ners; respect, respectfulness, deference; decorousness, propriety, formality, ceremony; correctness, tact, diplomacy; cordiality, amenity, geniality, affability, amiability, agreeability; helpfulness, complaisance, obligingness, Fr. prevenance.
6. gentility, gentleness, graciousness, good breeding; urbanity, suavity, social graces, manners; nicety, elegance, refinement, culture, polish, sophistication; social procedures, decorum, protocol.
7. courtship, wooing, flirtation, love-making,
gallery, n. 1. corridor, hall, hallway, passageway,
walk; loggia, Archit. arcade, Archit. cloister, Chief. Brit, piazza, Archit. triforium, Archit. ambulatory; porch, veranda, portico, Gk. Archit. stoa.
2. upper gallery, Inf. peanut gallery; seats, bleachers, grandstand.
3. audience, spectators, observers, listeners; congregation, assembly, house; general public, crowd, gathering.
4. art gallery, art museum, exhibition hall, salon.
5. tunnel, underground passage, shaft, Mining. crosscut, Mining, drift, Mining, adit, airway, air course.
gallimaufry, n. 1. hodgepodge, mishmash, jumble, farrago; mixture, medley, melange, olio, potpourri, Inf. combo; miscellany, miscellanea, salmagundi, olla-podrida.
2. stew, hotchpotch, goulash, ragout, hash,
galling, adj. irritating, chafing, rasping, stinging; exasperating, exacerbating, acerbating, embittering, rankling; annoying, provoking, peeving, nettling, net-tlesome, Inf. aggravating; vexatious, vexing, irksome, irking; troublesome, thorny, fretful.
gallivant, v. 1. gad about, run around, flit about; ramble, roam, rove, range, Inf. traipse; wander, meander, saunter, stroll, perambulate, promenade.
2. court, woo, Inf. spark, serenade, play the gallant; escort, squire around,
gallop, v. 1. ride at full speed, rack, canter, lope; prance, frisk.
2. race, speed, zoom, rush, tear along, run, bound, sprint; hurry, hasten, post, hie, flee; dash, whisk, whiz, spank; dart, shoot, spring, bolt; scamper, scurry, scuttle, scud.
gallows, n. gibbet, Archaic, bough, scaffold, Brit. Tyburn tree.
galore, adv. in abundance, in large numbers, in large quantity, in plentiful amounts, Inf. aplenty; all over the place, everyplace, everywhere, everywhere one looks; more than enough, in excess, more than one could ever want, coming out one's ears, in unending supply.
galvanize, v. 1. electrify, energize, dynamize, charge; treat [s.o.] with electric current.
2. shock, jolt, jar, stagger, give [s.o.] a shock or jolt, Sl. give [s.o.] a heart attack; startle, astonish, surprise, stun, take one's breath away, pull one up short, shake, fluster; overwhelm, overpower, Inf. bowl [s.o.] over, paralyze, petrify.
3. stimulate, excite, fire, rouse, arouse, spur [s.o.] on, prod; invigorate, vitalize, enliven, animate, exhilarate, inspirit, thrill, flush, Inf. give one a kick or charge.
gambit, n. stratagem, machination, finesse, maneuver, move, play; device, ruse, wile, ploy, artifice, trick, intrigue.
gamble, v. 1. bet, wager, try one's luck or fortune, make a bet, lay a wager or bet, Brit, punt, Inf. shoot craps, Inf. play the ponies, Brit. Inf. birl, Brit. Sl. gaff.