renegade N. /变节者/deserter; traitor. Because he had abandoned his post and joined forces with the Indians, his fellow officers considered the hero of Dances with Wolves a renegade. Also ADJ.
renege V. /食言;反悔;否认;翻供/deny; go back on. He reneged on paying off his debt.
renounce V. /放弃;断绝关系/abandon; disown; repudiate. Even though she knew she would be burned at the stake as a witch, Joan of Arc refused to renounce her belief that her voices came from God.
renunciation, N. renovate V. /革新;刷新;修复/restore to good condition; renew. They claim that they can renovate worn shoes so that they look like new ones.
renown N. /名望/fame. For many years an unheralded researcher, Barbara McClintock gained international renown when she won the Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine. renowned,ADJ.
rent N. /撕;裂口/rip; split. Kit did an excellent job of mending the rent in the lining of her coat.
reparable ADJ. /可修复的/capable of being repaired. Fortunately, the damages we suffered in the accident were reparable and our car looks brand new.
reparation N. /修订;弥补;补偿/amends; compensation. At the peace conference, the defeated country promised to pay reparations to the victors.
repast N. /餐;宴会/meal; feast; banquet. The caterers prepared a delicious repast for Fred and Judy's wedding day.
repeal V. /废除;撤除/revoke; annul. What would the effect on our society be if we decriminalized drug use by repealing the laws against the possession and sale of narcotics?
repel V. /撤退;退却/drive away; disgust. At first, the Beast's ferocious appearance repelled Beauty, but she came to love the tender heart hidden behind that beastly exterior.
repellent ADJ. /排斥的/driving away; unattractive. Mosquitoes find the odor so repellent that they leave any spot where this liquid has been sprayed. also N.
repercussion N. /反弹;弹回/rebound; reverberation; reaction. I am afraid that this unfortunate incident will have serious repercussions.
repertoire N. /节目表;保留节目/list of works of music, drama, etc., a performer is prepared to present. The opera company decided to include Madame Butterfly in its repertoire for the following season.