manner of walking or running; speed
large isolated system of stars, such as the Milky Way; collection of brilliant personalities
windstorm; gust of wind; emotional outburst (laughters, tears); Ex. gale of laughter
annoy; exasperate; chafe; N: skin sore caused by rubbing (as on the skin of a horse); exasperation
large three-masted sailing ship
low ship with sails (rowed along by slaves)
framework from which a noose is suspended (used for execution by hanging)
of the production of electricity by the action of an acid on a metal; having the effect of an electric shock; Ex. galvanic cell; galvanic effect; CF. Luigi Galvani
stimulate or shock by an electric current; stimulate by shock; shock into action; stir up; coat with rust-resistant zinc by using electricity
opening in chess in which a piece is sacrificed; action made to produce a future advantage
romp; skip about; leap about playfully; frolic; N.
in a spirited manner; with courage; Ex. fight gamely against a superior boxer; ADJ. game
decay of body tissue caused by insufficient blood supply (usually following injury); ADJ. gangrenous
open widely; open the mouth wide; stare wonderingly with the mouth open; CF. agape
mixed up; jumbled; distorted; V. garble: mix up or distort (a message) to such an extent as to make misleading or unintelligible
huge; enormous; gigantic; CF. the hero of Gargantua and Pantagruel
waterspout carved in grotesque figures on a building
overbright in color; unpleasantly bright; gaudy
gather; store up; amass
decorate; add a garnish to; decorate (food or drink) with small items such as lemon slices; N.
loquacious; wordy; talkative; N. garrulity
art and science of preparing and serving good food; CF. gastronome
clumsy (in social behavior); coarse and uncouth
lean and angular; thin and bony; emaciated; barren
hammerlike tool; mallet(wooden hammer) used by a presiding officer or an auctioneer; V.
stare foolishly; look in open-mouthed awe
official periodical publication; newspaper
record of descent; lineage; ancestry; study of ancestry
vague statement; general statement which is not detailed; quality of being general; greater part; most; Ex. generality of people
cause; produce; create
characteristic of an entire class or species; of a genus
cheerfulness; kindliness; sympathy; ADJ. genial: cheerful and good-tempered
particular variety of art or literature
well-bred; elegant; striving to convey an appearance of refinement; Ex. genteel poverty
those of gentle birth; high social class; refinement; quality of being genteel
kindly; soft; mild; of good family
people of standing(rank or position); people of good family or high social position; class of people just below nobility
bend the knee as in worship
division of animals or plants, below a family and above a species
medical treatment and care of old age
earliest form of an organism; seed or bud; something that may develop into something larger or more important; microbe
pertinent; bearing upon(having connection with) the case at hand; appropriate
pertaining to a germ; creative; Ex. germinal idea
cause to sprout; sprout
government ruled by old people
study of the sociological phenomena associated with old age
change voting district lines in order to favor a political party; N. CF. Elbridge Gerry + (sala)mander
evolve as in prenatal growth; N. gestation: period of development from conception until birth
motion; gesture; V. gesticulate: make gestures (while speaking)
horrible; terrifying; resembling ghosts; CF. aghast
nonsense; nonsensical or unintelligible talk or writing; babbling
mock; make jeering remarks; N: jeering remarks
light-hearted; not serious; frivolous; dizzy; causing dizziness; Ex. giddy youth; Ex. giddy climb/height
cover with a thin layer of gold
very carefully; ADJ.
distance around something; circumference
essence; main point; substance
like a glacier; of an ice age; extremely cold; Ex. glacial epoch; CF. iceberg
compelling charm; ADJ. glamorous
shine intensely and blindingly; stare fixedly and angrily; N.
(of something bad) highly conspicuous; harshly bright; shining intensely and blindingly
cover with a thin and shiny surface; apply a glaze to; N: thin, smooth, shiny coating (as for pottery); Ex. unglazed pottery
brief flash of light; glow; V.
gather leavings; gather grain left behind by reapers; gather bit by bit (facts or information) often with difficulty
fluent (with insincerity or superficiality); facile; slick
shine erratically; twinkle; N: dim or unsteady light; faint indication; Ex. glimmer of hope
shine brightly with flashing points of light; Ex. glittering diamond ring; N: sparkling light; attractiveness; glamor; Ex. glitter of the sun on the waves
express evil satisfaction; look at or think about with evil satisfaction; view malevolently; Ex. The thief gloated over the stolen jewels.
brief explanation note or translation of a difficult expression; V.
explain away with the intention of deceiving or hiding faults
brief explanation of words used in the text
smooth and shining; N. gloss: shiny brightness on a surface; superficially attractive appearance; Ex. gloss of good manners
shine brightly without a flame (as of eyes or metals); show redness and heat (in the face) after hard work or because of strong feelings; N: light produced by a heated body; brilliance of a color
scowl; glare; look or stare angrily
overstock; fill beyond capacity (with food); fill to excess; N: oversupply
sticky; viscous; gluey
someone who eats too much; ADJ. gluttonous: given to gluttony; greedy; CF. gluttony: habit of eating too much
protruding knot on a tree; V.
dwarf; underground spirit who guards treasure hoards
urge on; drive with a goad; cause (someone) to do something by continued annoyance; Ex. They goaded him into doing it by saying he was a coward; N: sharp-pointed stick for driving cattle; stimulus; CF. annoy continually
stuff oneself (with food); glut; CF. gorgeous: dazzlingly beautiful
bloody; N. gore: blood (from a wound)
sheer; very light; like cobwebs; N: soft and sheer fabric; cobweb
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