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gainsay
deny
I can't gainsay his claim
gall
VERB
annoy; chafe
galleon
huge sailing ship
galvanize
stimulate by shock; stir up; revitalize
galvanize the troops with a speech
gambit
opening in chess where a piece is sacrificed
the most ambitious financial gambit in history
fulminate
thunder; explode
homeowners fulminate against the tax hike
gambol
romp; skp about;
puppies gambol in the field of grass
gamely
in a spirited manner; with courage
he fought gamely against a better boxer
gape
open widely
the huge pit gaped
garish
overbright
garish hawaiian shirts
garner
gather; store up
garner the strength
garrulous
wordy; talkative
a garrulous old man
gastronomy
science of preparing good food
GASTRO
gauche
clumsy; lacking social grace
she is embarassed by her gauche mother
gaudy
flashy, showy
gaudy ribbons
genesis
beginning; origin
geniality
cheerfulness; kindliness
a genial greeting
genteel
well-bred; elegant
a genteel family
gentility
refinement
an air of old-fashioned gentility
gentry
people of high class
genuflect
bend the knee to worship
she genuflected and crossed herself
germane
pertinent
that is not germane to the topic at hand
germinal
creative
a germinal idea will influence others
gerontocracy
govt. ruled by old people
gerrymander
change voting lines to favor a political party
gestate
evolve, like prenatal growth
the scheme was being gestated
gibe
mock
they gibed her dreams
glacial
cold like a glacier
glacial conditions
glean
gather leavings
the peasants can glean the wheat left in the fields
glower
scowl
he glowered at his mother
glib
fluent, slick
glib phrases roll off his tongue
glut
overstock
the factories are glutted
glutinous
sticky; viscous
a glutinous white liquid
goad
urge on
her friends goaded her to eat the apple
gossamer
sheer; like cobwebs
the dress swirled like gossamer