REORGANIZATION – NOUNS
– HOUSE-CLEANING a reorganization of a business or government department, esp. with dismissal of incompetent or dishonest employees …1928 Amer. colloq.
REPAIR, REPAIRED – ADJECTIVES
– VAMPED-UP mended or repaired with or as with patches; patched or furbished up; made up or composed of old materials and produced as new …1729
REPAIR etc. – ADVERBS
– IN DOCK of an object, generally a car: undergoing repair …1920s sl.
REPAIR etc. – NOUNS
– BEETING mending, repair; making a fire, kindling …1517 obs.
– CANNIBALIZATION using parts from one machine to repair another …World War II Amer. sl.
– MEND a patch, repair …Bk1905 Sc.
– MENDING something to be repaired …c1860 Brit. nautical usage
REPAIR etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
– BUSHELMAN a man employed in repair tailoring …1909 US
– DOCTOR a person who mends or repairs things …colloq.
REPAIR etc. – VERBS
– ACCOMMODATE to fit or equip a thing for use; to put in order; hence, to repair, to refit, to mend …1624 obs.
– BODGIE to repair superficially; to quickly remove any obvious defects …Aust. sl.
– BODGIE UP to repair superficially; to quickly remove any obvious defects …Aust. sl.
– BOGGLE to do a clumsy or hurried job of repairing something …1870 Amer. dial.
– BUSHEL to repair garments …1889 US
– CADDLE to do small repairs …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– CODGE to repair, usually badly or clumsily …19C sl.
– CODGE UP to repair, usually badly or clumsily …19C sl.
– DEADLINE to remove from action for repairs …1991 US Vietnam war usage
– DOCTOR to repair or mend, esp. in a makeshift manner
– FADGE to do a piece of work ‘anyhow’; to repair temporarily’ to ‘fudge’ …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– GAIT to put in working order, to fix up …1846 Eng. dial.
– HAPHAZARD to do a clumsy or hurried job of repairing something …1969 Amer. dial.
– HAYWIRE to mend or repair something; to do a hurried job of repairing something …1928 Amer. dial.
– LICK THY CALF to improve or repair work that has been imperfectly or badly done …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– NIGGER RIG to make or repair something poorly or without proper materials …1965 Amer. dial., derogatory
– NIGGER UP to do, make, or repair something in a careless, haphazard, or tasteless manner; to mess something up …1967 Amer. dial., derogatory
– POOR BOY to make or repair in a hand-to-mouth or makeshift manner …1979 Amer. dial.
– REHAUL to overhaul, to repair …1903 Amer. dial.
– SHOOT TROUBLE to solve a problem; to repair, to mediate, to trouble-shoot …1980 sl., orig. US
– TACKLE UP to repair, to mend …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– TANKLE to repair; to tinker up …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– TINKLE to do odd jobs; to do anything imperfectly; to repair awkwardly …1869 Eng. dial.
– TOGGLE to repair, esp. in a makeshift way; to patch together …1837 Amer. dial.
– UPHOLD to keep in repair or good order …1897 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– VAMP to mend or repair with or as with patches; to furbish up, to renovate, to restore …1599
– VAMP UP to mend or repair with or as with patches; to furbish up, to renovate, to restore …1599
REPARATION – NOUNS
– MENDS amends, reparation, recompense, satisfaction, revenge; atonement …1641 Sc. & Eng. dial.
REPARATION – VERBS
– SATISFY to make compensation or reparation for a wrong, injury; to atone for an offense …c1460 obs.
REPARTEE – NOUNS
– ANSWER-BACK a rejoinder or repartee …1925
– REJAG a sharp retort; a repartee …1554 obs. rare exc. Sc.
REPARTEE – NOUNS, PERSON
– SMART MOUTH an insolent talker; also, one who is good at repartee …1968 US sl.
REPARTEE – PHRASES
– I’LL PAY THAT an acknowledgement that one has been outwitted or bested in repartee …Bk1996 Aust. sl.
