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Retail therapy is defined as shopping as a means of comfort, relaxation, or cheering up.

Reticent means inclined to keep one's thoughts, feelings , and personal affairs to oneself. Reticent also means restrained or reserved in style and reluctant; unwilling.

Retribution refers to a justification for punishment that argues the guilty must be punished not, or not only, for instrumental ends, but because criminal actions simply 'deserve' to be punished.

Retrograde Amnesia is a type of Amnesia in which the lack of memory relates to events that occurred before a traumatic event. Retrograde amnesia is in contrast to Antegrade amnesia in which the lack of memory relates to events that occurred after a traumatic event.

retrospective information refers to literally "the view back"; data collected by examining records or recollections of the past. It is limited by the accuracy, validity , and thoroughness of the sources.

- Retrospective Research Designs : A Research design in which the Research sample is asked to provide information relating to an earlier time period.

Rett Syndrome refers to a progressive neurologic developmental disorder and one of the most common causes of mental retardation in females. The key features of this syndrome are: (1)

Rett's Disorder also called Rett Syndrome refers to a pervasive developmental disorder , occurring only in females, an X-linked dominant neurological disorder that affects only girls

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