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frivolous

D. trvial

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froward

D. obstinate

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fructify

\ˈfräk-tə-ˌfī\

D. to bear fruit

E. no partnership can fructify without candor on both sides

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frugal

D. thrifty

E. His meals are the frugal fare of the poor: tea, bread, yogurt, a bit of cheese, vegetables.

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fruition

\frü-ˈi-shən\

D. (pleasurable) use or realization; enjoyment

E. when she landed the lead in a Broadway play, a lifelong dream was brought to fruition

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frustrate

D. to counteract; to prevent from achieving sth

E. The lack of investors has frustrated them in their efforts to expand the company.

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fulminate

\fo-mə-ˌnāt\

D. to explode suddenly; to thunder forth verbally

E. The editorial fulminated against the proposed tax increase. / She was fulminating about the dangers of smoking.

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fulsome

\ˈfu̇l-səm\

D. offensive particularly because of insincerity (full)

E. fulsome lies and nauseous flattery / describes in fulsome detail

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funereal

fyu̇-ˈnir-ē-əl\

D. appropriate to funeral

E. shivered with cold in the dark and funereal Victorian mansion

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furor

\ˈfyu̇r-ˌȯr\

D. a frenzy; rage

E. Amid a public furor, the senator continues to deny the allegations. / The book caused a furor across the country.

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furtive

D. stealthy

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fusion

D. union

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futile

\ˈfyü-təl\

D. useless

E. All our efforts proved futile.

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gadfly

\ˈgad-ˌflī\

D. flies that bite or annoy livestock; a person who stimulates or annoys especially by persistent criticism

E. a loud sports commentator who was a tactless gadfly during post-game interviews with the losing team

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gainsay

\ˌgān-ˈsā\

D. to deny

E. it can't be gainsaid that most people wish they had more time and money

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gambol

\ˈgam-bəl\

D. to skip and frolic

E. dog owners chat while their pooches gambol on the park's great lawn

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gamut

\ˈga-mət\

D. the whole range

E. the actress's work runs the gamut from goofy comedies to serious historical dramas / She experienced the full gamut of human emotions.

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gape

\ˈgāp\

D. to open (mouth) wild

E. she suddenly realized she had been gaping at the good-looking waiter instead of giving him her order

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gargantuan

\gär-'gān-chew-ən\

D. gigantic

E. people seem to be buying ever more gargantuan SUVs these days

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garish

\ˈger-ish\

D. gaudy, excessively or disturbingly vivid

E. the wedding guest's thick makeup was garish and unnecessary

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garner

D. to gather or store

E. She garnered more evidence to support her theory.

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garnish

D. to decorate

E. Chocolate curls garnished the cake.

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garrulous

\ˈger-ə-ləs\

D. talkative

E. He became more garrulous after drinking a couple of beers.

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gasconade

\ˌgas-kə-ˈnād\

D. boastful talk

E. if you believe the gasconade of his memoirs, he pretty much won World War II on his own

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gelid

\ˈje-ləd\

D. icy; frozen

E. the judge listened with the gelid detachment of someone who had heard it all before

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generality

D. a broad, vague statement

E. He spoke in generalities as he discussed his plans for the future.

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generic

\jə-ˈner-ik\

D. pertaining to a whole class, kind, or group

E. “Flu” is sometimes used as a generic term for any illness caused by a virus.

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genial

D. favorable to growth; kindly

E. genial sunshine

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gentility

\jen-ˈti-lə-tē\

D. of the upper classes; having taste and refinement

E. Education was considered a mark of gentility.

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genre

D. a kind or category

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gentry

D. people of education and good birth

E. the landed gentry (= those who own a lot of land)

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germane

\(ˌ)jər-ˈmān\

D. relevant and pertinent to the case at hand

E. my personal opinion isn't germane to our discussion of the facts of the case

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germinal

\ˈjər-mə-nəl\

D. in the first stage of growth

E. germinal ideas.

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gesticulation

\je-ˌsti-kyə-ˈlā-shən\

D. gesture

E. as the argument grew more heated, his gesticulations got bigger and wilder

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ghastly

D. horrible

E. such a life seems ghastly in its emptiness and sterility

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gibbet

\ˈji-bət\

D. gallows, a vertical wooden structure on which criminals used to be hanged

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gibe

\ˈjīb\

D. to scoff at; to deride

E. teammates gibing each other when one fouls up an important play

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gist

\ˈjist\

D. the main point in a debate or a question

E. didn't catch every word between them, but heard enough to get the gist of the conversation

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glaucous

\ˈglä-kəs\

D. light bluish- grey or pale yellowish- green

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glean

\ˈglēn\

D. to gather what was left in a field after reaping; to pick up, little by little

E. She gleaned her data from various studies.

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glib

\ˈglib\

D. fluent

E. glib solutions to knotty problems / a glib politician / the actor's glib portrayal of a drug addict

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gloaming

\ˈglō-miŋ\

D. dusk

E. lovers would often retreat to the gloaming of the park's many secluded recesses to steal a kiss

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gloat

\ˈglōt\

D. to look at with evil satisfaction or greed

E. gloat over an enemy's misfortune

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glut

D. to overfill

E. a glut of cheap DVDs on the market

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glutinous

\ˈglüt-nəs\

D. gluey

E. a bad horror movie from the 1950s about a glutinous blob that devoured Manhattan

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gluttony

D. excess in eating

E. the view that gluttony is a serious failure in self-discipline