  be characteristic of
  • v  form or compose
  • v  be the defense counsel for someone in a trial
  • v  create an image or likeness of
    The painter represented his wife as a young girl
  • v  play a role or part
  • v  perform (a play), especially on a stage
  • v  describe or present, usually with respect to a particular quality
    He represented this book as an example of the Russian 19th century novel
  • v  point out or draw attention to in protest or remonstrance
    our parents represented to us the need for more caution
  • v  bring forward and present to the mind
  • v  to establish a mapping (of mathematical elements or sets)
  • a  represented accurately or precisely
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repressed
  • v  put down by force or intimidation
  • v  conceal or hide
  • v  put out of one's consciousness
  • v  block the action of
  • s  characterized by or showing the suppression of impulses or emotions
    repressed rage turned his face scarlet
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repressing
  • v  put down by force or intimidation
  • v  conceal or hide
  • v  put out of one's consciousness
  • v  block the action of
  • s  restrictive of action
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repressive
  • s  restrictive of action
    a repressive regime
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reproachful
  • s  expressing reproof or reproach especially as a corrective
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reprobate
  • n  a person without moral scruples
  • v  reject (documents) as invalid
  • v  abandon to eternal damnation
    God reprobated the unrepenting sinner
  • v  express strong disapproval of
    These ideas were reprobated
  • s  deviating from what is considered moral or right or proper or good
    the reprobate conduct of a gambling aristocrat
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reproducible
  • a  capable of being reproduced
    astonishingly reproducible results can be obtained
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reproductive
  • s  producing new life or offspring
    the reproductive potential of a species is its relative capacity to reproduce itself under optimal conditions
    the reproductive or generative organs
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reproving
  • v  take to task
  • s  expressing reproof or reproach especially as a corrective
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reptilian
  • n  any cold-blooded vertebrate of the class Reptilia including tortoises, turtles, snakes, lizards, alligators, crocodiles, and extinct forms
  • a  of or relating to the class Reptilia
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republican
  • n  a member of the Republican Party
  • n  an advocate of a republic (usually in opposition to a monarchy)
  • n  a tributary of the Kansas River that flows from eastern Colorado eastward through Nebraska and Kansas
  • a  relating to or belonging to the Republican Party
  • s  having the supreme power lying in the body of citizens entitled to vote for officers and representatives responsible to them or characteristic of such government
    the United States shall guarantee to every state in this union a republican form of government"- United States Constitution
    a very republican notion
    so little republican and so much aristocratic sentiment"- Philip Marsh
    our republican and artistic simplicity"-Nathaniel Hawthorne
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repudiative
  • s  rejecting emphatically; e.g. refusing to pay or disowning
    a veto is a repudiative act
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repugnant
  • s  offensive to the mind
    morally repugnant customs
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repulsive
  • s  offensive to the mind
    repulsive behavior
    the most repulsive character in recent novels
  • a  possessing the ability to repel
    a repulsive force
  • s  so extremely ugly as to be terrifying
    a repulsive mask
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reputable
  • a  having a good reputation
    a reputable business
    a reputable scientist
    a reputable wine
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requested
  • v  express the need or desire for; ask for
    She requested an extra bed in her room
  • v  ask (a person) to do something
    I requested that she type the entire manuscript
  • v  inquire for (information)
    I requested information from the secretary
  • a  asked for
    the requested aid is forthcoming
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