This section is from the book "Hill's Manual Of Social And Business Forms: A Guide To Correct Writing", by Thos. E. Hill. Also available from Amazon: Hill's Manual Of Social And Business Forms: The How-To-Do-Everything Book Of Victorian America.
Proud - haughty, assuming, arrogant, lofty, vain, conceited.
Proverb - maxim, saying, adage.
Provide - procure, furnish, supply, prepare.
Provident - cautious, prudent, economical, careful.
Proviso - requirement, condition, stipulation.
Provoke - excite, irritate, enrage, aggravate, exasperate, tantalize.
Prudence - forethought, carefulness, wisdom, discretion, judgment.
Publish - announce, promulgate, proclaim, advertise, declare.
Puerile - infantile, boyish, childish, juvenile.
Pull - bring, haul, draw, drag.
Punctual - prompt, particular, exact.
Punish - whip, chastise, correct, discipline.
Pursue - follow, prosecute, chase, persist, continue, persevere.
Puzzle - confound, perplex, embarrass, bewilder, entangle.
Quack - imposter, pretender, empiric, charlatan.
Qualified - capable, fit, adapted, competent.
Quarrel - fight, affray, riot, contest, battle, contention, altercation, dispute, tumult.
Query - question, interrogatory, inquiry.
Question - ask, examine, doubt, dispute, consider, inquire, interrogate.
Questionable - suspicious, doubt-ful.
Quick - rapid, active, lively, swift, prompt, expeditious, brisk.
Quiet - calm, repose, tranquillity, rest, ease, peaceable, placid, still.
Quit - depart, leave, resign, abandon, forsake, relinquish.
Quota - rate, share, proportion.
Quote - copy, relate, cite, adduce.
Race - lineage, family, breed, gen eration, course.
Radiance - light, glory, bright ness, brilliancy.
Rage-indignation, anger, fury.
Raise - heighten, elevate, exalt, erect, collect, propagate.
Rank - class, degree, place, position.
Ransom - purchase, free, redeem.
Rapacious - voracious, greedy, ravenous.
Rapidity - swiftness, fleetness, celerity, speed, agility, velocity.
Rapture - joy, delight, transport, ecstasy.
Rare - scarce, uncommon, excellent, singular, unusual, incomparable, raw.
Rash - impulsive, hasty, violent, thoughtless, headstrong.
Rate - price, quota, proportion, ratio, value, degree, assessment.
Ravenous - voracious, rapacious, greedy.
Ray - dawn, beam, gleam, streak, glimmer.
Real - certain, true, genuine, positive, actual.
Realize - reach, procure, achieve, consummate, accomplish, effect.
Reason - purpose, proof, motive, argument, origin, understanding.
Reasonable - fair, probable, just, moderate, equitable, honest, rational.
Rebuke - reprimand, reproach, reproof, censure.
Recant - revoke, recall, renounce, withdraw, retract, abjure.
Recede - retire, retrograde, fall back, retreat.
Recite - repeat, rehearse.
Reckon - count, number, estimate, calculate", compute.
Reclaim - reform, recover, correct.
Recollection - memory, remembrance, reminiscence.
Recompense - satisfaction, pay, price, reward, equivalent, remuneration.
Reconcile - propitiate, conciliate.
Recruit - repair, retrieve, replace, recover.
Rectify - mend, improve, correct, amend, reform.
Redeem - restore, rescue, recover, ransom.
Redress - relief, remedy.
Refer - propose, suggest, allude, intimate, hint.
Refined - graceful, genteel, polished, polite, elegant.
Reform - correct, amend, rectify, improve, better.
Refractory - unmanageable, unruly, contumacious, perverse.
Refrain - forego, forbear, spare, abstain.
Regale - refresh, entertain, feast, gratify.
Regard - respect, esteem, value, reverence, mind, heed.
Regardless - careless, negligent, indifferent, unconcerned, unobservant, heedless.
Region - section, quarter, district, country. Regret - sorrow, complaint, grief, lament.
Regulate - control, rule, direct, govern, dispose, adjust. Rehearse - detail, repeat, recite, recapitulate.
Reject - refuse, deny, decline, re-pel.
Reliance - trust, belief, repose, confidence, dependence.
Relieve - assist, help, succor, aid, alleviate, mitigate, support.
Religious - pious, devout, holy.
Remain - continue, stay, abide, tarry, sojourn.
Remainder - rest, residue, remnant.
Reminiscence - recollection, remembrance.
Remiss - heedless, negligent, inattentive, careless, thoughtless.
Remit - send, transmit, liberate, abate, forgive, pardon, relax.
Remorse - penitence, contrition, distress.
Renew - revive, refresh, renovate.
Renounce - leave, resign, abdicate, abandon, forego, relinquish, quit.
Renown - reputation, celebrity, fame.
Repair - improve, retrieve, recover, restore.
Reparation - restitution, restoration, amends.
Repeal - cancel, annul, revoke, abolish, abrogate, destroy.
Repeat - detail, rehearse, recite. Repetition - tautology, prolixity, iteration, reiteration.
Replenish - supply, fill, refill. Repose - ease, sleep, rest, quiet.
Reproach - blame, reprove, censure, condemn, upbraid, repri mand.
Repugnance - aversion, abhorrence, antipathy, dislike, hatred.
Repugnant - hostile, adverse, opposite, contrary.
Reputation - repute, fame, character, honor, renown, credit.
Request - solicit, ask, demand, entreat, beg, beseech, implore.
Requisite - important, necessary, essential, expedient.
Research - investigation, study, examination, inquiry.
Resemblance - similarity, semblance, similitude, likeness.
Residence - home, abode, house, dwelling, domicile.
Residue - leavings, remainder, rest-Resign - yield, abdicate, renounce, relinquish, forego.
Resignation - patience, endurance, submission, acquiescence.
Resist - endure, oppose, with stand.
Resolution - firmness, determination, fortitude, courage, decision.
Resort - visit, frequent, haunt.
Respect - esteem, regard, deference, attention, consideration, good-will, estimation.