GRE Word List

RETRACT

withdraw; take back; draw back; Ex. retract a statement/an offer/claws; N. retraction; CF. retractile

The meaning of the word retract is withdraw; take back; draw back; Ex. retract a statement/an offer/claws; N. retraction; CF. retractile.

Random words

WordMeaning
equilibriumbalance of opposing forces; balance of the mind; equanimity
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umbrageresentment; anger; sense of injury or insult; Ex. take umbrage at his rudeness
machinationsevil schemes or plots; schemes or plots to achieve an evil end; V. machinate
denigrateblacken; defame
solitudestate of being alone; seclusion; ADJ. solitary: existing or living alone (esp. by choice); remote or secluded; single; sole; Ex. solitary life/inn; Ex. no solitary piece of proof
meteoriclike a meteor; swift; momentarily brilliant; Ex. meteoric rise to fame; N. meteor
mountebankcharlatan; boastful pretender
grandioseaffectedly grand; pretentious; high-flown; ridiculously exaggerated; impressive; great in size or scope; grand; Ex. grandiose ideas
immolateoffer or kill as a sacrifice (by fire)