rattling

  1. used as intensifiers; `real' is sometimes used informally for `really'; `rattling' is informal

    Synonyms : real, really, very
    Examples :
    • a rattling good yarn
  2. a rapid series of short loud sounds (as might be heard with a stethoscope in some types of respiratory disorders)

    Synonyms : rale, rattle
    Type Of : noise
  3. quick and energetic

    Synonyms : alert, brisk, lively, merry, snappy, spanking, zippy
    Examples :
    • traveling at a rattling rate
  4. extraordinarily good or great; used especially as intensifiers

    Synonyms : fantastic, grand, howling, marvellous, marvelous, terrific, tremendous, wonderful, wondrous
    Examples :
    • had a rattling conversation about politics

recurrent

  1. recurring again and again

    Synonyms : perennial, repeated

right wing

  1. those who support political or social or economic conservatism; those who believe that things are better left unchanged

    Synonyms : right
    Type Of : faction, sect

regulation

  1. the act of controlling or directing according to rule

    Synonyms : regulating
    Type Of : control
    Examples :
    • fiscal regulations are in the hands of politicians
  2. a principle or condition that customarily governs behavior

    Synonyms : rule
    Type Of : conception, construct, concept
    Examples :
    • short haircuts were the regulation
  3. the act of bringing to uniformity; making regular

    Synonyms : regularisation, regularization
    Type Of : control
  4. an authoritative rule

    Synonyms : ordinance
    Type Of : prescript, rule
  5. (embryology) the ability of an early embryo to continue normal development after its structure has been somehow damaged or altered

    Type Of : biological process, organic process
  6. prescribed by or according to regulation

    Examples :
    • regulation army equipment
  7. the state of being controlled or governed

    Type Of : ascendancy, dominance, ascendency, ascendence, ascendance, control

repertoire

  1. a collection of works (plays, songs, operas, ballets) that an artist or company can perform and do perform for short intervals on a regular schedule

    Synonyms : repertory
    Type Of : accumulation, assemblage, aggregation, collection
  2. the entire range of skills or aptitudes or devices used in a particular field or occupation

    Synonyms : repertory
    Type Of : assemblage, aggregation, accumulation, collection

record

  1. register electronically

    Synonyms : tape
    Antonyms : erase
    Type Of : enter, put down
    Examples :
    • They recorded her singing
  2. sound recording consisting of a disk with a continuous groove; used to reproduce music by rotating while a phonograph needle tracks in the groove

    Synonyms : disc, disk, phonograph record, phonograph recording, platter
    Type Of : audio, audio recording, sound recording
  3. indicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments

    Synonyms : read, register, show
    Type Of : indicate
  4. a compilation of the known facts regarding something or someone

    Synonyms : book, record book
    Type Of : fact
    Examples :
    • Al Smith used to say, `Let's look at the record'
    • his name is in all the record books
  5. be aware of

    Synonyms : register
  6. the sum of recognized accomplishments

    Synonyms : track record
    Type Of : accomplishment, achievement
    Examples :
    • the lawyer has a good record
    • the track record shows that he will be a good president
  7. a list of crimes for which an accused person has been previously convicted

    Synonyms : criminal record
    Type Of : list, listing
    Examples :
    • he ruled that the criminal record of the defendant could not be disclosed to the court
    • the prostitute had a record a mile long
  8. make a record of; set down in permanent form

    Synonyms : enter, put down
    Type Of : preserve, save
  9. a document that can serve as legal evidence of a transaction

    Type Of : document
    Examples :
    • they could find no record of the purchase
  10. an extreme attainment; the best (or worst) performance ever attested (as in a sport)

    Type Of : attainment
    Examples :
    • he tied the Olympic record
    • coffee production last year broke all previous records
    • Chicago set the homicide record
  11. anything (such as a document or a phonograph record or a photograph) providing permanent evidence of or information about past events

    Type Of : evidence
    Examples :
    • the film provided a valuable record of stage techniques
  12. the number of wins versus losses and ties a team has had

    Type Of : number
    Examples :
    • at 9-0 they have the best record in their league

refurbishment

  1. the state of being restored to its former good condition

    Synonyms : renovation, restoration
    Type Of : improvement, melioration

resistant

  1. disposed to or engaged in defiance of established authority

    Synonyms : insubordinate, resistive
  2. relating to or conferring immunity (to disease or infection)

    Synonyms : immune
  3. able to tolerate environmental conditions or physiological stress

    Synonyms : tolerant
    Examples :
    • the new hybrid is more resistant to drought
  4. incapable of absorbing or mixing with

    Synonyms : repellent
    Examples :
    • plastic highly resistant to steam and water
  5. impervious to being affected

    Examples :
    • resistant to the effects of heat
    • resistant to persuasion

repulsive

  1. so extremely ugly as to be terrifying

    Synonyms : hideous
    Examples :
    • a repulsive mask
  2. offensive to the mind

    Synonyms : abhorrent, detestable, obscene, repugnant
    Examples :
    • repulsive behavior
    • the most repulsive character in recent novels
  3. possessing the ability to repel

    Antonyms : attractive
    Examples :
    • a repulsive force

rates

  1. a local tax on property (usually used in the plural)

    Type Of : revenue enhancement, tax, taxation