GRE Word List


to keep in possession or use

The meaning of the word retain is to keep in possession or use.

Random words

parryto ward off a weapon or blow
fluxa flowing of fluid from the body: such as
siderealof, relating to, or expressed in relation to stars or constellations : astral
arrearsthe state of being behind in the discharge of obligations
pettyhaving secondary rank or importance : minor
probea slender medical instrument used especially for exploration (as of a wound or body cavity)
chorethe regular or daily light work of a household or farm
offensivemaking attack : aggressive
subsidiaryfurnishing aid or support : auxiliary