reckless, adj. rash, temerarious, heedless, unheeding, careless, thoughtless, regardless, incautious; unmindful, inattentive, unwatchful, unwary, unobservant; mindless, forgetful, scatterbrained, unthinking, SI. spaced or spacey; negligent, neglectful, remiss, slack; imprudent, uncircumspect, unwise, injudicious, ill-considered, ill-suited, ill-advised, impolitic; daring, venturous, venturesome, adventurous, daredevil, wild; brash, devil-may-care, madcap, impetuous, headlong, impulsive, hasty, overhasty, breakneck, dangerous, desperate; audacious, bold, fearless; harebrained, foolhardy, foolish, irresponsible, Inf. trigger-happy; spontaneous, spur-of-the-moment, unpremeditated, unplanned, sudden, abrupt, precipitate,
reckon, v. 1. calculate, compute, tally, score, figure, give a figure to, put a figure on, quantify; add up, tally up, sum up, total up, figure up.
2. count, enumerate, numerate, number; tell, count off, list, name.
3. consider, regard, esteem, deem, hold, judge, look upon; estimate, value, appraise; rate, rank, class, gauge.
4. Informal. Chiefly Midland and Southern U.S. think, opine, be of the opinion, believe, fancy, imagine, presume, daresay, conclude, come to or arrive at the conclusion.
5. settle, settle with, settle or square accounts, get even or quits with, SI. even the score; clear the board, pay old debts.
6. count on or upon, depend on, lean on, rely on, figure on, Inf. bank on; trust, take on trust, take for granted, be sure of; include, number among.
7. reckon with a. anticipate, contemplate, foresee; take into account or consideration, take note or notice of, take cognizance of, bear in mind, not lose sight of. b. face, treat, handle, cope with, deal with, contend with, do with; face facts, face reality, Inf. face the music.
reckoning, n. 1. count, computation, calculation, tally, score, sum, number, amount, Inf bottom line.
2. enumeration, numeration, numbering, tallying, counting.
3. (all of accounts) settlement, adjustment, quittance, satisfaction; liquidation, clearance.
4. amount due, bill, check, Inf. tab; fee, charge, price; quotation, Inf. quote, appraisal; dun, demand for payment.
reclaim, v. restore, regenerate, rejuvenate, recondition; recover, regain; redeem, retrieve, rescue, save, salvage; recycle, convert, transform, change, process.
reclamation, n. restoration, regeneration, rejuvenation, reconditioning; recovery; redemption, retrieval, rescue, salvation; recycling, conversion, transformation, processing.
recline, v. lie or lean back; repose, lie down, loll, sprawl, couch, lounge, drape oneself.
recluse, n. 1. hermit, anchorite, anchoret, eremite, solitary, Islam, marabout, Islam, santon; nun, anchoress, ancress, hermitess, Obs. hermitress; troglodyte, cave dweller, incluse; stylite, pillarist, pillar-saint; ascetic, celibate, monk, monastic, holy man.
2. loner, isolate, isolato, solitudinarian, Inf. introvert, Inf. lone wolf. -adj. 3. shut off, set apart, separate, separated, secluded, sequestered, cloistered, reclusive; shut up, immured, troglodytic.
4. isolated, solitary, eremitical, hermitical, an-choritic; alone, estranged alienated, lonely.
5. ascetic, austere, self-disciplined, hermitlike, celibate, puritanical.