GRE Word List

GOSSAMER

sheer; very light; like cobwebs; N: soft and sheer fabric; cobweb

The meaning of the word gossamer is sheer; very light; like cobwebs; N: soft and sheer fabric; cobweb.

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hazardousdangerous
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