REPARTEE – VERBS
– TIFF-TAFFLE to talk in a bantering manner; to joke; to make repartee …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
REPAY, REPAYMENT – VERBS
– CALL IN A MARKER; CALL IN ONE’S MARKER to demand repayment of a favour …1970s US sl.
– EFT-WHITE to repay …c1469 obs.
– QUITTANCE to repay, to requite …1590 obs.
– REPEAT of a sum of money: to recover, to repay …1787 Sc.
– REWARD to repay …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
REPEAL, REPEALED – ADJECTIVES
– ABROGATE repealed, annulled, cancelled, abolished by authority …1460 arch.
– ABROGATIVE having the quality of abrogating
REPEAL etc. – NOUNS
– ABROGATION repeal or abolition by authority …1535
REPEAL etc. – VERBS
– ABROGATE to repeal a law; to annul, to abolish authoritatively or formally; to cancel …1526
– ABROGE to abrogate …c1450 obs. rare
REPEAT, REPEATED, REPEATEDLY – ADJECTIVES
– DECANTATE often repeated …1620 obs.
– ITERABLE capable of being repeated …1561 obs. rare
– ITERATIVE characterized by being repeated …1490
– RAMSHACKLE difficult to utter or repeat …1923 Sc.
– TAUTEGORICAL saying the same thing with different words …1825
REPEAT etc. – ADVERBS
– BETTER repeatedly; with renewed efforts …Bk1911 Sc.
– EFTSOON from time to time, occasionally, repeatedly …1398 obs. or arch.
– EFTSOONS from time to time, occasionally, repeatedly …1398 obs. or arch.
– OFTISH repeatedly, very often …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– TIME OUT OF NUMBER frequently, repeatedly …1892 Eng. dial.
– TIMES AND OFTEN frequently, repeatedly, many times …1885 Eng. dial.
– TO AND AGAIN again and again, repeatedly …1659 obs.
– UMPTEEN MILLION TIMES very many times, repeatedly …Bk1996 Aust. sl.
REPEAT etc. – NOUNS
– CANT a set form of words repeated perfunctorily or mechanically …1681 obs.
– OFT frequent, numerous, repeated …1868 Sc.
– RAT-RHYME anything repeated by rote; a long speech or rigmarole; nonsense …1650 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– SANCTUS something repeated with wearisome iteration …a1670 obs.
REPEAT etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
– BATTOLOGIST one who needlessly repeats the same thing …1653
– TAUTOLOGIST one who practices tautology; one who says the same things over and over; a tedious repeater …1702
– TAUTOLOGIZER one who says the same things over and over; a tedious repeater …1657
REPEAT etc. – PHRASES
– COME AGAIN? please repeat or restate what you just said …1970 US
– I DON’T CHAW MY TERBACKER BUT ONCE I don’t say something more than once, I don’t repeat myself …Bk1997 Amer. dial.
– SNOW AGAIN I DIDN’T CATCH YOUR DRIFT to request someone to repeat an ill-heard statement …1930s sl.
– UP AND DOWN LIKE A HONEYMOON COCK repeatedly being performed, or taking place both upwards and downwards …Bk1996 Aust. sl.
– UP AND DOWN LIKE A HONEYMOON NIGHTIE repeatedly being performed, or taking place both upwards and downwards …Bk1996 Aust. sl.
– UP AND DOWN LIKE A LAVATORY SEAT repeatedly being performed, or taking place both upwards and downwards …Bk1996 Aust. sl.
REPEAT etc. – VERBS
– BANG ON to talk repetitiously about a particular subject …1959 sl.
– BATTOLOGIZE to keep repeating a word or phrase; to repeat words or phrases with needless iteration …1634
– BOIL ONE’S CABBAGE TWICE to repeat oneself …1888 Amer. dial.
– CHEW ONE’S CABBAGE TWICE to repeat oneself …1978 Amer. dial.
