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Vocabulary beginning with R - list learning English basics

What will I learn from the English lesson a list vocabulary beginning with R?

This lesson is a list of vocabulary beginning with R to help when you are unsure what type of word it is. It is important not to try and remember the vocabulary, but just to use the list as a reference guide to help you.

How do I use this English book of vocabulary A to Z?

Click on each letter of the alphabet to get the list of the idioms with an explanation of each.

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** Warning the list does not contain every word and will be added to over time **

Abbreviations that are used in the vocabulary List are:

abbrev abbreviation or acronym
adj adjective
adv adverb
Am Eng American English
Br Eng British English
conj conjunction
det determiner
exclam exclamation
int interjection
n noun
phr v phrasal verb
pl plural
prep preposition
prep phr prepositional phrase
pron pronoun
sing singular
v verb

Vocabulary beginning with R

rabbit (n)
race (n & v)
• to win a race (n)
• to race against fast runners (compete) (v)
• to race home quickly (run) (v)
racket (n)
• tennis racket
radio (n)
rail (n)
• to go by rail
railway (n)
rain (n & v)
raincoat (n)
rainforest (n)
raise (v)
• to raise your arm
• to raise prices
range (n)
rank (n)
• a taxi rank
rare (adj)
rarely (adv)
rather (adv & prep)
• rather earlier than usual (adv)
• I'd prefer to drink water rather than fruit
juice. (prep)
raw (adj)
• raw meat
razor (n)
reach (v)
read (v)
ready (adj)
real (adj)
realise (v)
• He realised it was true.
realistic (adj)
really (adv)
reason (n)
reasonable (adj)
receipt (n)
receive (v)
recent (adj)
reception (n)
recipe (n) Page 26
recognise (v)
recommend (v)
• to recommend someone/something
record (n & v)
• to keep a record (n)
• to break a record (n)
• to record a song (v)
recording (n)
recover (v)
• to recover from an illness
recycle (v)
• I don't recycle as much as I should.
recycled (adj)
recycling (n)
red (adj)
reduce (v)
refreshments (n)
refrigerator (n)
refund (n & v)
refuse (v)
regarding (prep)
region (n)
register (n & v)
• He took the class register. (n)
• He registered with a new doctor. (v)
registration (n)
regret (n & v)
regular (adj)
relation (n)
• to visit a relation
relationship (n)
relative (n)
• a relative came to stay
relax (v)
relaxation (n)
reliable (adj)
religion (n)
remain (v)
remember (v)
remind (v)
remove (v)
rent (n & v)
repair (n & v)
repeat (v)
replace (v)
reply (n & v)
report (n & v)
request (n & v)
require (v)
rescue (n & v)
research (n & v)
reservation (n)
reserve (n & v)
• She was a reserve for the team. (n)
• to reserve a seat (v)
respect (n & v)
responsible (adj)
rest (n & v)
• a rest from work (n)
• the rest of them (n)
• The doctor told her to rest. (v)
restaurant (n)
result (n)
retire (v)
return (n & v)
• to return home (v)
• a return (ticket) (n)
review (n & v)
revise (v)
reward (n & v)
rice (n)
rich (adj & n)
ride (n & v)
right (adj, adv & n)
• the right time (correct) (adj)
• the right person for the job (suitable) (adj)
• my right foot (adj)
• Everything will be all right. (adj)
• Go right there. (directly) (adv)
• Fill it right to the top. (completely) (adv)
• the right to vote (n)
ring (n & v)
• stand in a ring (n)
• a wedding ring (n)
• Give me a ring tomorrow. (phone) (n)
• Suddenly the bell rang. (v)
ring back (phr v)
ring off (phr v)
ring up (phr v)
ripe (adj)
rise (v)
• The sun rises in the East.
• Prices are rising.
river (n)
road (n)
roast (adj & v)
rob (v)
robbery (n)
rock (n)
• rock (music) (n)
• a hard piece of rock (n)
role (n)
roll (n & v)
• a roll of film (n)
• a bread roll (n)
• to roll into a ball (v)
roof (n)
room (n)
• the sitting room
• There's lots of room in here.
rose (n)
rough (adj)
• a rough road
• a rough idea
• rough work
round (adj, adv & prep)
• a round object (adj)
• the wrong way round (adv)
• to sit round a table (prep)
roundabout (n)
route (n)
row (n)
• a row of seats
rubber (adj & n)
• rubber tyres (adj)
• a rubber (eraser) (n)
rubbish (n)
rude (adj)
rugby (n)
ruin (n)
rule (n & v)
• the rules of grammar (n)
• to rule a country (v)
ruler (n)
• draw a line using a ruler
run (v)
• to run in a race
• to run a business
run out of (phr v)
• He ran out of time and didn't finish

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