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GRE Word List

GILD

cover with a thin layer of gold

The meaning of the word gild is cover with a thin layer of gold.

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WordMeaning
vortexwhirlwind; whirlpool; center of turbulence; predicament into which one is inexorably plunged
gibemock; make jeering remarks; N: jeering remarks
prurienthaving or causing lustful desires and thoughts; arousing immoderate sexual desire
rudimentaryelementary; not developed; crude; N. rudiment: fundamental element or principle; Ex. rudiments of the language
buoyantable to float; cheerful and optimistic; N. buoyancy; Ex. buoyancy of wood/water/American market
acneskin disease (on the face)
searburn the surface of; char or burn; brand; parch; cause (a plant) to wither
benefitadvantage; anything that brings helpl, advantage, or profit; money provided by the government to the people; fund-raising public entertainment; Ex. unemployment benefit; V: receive benefits; be beneficial to; give benefits
aplombpoise; composure in difficult situations; assurance; self-confidence
fraudulentcheating; deceitful; Ex. fraudulent means; N. fraud: deception; swindle