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Rue vs. Rum

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  • Rue (noun)

    Sorrow; repentance; regret.

  • Rue (noun)

    Pity; compassion.

  • Rue (noun)

    Any of various perennial shrubs of the genus Ruta, especially the herb Ruta graveolens (common rue), formerly used in medicines.

  • Rue (verb)

    To cause to repent of sin or regret some past action.

  • Rue (verb)

    To cause to feel sorrow or pity.

  • Rue (verb)

    To repent of or regret (some past action or event); to wish that a past action or event had not taken place.

    "I rued the day I crossed paths with her."

  • Rue (verb)

    To feel compassion or pity.

  • Rue (verb)

    To feel sorrow or regret.

  • Rum (noun)

    A distilled spirit derived from fermented cane sugar and molasses.

    "The Royal Navy used to issue a rum ration to sailors."

  • Rum (noun)

    A serving of rum.

    "Jake tossed down three rums."

  • Rum (noun)

    A kind or brand of rum.

    "Bundaberg is one of my favourite rums."

  • Rum (noun)

    A queer or odd person or thing.

  • Rum (noun)

    A country parson.

  • Rum (noun)

    Any odd person or thing.

  • Rum (noun)

    The card game rummy.

  • Rum (adjective)

    Fine, excellent, valuable. 16th c.

    "having a rum time"

  • Rum (adjective)

    Strange, peculiar. 18th c.

    "a rum idea; a rum fellow"

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  • Rue (noun)

    A perennial suffrutescent plant (Ruta graveolens), having a strong, heavy odor and a bitter taste; herb of grace. It is used in medicine.

  • Rue (noun)

    Fig.: Bitterness; disappointment; grief; regret.

  • Rue (noun)

    Sorrow; repetance.

  • Rue

    To lament; to regret extremely; to grieve for or over.

  • Rue

    To cause to grieve; to afflict.

  • Rue

    To repent of, and withdraw from, as a bargain; to get released from.

  • Rue (verb)

    To have compassion.

  • Rue (verb)

    To feel sorrow and regret; to repent.

  • Rum (noun)

    A kind of intoxicating liquor distilled from cane juice, or from the scummings of the boiled juice, or from treacle or molasses, or from the lees of former distillations. Also, sometimes used colloquially as a generic or a collective name for intoxicating liquor.

  • Rum (noun)

    A queer or odd person or thing; a country parson.

  • Rum (adjective)

    Old-fashioned; queer; odd; as, a rum idea; a rum fellow.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Rue (noun)

    European strong-scented perennial herb with gray-green bitter-tasting leaves; an irritant similar to poison ivy

  • Rue (noun)

    leaves sometimes used for flavoring fruit or claret cup but should be used with great caution: can cause irritation like poison ivy

  • Rue (noun)

    sadness associated with some wrong done or some disappointment;

    "he drank to drown his sorrows"

    "he wrote a note expressing his regret"

    "to his rue, the error cost him the game"

  • Rue (noun)

    (French) a street or road in France

  • Rue (verb)

    feel remorse for; feel sorry for; be contrite about

  • Rum (noun)

    distilled from fermented molasses

  • Rum (noun)

    a card game based on collecting sets and sequences; the winner is the first to meld all their cards

  • Rum (adjective)

    beyond or deviating from the usual or expected;

    "a curious hybrid accent"

    "her speech has a funny twang"

    "they have some funny ideas about war"

    "had an odd name"

    "the peculiar aromatic odor of cloves"

    "something definitely queer about this town"

    "what a rum fellow"

    "singular behavior"

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