Words That Start With Ro: Your Guide to Vocabulary Expansion

In this article, you’ll discover a variety of words that start with the prefix “ro,” enhancing your vocabulary and inspiring your usage.

  1. Roam- wander or travel without a specific destination.
  2. Roar- a loud, deep sound made by a lion or similar animal.
  3. Roast- to cook food, particularly meat, by prolonged exposure to heat.
  4. Robe- a long, loose outer garment.
  5. Robot- a machine capable of carrying out complex actions automatically.
  6. Robust- strong and healthy; vigorous.
  7. Rock- a solid mineral material forming part of the surface of the earth.
  8. Rocket- a cylindrical projectile that can be propelled to a great height or distance.
  9. Rodeo- a competitive event involving skills with horses and other livestock.
  10. Rogue- a dishonest or unprincipled person.
  11. Roll- to move by turning over and over on an axis.
  12. Roman- related to ancient Rome or its empire.
  13. Roof- the structure forming the upper covering of a building.
  14. Room- a part or division of a building enclosed by walls, floor, and ceiling.
  15. Root- the part of a plant that attaches it to the ground.
  16. Rope- a thick cord made by twisting together strands of fibrous material.
  17. Rosary- a string of beads used by Roman Catholics for counting prayers.
  18. Rose- a woody perennial flowering plant of the genus Rosa.
  19. Roster- a list of members of a team or organization.
  20. Rosy- having a pink or reddish color; optimistic.
  21. Rotate- to move in a circle around an axis or center.
  22. Rotten- suffering from decay or decomposition.
  23. Rotund- having a round shape.
  24. Rough- having an uneven or irregular surface; not smooth.
  25. Round- having a circular shape.
  26. Route- a way or course taken in getting from a starting point to a destination.
  27. Rover- a person who spends their time wandering.
  28. Rowdy- noisy and disorderly.
  29. Royal- belonging to or associated with a monarch.
  30. Rub- move one’s hand or a cloth repeatedly back and forth on the surface of something.
  31. Rubble- waste or rough fragments of stone, brick, concrete, etc., especially as the debris from the demolition of buildings.
  32. Ruby- a precious stone consisting of corundum in color varieties varying from deep crimson or purple to pale rose.
  33. Ruckus- a disturbance or commotion.
  34. Rudder- a flat piece, usually vertical, that steers a ship or boat.
  35. Rude- not polite; offensive or embarrassing.
  36. Ruffle- disorder or disarrange (someone’s hair), typically by running one’s hands through it.
  37. Rug- a floor covering of thick woven material or animal skin.
  38. Rugged- having a rough, uneven surface.
  39. Ruin- the physical destruction or disintegration of something.
  40. Rule- one of a set of explicit or understood regulations or principles governing conduct.
  41. Rumble- a continuous deep, resonant sound.
  42. Rummage- search unsystematically and untidily through something.
  43. Rumor- a currently circulating story or report of uncertain or doubtful truth.
  44. Run- move at a speed faster than a walk, never having both feet on the ground at the same time.
  45. Rune- a letter of an ancient Germanic alphabet used from the 3rd to the 13th centuries.
  46. Rung- one of the horizontal supports in a ladder.
  47. Runt- the smallest animal of a litter.
  48. Ruse- an action intended to deceive someone.
  49. Rush- move with urgent haste.
  50. Rust- a red or orange coating that forms on the surface of iron when exposed to air and moisture.
  51. Rustic- relating to the countryside; rural.
  52. Rustle- make a soft, muffled crackling sound like that caused by the movement of dry leaves or paper.
  53. Ruthless- having or showing no pity or compassion for others.
  54. Rouge- a red powder or cream used as a cosmetic for coloring the cheeks or lips.
  55. Route- a way or course laid out for driving or navigation.
  56. Rotary- revolving around a center or axis; rotational.
  57. Roster- a list or plan showing turns of duty or leave for individuals or groups.
  58. Rosette- a rose-shaped decoration.
  59. Rosin- a solid form of resin obtained from pines and some other plants.
  60. Rorty- cheerful and confident; lively.
  61. Roseate- optimistic and bright.
  62. Rosette- a small decorative plate or tablet, typically in the shape of a rose or a star.
  63. Roving- traveling constantly without a fixed destination; wandering.
  64. Rouser- a person or thing that rouses others; a stimulant.
  65. Roulette- a gambling game in which a ball is dropped onto a revolving wheel with numbered compartments.
  66. Roster- a list of names, especially of personnel available for duty.
  67. Rotate- turn or cause to turn on an axis or about a center.
  68. Rotary- a part or device that rotates; turntable.
  69. Rosin- a brittle, glass-like resin used chiefly for making varnish.
  70. Rostra- platforms or stages for public speakers.
  71. Rouster- a worker or laborer who rouses others to action.
  72. Rondel- a circular piece of craftsmanship, often used in jewelry.
  73. Ronion- an obsolete term for a scabby or mangy creature.
  74. Ronquil- a name used for certain fish species known for their tranquil movements.
  75. Roofer- a worker skilled in constructing roofs.
  76. Rootlet- a small root or a subdivision of a root.
  77. Ropy- having the consistency of rope; stringy.
  78. Rosaceous- pertaining to, or resembling roses.
  79. Rosebud- the bud of a rose plant.
  80. Roseate- resembling a rose especially in color.
  81. Roseola- a disease marked by pinkish-red spots on the skin.
  82. Rosette- a decoration or pattern resembling a rose.
  83. Rotifer- a microscopic aquatic animal having a wheel-like ring of cilia.
  84. Rotor- a rotating part of a mechanical device, for example in a wind turbine.
  85. Rouge- a red or pink cosmetic for tinting the cheeks or lips.
  86. Roughage- fibrous material in food that aids digestion.
  87. Roulette- a game of chance in which a ball is dropped onto a spinning wheel.
  88. Roundel- a small disk, especially a decorative medallion.
  89. Roundly- straightforwardly; without hesitation.
  90. Rouse- bring out of a state of sleep, unconsciousness, or inactivity.
  91. Rouster- someone who rousts others, especially a dock worker.
  92. Route- a way or course taken in getting from a starting point to a destination.
  93. Routine- a sequence of actions regularly followed.
  94. Roving- full of adventurous moving or wandering.
  95. Rowan- a type of small deciduous tree bearing red berries.
  96. Rowel- a small wheel with radiating points, forming the extremity of a spur.
  97. Royalist- a supporter of king or royalty.
  98. Rubato- flexible tempo used for expressive purposes (music).
  99. Rubber- a tough elastic polymeric substance made from the latex of a tropical plant or synthetically.
  100. Rubble- broken bits and pieces of anything, typically of building material.

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