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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WordMeaning
factiona party or group (as within a government) that is often contentious or self-seeking : clique
sounda particular auditory impression : tone
primatea bishop who has precedence in a province, a group of provinces, or a nation
retortto pay or hurl back : return
rebuketo criticize sharply : reprimand
moltto shed hair, feathers, shell, horns, or an outer layer periodically
limberhaving a supple and resilient quality (as of mind or body) : agile
extroverta person whose personality is characterized by extroversion : a typically gregarious and unreserved person who enjoys and seeks out social interaction
forwardnear, being at, or belonging to the forepart
indignationanger aroused by something unjust, unworthy, or mean