Found 90 articles starting with R:

raillery - vocabulary

nounGood-humored satire, ridicule, or banter. There is a simple but effective test of satire, one that hails back to Aristotle. "Humor is the only test of gravity, and gravity of humor," he said, "for a sub...

Rain vs. Reign vs. Rein

Some words exist in English language which have same sounds but different meanings. Rain, reign and rein also fall in this category. These three words have almost similar pronunciations but their meanings and usage is totally different. Here are f...

raise - correct spelling

raise - verb and noun  Grammar.com’s section on Problem Words discusses raise, rise, and rear. Click here...

Ranges of Numbers

You may use the hyphen (or the en dash) to show a range of numbers: These statistics appear on pages 54-56.  Previous: Chapter 10 - Hyphen ...

rapacious - vocabulary

adjectiveDisposed to seize by violence or by unlawful or greedy methods; extremely greedy, predatory, extortionate. The American goes to Paris, always has, and comes back and tells his neighbor, always...

raspberry - correct spelling

raspberry - noun  Example: The chef added one raspberry for color.Example: The cabbie gave him a ...

ravenous - vocabulary

adjectiveExtremely hungry, voracious, famished. The will to domination is a ravenous beast. There are never enough warm bodies to satiate its monstrous hunger. Once alive, this beast g...

realistic - correct spelling

realistic - adjective  Example: We have a realistic chance for success....

realistically - correct spelling

realistically - adverb  Grammar.com's section on the Parts of Speech discusses the demise of -ly adverbs. Cli...

realize - correct spelling

realize - verb  Example: She failed to realize the danger she faced.Example: The company will ...

Realize vs. Realise

She realized her mistake after it was too late. Or is it realised? Have you ever wondered what is the difference between realise with s and realize with a z? Today, we’ll exp...

really - correct spelling

really - adverb  Grammar.com's section on the Parts of Speech discusses the demise of -ly adverbs. Click here...

really, real

Real is an adjective meaning “genuine” or “authentic,” or having a “verifiable existence.”Really is an adverb ...

reason - correct spelling

reason - noun and verb  Example: She cited her boss’s stubbornness as the reason for her resignation. noun...

rebellion - correct spelling

rebellion - noun  Example: The tax increase started a rebellion in Boston....

recant - vocabulary

verbTo formally withdraw or disavow one's belief, position, or statement about something previously believed or maintained. I cannot and will not recant anything, for to go against conscien...

recapitulate - vocabulary

verbTo repeat again the principal points of; to summarize. “But, for heaven’s sake, don’t get hot!” said Stepan Arkadyevitch, touching his brother-in-law’s knee. “The matter is not ended. If you will allow ...

recede - correct spelling

recede - verb  Example: The waters started to recede....

receipt - correct spelling

receipt - noun  Example: He kept a receipt to prove the expense....

receive - correct spelling

receive - verb  Example: She will receive her guests in the garden....

recipe - correct spelling

recipe - noun  Example: He concocted a new recipe for deviled eggs....

reciprocal pronoun

We have only two of these pronouns, and they come in pairs: each other and one another. We use them to show some sort of a relationshi...

recluse - vocabulary

nounOne who lives in seclusion, often for religious meditation.Note: The adjective form is either recluse or reclusive. Henry David Thorea...

recognize - correct spelling

recognize - verb  Example: She failed to recognize him at first.Example: The company will ...

Recognize vs. Recognise

Recognize and recognise are the two spellings of the same word that are both acceptable and exchangeable but one spellings are more commonly used in one part of the world while the ...

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