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gyroscope
apparatus used to maintain balance, ascertain direction, etc. By using a rotating gyroscope, they were able to stablize the vessel, counteracting the rolling movements of the sea
guy
cable or chain attached to something that needs to be braced or steadied. If the guys holding up the mast on that derrick snap, the mast will toppie
gusty
windy. The gusty weather made sailing precarious
gusto
enjoyment; enthusiasm. he acecpted the assignment with such gusto that I feel he would have been satisfied with a smaller salary.
gustatory
affecting the sense of taste. The Thai restaurant offered an unsual gustatory experience for those used to a bland cusine
gullible
easily deceived. GUllible people have only themselves to blame if they fall for con artists repeatedly. As the saying goes, 'Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me"
gull
trick; hoodwink. Confident no one could gull him, Paul prided himself on his skeptical disposition
guise
appearance; costume. In the guise of a plumber, the detective investigated the murder case.
guileless
without deceit. He is navie, simple, and guileless; he canont be guilty of fraud.
guile
deceit, duplicity; wiliness; cunning. Lago uses considerable guile to trick Othelio into believing that Desdemona has been unfaithful.
guffaw
boisterous laughter. The loud guffaws that came from the closed room indicated that the members of the committeee had not yet settled down to serious business
gruff
rough-mannered. Although he was blunt and gruff with most people, he was always gentle with children
gruesome
grisly; horrible. His face was the stuff of nightmares all the children in the audience screamed when Freddy Kruger's gruesome countenance was flashed on the screen.
grueling
exhausting. The marathon is a grueling race.
gruel
thin, liquid porridge. Our daily allotment of gruel made the meal not only monotonous but also unpalatable
grudging
unwilling; reluctant; stingy. We received only grudgin support from the mayor despite his earlier promises of aid
grovel
crawl or creep on ground; remain prostate Even though we have been defeated, we do not have to grovel before our conquerors
grouse
complain; fuss. Students traditionally grouse about the abysmal quality of 'mystery meat' and similar dormitory food
grotto
small cavern. The Blue Grotto in Capri can be entered only by small boats rowed by natives through a natural opening in the rocks.
grotesque
fantastic; comically hideous. On Halloween people enjoy wearing grotesque costumes.
grisly
ghastly. She shuddered at the gristly sight
grimace
facial distortion to show feeling such as pain, disgust; etc. Even though he remained silent, his grimace indicateed his displeasure
grill
question severly. In violation of the Miranda law, the police grilled the suspect for several hours before reading him his rights (secondary meaning)
grievance
cause of complaint. When her supervisor ignored her complaint, she took her grievance to the union
gregarious
sociable. Typically, party -throwers are gregarious; hermits are not
gravity
seriousness. We could tell we were in serious trouble from the gravity of her expression
gratuity
tip. Many service employees rely more on gratuitites than on salaries for their livelihood
gratuitous
given freely; unwarranted; uncalled for. Quit making gratuitous comments about my driving; no one asked you for your opinion
gratis
free. The company offered to give one package gratis to every purchaser of one of their products
gratify
please. Lori's parents were gratified by her successful performance on the GRE