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gadfly
n.animal-biting fly; an irritating person

Like a gadfly , he irritated all the guests at the hotel
gaffe
n.social blunder
gainsay
v.deny

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

the lame man walked with an uneven gait
galaxy
milky way; a collection of brillant personalities

The galaxy of Hollywood super stars is rapidly disappearing
gale
n.windstorm; gust of wind;emotional outburst

The weather channel warned viewers about a rising gale
gall
n.biterness; nerve.

The knowledge of his failure filled him with gall
galleon
n.large sailing ship
galvanize
v.stimulate by shock; stir up; revitalize

news that the prince is almost at their door galvanized the ugly step sisters into a frenzy of combing and primping
gambit
n.opening in chess in which a piece is sacrificed
gambol
v.romp;skip about; leap playfully

watching the children gambol in the park, Betty marveled at their youthful energy
gamely
adv.in a spirited manner; with courage.

He had fought gamely against a much superior boxer.
gamut
n.entire range

The leading lady was able to demonstrate the complete gamut of her acting ability
gape
v.open widely

The huge pit gaped before him.
garbled
adj.mixed up; jumbled; distorted

The decode message is garbled.
garish
adj.overbright in color; gaudy.

garish dress
garner
v.gather; store up

She hoped to garner the world's literature in one library
garnish
v.decorate

Parseley was used to garnish the boiled potato
garrulous
adj.loquacious; wordy; talkative
gastronomy
n.science of preparing and serving good food
gauche
adj.clumsy; coarse and uncouth
gaudy
adj. flashy; showy
gaunt
adj.lean and angular; barren
gavel
n.hammerlike tool; mallet
gawk
v.stare foolishly; look in open-mouthed awe

He gawed at the sexy woman
gazette
n.official periodical publication
genealogy
n.record of descent; lineage

He was pround of his genearlogy and constantly referred to the achievements of his ancestors
generality
n.vague statment

This report is filled with generalities; you must be more specific
generate
cause; produce
generic
adj.characteristic of an entire class or species
genesis
n.beginning; origin

Tracing the genesis of a family
geniallity
n.cherrfulness; kindliness; sympathy

This restaurant is famous and popular because of the geniality of the proprietor
genre
n.particular variety of art of literature

literary genre
genteel
adj.well-bred;elegant

we are looking for a man with a genteel appearance who can inspire confidence by his cultivated manner
gentility
n.those of gentle birth; refinement

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

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

A proud democrat, he refused to genuflect to any man
germane
adj.pertinent; bearing upon the case at hand.

The lawyer objected that the testimony being offered was not germane to the case at hand.
germinal
adj.pertaining to a germ; creative

such an idea is germinal
germinate
v.cause to sprout; sprout

the seed germinate and develop their permanent leaves
gerontocraccy
n.goverment ruled by old people.
gerrymander
v.change voting district lines in order to favor a political party

the state legislature gerrymandered this area in order to favor the majority party
gestate
v.evolve, as in prenatal growth.

While this scheme was being gestated by the conspirators, they maintained complete silence about their intentions.
gesticulation
n.motion;gesture

actors are often making exaggerated gesticulations in the movie
ghastly
adj.horrible
gibberish
n.nonsense; babbling
gall (v)
v.annoy; chafe

their taunts galled him