– CHEW ONE’S TOBACCO BUT ONCE to repeat what one has said …1938 Amer. dial.
– CHEW ONE’S TOBACCO MORE THAN ONCE to repeat what one has said …1893 Amer. dial.
– CHEW ONE’S TOBACCO TWICE to repeat what one has said …1906 Amer. dial.
– COME AGAIN to repeat what one has said …1884 sl., orig. US
– DECANT to sing or say over and over again; to repeat often …1674 obs.
– DECANTATE to sing or say over and over again; to repeat often …1542 obs.
– DICTITATE to say or repeat frequently …1615 obs.
– DING to reiterate, to repeat, to importune; to harp on one subject …1790 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– DING-DONG to repeat with mechanical regularity …1854
– DING IN TO SOMEONE to repeat till understood, to force into the understanding …1790 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– ECHO to repeat what was just said …1967 US sl.
– ECHOIZE to repeat as does an echo …1600 obs.
– FLUMMER to repeat indistinctly, to mumble …1533 obs.
– HABBLE to stutter, to talk confusedly; to repeat something in a stammering or confused way; to gabble, to talk fast …1806 Sc.
– HAM to repeat …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– HARP UPON ONE STRING to repeat incessantly …1546 colloq.
– LAG to talk repetitively and tediously …1950s sl.
– LICK ONE’S CALF OVER to do something again; to repeat an action inadequately …1931 Amer. dial.
– NAIT to go over, to recite, to repeat …a1300 obs. rare
– OBGANIATE to trouble one with often repeating of one thing …1623 obs. rare
– RABBLE to repeat by rote; to reel off in a confused manner …1912 Sc.
– RAKE to repeat; to tell over again …Bk1905 Eng. dial. obs.
– RAME to keep up the same cry; to continue repeating the same thing; to repeat, to recite, to declaim …1703 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– RANE to repeat constantly the same thing; to murmur monotonously; to rhyme …1899 Sc.
– RAT-RHYME to repeat from memory without attaching any meaning to the words …B1900 Sc.
– RESUME to repeat …1824 Sc. obs.
– RHYME to reiterate …Bk1904 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– SELL ONE’S CABBAGE TWICE to repeat oneself …L19 US sl.
– SNOW AGAIN to request someone to repeat an ill-heard statement …1930s sl
– TAUTOLOGIZE to repeat the same thing in the same or different words; to say the same thing over and over …1607
– TELL to repeat; to say by heart …1880 Eng. dial.
– THRAIN to harp constantly on one subject …1864 Sc.
– THRUM to repeat, to discuss, to tell over again; to make a fuss about …1816 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– VERBIGERATE to go on repeating the same word or phrase in a meaningless fashion, especially as a symptom of mental disease …1892
REPEL – VERBS
– GROSS OUT to repel …1965 sl., orig. & chiefly US
– RAMBARRE to beat or force back; to drive away, to repel, to repulse; to stop, to restrain …1644 Sc. obs. rare
– REFEL; REFELL to refute, to repel …1796 Sc. obs.
– REPOUSS to repulse; to repel …1882 Sc.
– RETUND to drive or force back; to repel; to repress; to refute …M17 obs.
– SKEEVE to disgust, to repel …1976 US sl.
– SKEEVE OUT to disgust, to repel …1976 US sl.
– TURN OFF to repel …1965 sl.
REPELLENT – ADJECTIVES
– DAIN repellent …c1500 obs. or Eng. dial.
– GACKEY repellent; nasty: a child’s word …1914 Amer. dial.
– MUCKING repellent, filthy …L19 sl.
– PUKEY disgusting, repellent …19C sl.
– REBARBATIVE repellent, forbidding; unattractive, dull; unpleasant, objectionable …1892 rare
– SKANK-O-RAMA nasty, repellent …1980s Amer. teen sl.
