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Gadfly

A person who annoys others

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Gaff

A hook

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Gainsay

To deny; to contradict

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Gala

Festive

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Galaxy

A group of stars; any large and brilliant assemblage of persons

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Gall

Bitterness

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Gallant

Polite; noble

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Galvanize

To stimulate; to startle into sudden activity

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Gambit

Strategy; an opening one uses to advantage

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Gambol

To frolic; to romp about

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Gamut

The whole range or extent

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Garble

To distort

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Gargantuan

Gigantic; huge

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Garish

Tastelessly gaudy

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Garland

A wreath of flowers

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Garner

To gather; to acquire

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Garrulous

Talkative

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Gauche

Awkward; tactless

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Gaudy

Flashy; showy

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Gaunt

Thin and bony; bleak and barren

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Gelid

Very cold; frozen

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Genealogy

Family history

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Generic

General; not specific; pertaining to a class

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Genesis

Origin; beginning

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Genial

Warm; friendly

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Genocide

Killing of a race of people

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Genteel

Polite; refined

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Gentry

Upper-class people

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Genuflect

To kneel; to bend the knee

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Germane

Relevant; fitting

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Gerontology

The study of older people and their problems

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Gesticulation

Lively or excited gesture

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Ghastly

Horrible; dreadful

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Ghoul

Grave robber; ogre

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Gibbet

Gallows from which criminals are hanged

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Gibe

To scoff; to ridicule

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Gild

To cover with gold

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Gingerly

Carefully; cautiously

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Gird

To encircle

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Glean

To gather patiently and with great effort

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Glib

Fluent; smooth

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Glissade

A skillful glide over snow or ice in descending a mountain

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Gloaming

Twilight; dusk

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Gloat

To look at or think about with great satisfaction

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Glower

To frown; to stare angrily at

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Glum

Sad; gloomy

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Glutinous

Gluey; sticky

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Glutton

One who eats or drinks too much

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Gnarled

Knotty; twisted; roughened

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Goad

To encourage; to spur on

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Gorge

A deep valley with steep sides (n); to eat or to swallow greedily (v)

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Gory

Bloody

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Gossamer

Light; flimsy; fine

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Gothic

Medieval; mysterious

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Gouge

To dig out; to swindle or overcharge

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Gourmand

A glutton; a person who eats excessively

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Gradient

A slope; a ramp

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Granary

A storehouse for grain

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Grandiloquent

Pretentious; speaking in a pompous style

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Grandiose

Impressive; showy

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Grapple

To grip and hold; to struggle

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Grate

To grind to shreds; to irritate

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Gratis

Without payment; free

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Gratuitous

Free of cost; unnecessary

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Grave

Serious; somber

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Gregarious

Sociable; friendly

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Grievous

Causing grief or sorrow; distressing

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Grim

Fierce; stern

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Grimace

A distorted face; an expression of disapproval

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Grime

Dirt

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Gripe

Complaint

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Grisly

Horrible; gruesome; ghastly

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Grit

Stubborn courage

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Gross

Extreme; vulgar

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Grotesque

Absurd; distorted

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Grotto

A cave

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Grovel

To lower oneself to please another

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Grudging

Resentful; reluctant

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Grueling

Exhausting

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Gruff

Rough or harsh in manner

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Guile

Deceit; trickery

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Guileless

Sincere

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Guise

A false appearance

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Gull

To trick; to deceive

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Gumption

Courage and initiative

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Gustatory

Pertaining to the sense of taste

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Gusto

Hearty enjoyment

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Gusty

Windy; stormy

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Guttural

Pertaining to the throat

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Gyrate

To rotate; to spin