GRE Word List

RETROACTIVE

extending in scope or effect to a prior time or to conditions that existed or originated in the past

The meaning of the word retroactive is extending in scope or effect to a prior time or to conditions that existed or originated in the past.

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awla pointed tool for marking surfaces or piercing small holes (as in leather or wood)
hamperto restrict the movement of by bonds or obstacles : impede
foreshadowto represent, indicate, or typify beforehand : prefigure
barda tribal poet-singer skilled in composing and reciting verses on heroes and their deeds
festiveof, relating to, or suitable for a feast or festival
abolishto end the observance or effect of (something, such as a law) : to completely do away with (something) : annul
impertinentgiven to or characterized by insolent rudeness
implyto express indirectly
prolongto lengthen in time : continue
monetaryof or relating to money or to the mechanisms by which it is supplied to and circulates in the economy