– SKANKY nasty, repellent …1980s Amer. teen sl.
– SKEEVY nasty, repellent; disgusting …1976 Amer. student sl.
REPELLENT – NOUNS, PERSON
– BAD EGG a repellent person …Bk2006 US sl.
– CREEPING-CRUD a repellent person …Bk2006 US sl.
– CRUD a repellent person …Bk2006 US sl., derogatory
– CRUMB a repellent person …Bk2006 US sl.
– CRUMBUM; CRUMB-BUM a repellent person; a bum or hobo …Bk2006 US sl.
– FAG a repellent male …Bk2006 US sl., derogatory
– GEEK a degenerate; one who do anything, however disgusting, in order to satisfy or get money to satisfy degenerate desires; a disgusting and repellent person; a creep …Bk1975 Amer. sl.
– GEKE a disgusting and repellent person; a creep …Bk1975 Amer. sl.
– TUG a dirty, uncouth, repellent person …L19 sl., chiefly Aust.
– ZARF an ugly, undesirable, and repellent male …Bk1995 Amer. sl.
– ZOD a repellent person …Bk1995 Amer. sl.
REPENT, REPENTANCE, REPENTANT – ADJECTIVES
– COMPUNCTIOUS having or feeling compunction; pricking to the conscience; causing regret or misgiving; remorseful, repentant …1605
REPENT etc. – NOUNS
– DEEDBOTE amends-deed, penance, repentance …c1000 obs.
– SIN-BOOT repentance, penance …c1175 obs.
REPENT etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
– MOURNER one who repents publicly; esp. at a revival meeting …1807 Amer. dial.
REPENT etc. – VERBS
– BEET to repent, to amend …c1200 obs.
– BETHINK to regret, to repent, to grudge …1682 obs.
– REBOUND to repent …Bk1904 Sc.
– RETURN BY WEEPING CROSS to regret deeply some undertaking, and repent of it; to be in a state of lamentation; to fail; to suffer defeat …1659
– RUE ONE’S RACE to repent of the course one has taken …c1440 obs.
– SIT OVER ONE’S SADS to regret something; to repent …Bk1904 N. Ireland
REPERCUSSIONS – NOUNS
– BACKWASH repercussions …L19
REPETITION – ADJECTIVES
– PALILOGETIC characterized by palilogy (the repetition of a word or phrase, esp. in immediate succession, for the sake of emphasis) …1652 obs.
REPETITION – NOUNS
– ACTING OVER a re-enacting, repetition …1646
– BATTISM tautological repetition; battology …1617 obs. rare
– BATTOLOGY a needless and tiresome repetition in speaking of writing …a1603
– GEMINATION a doubling, duplication, repetition …1597
– HIBBER-GIBBER a confused repetition or babble of talking; unmeaning sounds or phrases; gibberish …1592 obs.
– ITERATION the repetition of something said; repeated utterance or assertion …1530
– PALILLOGY; PALILOGY the repetition of a word or phrase, esp. in immediate succession, for the sake of emphasis …1657
– RAME a cry; a continuous repetition of the same words or sound …1808 Sc.
– REAM a cry, esp. a reiterated cry; also, repetition, reiteration …Bk1904 Sc.
– THRAIN constant repetition …Bk1905 Sc.
REPLACE – VERBS
– REPOSE to replace; to restore to a situation …1775 Sc. obs.
REPLENISH – VERBS
– RE-UP to replenish a stack of something; to re-supply something; to re-sign or re-enlist …1906 US sl., orig. military usage for re-enlisting
REPLETE, REPLETION – ADJECTIVES
– IMPLETE filled, replete with something …1598 obs.
– TOR full, replete …c1400 obs.
REPLETE etc. – NOUNS
– SATURITY repletion, satisfaction …1533 obs.
REPLY, REPLYING – ADJECTIVES
– RESPONSORY answering, replying, responding …1576 obs.
