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gargantuan
giant, tremendous
garner
to gather and store
garrulous
very talkative
gaunt
thin and bony
genre
type, class, category
germinate
to begin to grow (as with a seed or idea)
gestation
growth process from conception to birth
gibe
to make heckling, taunting remarks
girth
distance around something
glib
fluent in an insincere manner, offhand, casual
gluttony
eating and drinking to excess
goad
to prod or urge
grandiloquence
pompous talk, fancy but meaningless language
grandiose
magnificent and imposing, exaggerated and pretentious
gratis
free, costing nothing
gratuitous
free, voluntary, unnecessary and unjustified
gregarious
outgoing, sociable
grievous
causing grief or sorrow, serious and distressing
grimace
facial expression showing pain or disgust
grovel
to humble oneself in a demeaning way
guile
trickery, deception
gullible
easily deceived
gustatory
relating to sense of taste
habitat
dwelling place
hackneyed
worn out by overuse
hapless
unfortunate, having bad luck
harbinger
precursor, sign of something to come
hardy
robust, vigorous
haughty
arrogant and condescending
hedonism
pursuit of pleasure as a goal
hegemony
leadership, domination, usually by a country
heinous
shocking, wicked, terrible
hemorrhage
heavy bleeding, to bleed heavily
heterogeneous
composed of unlike parts, different, diverse
hew
to cut with an ax
hiatus
break, interruption, vacation
homage
public honor and respect
homogeneous
composed of identical parts
hone
to sharpen
husband (v.)
to farm, manage carefully and thriftily
hutch
pen or coop for animals, shack, shanty
hygienic
clean, sanitary
hyperbole
purposeful exaggeration for effect
hypochondria
unfunded belief that one is often ill
hypocrite
person claiming beliefs or virtues he or she doesn't really possess
hypothesis
assumption subject to proof