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Flashcards in "G" Word List Deck (48):
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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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gait

manner of walking

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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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garish

tastelessly gaudy

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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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gazette

newspaper

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gelid

very cold; frozen

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genial

warm; friendly

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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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gibbet

gallows from which criminals are hanged

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gibe

scoff

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gild

to cover with gold

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gird

to encircle

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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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glower

to frown; to stare angrily at

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glutinous

gluey; sticky

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gnarled

knotty; twisted; roughened

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goad

to encourage; to spur on

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gossamer

light; flimsy; fine

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gothic

medieval; mysterious

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gourmand

a glutton; a person who eats excessively

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grandiloquent

pretentious; speaking in a pompous style

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gregarious

sociable; friendly

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grimace

a distorted face; an expression of disapproval

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grisly

horrible; gruesome; ghastly

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grotto

a cave

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guile

deceit; trickery

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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