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Short Definition : strongly opposed to social or political change; opposing progress; politically ultraconservative; N. OP. radical

(noun) an extreme conservative; an opponent of progress or liberalism
(adj) extremely conservative
Synonyms : far-right , reactionist

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for reactionary

Reactionary - Actionary is to perfrom some action, but reactionary is to restrain/suppress the action....... i.e. to recoil the progress
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by Angeltks

Reactionary person REACTS to every change.
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by Calvin_Hobbes

reacting in a bad way to a visionary
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by backstreetrover


Short Definition : kingdom; field or sphere; Ex. not within the realms of possibility

(noun) a domain in which something is dominant
Synonyms : kingdom , land
Example Sentence
  • the untroubled kingdom of reason
  • a land of make-believe
  • the rise of the realm of cotton in the south

(noun) the domain ruled by a king or queen
Synonyms : kingdom

(noun) a knowledge domain that you are interested in or are communicating about
Synonyms : region
Example Sentence
  • it was a limited realm of discourse
  • here we enter the region of opinion
  • the realm of the occult

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for realm

realm (re + alm ) alm means king like almpanah in hindi (region of alm = kingdom)
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by rajpt_007

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by preetisoni2411

real madrid(real+m) plays like a lethal weapon on the **field**
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by cyli

real Maharaja has lot REAL(TY) estate...
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by rahulkhadse

realm means realm of real numbers is from -infinity to infinity
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by ishandave


Short Definition : one who harvests grain; Ex. the Grim Reaper; V. reap: cut and gather (crop); harvest a crop

(noun) someone who helps to gather the harvest
Synonyms : harvester

(noun) Death personified as an old man or a skeleton with a scythe
Synonyms : grim reaper

(noun) farm machine that gathers a food crop from the fields
Synonyms : harvester

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for reaper

reap sounds like ripe: one who harvest ripe grains called ripe(r) or reaper....
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by rahulkhadse

Reaper Relate with Ripper ~Death personified...
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by puliyanuketto


Short Definition : return of part of a payment; discount; V.

(noun) a refund of some fraction of the amount paid
Synonyms : discount

(noun) a rectangular groove made to hold two pieces together
Synonyms : rabbet

(verb) give a reduction in the price during a sale
Example Sentence
  • The store is rebating refrigerators this week

(verb) cut a rebate in (timber or stone)
(verb) join with a rebate
Example Sentence
  • rebate the pieces of timber and stone

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for rebate

R(Rates)+ebate(abate); so rates are abated
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by 0m3gA

Rebate is same as abate, bt normally used for price RATE.
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by rakei

RE+BATE..SOUNDS LIKE BEAT..SO WHEN someone ask you to pay.. return for the part of payment..(which he has given beat him ..
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by preetisoni2411

re(bait) try to bait ppl to buy a product by giving discount
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by SilverLines

rebate: r(rates)+eba(y)+te. u know they always have reduction in rates at ebay!! happy learning.. :)
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by ajaysundar.k


Short Definition : reject bluntly; snub; beat back; Ex. She rebuffed his invitation; N.

(noun) a deliberate discourteous act (usually as an expression of anger or disapproval)
Synonyms : slight

(noun) an instance of driving away or warding off
Synonyms : repulse , snub

(verb) reject outright and bluntly
Synonyms : repel , snub
Example Sentence
  • She snubbed his proposal

(verb) force or drive back
Synonyms : drive back , fight off , repel , repulse
Example Sentence
  • repel the attacker
  • fight off the onslaught
  • rebuff the attack

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for rebuff

re (reject) + buff (bluff) -> you will reject/snub/beat back what a bluff (person who pretends or lies) says !
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by khushi5

re+buff(buffalo) when your buffalo..hits you.. and you beat it.... My Buffalo did it ones with Me hahahah ;)
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by preetisoni2411

a BUFFER is used to block or repel.
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by dshefman

when a bluff person calls u u reply very bluntly
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by 1.6k

reBUFF>>sayin a girl that she is a BUFFalo means u r snubbing and insulting her!!!!!!not gud for u :)
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by vivek07

Rebuff=Re(reply)+puff(food) snub that he cannot talk again.
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by rakei

A dog Rejected a stranger entry by barking "wuff wuff"
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by siddharth4484

if some1s bluff is caught, and he bluffs again then it a rebuff and u will reject it pretty bluntly
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by friendofafriend


Short Definition : scold harshly; criticize severely

(noun) an act or expression of criticism and censure
Example Sentence
  • he had to take the rebuke with a smile on his face

(verb) censure severely or angrily
Example Sentence
  • The mother scolded the child for entering a stranger's car
  • The deputy ragged the Prime Minister
  • The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for rebuke

sounds like REEBOK.....u'll SCOLD HARSHLY n CRITICIZE SEVERELY ur servant as he has spoiled ur reebok shoes..
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by nix2010

rebuke~'Angry Duke';An angrly duke will scold badly or criticize badly
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by khushi5

rebike ~ re-puke. puking is a disgusting form of criticizing. you are re-puking. that is criticizing sharply. hence rebuke.
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by kingkoti

rebuke concentrate on BUK....when ANGRY u keep buk buk[NEGATIVE] and dont allow others to speak.
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by elixir

rebuke = rebok shoes se peetna, not actually, but literally, itna jada scold karna !!
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by raghavseth

Rebuke sounds like dispute which means an argument so at arguments, you criticize other people
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by Tumkiki

if someone wears my Reebok(brand) shoes, i rebuke(reprimand) him
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by ehsan.m

Book (file criminal charges) some one for his reply
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by rakei

after taking full meal u feel re (again) buke(empty stomach) so the owner of the hotel severly criticize his worker.
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by shaktipada

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by vineethyoung

Rebuke for using Nuke weopons
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by roozbeh33

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