A to Z Challenge: R

Definition: a person skilled in telling anecdotes.
Sentence: He was an excellent raconteur, and his stories had a stamp of their own which would have made them always and everywhere acceptable.
                 — Leonard Huxley

Definition: stubbornly resistant to authority or control.
Sentence: The officials of the state banks especially proved recalcitrant and refused to surrender Government moneys. 
              — Various

Definition: difficult to penetrate; incomprehensible to one of ordinary understanding or knowledge.
Sentence: On both sides of Lamb, however, there lie literatures more difficult, more recondite.
               —Arnold Bennett

Definition: righteousness as a consequence of being honorable and honest.
Sentence: You must be morally upright and of steadfast rectitude. 
              — The Guardian (Jan 9, 2011)

Definition: serving to bring to mind.
Sentence: Major deals were completed in Turkey last year and new funds are emerging on a scale reminiscent of the boom times of 2007. 
             — New York Times (Mar 14, 2012)


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