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gainsay
v. deny


She was too honest to gainsay the truth of the report
gait
n. manner of walking or running; speed


the guy walked w/ an uneven gait
galaxy
n. collection of brilliant personalities

galaxy of hollywood stars
gale
n. windstorm; gust of wind; emotional outburst (laughter, tears)
gall
n. bitterness; nerve

his failure filled him w/ gail


v. annoy; chafe

their taunts galled him
galvanize
v. stimulate by shock; stir up; revitalize


news that the prince was coming galvanized them
galleon
n. large sailing ship
gambit
n. opening in chess in which a piece is sacrificed


afraid to accept his opponent's gambit
gambol
v. romp; skip about; leap playfully


children gambol in the park
gamely
adv. in a spirited manner; w/ courage

he fought gamely against the boxer
gamut
n. entire range


gamut of emotions
gape
v. open widely
garbled
adj. mixed up ; jumbled; distorted


the msg was garbled by the time it got to me
garish
adj. overbright in color; gaudy


unstylish - garish dress
garner
v. gather; store up


she garnered many awards
garrulous
adj. loquacious; wordy; talkative

garrulous guy
gastronomy
n. science of preparing and serving good food
gauche
adj. clumsy; coarse and uncouth


she felt gauche next to the sophisticated young ladies
gaudy
adj. flashy; showy


the trump skyscraper is gaudy
gaunt
adj. lean and angular; barren

his face looked gaunt once he lost weight
gavel
n. hammerlike tool; mallet

used at an auction
gawk
v. stare foolishly; loo in open-mouthed awe


the little boy gawked at the skyscrapers
genealogy
n. record of descent; lineage

he was proud of his genealogy
generality
n. vague statement


this report is filled with generalities
geniality
n. cheerfulness; kindliness; sympathy
genteel
adj. well-bred; elegant


genteel appearance
gentility
n. those of gentle birth; refinement

the family was proud of its gentility and elegance
gentry
n. people of standing; class of pple just below nobility


the local gentry did not welcome the tourists
genuflect
v. bend the knee as in worship


too proud to genuflect to any man
germane
adj. pertinent; bearing upon teh case at hand


the testimony is not germane to the case at hand
germinal
adj. pertaining to a germ; creative

germinal idea
gerontocracy
n. govtt ruled by old people
gerrymander
v. change voting district lines in order to favor a political party
gestate
v. evolve, as in prenatal growth

the scheme was being gestated
gesticulation
n. motion; gesture

opera - exxagerated gesticulations
gibe
v. mock


don't gibe their superstitious beliefs
gingerly
adv. very carefully


separate eggs gingerly
girth
n. distance around something; circumference


his girth
glacial
adj. like a glacier; extremely cold

when offended, he seems glacial
glaring
adj. highly conspicuous; harshly bright


glaring spelling errors
glean
v. gather leavings


the peasants gleaned the wheat left in the fields
glib
adj. fluent; facile; slick


salespersons are glib speakers
gloat
v. express evil satisfaction; view malevolently


gloat over your ill-gotten wealth
gloss over
v. treat hurriedly or avoid dealing with properly

she tried to gloss over her mistakes
glower
v. scowl

the angry boy glowered at his father
glut
v. overstock; fill to excess


the manufacturers glutted the market
gnarled
adj. twisted


gnarled oak tree
goad
v. urge on


she was goaded by her friends
gorge
v. stuff oneself


gorged himself w/ food