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glib

Short Definition : fluent (with insincerity or superficiality); facile; slick

Definition
(adj) marked by lack of intellectual depth
Example Sentence
  • glib generalizations
  • a glib response to a complex question
Definition
(adj) having only superficial plausibility
Synonyms : pat slick
Example Sentence
  • glib promises
  • a slick commercial
Definition
(adj) artfully persuasive in speech
Example Sentence
  • a glib tongue
  • a smooth-tongued hypocrite
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for glib

glib sounds like Ghalib..his shayeri was slick and fluent.

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someone who doesn't go to lib(glib) lacks intellectual depth

GLIB -> GLABROUS. GLABROUS means smooth. GLIB means smooth-tongued.

g:gafadi ; lib:lip;a person who is gafadi can speak well and fluent but lacks sincerity

good ad-lib

in general we say... if u SPEAK SO FAST u glub(glib) the words

Glib--> G is always live.

'glib,' like a 'bib.' Only caring about superficial things (how you look), lacking in depth.

glimmer

Short Definition : shine erratically; twinkle; N: dim or unsteady light; faint indication; Ex. glimmer of hope

Definition
(noun) a flash of light (especially reflected light)
Synonyms : gleam gleaming
Definition
(noun) a slight suggestion or vague understanding
Example Sentence
  • he had no inkling what was about to happen
Definition
(verb) shine brightly, like a star or a light
Synonyms : gleam
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for glimmer

opposite of dimmer

sounds like glamour = those who have glamoure , their faces shine

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sounds similiar to shimmer , hence could be remembered as shine

glimmer sounds lyk glamour which shine erratically

glimmer,glimmeing,tim tim karke jalna.means erraticallt twinkin.

glitter

Short Definition : shine brightly with flashing points of light; Ex. glittering diamond ring; N: sparkling light; attractiveness; glamor; Ex. glitter of the sun on the waves

Definition
(noun) the quality of shining with a bright reflected light Definition
(noun) the occurrence of a small flash or spark
Synonyms : coruscation sparkle
Definition
(verb) be shiny, as if wet
Synonyms : gleam glint glisten shine
Example Sentence
  • His eyes were glistening

gloat

Short Definition : express evil satisfaction; look at or think about with evil satisfaction; view malevolently; Ex. The thief gloated over the stolen jewels.

Definition
(noun) malicious satisfaction
Synonyms : glee gloating
Definition
(verb) dwell on with satisfaction
Synonyms : crow triumph
Definition
(verb) gaze at or think about something with great self-satisfaction, gratification, or joy
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for gloat

g+loat....LOOT...so think of dacoits who express their evil satisfaction after looting houses of people.

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Ignorant people kill goat and gloat at it.

g(gay=happy)+loat(when sm1 looted) evil satisfied

Gloat->Is like a fat goat(gluttonous goat) and the butcher is gazing at it with immense satisfaction which can be called as Malicious.

gloat : is malicious satisfaction now consider u r going in boat and 1 aadmine aap ko upser pani me dhake diya and he laughed with gloat

gloat,has has kar lot lagana dusro ki unsucess par.which is very unpleasent.

gloat sounds like loath which is unwilling to do smthng.. "when u loath u gloat"

gloss

Short Definition : brief explanation note or translation of a difficult expression; V.

Definition
(noun) an explanation or definition of an obscure word in a text
Synonyms : rubric
Definition
(noun) an alphabetical list of technical terms in some specialized field of knowledge; usually published as an appendix to a text on that field
Synonyms : glossary
Definition
(noun) the property of being smooth and shiny Definition
(noun) an outward or token appearance or form that is deliberately misleading
Synonyms : color colour semblance
Example Sentence
  • he hoped his claims would have a semblance of authenticity
  • he tried to give his falsehood the gloss of moral sanction
  • the situation soon took on a different color
Definition
(verb) give a shine or gloss to, usually by rubbing Definition
(verb) provide interlinear explanations for words or phrases
Synonyms : annotate comment
Example Sentence
  • He annotated on what his teacher had written
Definition
(verb) provide an interlinear translation of a word or phrase Definition
(verb) give a deceptive explanation or excuse for
Synonyms : color colour
Example Sentence
  • color a lie
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for gloss

Glossary on last pages of a book is a gloss of technical terms.

