Definitions in relation to their use in kangaroo words, taken from Google Dictionary, and edited for formatting.
Kangaroo word: respite
Joey word: rest
respite (noun): a short period of rest or relief from something difficult or unpleasant.
rest (noun): an instance or period of relaxing or ceasing to engage in strenuous or stressful activity.
The letters R, E, S, and T found within the kangaroo word “respite” arrange in the listed order to complete the joey word “rest”. While a word can have multiple definitions, in relation to their use with kangaroo words, these two words share a similar meaning: a break from something.