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RETROGRADE

1. [v] get worse; fall back to a previous or worse condition

2. [v] go back over; "retrograde arguments"

3. [v] move back; "The glacier retrogrades"

4. [v] move in a direction contrary to the usual one; "retrograding planets"

5. [v] move backward in an orbit, of celestial bodies

6. [a] of amnesia; affecting time immediately preceding trauma

7. [s] moving or directed or tending in a backward direction or contrary to a previous direction

8. [a] moving from east to west on the celestial sphere; or--for planets--around the sun in a direction opposite to that of the Earth

9. [s] going from better to worse

similar words

1. [a] backward

2. [a] regressive

opposite words

1. [v] progress

2. [v] come_on

3. [v] come_along

4. [v] advance

5. [v] get_on

6. [v] get_along

7. [v] shape_up

8. [a] anterograde

9. [a] direct

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