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gainsay
to deny, to oppose
He believed that few would gainsay his new proposal for the upcoming year.
garble
to confuse unintentionally or ignorantly
The driver garbled the instructions that he received over the phone.
garment
article of clothing
She folded the garments and placed them in the closet.
garner
to gather, save to store up
He gradually garnered a national reputation as a financial expert.
garrulity
talkativeness
The garrulity of the guests made it difficult to hear.
gaucherie
socially awkward, tactless behavior
You could notice the gaucherie of Danny once you walked in the door.
germane
relevant, pertinent to
Please keep your statements germane to the issue.
gist
the point, general sense
Do you get the gist of what i just explained to you?
glean
gather facts in small quantities
The lawyer persistently investigated the case, gleaning facts one at a time.
glib
fluent but often superficially or insincerely
I always hated talking to him since he was such a glib conversationalist.
glimmer
weak/unsteady light
There was a glimmer at the end of tunnel.
gloat
to look at with excessive, smug satisfaction
The opposing team gloated over our bad luck.
glut
to feed or fill to excess
The large meal was able to glut her appetite.
gnaw
waste away, bite steadily
The hyenas were gnawing at the zebra's carcas.
goad
to urge, encourage or drive
I didn't want to study, but john kept goading me along.
gorge
eat greedily, narrow opening with a stream
I gorged on the turkey at thanksgiving dinner.
gossamer
soft, light, delicate material
She made her wedding vail out of a white piece of gossamer.
gouge
to scoop out or dig out with force
As an act of torture, they would gouge your eyes out.
grandiloquent
using pompous words
The Harvard graduate was a grandiloquent person to speak with.
grave
serious, requiring consideration
The two heroes were in grave danger.
gregarious
liking the company of people
You have to be a gregarious person to live in a fraternity.
grievous
causing grief or pain
CNN often informs the world of grievous news.
grovel
crawl, humble oneself
Shmiegel could be seen groveling ahead of the hobbits.
guile
deceit, cunning
The guile of politicians is what makes them such great deceivers.
gullible
easily deceived or cheated
My younger is so gullible that she will believe anything i say.
gush
burst out suddenly
After a few drinks she would begin to gush about her ex boyfriend.
gust
outburst of feeling, sudden rain/wind
Their gust of happiness at the end of the game could be heard for miles.