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gainsay
v. deny
gait
n. manner of walking or running; speed
galaxy
n. large; isolated system of stars, such as the Milky Way; any collection of brilliant personalities
gale
n. windstorm; gust of wind; emotional outburst (laughter, tears)
gall
n. bitterness; nerve
gall
v. annoy; chafe
galleon
n. large sailing ship
galvanize
v.stimulate by shock; stir up; revitalize
gambit
n. opening in chess in which a piece is sacrificed
gambol
v. skip; leap playfully
gamely
adv. bravely; with spirit
gamut
n. entire range
gape
v. open widely; stare open-mouthed
garbled
adj. mixed up; jumbled; distorted
gargantuan
adj. huge; enormous
garish
adj. over-bright in color; gaudy
garner
v. gather; store up
garnish
v. decorate
garrulous
adj. loquacious; wordy; talkative
gauche
adj. clumsy; coarse and uncouth
gaudy
adj. flashy; showy
gaunt
adj. lean and angular; barren
gavel
n. hammerlike tool; mallet
gawk
v. stare foolishly; look in open-mouthed awe
genealogy
n. record of descent; lineage
generality
n. vague statement
generate
v. cause; produce; create
generic
adj. characteristic of an entire class or species
genesis
n. beginning; origin
geniality
n. cheerfulness; kindliness; sympathy
genre
n. particular variety of an art or literature
genteel
adj. well-bred; elegant
gentility
n. those of gentle birth
gentry
n. people of standing; class of people just below nobility
germane
adj. pertinent; bearing upon the case at hand
germinal
adj. pertaining to a germ; creative
germinate
v. cause to sprout; sprout
gesticulation
n. motion; gesture
ghastly
adj. horrible
gibberish
n. nonsense; babbling
gibe
v. mock; taunt; scoff at
gingerly
adv. very carefully
girth
n. distance around something; circumference
gist
n. essence
glacial
adj. like a glacier; extremely cold
glaring
adj. highly conspicuous; harshly bright
glaze
v. cover with a thin and shiny surface
glib
adj. fluent; facile; slick
glimmer
v. shine erratically; twinkle
gloat
v. express evil satisfaction; view malevolently
glossary
n. brief explanation of words used in the text
gloss over
v. explain away
glossy
adj. smooth and shining
glower
v. scowl
glut
v. overstock; fill to excess
glutton
n. somebody who eats too much
gnarled
adj. twisted
gnome
n. dwarf; underground spirit
goad
v. urge on; spur; incite
gorge
n. small; steep-walled canyon
gorge
v. stuff oneself
gory
adj. bloody