GRE Word List

RETROGRADE

having or being motion in a direction contrary to that of the general motion of similar bodies and especially east to west among the stars

The meaning of the word retrograde is having or being motion in a direction contrary to that of the general motion of similar bodies and especially east to west among the stars.

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