GRE Word List

RETROACTIVE

taking effect before its enactment (as a law) or imposition (as a tax); (of a law) having effect on the past as well as the future

The meaning of the word retroactive is taking effect before its enactment (as a law) or imposition (as a tax); (of a law) having effect on the past as well as the future.

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WordMeaning
arbiterperson with power to decide a matter in dispute; judge who is in a position ot make influential judgments; Ex. supreme arbiter of fashion in beachware
halcyoncalm; peaceful; Ex. halcyon days
drudgedo drudgery; N: person who drudges
improprietyimproperness; unsuitableness
cajolepersuade by praise or false promise; coax; wheedle
confidentialspoken or written in secret; trusted with private matters; Ex. confidential secretary
touchingcausing a feeling of pity or sympathy; pathetic; V. touch: cause to feel pity or sympathy; ADJ. touched
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