GRE Word List

RETROGRADE

go backwards; recede; degenerate; deteriorate; ADJ.

The meaning of the word retrograde is go backwards; recede; degenerate; deteriorate; ADJ..

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WordMeaning
motiftheme; recurrent thematic element in a musical or literary work; single or repeated pattern; figure
precociousadvanced in development; N. precocity
artisana manually skilled worker
transmutetransform; change; convert to something different
multilingualhaving many languages; fluent in several languages
quagmirebog; marsh; soft, wet, boggy land; predicament; complex or dangerous situation from which it is difficult to free oneself
protocoldiplomatic etiquette; ceremony and etiquette observed by diplomats; first copy of a treaty before its ratification; Ex. Protocol demands that the queen meet him at the airport.
irreproachablebeyond reproach; blameless; impeccable; Ex. irreproachable conduct
kaleidoscopetube in which patterns made by the reflection in mirrors of colored pieces of glass, etc. produce interesting symmetrical effects; series of changing events; Ex. kaleidoscope of European history; CF. beautiful
abstainrefrain; withhold from participation; intentionally not use one's vote