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gainsay
deny
gait
manner of walking or running; speed
galaxy
large, isolated system of stars, such as the Milky Way
gale
windstorm; gust of wind; emotional outburst (laughter, tears)
gall
bitterness; nerve; annoy; chafe
galleon
large sailing ship
galvanize
stimulate by shock; stir up; revitalize
gambit
opening in chess in which a piece is sacrificed
gambol
romp; skip about; leap playfully
gamely
in a spirited manner; with courage
gamut
entire range
gape
open widely
garbled
mixed up; jumbled; distorted
gargantuan
huge; enormous
gargoyle
waterspout carved in a grotesque figures on a building
garish
overbright in color; gaudy
garner
gather; store up
garnish
decorate
garrulous
loquacious, wordy, talkative
gastronomy
science of preparing and serving good food
gauche
clumsy; coarse adn uncouth
gaudy
flashy; showy
gaunt
lean and angular; barren
gavel
hammerlike tool; makket
gawk
stare foolishly; look in open-mounthed awe
gazette
official periodical publication
genealogy
record of descent; lineage
generality
vague statement
generate
cause; produce; create
generic
characteristic of an entire class or species
genesis
beginning; origin
geniality
cheerfulness; kindliness; sympathy
genre
particular variety of art or literature
genteel
well-bred; elegant
gentility
those of gentle birth; refinement
gentry
people of standing; class of people just below nobility
genuflect
bend the knee as in worship
germane
pertinent; bearing upon the case at hand
germinal
pertaining to a germ; creative
germinate
cause to sprout; sprout
gerontocracy
goverment ruled byu old people
gerrymander
change voting district lines in order to favor a political party
gestate
evolve, as in prenatal growth
gesticulation
motion; gesture
ghastly
horrible
gibberish
nonsense; babbling
gibe
mock
giddy
light-hearted; dizzy
gingerly
very carefully
girth
distance around something; circumference
gist
essence
glacial
like a glacier; extremely cold
glaring
highly conspicuous; harshly bright
glaze
cover with a thin and shiny surface
glean
gather leavings
glib
fluent; facile; slick
glimmer
shine erratically; twinkle
gloat
express evil satisfaction; view amlevolently
gloss over
explain away
glossary
brief explanation of words used in the text
glossy
smooth and shining
glower
scowl
glut
overstock
glutinous
sticky; viscous
glutton
someone who eatss too mcuh
gnarled
twisted
gnome
dwarf; underground spirit
goad
urge on
gorge
narrow canyon; steep, rocky cleft; stuff oneself
gory
bloody
gossamer
sheer; like cobwebs