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retrograde

[re-truh-greyd] [ˈrɛtrəˌgreɪd]
adjective
  • moving or tending backward; reverting to an earlier or inferior condition
  • verb
  • to move or seem to move backward; to decline to an inferior state; degenerate
  • " 'Some individuals, however ... chose to abandon [their perfect society and travel] to alternate universes, where human civilizations remain in various retrograde states.' "