REPLY etc. – NOUNS
– ANWORD an answer; a reply …Bk1852 obs.
– BACK-ANSWER a retort; a rude reply …1894 Eng. dial.
– BACKCAP a sharp or witty reply, as offered in the ritual name-calling known as dozens; a verbal insult based upon the insulted person’s background …1883 Amer. dial.
– BACK-TALK a retort or reply which is regarded as superfluous or impertinent …1858 orig. Eng. dial.
– BACK-WORD a contention, retort, reply …1874 Eng. dial.
– A CHOKING OYSTER a reply that leaves one nothing to say, as if choked with an oyster too large to swallow; a retort which puts another to silence …B1900
– HEARING a letter; a reply …1943 Amer. dial.
– QUESTIONFUL a full reply to a question …1647 nonce word obs.
– RESPONSAL an answer, a response or reply …a1475 obs.
– RESPONSION the act of answering; an answering or reply; a response …a1475 rare
– SWARE answer; reply …c1175 obs.
REPLY etc. – PHRASES
– CAT’S FUR TO MAKE KITTEN BRITCHES a nonsensical reply to a child’s question, “What’s that for”, esp. when ‘for’ is pronounced ‘fur’ …1942 Amer. dial.
REPLY etc. – VERBS
– ANSWER LIKE A NORMAN to reply evasively ……Bk1922
– ANSWER SCOTCH FASHION to reply by asking another question …Bk1921 sl.
– BITE A PERSON’S NOSE OFF to reply in a curt, sharp, or angry manner …1599 rare
– CAMPER to reply saucily …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– COME BACK to reply …1896 sl., orig. US
– REJAG to controvert, to refute; to reply smartly …c1440 obs. rare exc. Sc.
– REPONE to reply …Bk1904 Sc.
– SNAP A PERSON’S NOSE OFF to reply in a curt, sharp, or angry manner …1709 rare
REPORT, REPORTED, REPORTING – ADJECTIVES
– BEGABBED talked over; reported from one to another …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– FAMIGEROUS carrying news, tales, etc. …1730 obs.
– HAND-GOING reported from one to another …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– RUNNING of a rumour, report, etc.: spreading rapidly; that is passed quickly from mouth to mouth …1570
– WAFF of a story, report, or rumour: floating, general, of unspecified origin …1753 Sc.
REPORT etc. – NOUNS
– CACOLOGY evil report …1623 obs.
– CANARD an extravagant, or absurd story circulated to impose on people’s credulity; a rumour, hoax, a false report …1864
– CLISH-MA-CLAVER idle or foolish talk; gossip; nonsense; false or scandalous reports, rumour ..1728 Sc.
– CRY rumour, public report …1569
– DINDLE a vague report; a slight noise of anything …Bk1900 Sc.
– FAMIGERATION a reporting abroad, a divulging …1692 obs.
– FURPHY a false report or rumour; an absurd story …1915 Aust. sl.
– HEARING something heard; information, a report, rumour, news; something to talk about …a1300 Eng. dial.
– ILL-WIND scandal, slander, evil report of someone …1866 Sc.
– MAIL a rumour; a report; a racing tip; information on crime …1960s Aust. sl.
– OPINION report, rumour …c1380 obs.
– RAPPORT report, talk …1539 obs. rare
– RAVE a vague report, an uncertain rumour; a story which is not very credible …1882 Sc.
– REEMOUS a false report …Bk1904 Sc.
– REVERIE a vague report, a rumour …1787 Sc.
– RUMIGERATION a spreading a rumour or report abroad; a carrying tales …B1900
– SAIDMENT an evil report or statement …1877 Eng. dial.
– SAID-SO a report …1882 Eng. dial.
– SHAVE an unauthenticated report …E19 military sl.
– TALE-IDLE a false report; gossip …1931 Amer. dial.
– THREAP a tradition, legend; an oft-repeated saying; a report …1815 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– UPSTORE a report, scandal …1885 Eng. dial.
