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glut

/glʌt/ (n)

Too much/many of something.

Example:

There is a glut of new cars in the American market.

groundbreaking

/ˈgraʊndˌbreɪkɪŋ/ (adj)

Work that involves making new discoveries.

Example:

Australia is working on groundbreaking medical treatments for cancer.

generator

/dʒɛnəˌreɪtər/ (n)

A machine that makes electricity.

Example:

All hospitals need a generator in case the power goes out in the city.

glamor

/ˈglæmər/ (n)

Connected to wealth and beauty.

Example:

Many women are attracted to the glamor of modeling.

grow apart

/grəʊ əˈpɑrt/ (phr v)

Find more distance in a relationship.

Example:

Over the years, my sister and I have grown apart. We only speak a few times a year.

grouchy

/ˈgraʊtʃi/ (adj)

Feeling annoyed and in a bad mood.

Example:

Since James lost his job, he’s been very grouchy. I’m giving him a lot of time on his own.

get ahead

/gɛt əˈhɛd/ (phr v)

To be more successful in your life or job.

Example:

Learning English will help you get ahead in your career.

gimmick

/ˈgɪmɪk/ (n casual)

Something that makes you notice something else.

Example:

To make money off this new car, we’re going to need a gimmick to make people interested in it.

gesture

/’dʒestʃər/ (n)

A movement of the hand or body that has meaning (ie. waving your hand = hello)

Example:

When you travel, be careful when you make hand gestures – they might mean something different in that culture.

glass ceiling

/,glæs ‘siliŋ/ (n)

The fact that women are not given jobs at the highest level in a corporation.

Example:

I have been working in my law firm for 26 years. The glass ceiling stops me from becoming the Managing Director.

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