glossary

Short Definition : brief explanation of words used in the text

Definition
(noun) an alphabetical list of technical terms in some specialized field of knowledge; usually published as an appendix to a text on that field
Synonyms : gloss

glossy

Short Definition : smooth and shining; N. gloss: shiny brightness on a surface; superficially attractive appearance; Ex. gloss of good manners

Definition
(noun) a magazine printed on good quality paper
Synonyms : slick slick magazine
Definition
(noun) a photograph that is printed on smooth shiny paper Definition
(adj) (of paper and fabric and leather) having a surface made smooth and glossy especially by pressing between rollers
Synonyms : calendered
Example Sentence
  • calendered paper
  • glossy paper
Definition
(adj) reflecting light
Example Sentence
  • glistening bodies of swimmers
  • the horse's glossy coat
  • lustrous auburn hair
  • saw the moon like a shiny dime on a deep blue velvet carpet
  • shining white enamel
Definition
(adj) superficially attractive and stylish; suggesting wealth or expense
Synonyms : showy
Example Sentence
  • a glossy TV series
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for glossy

remember lip gloss....it gives a shiny appearance to the lips

glossy....sounds like glass....glases have smooth surface , and shine very much....which gives a atractive appereance.

glow

Short Definition : shine brightly without a flame (as of eyes or metals); show redness and heat (in the face) after hard work or because of strong feelings; N: light produced by a heated body; brilliance of a color

Definition
(noun) an alert and refreshed state
Synonyms : freshness
Definition
(noun) light from nonthermal sources
Synonyms : luminescence
Definition
(noun) the phenomenon of light emission by a body as its temperature is raised
Synonyms : incandescence
Definition
(noun) a feeling of considerable warmth
Example Sentence
  • the glow of new love
  • a glow of regret
Definition
(noun) a steady even light without flames Definition
(noun) the amount of electromagnetic radiation leaving or arriving at a point on a surface
Synonyms : glowing radiance
Definition
(noun) an appearance of reflected light
Synonyms : gleam gleaming lambency
Definition
(verb) emit a steady even light without flames
Example Sentence
  • The fireflies were glowing and flying about in the garden
Definition
(verb) have a complexion with a strong bright color, such as red or pink
Synonyms : beam radiate shine
Example Sentence
  • Her face glowed when she came out of the sauna
Definition
(verb) shine intensely, as if with heat
Synonyms : burn
Example Sentence
  • The coals were glowing in the dark
  • The candles were burning
Definition
(verb) be exuberant or high-spirited
Example Sentence
  • Make the people's hearts glow
Definition
(verb) experience a feeling of well-being or happiness, as from good health or an intense emotion
Synonyms : beam radiate shine
Example Sentence
  • She was beaming with joy
  • Her face radiated with happiness

glower

Short Definition : scowl; glare; look or stare angrily

Definition
(noun) an angry stare
Synonyms : glare
Definition
(verb) look at with a fixed gaze
Synonyms : glare
Example Sentence
  • The girl glared at the man who tried to make a pass at her
Definition
(verb) look angry or sullen, wrinkle one's forehead, as if to signal disapproval
Synonyms : frown lour lower
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for glower

Gulshan Grover- stared angrily at the hero.

when someone LOWER u ten u stare anGrily at them

girl glowers, give flowers

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When your Girlfried bends somewhat lower to pick something from ground and someone is staring at her, what will be your reaction ???

GLOWER :: Girl LOVER. Your Girl Lover. Always angry.

GLARE + SCOWL = GLOWER

Daddy glowered when he got lower marks.

flower =happy, glower=angry/unhappy

glut

Short Definition : overstock; fill beyond capacity (with food); fill to excess; N: oversupply

Definition
(noun) the quality of being so overabundant that prices fall
Synonyms : oversupply surfeit
Definition
(verb) overeat or eat immodestly; make a pig of oneself
Example Sentence
  • She stuffed herself at the dinner
  • The kids binged on ice cream
Definition
(verb) supply with an excess of
Synonyms : flood oversupply
Example Sentence
  • flood the market with tennis shoes
  • Glut the country with cheap imports from the Orient
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for glut

glut=Gain a Lot..excess

sounds like "gale tak" means food gale tak aa gaya hai...filled beyond capacity.

Like if there is sth, sum discount,or a sale for surplus clothes..There becomes a lut(loot) for the clothes!

when u have G(L)UTs u oversupply ur expressions

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remember GLUTtony means execess eating/drinking

root is Glut --- gluttonous which means eating in excess, so GLUT means EXCESS OF SOMETHING

parents Give Lot of lUv To their children.

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