Flashcards in G Deck (35)
Socially awkward and tactless act "made a gaffe"
The verb galvanize refers to stimulating muscles with an electrical current, and is also used to suggest stimulating someone into action.
Galvanize a political movement
The complete range of-
"Expressed a gamut of emotions"
Diffusing warmth and kindness
Full of trivial conversation.
Refined, cultured, gentlemanly
Sometimes used sarcastically
Extreme graciousness and elegance
To literally bow before a superior or religious image
Or figuratively to an idea. Servile.
In developmental stage
Containing seeds of later development
To manipulate the boundaries of a voting district
To be "in the womb"
Facebook gestated for two months.
An aggressive remark directed towards a person like a missile.
To gather bit by bit.
Gleaning information from words
Full of rhetoric
A glib salesman
To stare angrily
So much that prices fall
A glut if gas at Costco wasn't good for business
To prod with a poured stick
My moms goading convinced me
Gossamer is something super fine and delicate — like a spider web or the material of a wedding veil.
Glutton to the extreme
When something is graduated, it goes step-by-step or by degrees, such as a graduated income tax
Make someone happy
Good grades gratifies my mom
Gratuitous means "without cause" or "unnecessary." Telling ridiculous jokes at a somber occasion would be a display of gratuitous humor.
a tip that's given by a customer in exchange for services. You might leave a gratuity of several dollars when you eat lunch in a restaurant or when you get your hair cut.
Outgoing, enjoying the company if others
Shocking wrong or cruel
Grisly means disgusting and bloody, absolutely repulsive and horrible.
To grovel is to beg like a hungry dog. You don't have to be a canine, though, you might grovel for a better grade (please don't).
Abrupt/ forbidding tone
Gruff is the perfect adjective to describe a crotchety old man who rarely leaves his house and yells at any children
Free of deceit. Often, gullible.