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1. To cover with or as if with a thin layer of gold.
2. To give an often deceptively attractive or improved appearance to.
This term applies to the era because it involved cheap commercialization fakery, gold, wealth, and power that was often covered up by government officials cheating their way in to gain money for their own economic interests. Changing their appearance of their political views swaying voters to essentially vote on their own agenda.