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germinate
vb. cause to sprout vb. sprout
generality
n. vague statement
ghastly
adj. horrible
gauche
adj. clumsy adj. rude
gauntlet
n. leather glove
gaunt
adj. lean and angular adj. lacking liveliness
gazette
n. official periodical publication
genealogy
n. record of descent n. lineage
generic
adj. characteristic of a class or species
geniality
n. cheerfulness n. kindliness n. sympathy
genre
n. style of art illustrating scenes of common life
germinal
adj. pertaining to a germ adj. creative
gentility
n. those of gentle birth n. act of improving
germane
adj. relevant adj. bearing upon the case at hand
gentry
n. people of standing n. class of people just below nobility
genuflect
vb. bend the knee as in worship
gesticulation
n. mostion n. gesture
genteel
adj. wellbred adj. elegant
gestate
vb. evolve, as in prenatal growth
gerrymander
vb. change voting district lines in order to favor a political party
glean
vb. gather leavings
gibber
vb. speak foolishly
gibe
vb. mock
gibbet
n. gallows
glaze
vb. cover with a thin and shiny surface
gig
n. two-wheeled carriage
gingerly
adv. very carefully
gist
n. essence
glib
adj. fluent
gloat
vb. express evil satisfaction vb. view malevolently
gloaming
n. twilight
glossary
n. brief explanation of words used in the text
glower
vb. scowl
glut
vb. overstock vb. fill to excess
glossy
adj. smooth and shining
gluttonous
adj. greedy for food
glutinous
adj. sticky adj. viscous
gnarled
adj. twisted
gnome
n. dwarf n. underground spirit
goad
vb. urge on