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Flashcards in 1058 Deck (45):
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gnarled

\ˈnär(-ə)ld\

D. twisted; knotty

E. a gnarled oak/branch/trunk / gnarled hands

2

gnomic

\ˈnō-mik\

D. wise and pithy

E. He made gnomic utterances concerning death.

3

goad

\ˈgōd\

D. to urge; to drive

E. The threat of legal action is a powerful goad to companies that have ignored the regulations.

4

gorge

D. to stuff

E. a river dammed by an ice gorge

5

gouge

\ˈgau̇j\

D. to scoop out; to tear out

E. The accident left a big gouge in the side of the car.

6

gradation

\grā-ˈdā-shən\

D. arrangements made by grades or steps

E. gradation in size / the gradations on a thermometer

7

gradient

D. a slope; the degree of a slope

E. the path goes up at a pretty steep gradient before leveling off

8

graphic

D. vivid; pertaining to writing

E. the report offered many graphic details about the devastating earthquake that rocked the area / graphic sex scene

9

granary

\ˈgrā-nə-rē\

D. a tsorehouse for grain

E. It is the oldest and third largest granary area in the country.

10

grandiloquent

\gran-ˈdi-lə-kwən(t)s\

D. using pompous language

E. the predictably wearisome grandiloquence of the speeches at a political convention

11

grandiose

\gran-dē-'ōs\

D. imposing; splendid

E. The grandiose scheme for a journey across the desert came to nothing.

12

gratis

D. free

E. the food was supplied gratis

13

gratuitous

D. given freely; unwarranted

E. The film was criticized for its gratuitous violence.

14

gregarious

D. tending to flock together

E. a gregarious child who ran up to every person on the playground and wanted to be their friend

15

grimace

\ˈgri-məs\

D. an expression that twists the face

E. The patient made a painful grimace as the doctor examined his wound.

16

grotesque

D. distorted; bizarre; absurd

17

grotto

\ˈgrä-(ˌ)tō\

D. a cave

E. at the heart of the shrine is a small rocky grotto into which pilgrims can descend

18

grovel

\ˈgrä-vəl\

D. to lie prone; to act humble or abject

E. He had to grovel to get her to accept his apology.

19

grueling

D. punishing

E. running a marathon is grueling / cutting diamonds can be grueling work

20

gudgeon

\ˈgä-jən\

D. a person who is easy to trick

21

guerdon

\ˈgər-dən\

D. a reward

22

guile

D. deceit

23

guileless

D. innocent

24

guilible

D.easily tricked

25

gustatory

\ˈgäs-tə-ˌtȯr-ē\

D. relating to or associated with eating or the sense of taste

E. To round out the gustatory experience, try sipping some sake or whiskey.

26

gusto

D.liking; relish

E. I don't have the gusto to go on a strenuous hike right now.

27

guttural

D. pertaining to the throat

E. guttural sounds

28

habiliments

D. clothing; equipment

E. the lady's rich habiliments and haughty manner made the host's servants think she was someone important

29

habitable

D. able or fit to be live in

E. the frigid Arctic is not habitable for amphibians and reptiles—or for humans

30

hackneyed

D. trite

E. it's hackneyed, but true—the more you save the more you earn

31

haggard

\ˈha-gərd\

D. unruly; looking worn from exertion or emotion

E. She looked tired and haggard.

32

haggle

D. to bargain

E. haggling over the price / had to haggle to get his friend to sell his guitar for 20 bucks

33

halcyon

\ˈhal-sē-ən\

D. peaceful

E. a halcyon era following the American Civil War / during those early halcyon years the company's potential for growth seemed unlimited

34

hallucination

\hə-ˌlü-sə-ˈnā-shən\

D. a perception of sth imaginary

E. He could not tell if what he was seeing was real or if it was a hallucination.

35

hamper

D. to obstruct or hinder

36

hapharzard

D. random

E. considering the haphazard way you measured the ingredients, it's a wonder the cookies came out this good

37

hapless

D. unlucky

38

harangue

\hə-ˈraŋ\

D. along speech; a tirade

E. He delivered a long harangue about the evils of popular culture.

39

harass

D. to worry or torment

E. He claims that he is being unfairly harassed by the police.

40

harbinger

\ˈhär-bən-jər\

D. a forerunner

E. her father's successful job interview was seen as a harbinger of better times to come

41

harp

D. to persist in talking or writing about sth

E. harp on (about sth)

42

harridan

\ˈher-ə-dən\

D. a shrewish old woman; a bad-tempered unpleasant woman

E. Ann is a shrill, sarcastic harridan who has nothing pleasant to say as she makes her way to the gin bottle in the office bar.

43

harrow

\ˈhā-(ˌ)rō\

D. to rub or plunder

44

harry

D. to raid; to torment or worry

E. harrying the terrified horses down out of the mountains

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haughty

\ˈhä-tē\

D. showing scorn for others; proud

E. He rejected their offer with a tone of haughty disdain.