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Rabble

mob; noisy crowd

Rabid

of or suffering rabies; like a fanatic; extremely zealous; furious; CF. rabies: hydrophobia

Usage

He is a rabid football fan.

rabid
Mnemonic

Rabbit is rabid if you steal his carrot

Rabies

disease passed on by the bite of an infected animal (causing madness and death)

Raconteur

story-teller; one who tells stories with wit and skill

Usage

He spoke eight languages and was a noted raconteur.

raconteur

Raffle

lottery; V: award as a prize in a raffle; Ex. raffle off a new car

Rag

scrap of cloth; ADJ. ragged: old and torn; seeming unfinished and imperfect; Ex. ragged debut/performance

Ragamuffin

dirty child in torn clothes; person wearing tattered clothes

Usage

He felt sorry for the ragamuffin who was begging for food and gave him money to buy a meal.

ragamuffin
Mnemonic

Rag is old and torn cloth Wearing Rag and eating Muffin.

Rail

complain bitterly; scold; rant; Ex. the weaker railing against injustices

Usage

You may rail at him; but you can never change him.

rail
Mnemonic

Rail about the Rail (Railways). When she get off the train she go off the rail.

start behaving in a crazy and strange manner

Raiment

clothing; garments; Ex. I have no raiment fit to wear.

Usage

"How can I go to the ball?" asked Cinderella. "I have no raiment fit to wear."

raiment

Rake

immoral or dissolute person

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