Lexicon: recoverer – redden

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recoverer, n. [see recover, v.]

Restorer; one who reinstates; one who amends; one who makes restitution.

rectify (rectified), v. [Fr. < late L. rectus, right + -ficāre, make, produce.] (webplay: mistakes, sun's).

Correct; justify; amend; make right; compensate for; atone for.

rectitude, n. [Fr. < late L. rect-us, straight.]

Righteousness; goodness; virtue; integrity; piety; moral uprightness.

recurrent, adj. [L. re-, again + currěre, run.] (webplay: mind).

  1. Recreated; reenacted; perpetually renewed; constantly resurrected.
  2. Perennial; deciduous; capable of blooming year after year.

recusance, n. [L. recūsāre, refuse, make an objection.]

Renunciation; denial; act of forsaking; refusal to be in attendance; failure to comply with the wishes of another; [fig.] rejection of mortal life; refusal to remain on earth at the request of loved ones.

red (-der, -dest), adj. [see red, n.] (webplay: berries, bird, blood, blossoms, cheeks, come, crimson, down, glow, hues, Red Sea, robin, summer, tree, vermilion, walk, whites).

  1. Rosy; ruddy; vermillion; crimson; scarlet; blood-colored; bloody or bleeding.
  2. Fiery; blazing; flame-colored; glowing with a crimson hue [caused by the rising or setting sun.]
  3. Brightly-colored; vivid; brilliant [referring to flowers, fruit, leaves, or feathers]; [fig.] autumnal [referring to leaves turning colors in the fall season.]
  4. Purple; lavender; violet; bluish-red.
  5. Blushing; flushed; [fig.] embarrassed; sheepish; ashamed.
  6. [Fig.] majestic; glorious; magnificent; splendid; extraordinary.
  7. [Fig.] defiant; bold; motivated to action; excited to greater effort.
  8. Phrase. “Red Sea”: (see entry below).

red (-der), adv. [see red, n.] (webplay: bird, blossom, bright, cheeks, eyes, simple, summer, walk).

  1. Blushingly; with a rosy flush; by means of heightened color.
  2. Brilliantly; vividly; brightly; deeply scarlet; intensely crimson.
  3. Intensely; fervently; passionately; hotly; with a raging flame; [fig.] with potential for dangerous eruption.

red (-s), n. [OE réad < Germanic *rauðo-z.] (webplay: bird, blood, breast, bright, color, decline, down, eyes, flame, hues, summer, teach, tree, whites).

  1. Vermillion; crimson; scarlet.
  2. Deeply-saturated color [referring to light resulting from the rising or setting sun]; [fig.] beauty; majesty; brilliance; vividness; fire; flame; blaze; sunrise or sunset.
  3. [Fig.] blood.

redbreast, n. [see red, n. and breast, n.] (webplay: bird, cheeks, Red Sea, robin, summer).

  1. Robin; thrush; bird with ruddy chest and abdomen feathers; [fig.] humble creature; lowly being.
  2. Rosy chest and abdomen feathers of a robin; [fig.] optimism; hope; cheerfulness; bright outlook.

redden, v. [see red, n.] (webplay: bright, rose, summer).

Grow more scarlet; intensify in color; [fig.] mature; develop; ripen.