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gibe
v.mock

As you gibe at their superstitious beliefs, do you realize that you, too, are guilty of similarly foolish thoughts?
giddy
adj.light-hearted; dizzy.

He felt his giddy youth was past
gingerly
adv.very carefully

To seperate egg whites, first crack the egg ginerly.
girth
n.distance around something; circumferece

Dick girth
gist
n.essence.

She was asked to give the gist of the essay in two sentences.
glacial
adj. like a glacier; extremely cold

Never a warm person, when offended Hugo could seem positively glacial; a glacial stare.
glaring
adj. highly conspicuous; harshly bright

glaring spelling or grammatical errors in your resume will unfavorably impress potential employers
glaze
v.cover with a thin and shiny surface

The freezing rain glazed the streets and made driving hazardous
glean
v.To gather grain left behind by reapers

After the crops had been harvested by the machine, the peasants were permitted to glean the wheat left in field
glib
adj. fluent; facile; slick

He was a glib speaker
glimmer
v.shine erratically; twinkle

the glowworms hanging from the cavern roof glimmered like distant stars
gloat
v.express evil satisfaction; view malevolently

As you gloat over your ill-gotten wealth, do you think of the many victims you have defrauded?
gloss over
v.explain away

No matter how hard he tried to talk around the issue. president Bush could not gloss over the fact that he had raised taxes after all
glossary
n.brief explanation of words used in the text.

I have found the glossary in this book very useful; it has eliminated many trips to the dictionary
glossy
adj.smooth and shining

I want this photograph printed on glossy paper, not matte
glower
v.scowl怒視

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

The many manufacturers glutted the market and could not find purchasers for the many articles they had produced
glutinous
adj.sticky;viscous

Molasses is a glutinous substance
glutton
n.someone who eats too much.

when Mother saw that Bobby had eaten all the cookes, she called him a little glutton. ADJ.gluttonous
gorge
v.stuff oneself

the gluttonous guest gorged himself with food as though he had not eaten for days
gory
adj.bloody

The audience shuddered as they listen to the details of the gory masscre. N.gore
gossamer
adj.sheer透明的;like cobwebs

Nylon can be woven into gossamer or thick fabrics
gourmand
n.epicure; person who takes excessive pleasure in food and drink

Gourmands lack self-restraint; if they enjoy a particula cuisine , they eat far too much of it
gourmet
n.connoisseur of food and drink

The gourmet stated that this was the best onion soup she had ever tasted
graduated
adj. arranged by degrees (of height, difficulty, etc)

Margaret loved her graduated set of Russian hollow wooden dolls; she spent hours happily putting the smaller dolls into their larger counterparts
grandiose
adj.pretentious; high-flown; ridiculously exaggerated; impressive

The aged matinee idol still had grandiose notions of his supposed importance in the theatrical world
granulate
v.form into grains

Sugar that has been granulated dissolves more readily than lump sugar. N.granule
grapple
v.wrestle; come to grips with

He grappled with the burglar and overpowered him
grate
v.make a harsh noise; have an unplesant effect; shred

grated her teeth in anger; The screams of the quarreling children grated on her nerves
gratify
v.please

Lori's parents were gratified by her successful performance on the GRE
gratis
adv. free

The company offered to give one package gratis to every purchaser of one of their products.
gratuitous
adj. given freely; unwarranted; uncalled for.

Quit making gratuitous comments about my driving; no one asked you for your opinion.
gratuity
n.tip

Many service employees rely more on gratuities than on salaries for their livelihood
grievance
n.cause of complaint

When her supervisor ignored her complaint, she took her grievance to the union
grill
v.question severely.

In violation of Miranda law, the police grilled the suspect for several hours before reading him his rights
grimace
n.a facial distortion to show feeling sucha s pain , disgust, etc

Even though he remained silent, his grimace indicated his displeasure
grisly
adj,ghastly

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

On halloween, people enjoy wearing grotesque constumes
grotto
n.small cavern.

The Blue grottto in Capri can be entered only by small boats rowed by natives through a natural opening in the rocks
grouse
v.complain;fuss

Students traditonally grouse about the abysmal quality of "mystery meat" and similar dormitory food
grovel
v.crawl or creep on ground; remain prostrate.

Even though we have been defeated, we do not have to grovel before our conquerors
grudging
adj.unwilling; reluctant; stingy.

We received only grudging support from the mayor despite his earlier promises of aid
gruel
n.thin, liquid porridge

Our daily allotment of gruel made the meal not only monotonous but also unpalatable
grueling
adj.exhausting

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

Although he was blunt and gruff with most people, he was always gentle with children
guffaw
n.boisterous laughter

The loud guffaws that came from the closed room indicated that the members of the committee had not yet settled down to serious business
guile
n.deceit; duplicity; wiliness; cunning

lago uses considerable guile to trick Othello into believing that Desdemona has been unfaithful
guise
n.appearance; costume

In the guise of a plumber, the detective investigated the murder case.
gull
v.trick; hoodwink

Confident no one could gull him, Paul prided himself on his skeptical disposition
gustatory
adj.affecting the sense of taste

The Thai restaurant offered an unusal gustatory experience for those used to a bland cuisine
gruesome
adj.grisly;horrible
gyroscope
n.apparatus used to maintain balance
graphic
adj.pertaining to the art of delineating; vividly described
gouge(2)
v. tear out
granary
n.storehouse for grain
gravity
n.seriousness
gnome
n.dwarf
gnarled
adj.twisted
gibberish
n.nonsense;babbling
gorge N
n.narrow canyon;