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GRE Word List

RETROSPECTIVE

looking back on the past; N. retrospection; V. retrospect

The meaning of the word retrospective is looking back on the past; N. retrospection; V. retrospect.

Random words

WordMeaning
precipitatehurl downward; throw headlong; hasten; cause to happen sooner; condense and fall as rain or snow; cause (a solid substance) to be separated from a solution; ADJ. hasty; rash; premature; sudden
charlatanquack; pretender to knowledge (esp. in medicine)
affirmationpositive assertion; confirmation; solemn pledge by one who refuses to take an oath; V. affirm; ADJ. affirmative; CF. affirmative action: positive discrimination
cavilquibble; make frivolous objections; find fault unnecessarily
religiousof religion; (of a person) pious; having reverence for a deity
sovereigntycomplete independence and self-government (of a country); supremacy of authority; power to govern
fallow(of land) plowed but not sowed (to improve the quality); uncultivated
invalidone incapacitated(disabled) by a chronic illness; ADJ: incapacitated by illness; not valid; null; V: allow to leave (a military force) because of ill-health
recapitulatesummarize
lachrymoseproducing tears; tearful