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GADGETS

  1. any small, esp. mechanical contrivance or device
  2. any interesting but relatively useless or unnecessary object


GALENA CRYSTAL

  1. a soft, lead gray, very heavy, crystalline mineral, lead sulfide, PbS, with a bright metallic luster, that is the chief ore of lead






GAMUT

  1. Music a) the lowest note of the medieval scale, corresponding to modern G below middle C b) the complete medieval scale c) the entire series of recognized notes in modern music d) any complete musical scale, esp. the major scale
  2. the entire range or extent, as of emotions



GASEOUS

  1. of, having the nature of, or in the form of, gas
  2. [Informal] GASSY (sense 1)



GENETICS

  1. the branch of biology that deals with heredity and variation in similar or related animals and plants
  2. the genetic features or constitution of an individual, group, or kind

GEOGRAPHICAL

  1. of or according to geography
  2. with reference to the geography of a particular region
  3. g






GEOLOGICAL

of or according to geology

Note: GEOLOGY

  1. the science dealing with the physical nature and history of the earth, including the structure and development of its crust, the composition of its interior, individual rock types, the forms of life found as fossils, etc.
  2. the structure of the earth’s crust in a given region, area, or place
  3. a book about geology









GOBI DESERT

Note: gobidesert.org, Wikipedia

  1. Although it’s only the fifth largest in the world, the Gobi Desert is the most expansive arid region on the Asian continent. The desert spans two countries, covering parts of northern and northwestern China and up into southern Mongolia. A rain shadow desert, Gobi suffers from having most of its rain blocked from the Indian Ocean by the Himalayas. The Gobi remains a distinctly beautiful area of the planet, with a rich history buried beneath its surface. Elevation: 5,184' (1,580m). Area: 500,000 sq. miles (1.295 million km2). The Gobi is most notable in history as part of the great Mongol Empire, and as the location of several important cities along the Silk Road.


GODSPEED

  1. success; good fortune: a wish for the welfare of a person starting on a journey or venture

GOLDEN RULE

  1. the precept that one should behave toward others as one would want others to behave toward oneself

GRACIOUS

  1. having or showing kindness, courtesy, charm, etc.
  2. merciful; compassionate
  3. indulgent or polite to those held to be inferiors
  4. characterized by the taste, luxury, and social ease associated with prosperity, education, etc./ gracious living/ [Archaic] having pleasing qualities; attractive used to express surprise or dismay





GRAVITATES

  1. to move or tend to move in accordance with the force of gravity
  2. [Rare] to sink or settle
  3. to be attracted or tend to move (toward something or someone) - to cause to gravitate







GRAVITY

  1. the state or condition of being grave; esp., a) solemnity or sedateness of manner or character; earnestness b) danger or threat; ominous quality/the gravity of his illness/ c) seriousness, as of a situation
  2. weight; heaviness: see SPECIFIC GRAVITY, CENTER OF GRAVITY
  3. lowness of musical pitch
  4. gravitation, esp. terrestrial gravitation; force that tends to draw all bodies in the earth’s sphere toward the center of the earth: see ACCELERATION OF GRAVITY - operated by the force of gravity


GREEK ORTHODOX

Note: Wikipedia; goarch.org

  1. the established church of Greece, an autonomous part of the Eastern Orthodox Church
  2. loosely, the Eastern Orthodox Church. The Eastern Orthodox Churches trace their roots back to the Apostles and Jesus Christ. Orthodoxy believes in the Apostolic Succession that was established by the Apostles in the New Testament; this played a key role in the communities’ view of itself as the preserver of the original Christian tradition. Christianity first spread in the predominantly Greek - speaking eastern half of the Roman Empire.


GURU

  1. in Hinduism, one’s personal spiritual advisor or teacher
  2. any leader highly regarded by a group of followers; sometimes used derisively





GYRATE

  1. to move in a circular or spiral path; rotate or revolve on an axis; whirl-spiral, coiled, circular, or convoluted

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