germinal idea germ earliest form of an organism seed or bud some thing that may

Germinal idea germ earliest form of an organism seed

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pertaining to a germ; creative; Ex. germinal idea germ earliest form of an organism; seed or bud; some- thing that may develop into something larger or more important; microbe germinate cause to sprout; sprout sprout begin to grow; give off shoots or buds; N: new growth on a plant; shoot shoot new growth from a plant gerontocracy government ruled by old people gerontology study of the sociological phenomena asso- ciated with old age geriatrics medical treatment and care of old age gerrymander change voting district lines in order to favor a political party; N. CF. Elbridge Gerry + (sala)mander gestate evolve as in prenatal growth; N. gestation: pe- riod of development from conception until birth natal connected with birth; CF. prenatal; CF. postnatal gesticulation motion; gesture; V. gesticulate: make ges- tures (while speaking) ghastly horrible; terrifying; resembling ghosts; CF. aghast gibberish nonsense; nonsensical or unintelligible talk or writing; babbling gibe mock; make jeering remarks; N: jeering remarks giddy light-hearted; not serious; frivolous; dizzy; caus- ing dizziness; Ex. giddy youth; Ex. giddy climb/height gingerly very carefully; ADJ. girth distance around something; circumference gist essence; main point; substance glacial like a glacier; of an ice age; extremely cold; Ex. glacial epoch; CF. iceberg glaring (of something bad) highly conspicuous; harshly bright; shining intensely and blindingly glare shine intensely and blindingly; stare fixedly and angrily; N. glaze cover with a thin and shiny surface; apply a glaze to; N: thin, smooth, shiny coating (as for pottery); Ex. unglazed pottery glean gather leavings; gather grain left behind by reapers; gather bit by bit (facts or information) often with difficulty glib fluent (with insincerity or superficiality); facile; slick slick make smooth or glossy; N: smooth surface; Ex. oil slick; ADJ: smooth; glossy; deftly executed; adroit; glib sleek smooth and shining (as from good health); V. glimmer shine erratically; twinkle; N: dim or unsteady light; faint indication; Ex. glimmer of hope glitter shine brightly with flashing points of light; Ex. glittering diamond ring; N: sparkling light; attractive- ness; glamor; Ex. glitter of the sun on the waves glamor compelling charm; ADJ. glamorous gloat express evil satisfaction; look at or think about with evil satisfaction; view malevolently; Ex. The thief gloated over the stolen jewels. gloss over explain away with the intention of deceiving or hiding faults gloss brief explanation note or translation of a difficult expression; V. glossary brief explanation of words used in the text glossy smooth and shining; N. gloss: shiny brightness on a surface; superficially attractive appearance; Ex. gloss of good manners mat not shiny; matte; having a dull finish; N: flat piece of material used as a floor covering; V.
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