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retrogress, retrograde, regress
v. get worse or fall back to a previous condition
hash over, rehash, retrograde
v. go back over; "retrograde arguments"
retreat, retrograde
v. move back; "The glacier retrogrades"
retrograde
v. move in a direction contrary to the usual one; "retrograding planets"
retrograde
v. move backward in an orbit, of celestial bodies
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retrograde
adj. of amnesia; affecting time immediately preceding trauma
retrograde
adj. moving from east to west on the celestial sphere; or--for planets--around the sun in a direction opposite to that of the Earth
retrogressive, retrograde
adj. going from better to worse
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shrivel, shrink
v. decrease in size, range, or extent; "His earnings shrank"; "My courage shrivelled when I saw the task before me"
wither, fade
v. lose freshness, vigor, or vitality; "Her bloom was fading"
withdraw, retire
v. lose interest; "he retired from life when his wife died"
travel away, go away, depart, go
v. go away from a place; "At what time does your train leave?"; "She didn't leave until midnight"; "The ship leaves at midnight"
retreat
v. move away, as for privacy; "The Pope retreats to Castelgondolfo every summer"
retire
v. go into retirement; stop performing one's work or withdraw from one's position; "He retired at age 68"
dying
adj. in or associated with the process of passing from life or ceasing to be; "a dying man"; "his dying wish"; "a dying fire"; "a dying civilization"
moribund
adj. being on the point of death; breathing your last; "a moribund patient"
waning
adj. (of the Moon) pertaining to the period during which the visible surface of the moon decreases; "after full moon comes the waning moon"
under the weather, poorly, peaked, seedy, unwell, sickly, indisposed, ailing
adj. somewhat ill or prone to illness; "my poor ailing grandmother"; "feeling a bit indisposed today"; "you look a little peaked"; "feeling poorly"; "a sickly child"; "is unwell and can't come to work"
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sweptback, backswept
adj. used of hair
retroflex, cacuminal
adj. pronounced with the tip of the tongue turned back toward the hard palate
transposed, reversed, converse
adj. turned about in order or relation; "transposed letters"
reverse, inverse
adj. reversed (turned backward) in order or nature or effect
negative
adj. (backward)
reverse, rearward
adj. directed or moving toward the rear; "a rearward glance"; "a rearward movement"
receding
adj. (of a hairline e.g.) moving slowly back
self-referent, reflexive
adj. referring back to itself
regardant
adj. looking backward
retracted
adj. drawn back and in; "a cat with retracted claws"
retroflexed, retroflex
adj. bent or curved backward
returning, reversive
adj. tending to be turned back
throwback, atavistic
adj. characteristic of an atavist
reverting, returning
adj. tending to return to an earlier state
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get, go, become
v. enter or assume a certain state or condition; "He became annoyed when he heard the bad news"; "It must be getting more serious"; "her face went red with anger"; "She went into ecstasy"; "Get going!"
meliorate, ameliorate, improve, better
v. get better; "The weather improved toward evening"
shape up, get along, get on, come along, come on, advance, progress
v. develop in a positive way; "He progressed well in school"; "My plants are coming along"; "Plans are shaping up"
go on, march on, move on, pass on, progress, advance
v. move forward, also in the metaphorical sense; "Time marches on"
anterograde
adj. of amnesia; affecting time immediately following trauma
direct
adj. moving from west to east on the celestial sphere; or--for planets--around the sun in the same direction as the Earth
retrograde
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