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ritual a set form for going through the steps of a religious ceremony. [2 definitions]
rival a person whom one tries to be better than; competitor. [4 definitions]
river a large natural stream of water flowing in a particular course toward a lake, ocean, or other body of water. [2 definitions]
rivet a metal bolt that pins metal plates or other objects together. [3 definitions]
Rn symbol of the chemical element radon.
roach1 a short form of "cockroach."
road a long, narrow course, often with a smooth surface, for vehicles and people to travel on from one place to another. Roads go through towns and also through the countryside. [2 definitions]
road map a map used by drivers that shows the streets, highways, and mileage in and between towns of an area.
roadrunner a fast North American bird that moves about on the ground instead of flying. The roadrunner has a long tail, a crest, and streaked feathers.
roadside the side or edge of a road. [2 definitions]
roam to move or travel around without a plan; wander. [2 definitions]
roan having a dark coat thickly sprinkled with white. [2 definitions]
roar to make a long cry or shout that is both deep and loud. [4 definitions]
roast to cook or bake with dry heat in an oven or over an open fire. [6 definitions]
rob to steal from by using force or threats. [2 definitions]
robber a person who robs or steals by using force.
robbery the act of stealing money or property from a person or place; the act of robbing.
robe a long, loose gown worn at certain ceremonies. [3 definitions]
robin a large North American songbird related to the thrush, with an orange-red breast, dark brown head and back, and a bright yellow bill. [2 definitions]
robot a machine that can perform some of the same tasks as a human being.
robust strong, healthy, and full of energy. [2 definitions]