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gouge
v. overcharge

scalpers tried to gouge

v. tear out
gouge someone's eyes out
gourmand
n. epicure; person who takes excessive pleasure in food and drink
gourmet
n. connoisseur of food and drink
granary
n. storehouse for grain
grandiloquent
adj. pompous; bombastic; using highsounding language
grandiose
adj. pretentious; high-flown; ridiculously exagerated; impressive
granulate
v. form into grains


granulated sugar
grapple
v. wrestle; come to grips w/


he grappled with the burgler
grate
v. make a harsh noise; have an unpleasant effect; shred


the screams of the quarreling children grated on his nerves
gratis
adv. free


every customer gets on package gratis
gratuitous
adj. given freely; unwarranted; uncalled for


quit making gratuitous comments about my driving; no one asked you for your opinion
grievance
n. cause of complaint

Inequitable taxation is the chief grievance
grisly
adj. ghastly


she shuddered at the grisly sight
grotesque
adj. fantastic; comically hideous


grotesque costumes
grotto
n. small cavern
grouse
v. complain; fuss


grouse about the horrible food
grovel
v. crawl or creep on ground; remain prostrate
grudging
adj. unwilling; reluctant; stingy


we only received grudging support
gruel
n. thin, liquid porridge
grueling
adj. exhausting


the marathon is a grueling race
gruff
adj. rough-mannered


he was blunt and gruff w/ most people, except his kids
guffaw
n. boisterous laughter

loud guffaws from the closed room
guise
n. appearance; costume


In the guise of a plummer, the detective...
gull
v. trick; hoodwink

no one could gull him
gustatory
adj. affecting the sense of taste


gustatory experience at the restaurant
gusto
n. enjoyment; enthusiasm


he accepted the assignment with gusto
gusty
adj. windy

gusty weather
guy
n. cable or chain attached to something that needs to be braced or steadied
gyroscope
n. apparatus used to maintain balance, ascertain direction, etc.
habituate
v. accustom or familiarize; addict

Macbeth habituated himself to murder
hackles
n. hairs on back and neck, especially of a dog


the dog's hackles rose
hackneyed
adj. commonplace; trite


hackneyed plot
haggard
adj. wasted away; gaunt (angular, lean, barren)

after his long illness, he was haggard and gaunt
haggle
v. argue about prices
halcyon
adj. calm; peaceful


In those halcyon days...
hale
adj. healthy
halting
adj. hesitant; faltering


novice speakers speak in a halting fashion
hamper
v. obstruct


the infant hampered her ability to keep an immaculate house
hap
n. chance; luck
haphazard
adj. random; by chance
hapless
adj. unfortunate


hapless creature
harangue
n. long, passionate, and vehement speech
harbinger
n. forerunner
harbor
v. provide a refuge for; hide


the church harbored illegal immigrants
harping
n. tiresome dwelling on a subject


stop harping on my indebtness to u
harrowing
adj. agonizing; distressing; traumatic

harrowing months of captivity
harry
v. harass, annoy, torment; raid

the guerrilla band harried the enemy nightly
hatch
n. deck opening; lid covering a deck opening
haughtiness
n. pride; arrogance


Elizabeth took great offense at his haughtiness
headlong
adj. hasty; rash


the slave made a headlong dash to the border
heckler
n. person who verbally harrasses others


the heckler kept interrupting the speaker w/ rude remarks
hedonist
n. one who believes that pleasure is the sole aim in life
heedless
adj. not noticing; disregarding

she drove on, heedless of the warnings
hegemony
n. dominance, especially of one nation over others

breakdown of the Soviet hegemony
heresy
n. opinion contrary to popular belief; opinion contrary to accepted religion


Galileo was tried for heresy
hermetic
adj. sealed by fusion so as to be airtight

hermetic seal

adj. obscure and mysterious; occult

hermetic teachings of alchemists
hermitage
n. home of a hermit
herpetologist
n, one who studies reptiles
heterodox
adj. unorthodox; unconventional
hew
v. cut to pieces w/ ax or sword

hewed the enemy
heyday
n. time of greatest successs; prime

in their heyday,
hiatus
n. gap; pause

except for a 2 year hiatus,