rapprochement

  1. the reestablishing of cordial relations

    Synonyms : reconciliation
    Type Of : cooperation

reprisal

  1. a retaliatory action against an enemy in wartime

    Type Of : retaliation, revenge

rarefied

  1. of high moral or intellectual value; elevated in nature or style

    Synonyms : elevated, exalted, grand, high-flown, high-minded, idealistic, lofty, noble-minded, rarified, sublime
  2. having low density

    Synonyms : rare, rarified
    Examples :
    • lightheaded from the rarefied mountain air

ribald

  1. humorously vulgar

    Synonyms : bawdy, off-color
    Examples :
    • ribald language
  2. a ribald person; someone who uses vulgar and offensive language

    Type Of : vulgarian

redoubtable

  1. inspiring fear

    Synonyms : formidable, unnerving
    Examples :
    • a tougher and more redoubtable adversary than the heel-clicking, jackbooted fanatic
  2. worthy of respect or honor

    Examples :
    • born of a redoubtable family

recapitulation

  1. emergence during embryonic development of various characters or structures that appeared during the evolutionary history of the strain or species

    Synonyms : palingenesis
    Type Of : maturation, development, growing, growth, ontogenesis, ontogeny
  2. a summary at the end that repeats the substance of a longer discussion

    Synonyms : recap, review
    Type Of : capitulation
  3. (music) the repetition of themes introduced earlier (especially when one is composing the final part of a movement)

    Type Of : composition, composing
  4. (music) the section of a composition or movement (especially in sonata form) in which musical themes that were introduced earlier are repeated

    Type Of : section, subdivision

remonstrate

  1. censure severely or angrily

    Synonyms : bawl out, berate, call down, call on the carpet, chew out, chew up, chide, dress down, have words, jaw, lambast, lambaste, lecture, rag, rebuke, reprimand, scold, take to task, trounce
    Type Of : criticize, pick apart, knock, criticise
  2. present and urge reasons in opposition

    Synonyms : point out
    Type Of : inform
  3. argue in protest or opposition

    Type Of : object

rile

  1. make turbid by stirring up the sediments of

    Synonyms : roil
    Type Of : vex, commove, disturb, raise up, stir up, agitate, shake up
  2. cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations

    Synonyms : annoy, bother, chafe, devil, get at, get to, gravel, irritate, nark, nettle, rag, vex
    Type Of : displease

rakish

  1. marked by up-to-dateness in dress and manners

    Synonyms : dapper, dashing, jaunty, natty, raffish, snappy, spiffy, spruce
  2. marked by a carefree unconventionality or disreputableness

    Synonyms : devil-may-care, raffish

rash

  1. marked by defiant disregard for danger or consequences

    Synonyms : foolhardy, heady, reckless
    Examples :
    • a rash attempt to climb Mount Everest
  2. a series of unexpected and unpleasant occurrences

    Synonyms : blizzard
    Type Of : series
    Examples :
    • a rash of bank robberies
  3. any red eruption of the skin

    Synonyms : efflorescence, roseola, skin rash
    Type Of : eruption
  4. imprudently incurring risk

    Examples :
    • do something rash that he will forever repent