rebuttal N. /驳斥;举反证/refutation; response with contrary evidence. The defense lawyer confidently listened to the prosecutor sum up his case, sure that she could answer his arguments in her rebuttal.
recalcitrant ADJ. /反抗的;顽抗的/obstinately stubborn; determined to resist authority; unruly. Which animal do you think is more recalcitrant, a pig or a mule?
recant V. /放弃;宣布放弃/disclaim or disavow; retract a previous statement; openly confess error. Those who can, keep true to their faith; those who can't, recant. Hoping to make Joan of Arc recant her sworn testimony, her English captors tried to convince her that her visions had been sent to her by the Devil.
recapitulate V. /概括;总结/summarize. Let us recapitulate what has been said thus far before going ahead.
recast V. /重建/reconstruct (a sentence, story, etc.); fashion again. Let me recast this sentence in terms your feeble brain can grasp: in words of one syllable, you are a fool.
receptive ADJ. /善于接受的/quick or willing to receive ideas, suggestions, etc. Adventure-loving Huck Finn proved a receptive audience for Tom's tales of buried treasure and piracy.
recession N. /撤退/withdrawal; retreat; time of low economic activity. The slow recession of the flood waters created problems for the crews working to restore power to the area. recede,V.
recidivism N. /累犯;惯犯/habitual return to crime. Prison reformers in the United States are disturbed by the high rate of recidivism; the number of men serving second and third terms in prison indicates the failure of prisons to rehabilitate the inmates.
recipient N. /接受的东西;容器/receiver. Although he had been the recipient of many favors, he was not grateful to his benefactor.
reciprocal ADJ. /互相的;互动的;互惠的/mutual; exchangeable; interacting. The two nations signed a reciprocal trade agreement.
reciprocate V. /互给;呼唤;酬答/repay in kind. If they attack us, we shall be compelled to reciprocate and bomb their territory. reciprocity, N.
recluse N. /隐遁者;寂寞者/hermit; loner. Disappointed in love, Miss Emily became a recluse; she shut herself away in her empty mansion and refused to see another living soul. reclusive,ADJ.
reconcile V. /抛弃前嫌;不打不相识;结为好友;化解冲突/correct inconsistencies; become friendly after a quarrel. Each month when we try to reconcile our checkbook with the bank statement, we quarrel. However, despite these monthly lovers' quarrels, we always manage to reconcile.