REPORT etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
– RAKE-ILL a circulator of evil reports …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– SCANDAL-MONGER a person who spreads scandal or gossip; one who spreads defamatory reports or rumours concerning the character or reputation of others …1721
– TALE-MASTER the authority for a report …a1661
REPORT etc. – VERBS
– BLANDER to babble; to waste time in gossiping; to spread a report or calumny; to exaggerate or misstate …19C Sc.
– CALL to tattle, to gossip, to spread reports; to run about idly …1872 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– CALL CLASHES to spread malicious or injurious reports; to gossip, to tattle …1768 Sc.
– CANARD to fly abroad as a false report …1862
– DEBUCCINATE to report or trumpet abroad …1623 obs.
– DOB ON to tell tales, to inform against or report …1880 sl.
– FAME to tell or spread abroad; to report …1303 obs.
– FAMIGERATE to report abroad …1623 obs.
– NORATE to rumour, to report; to advertise; to spread by word of mouth …1851 Amer. dial.
– PASS to tell, to report …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– RAVE to rake up a story against anyone …1847 Eng. dial.
– REVERIE to report …Bk1904 Sc.
– RUMIFORATE to rumour; to spread about by report …B1900
– WALK of reports, fame, and of letters, money: to circulate, to pass from one to another …a1300 obs.
REPORTER – NOUNS
– GANGBANG a cluster of reporters descending on a public figure with microphones, cameras, notepads and shouted questions …2001 US sl.
REPORTER – NOUNS, PERSON
– BIGFOOT a prominent or well-known reporter or columnist; hence, anyone who exercises dominance …1980 journalism sl.
– BLACKSMITH a below-par reporter or writer, i.e. one who pounds out copy or news stories …1882 Amer. journalists’ sl.
– BUZZARD a war correspondent …1914 Amer. army usage
– CHAUNTER COVE a newspaper reporter …c1840 cant
– GAZETTE FROM LAFAYETTE a reporter …Bk1945 jive usage
– HACK a journalist; a reporter; formerly derogatory …1810 UK sl.
– HEELER an apprentice; a novice reporter …1960s US newspaper office usage
– JENKINS a society reporter; a toady …old colloq.
– LEG MAN a newspaper reporter who goes out to gather facts and may or may not write the story …1923 Amer. newspaper sl.
– NEWS HAWK a newspaper reporter …1910s sl. orig. US
– NEWSHOG a newspaper reporter …1910s sl. orig. US
– NEWSHOUND a newspaper reporter …1910s sl. orig. US
– NEWS WALKER a self-appointed reporter who would wander up and down the lines after battle to exchange information …US Civil War usage
– RAPPORTEUR a reporter …c1500 obs. rare
– SNIFFER AND SNORTER a reporter …1998 UK rhyming sl.
– SNITCHER a newspaper reporter or columnist, a writer …1930s African-American sl.
REPOSE – NOUNS
– QUIET freedom from work or occupation; rest, repose …1340 obs.
REPOSE – VERBS
– NEST of persons; to repose or rest, to domicile or settle oneself in a place …a1300 obs.
REPREHEND, REPREHENSIBLE, REPREHENSION, REPREHENSIVE – ADJECTIVES
– ABLE TO CRAWL UNDER A SNAKE morally reprehensible, despicable …1932 Aust. sl.
– ABLE TO CRAWL UNDER A SNAKE’S BELLY WITH A TOP HAT ON morally reprehensible, despicable …1959 Aust. sl.
– CORREPT chiding, abusive, blameworthy, reprehensible …1659 obs.
– CORREPTORY conveying reproof, rebuking, chiding, reprehensive …1659 obs.
– FAULTWORTHY deserving of blame, blameworthy, culpable, reprehensible …1586 obs. rare
– IMPUTABLE open to accusation or censure; blameworthy, reprehensible, culpable …1660 obs.
