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Gaffe

Socially awkward and tactless act "made a gaffe"

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Galvanize

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

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Gamut
GAM uht

The complete range of-

"Expressed a gamut of emotions"

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Garish

A
Overly showy

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Genial

Friendly
Diffusing warmth and kindness

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Garrulous

Full of trivial conversation.

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Genteel

A
Refined, cultured, gentlemanly
Sometimes used sarcastically

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Gentility

Extreme graciousness and elegance

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Genuflect

V
To literally bow before a superior or religious image

Or figuratively to an idea. Servile.

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Germane

Relevant

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Germinal

In developmental stage
Containing seeds of later development

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Gerrymander

V
To manipulate the boundaries of a voting district

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Gestate

V
To be "in the womb"
Developing stage.
Facebook gestated for two months.

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Gibe

An aggressive remark directed towards a person like a missile.

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Gingerly

With care

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Glean

To gather bit by bit.
Gleaning information from words

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Glib

A
Full of rhetoric
A glib salesman

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Glower

V
To stare angrily

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Glut

N
So much that prices fall

A glut if gas at Costco wasn't good for business

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Glutinous

Glue like

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Goad

V
To prod with a poured stick
My moms goading convinced me

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Gossamer

N
Gossamer is something super fine and delicate — like a spider web or the material of a wedding veil.

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gourmand
MAHND

N
Glutton to the extreme

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Graduated

A
When something is graduated, it goes step-by-step or by degrees, such as a graduated income tax

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Grandiloquent

Pretentious

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Gratify

Make someone happy

Good grades gratifies my mom

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Gratuitous

Gratuitous means "without cause" or "unnecessary." Telling ridiculous jokes at a somber occasion would be a display of gratuitous humor.

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Gratuity

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.

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Gregarious

A
Outgoing, enjoying the company if others

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Grievous

Shocking wrong or cruel