01. It can be difficult to [retain] a lot of new vocabulary.
02. The [retention] of information is aided by repetition.
03. With our new thermos, your coffee will [retain] its temperature 25% longer than in a standard thermos.
04. Maria has always [retained] a great deal of affection for Italy since she spent the year there in her early 20s.
05. People with Alzheimer's disease often have difficulty [retaining] new information given to them for more than a brief period.
06. This specially-insulated picnic basket will [retain] a constant temperature for up to 3 hours.
07. Despite contact with the west, the country has been able to [retain] its traditional culture.
08. William Boetker once said that in order to [retain] your self-respect, it is better to displease the people by doing what you know is right, than to temporarily please them by doing what you know is wrong.
09. Erich Fromm once said that love is union with somebody, or something, outside oneself, under the condition of [retaining] the separateness and integrity of one's own self.
10. She has gained a lot of weight recently, but the doctor says it is just water [retention] caused by a side effect of the medication she is on.
11. Most adults learning a second language will [retain] their native accent to some degree.
12. The atmosphere of Mars is very thin because the low gravity is unable to [retain] most gases.
13. A person with poor kidney function often has trouble excreting excess fluids, and [retains] them in the body.
14. The lack of Christian missionaries in the early days of Barbados enabled the slaves there to [retain] their African folk beliefs.
15. Croatians living overseas are allowed to [retain] their citizenship, and even have partial voting rights for elections in their homeland.
16. Following the collapse of communism in Europe, the people of Serbia voted to [retain] their Socialist government.
17. The greenhouse effect causes our atmosphere to [retain] more of the heat from the sun than normal.
18. In September of 1967, the people of Gibraltar voted by close to 100 percent to [retain] British sovereignty, rejecting Spanish rule.
19. Studies show that if information is [retained] in accessible form for extended periods without rehearsal, the rate of forgetting can approach zero.
20. Second language researchers O'Malley and Chamot wrote that learning strategies are defined as special thoughts or behaviors that individuals use to comprehend, learn, or [retain] new information.
21. Malcolm has a very [retentive] memory, so he learns facts quite easily.
22. Research suggests that if you are exposed to an idea once in 30 days, you will [retain] only ten percent of it.
23. Recent research into language learning demonstrates that when learners encounter words in a variety of contexts they are able to [retain] and use them flexibly.

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