– INCONSISTENT reprehensible …Bk1902 Eng. dial.
– LOWER THAN A SNAKE’S BELLY morally reprehensible, despicable …1932 Aust. sl.
– LOWER THAN A SNAKE’S HIPS morally reprehensible, despicable …1932 Aust. sl.
REPREHEND etc. – NOUNS
– CORREPTION a chiding, reprehension, reproof, reproach, rebuke …c1380 obs.
– DICKIES a sharp chiding, severe reprehension …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– DIRDUM a punishment, a scolding; blame, reprehension …1823 Sc.
– SCOUR severe reprehension …Bk1904 Sc.
– SCOURING a beating, a drubbing; severe reprehension …1678 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– SET-DOWN a depressing or humiliating rebuke or reprehension; a rebuff …1899 Amer. dial.
– SETTING-DOWN a depressing or humiliating rebuke or reprehension; a rebuff …1899 Amer. dial.
REPREHEND etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
– BAD CASE a reprehensible, dishonest person …Bk1988 Aust. sl.
– BAD LOT a reprehensible, dishonest, troublesome person; a failure in life …1848 sl.
– BASTARD a despicable, reprehensible person …1675
– ROTTER an objectionable or reprehensible person …E17 sl.
REPREHEND etc. – VERBS
– BEGRIPE to take to task, to reprehend …a1000 obs.
– CORREPT to reprehend, to reprove …c1449 obs.
– INCREPATE to chide, to rebuke, to reprove, to scold, to reprehend …1570 obs.
– SCAPEGALLOWS AROUND to go about in an idle or reprehensible manner; to loaf …1953 Amer. dial.
– TAKE to take to task, to reprehend, to rebuke, to reprove …c1250 obs.
– TARGE to scold, to reprehend severely …1825 Sc.
– YAFF to chide, to carp, to scold, to nag, to reprehend sharply and critically …1825 Sc.
REPRESENT, REPRESENTATION – NOUNS
– EFFIGIATION the act of fashioning or of representing; a likeness, representation …c1535
REPRESENT etc. – VERBS
– EFFIGIATE to present a likeness of; to portray, to represent by a picture or sculpture …1608 rare
– ICONIZE to form into an image; to figure, to represent …1678 obs.
– UNDERDRAW to represent or depict inadequately …1865
REPRESENTATIVE – NOUNS, PERSON
– FACTOR one who acts for another; an agent, deputy, or representative …1485 rare
– LEDGER a representative; a commissioner; an agent …1603 obs.
– NEGOTIANT one who negotiates or carries on negotiations; an agent, a representative …1611
– SUFFRAGAN an assistant; a deputy, a representative …1481 obs.
– VAKEEL; VAKIL an agent or representative, especially one representing a person of political importance either permanently or on a special occasion; a minister, envoy, or ambassador …1622 Anglo-Indian
REPRESS, REPRESSED, REPRESSING, REPRESSION – ADJECTIVES
– BUTTON-DOWN having or characteristic of a conventional or conservative attitude or appearance; staid, formal, repressed …1959 US
– BUTTONED-DOWN having or characteristic of a conventional or conservative attitude or appearance; staid, formal, repressed …1960 US
– BUTTONED UP reluctant to reveal emotion or to express thoughts freely; reserved, inhibited, or formal in manner or disposition; repressed prim …1767
REPRESS etc. – NOUNS
– OPPRESSION the act of forcibly putting down or crushing, repression …c1385 obs.
– PULL-BACK a retarding or repressing act or influence …L16 sl.
REPRESS etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
– TIPPER GORE one who is narrow-minded, puritanical, or repressive …1990s US teen sl.
REPRESS etc. – VERBS
– BOTTLE UP to repress or contain your feelings …1853 UK sl.
– OFSIT to sit upon, to occupy, to repress …c888 obs.
– RETUND to drive or force back; to repel; to repress; to refute …M17 obs.
REORGANIZATION – NOUNS