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Lesson Twelve. English I. gird. Definition. Example. Before mounting his horse, the knight girded himself in armor. (v) to encircle with a belt or band; to dress; to equip syn : enclose, surround. gist. Definition. Example. I never did get the gist of the story. (n) main point

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lesson twelve

Lesson Twelve

English I

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gird

Definition

Example

Before mounting his horse, the knight girded himself in armor.

  • (v) to encircle with a belt or band; to dress; to equip
  • syn: enclose, surround
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gist

Definition

Example

I never did get the gist of the story.

  • (n) main point
  • syn: essence
glean
glean

Definition

Example

The investigator gleaned pertinent information from the witnesses to the crash.

  • (v) to collect bit by bit; to gather (grain)
  • syn: collect gradually, harvest
glutinous
glutinous

Definition

Example

The glutinous mass I was kneading on the counter in no way resembled the bread dough pictured in the cookbook.

  • (adj) gluey, sticky
gorge
gorge

Definition

Example

The starving youngster began to gorge himself with a plateful of sandwiches.

  • (v) to eat or swallow greedily
gothic
Gothic

Definition

Example

The Warlock is a Gothic novel with a little romance thrown in to lighten the mood.

  • (adj) medieval; type of fiction that uses remote, gloomy settings
granary
granary

Definition

Example

When the granary burned down, we lost a year’s supply of corn.

  • (n) a storehouse for grain
gratify
gratify

Definition

Example

To gratify the pouting child, his mother handed him a lollipop.

  • (v) to please
  • syn: satisfy, indulge
  • ant: displease, dissatisfy
guile
guile

Definition

Example

Not without guile herself, she was quick to recognize it in others.

  • (n) slyness and cunning in dealing with others
  • syn: cunning, crafitness
  • ant: ingenuousness
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gull

Definition

Example

It is not easy to gull an honest person.

  • (v) to cheat
  • syn: trick
gyrate
gyrate

Definition

Example

The kite began to gyrate crazily as the winds picked up speed.

  • (v) to rotate, spin
  • syn: revolve, whirl
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harp

Definition

Example

My parents harp on the importance of completing homework.

  • (v) to persist in talking continuously (on or about something)
haughty
haughty

Definition

Example

He gave them a haughty look as he waved the visitors through the gates.

  • (adj) arrogant, proud
  • syn: arrogant
  • ant: humble, shy
havoc
havoc

Definition

Example

The commandos landed behind enemy lines in order to create confusion and havoc.

  • (n) great destruction
hilarity
hilarity

Definition

Example

Because of the hilarity at my slumber party, everyone was awake all night.

  • (n) gaiety, joy
  • syn: mirth
  • ant: sadness, misery
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