A skilled storyteller – held spellbound by a superb raconteur.
RADICAL (noun): One who advocates extreme basic changes – The reform movement was led by a radical.
(adj.): Thorough, extreme – radical measures adopted to meet the emergency.
Antonym:(noun and adj.) conservative
A branching; sub-division – studied the subject in all its ramifications.
To tear down completely- razed the old building.
To restate in a brief, concise form; to sum up – recapitulated the main ideas.
Mutual; done in return for something received – held each other in reciprocal esteem.
Lying down; leaning back or down – resting in a recumbent position.
(1) Fragrant – a room redolent of roses.
(2) Reminiscent of – redolent of olden times.
Commanding fear or respect – cringing before a redoubtable enemy.
To prove incorrect or false-refuted his opponent’s argument.
Antonyms: substantiate, confirm, corroborate
Repeat (several times) – reiterated his story once more.
Profitable – a remunerative job.
Synonyms: lucrative, gainful
One who forsakes political or party principles or his religious faith – a renegade from his former allegiance.
Synonyms: turncoat, apostate, recreant, traitor
Injury inflicted in turn for one received – took action in reprisal against his neighbor.
Feeling of displeasure or indignation resulting from mistreatment or abuse – showed resentment at what he considered an unwarranted insult.
Synonyms: umbrage, dudgeon, animosity
Elastic; light-hearted; possessing power of recovery – a resilient Spirit, refusing to admit defeat.
Synonyms: flexible, pliable, supple, limber
(1) Temporary deferment or cessation of work or pain – a brief respite from labor.
(2) A temporary delay in the execution of -a sentence – granted the doom man a temporary respite.
The reward or punishment exacted for an injury, wickedness, or other action – suffered just retribution for his folly.
Synonyms: requital, nemesis
(1) To make good -retrieved a mistake.
(2) To recover -retrieved the suitcase left at the station.
(3) To restore – retrieved his lost fortunes.
To echo – a shot reverberating through the valley.
In an early stage of development – possessing only a rudimentary, knowledge of physics.
(adj.: RUEFUL): To be sorry for-He will rue the day he left home.
Synonyms: regret, repent