Regimen (n):  rej-uh-muhn, -men, rezh-
A regimen is a set of rules about food and exercise that some people follow in order to stay healthy = regime
Whatever regiment has been prescribed should be rigorously followed

Regime (n):  ruh-zheem
If you refer to a government or system of running a country as a regime, you are critical of it because you think it is not democratic and uses unacceptable methods  = method or system of government
The present regime is very flexible in its attitude towards FDI

Regression (n):  ri-gresh-uhn
Biology reversion to an earlier or less advanced state or form or to a common or general type
The country’s obsession with military issues and neglect of economic development will only hasten its regression

Relic (n):  rel-ik
If you refer to something or someone as a relic of an earlier period, you mean that they belonged to that period but have survived into the present
The tower is a relic of grim days when big houses had to be fortified against invaders

Reminiscence (n):  rem-uh-nis-uhns (1205)
Someone’s reminiscences are things that they remember from the past, and which they talk or write about Reminiscence is the process of remembering these things and talking or writing about them = recollection
Her reminiscences of her experiences are so fascination that she ought to write a book

Remnant (n):  rem-nuhnt
The remnants of something are small parts of it that are left over when the main part has disappeared or been destroyed = remainder
The remnants of the party laid everywhere in the room

Renaissance (n): ren-uh-sahns
The Renaissance was the period in Europe, especially Italy, in the 14th, 15th, and 16th centuries, when there was a new interest in art, literature, science, and learning
The revival of letters, and then of art, which marks the transition from medieval to modern time

Rendezvous (n):  rahn-duh-voo
A rendezvous is the place where you have arranged to meet someone, often secretly = meeting place
Their rendezvous would be the local Ice-cream parlour

Rendition (n):  ren-dish-uhn
A rendition of a play, poem, or piece of music is a performance of it = performance, translation
The audience cheered enthusiastically as she completed her rendition of the aria

Renegade (n):  ren-i-geyd (1210)
A renegade is a person who abandons the religious, political, or philosophical beliefs that he or she used to have, and accepts opposing or different beliefs = traitor, deserter
A band of renegades had captured the prince and holding him to ransom

Renunciation (n):  ri-nuhn-see-ey-shuhn
The renunciation of a claim, title, or privilege is the act of officially giving it up = giving up, renouncing
Gandhiji exemplified the virtues of renunciation, asceticism and restraint

Reparation (n):  rep-uh-rey-shuhn
Reparations are sums of money that are paid after a war by the defeated country for the damage and injuries it caused in other countries = amends,  compensation
Israel accepted billions of dollars in war reparation

 (n):  rep-er-tee
Repartee is conversation that consists of quick, witty comments and replies = quick, witty reply
He is very sharp, a quick thinker and swift with repartee

Repercussion (n):  ree-per-kuhsh-uhn
If an action or event has repercussions, it causes unpleasant things to happen some time after the original action or event = consequence
It was an effort which was to have painful repercussions

Repertoire (n): rep-er-twahr (1215)
A performer’s repertoire is all the plays or pieces of music that he or she has learned and can perform
The opera company decided to include “Madame Butterfly” in its repertoire for the following season

Replica (n):  rep-li-kuh
A replica of something such as a statue, building, or weapon is an accurate copy of it = exact copy
This mock paper is the exact replica of CAT - 2001

Repository (n):  ri-poz-i-tawr-ee
A repository is a place where something is kept safely = storehouse, store
A church in Moscow became a repository for police files     

Reprieve (n):  ri-preev
A reprieve is a delay before a very unpleasant or difficult situation which may or may not take place = temporary stay
It looked as though the college would have to shut, but this week it was given a reprieve

Reprisal (n):  ri-prahy-zuhl
If you do something to a person in reprisal, you hurt or punish them because they have done something violent or unpleasant to you = retaliation
The aggrieved family didn’t go to the police for fear of reprisal of the gangster    

Reprobate (n):  rep-ruh-beyt (1220)
If you describe someone as a reprobate, you mean that they behave in a way that is not respectable or morally correct
Far from being the reprobate of popular legend, they found him punctual and hard working

Repugnance (n):  ri-puhg-nuhns
If you think that something is horrible and disgusting, you can say that it is repugnant = loathing
Even though the device was righteous, he felt a certain repugnance towards it

Requiem (n):  rek-wee-uhm
A requiem or a requiem mass is a Catholic church service in memory of someone who has recently died = mass for the dead; dirge

