R is for

Role, n. a character or customary function
Roll, v. to move along a surface by revolving
n. a list or register, a cylindrical or rounded mass of something

As Cameron began to read the roll of role assignments, Colin rolled a roll of tape across the stage to Jake so they could mark the blocking.

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Roam, v. to travel or wander
Rome, n. a city, most famously in Italy

When you visit Italy, make sure to roam around the country; don’t just stay in Rome. See the ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum, ride a gondola in Venice, sip wine in Tuscany, and stare out at the Mediterranean Sea from the Amalfi Coast.

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Rain, n. liquid precipitation
v. to fall or send down in great quantities
Reign, n. the period during which a monarch is on the throne
v. to have control or influence
Rein, n. a leather strap for controlling an animal
v. to curb (often with reins)

With iconic songs like “Purple Rain” and “When Doves Cry,” Prince reigned in the world of popular music. A consummate professional, he continued his Super Bowl performance even when the sky rained down on him. Fearlessly devoted to being authentic, Prince didn’t rein himself in. His reign may have ended, but his influence will remain.

 

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Definitions used or adapted from dictionary.com
See also: Intro, A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, MN, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z, Outro

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