To trim or decorate – dishes garnished attractively with greens.
Synonyms: adorn, deck
A record of a person’s or a family’s ancestors or relatives – an interesting genealogy, including saints and sinners.
Origin – chemistry, which had its genesis in alchemy.
To make gestures, or indicate feelings by. motions – gesticulated wildly to show his distress.
Horrible, deathlike – a ghastly disaster which shocked the world.
Synonyms: gruesome, grisly, pallid, macabre, grim, lurid
(variant spelling: JIBE): To laugh at; to utter with scorn – gibed at his enemy mercilessly.
Synonyms: mock, sneer, jeer, scoff, flout, deride (adj.: derisive), rail, taunt
Smooth-spoken, fluent – a glib liar, distorting the truth effortlessly.
(noun. GLUTTON; verb: GLUT): Inclined to cat to excess – gulped down his food in gluttonous fashion.
(noun): A very thin gauzelike fabric or structure – a poem so delicate that it seemed an unreal gossamer.
(adj.): Thin and light – the gossamer wings of a dragon fly.
Synonyms: diaphanous, flimsy, gauzelike Antonyms: substantial, ponderous
Habitually fond of associating in a company or herd – gregarious sheep; that gregarious animal, man.
A distortion of the face to express an attitude or feeling – a grimace that was more expressive than words.