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gainsay
deny
gale
windstorm, gust of wind, emotional outburst
gall
n. bitterness, nerve
v. annoy
galvanize
stimulate by shock, stir up, revitalize
gambit
chess- piece sacrificed
gambol
romp, skim, leap playfully
gamely
in spirited manner, with courage
gamut
entire range
gape
open widely
garbled
mixed up, distorted
gargantuan
huge
garner
gather, store up
garrulous
loquacious, wordy, talkative (garrility)
gaudy
flashy, showy
gaunt
lean, angular, barren
gavel
hammerlike tool, mallet
generic
characteristic of entire class/species
genesis
beginning, origin
geniality
cheerfulness, kindness, sympathy
genteel
well bred, elegant
gentility
those of gentle birth, refinement
gentry
people of standing, class just below nobility
genuflect
bend the knee, as in worship
germane
pertinent
germinal
pertaining to a germ, creative
germinate
cause to sprout, sprout
gerontocracy
government ruled by old people
gestate
evolve, as in prenatal birth
gibe
mock
gingerly
very carefully
girth
circumference
glaring
highly conspicuous
glean
gather leavings
glib
fluent, facile, slick
gloss over
explain away
glower
scowl
glut
overstock, fill to excess
glutinous
sticky, viscous
glutton
overeater
gnarled
twisted
goad
urge on
gorge
n. narrow canyon, steep cleft
v. stuff yourself
gossamer
sheer, like cobwebs