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Rajput a member of a Hindu people claiming descent from a former ruling caste of northern India and known for their military spirit.
rake1 a tool consisting of a long handle and a row of tines extending perpendicular to it, used for gathering up debris or cultivating the ground. [12 definitions]
rake2 one who shamelessly carries on improper or immoral behavior; profligate; libertine.
rake3 to slant away from a vertical or horizontal line; incline. [4 definitions]
rakehell a dissolute or debauched man; rake or roué. [2 definitions]
rake-off (informal) a share of total profits, esp. an amount received illegally, such as a bribe or embezzlement.
rakish1 behaving in a shamelessly immoral or dissolute manner; profligate.
rakish2 smart-looking or stylish; dashing; jaunty. [2 definitions]
rale an abnormal bubbling or rattling sound in a respiratory tract, often an indication of disease.
Raleigh the capital of North Carolina.
rallentando gradually slowing in tempo; ritardando (used as a musical direction).
rally1 to regather and reorganize after a fall into disorder, or to inspire with renewed spirit after a setback. [12 definitions]
rally2 to tease good-naturedly. [2 definitions]
Ralph Waldo Emerson U.S. essayist and poet and one of the founders of the Transcendentalist movement (b.1803--d.1882).
RAM abbreviation of "random-access memory."
ram a male sheep. [9 definitions]
Ramachandra the hero in the Ramayana.
ramada an open or partially enclosed shelter, usu. with a thatched roof, designed to provide shade.
Ramadan the ninth month of the Muslim calendar. [2 definitions]
Ramallah a city just north of Jerusalem in the West Bank.
ramapithecine of or relating to an extinct group of hominoids of Asia, Africa, and Europe, considered by some authorities to be ancestors of humans. [2 definitions]