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GRE Word List


cover with a thin layer of gold

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

Random words

glowerscowl; glare; look or stare angrily
vaingloriousboastful; excessively conceited; N. vainglory: great vanity
reconcilemake friendly again (after quarrel); make consistent (two ideas in opposition); correct inconsistencies; Ex. reconcile one's political principles with one's religious beliefs
abstinencerestraint from pleasant things, esp. eating or drinking; CF. abstention: act of abstaining from vote
overturnturn over; capsize; topple
vouchgive a personal guarantee; Ex. I can vouch for his integrity; N. voucher
constitutionconstituting; system of laws; composition of something; physical makeup or structure of a person; Ex. men with strong constitutions
delusivedeceptive; likely to delude; misleading; raising vain hopes; Ex. delusive promises
rancidhaving the odor of stale or decomposing fat; rank
centigradedenoting a widely used temperature scale (basically same as Celsius)