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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

presumptuousgoing beyond what is right; excessively forward; arrogant; taking liberties
triflingtrivial; unimportant
repulsereject with rudeness or coldness (an offer or friendship); drive back (an enemy attack); CF. repulse $\neq$ cause repulsion
exiguoussmall in amount; minute
erraticodd; irregular in movement or behavior; unpredictable
assurancefirm statement that something is certainly true; promise or pledge; certainty; confidence in one's own ability; self-confidence; Ex. In spite of all his assurances, he did not come back; Ex. assurance of his loyalty; Ex. The teacher lacked assurance in fron of his class; V. assure; tell firmly with confidence; ensure; make (something) certain to heappen; make (someone) feel sure; give confidence to; ADJ. assured: self-assured; confident in one's own ability; showing certainty
insurgentrebellious; N.
intimidatefrighten; N. intimidation
homelynot good-looking; unattractive
mutinousunruly; rebellious; Ex. mutinous teenagers; N. mutiny: open rebellion; CF. mutineer