raconteur

  1. a person skilled in telling anecdotes

    Synonyms : anecdotist
    Type Of : narrator, storyteller, teller

runic

  1. relating to or consisting of runes

    Examples :
    • runic inscription

recumbent

  1. lying down; in a position of comfort or rest

    Synonyms : accumbent, decumbent

recondite

  1. difficult to penetrate; incomprehensible to one of ordinary understanding or knowledge

    Synonyms : abstruse, deep
    Examples :
    • some recondite problem in historiography

repine

  1. express discontent

    Type Of : complain, kick, kvetch, plain, quetch, sound off

rarefy

  1. weaken the consistency of (a chemical substance)

    Synonyms : attenuate
    Type Of : weaken
  2. make more subtle or refined

    Synonyms : sublimate, subtilize
    Type Of : modify, alter, change
  3. lessen the density or solidity of

    Type Of : modify, alter, change

remorse

  1. a feeling of deep regret (usually for some misdeed)

    Synonyms : compunction, self-reproach
    Type Of : regret, rue, ruefulness, sorrow

relegate

  1. assign to a class or kind

    Synonyms : classify
    Type Of : assign, attribute
    Examples :
    • People argue about how to relegate certain mushrooms
  2. assign to a lower position; reduce in rank

    Synonyms : break, bump, demote, kick downstairs
    Type Of : delegate, designate, depute, assign
  3. refer to another person for decision or judgment

    Synonyms : pass on, submit
    Type Of : submit
    Examples :
    • She likes to relegate difficult questions to her colleagues
  4. expel, as if by official decree

    Synonyms : banish, bar
    Type Of : throw out, expel, kick out

regale

  1. provide with choice or abundant food or drink

    Synonyms : treat
    Type Of : ply, provide, supply, cater

refute

  1. overthrow by argument, evidence, or proof

    Synonyms : rebut
    Type Of : repudiate, disown, renounce
    Examples :
    • The speaker refuted his opponent's arguments
  2. prove to be false or incorrect

    Synonyms : controvert, rebut
    Type Of : disprove, confute