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pertaining to a germ; creative; Ex. germinalidea♥germearliest form of an organism; seed or bud; some-thing that may develop into something larger or moreimportant; microbegerminatecause to sprout; sprout♥sproutbegin to grow; give off shoots or buds; N: newgrowth on a plant; shoot♥shootnew growth from a plantgerontocracygovernment ruled by old people♥gerontologystudy of the sociological phenomena asso-ciated with old age♥geriatricsmedical treatment and care of old age♠gerrymanderchange voting district lines in order tofavorapoliticalparty;N.CF.ElbridgeGerry+(sala)mander♠gestateevolve as in prenatal growth; N. gestation: pe-riod of development from conception until birth♥natalconnected with birth; CF. prenatal; CF. postnatal♠gesticulationmotion; gesture; V. gesticulate: make ges-tures (while speaking)♠ghastlyhorrible;terrifying;resemblingghosts;CF.aghast♠gibberishnonsense; nonsensical or unintelligible talkor writing; babbling♠gibemock; make jeering remarks; N: jeering remarks♠giddylight-hearted; not serious; frivolous; dizzy; caus-ing dizziness; Ex. giddy youth; Ex. giddy climb/height♠gingerlyvery carefully; ADJ.♠girthdistance around something; circumference♠gistessence; main point; substanceglaciallike a glacier; of an ice age; extremely cold; Ex.glacial epoch; CF. iceberg♠glaring(of something bad) highly conspicuous; harshlybright; shining intensely and blindingly♥glareshine intensely and blindingly; stare fixedly andangrily; N.♠glazecover with a thin and shiny surface; apply a glazeto; N: thin, smooth, shiny coating (as for pottery); Ex.unglazed pottery♠gleangatherleavings;gathergrainleftbehindbyreapers; gather bit by bit (facts or information) oftenwith difficultyglibfluent (with insincerity or superficiality);facile;slick♥slickmake smooth or glossy; N: smooth surface; Ex. oilslick; ADJ: smooth; glossy; deftly executed; adroit; glib♥sleeksmooth and shining (as from good health); V.♠glimmershine erratically; twinkle; N: dim or unsteadylight; faint indication; Ex. glimmer of hope♥glittershine brightly with flashing points of light; Ex.glittering diamond ring; N: sparkling light; attractive-ness; glamor; Ex. glitter of the sun on the waves♥glamorcompelling charm; ADJ. glamorous♠gloatexpress evil satisfaction; look at or think aboutwith evil satisfaction; view malevolently; Ex. The thiefgloated over the stolen jewels.♠gloss overexplain away with the intention of deceivingor hiding faults♥glossbrief explanation note or translation of a difficultexpression; V.glossarybrief explanation of words used in the text♠glossysmooth and shining; N. gloss: shiny brightnesson a surface; superficially attractive appearance; Ex.gloss of good manners♥matnot shiny; matte; having a dull finish; N: flat pieceof material used as a floor covering; V.