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gender

Gender

male or female

Examples:

In the US, it is illegal not to give someone a job because of their gender.

The gender of most firefighters is male.

gladly

Gladly_2

Wanting to do something.

Examples:

A: "Will you help me move into my new house?"
B: "Gladly. What day are you moving?"

My parents gladly paid for my education.  They thought it was very important.

gloat

/gləʊt/ (v)

Showing you are proud of something in a way that other people do not like.

Example:

Jill gloated for days over her new job. She was telling everybody!

glare

/gler/ (v)

Look at someone in an angry way.

Example:

My mother glared at me when I broke the dish…it was her favorite.

glance

/glæns/ (v)

Look at something for a very short time, and then look away.

Example:

Alice glanced at her watch and noticed she was late for the meeting.

gripping

/ˈgrɪpɪŋ/ (adj)

Very exciting.

Example:

This story is gripping. I cannot put the book down!

gimmick

/gɪmɪk/ (n)

A thing that is different that makes people notice something.

Examples:

McDonald’s meal boxes for children is a famous sales gimmick.

goon

/gun/ (n slang)

A stupid or silly person.

Example:

You are acting like a goon. Stop being so childish!

goner

/ˈgɔnər/ (informal n)

Be a goner

Close to death or in danger.

Example:

If Benjamin keeps smoking that much, you will be a goner.

gifted

/ˈgɪftɪd/(adj)

Very talented at something.

Example:

My sister is a gifted singer.

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