Requisite (n):  rek-wuh-zit
You can use requisite to indicate that something is necessary for a particular purpose = necessary  requirement
She filled in the requisite paperwork

Rescission (n):  ri-sizh-uhn
Abrogation, annulment = cancel

Residue (n):  rez-i-doo (1225)
A residue of something is a small amount that remains after most of it has gone = remainder, balance
The white residue you see on the tap is a result of deposition of minerals found in water

Resolution (n):  rez-uh-loo-shuhn
A resolution is a formal decision taken at a meeting by means of a vote
The resolution was passed by a two-thirds majority

Respite (n):  res-pit
A respite is a short period of rest from something unpleasant = gap
The pain went on without respite

Restitution (n):  res-ti-too-shuhn, -tyoo-
Restitution is the act of giving back to a person something that was lost or stolen, or of paying them money for the loss = compensation
The victims of the rail accident are demanding full restitution

Reticence (n):  ret-uh-suhnt
Someone who is reticent does not tell people about things = reserve,  uncommunicativeness
She is so reticent about her achievements

Retinue (n):  ret-n-oo, -yo (1230)
An important person’s retinue is the group of servants, friends, or assistants who go with them and look after their needs = enrourage
Mind trainers are now as much a part of the tennis stars’ retunue as the body trainers

Retort (n):  ri-tawrt
To retort means to reply angrily to someone
His sharp retort clearly made an impact

Retraction (n):  ri-trak-shuhn

Retribution (n):  re-truh-byoo-shuhn
Retribution is punishment for a crime, especially punishment which is carried out by someone other than the official authorities  = severe punishment
He didn’t want any further involvement for fear of retribution

Retroaction (n):  re-troh-ak-shuhn
If you retract something that you have said or written, you say that you did not mean it

Revelry (n):  rev-uhl-ree (1235)
Revelry is people enjoying themselves in a noisy way, often while they are drunk
People came from miles around to join in the revelry

Reverie  (n): rev-uh-ree
A reverie is a state of imagining or thinking about pleasant things, as if you are dreaming  = daydream
He was awakened from his reverie by the teacher’s question

Revulsion (n):  ri-vuhl-shuhn
Someone's revulsion at something is the strong feeling of disgust or disapproval they have towards it = disgust
Ravi expressed revulsion at the killings  

Rhetoric (n):  ret-er-ik
If you refer to speech or writing as rhetoric, you disapprove of it because it is intended to convince and impress people but may not be sincere or honest
What is required is immediate action, not rhetoric

Rift (n):  rift
A rift is a split that appears in something solid, especially in the ground = opening, break
The winds had torn open a rift in the clouds

Rigmarole (n):  rig-muh-rohl (1240)
You can describe a long and complicated process as a rigmarole = procedure
I had no wish to go through the whole rigmarole again and so I niped the problem in the bud

Riguor  (n):  rig-er
Many students could not stand the IIM ahmedabad academic riguor

Rime (n):  rahym
white frost

Rivet (n):   riv-it
If you are riveted by something, it fascinates you and holds your interest completely

Rood (n):  rood
A decorated wooden or stone wall in a Christian church which divides the part where the    choir it from the part where other people sit = crucifix
They all squatted on the paving-stone before the rood screen

Rostrum (n):  ros-truhm (1245)
A rostrum is a raised platform on which someone stands when they are speaking to an audience, receiving a prize, or conducting an orchestra = pulpit
The speaker stood on the rostrum, and delivered an inspiring speech

Rote (n):  roht
Rote learning or learning by rote is learning things by repeating them without thinking about them or trying to understand them = repetition
He recited the passage by rote and gave no indication he understood what he was saying

Rotunda (n):  roh-tuhn-duh
A rotunda is a round building or room, especially one with a round bowl-shaped roof
At the park entrance is that familiar little rotunda

Rotundity (n): roh-tuhn-di-tee
having a fat round body - used humorously = stout
Washington Irving emphasized the rotundity of the governor by describing his height and circumference

Rubble (n):  ruhb-uhl
Rubble is used to refer to the small pieces of bricks and stones that are used as a bottom layer on which to build roads, paths, or houses = fragments
The investigators searched for clues in the rubble

 (n):  rooz (1250)
A ruse is an action or plan which is intended to deceive someone = trick, artifice, stratagem
She tried to think of a ruse to get him out of the house