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gadfly

(noun): someone who annoys by being very critical. "GAD fly"

Think: egad, fly!

Brad is such a gadfly about my outfits that I want to say "Egad, fly!" and hit him with a flyswatter

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gaffe

(noun): a social mistake. "GAFF"

Think: laugh

It's definitely a gaffe to bring your pet giraffe to the party- everyone will laugh

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gainsay

(verb): to deny: "GAIN say"

Think: against say

Those who gainsay us are against what we say

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gallant

(adjective): courageous; noble "GAL int"

Think: galloping knight

She's still single because she's waiting for a gallant knight to come galloping in on his horse and sweep her away

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gambit

(noun): a move made to try to gain an advantage. "GAM bit"

Think: gamble it

When you play chess, sometimes you have to gamble it and use a gambit by sacrificing a piece for a better posistion

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gamboled

(verb): danced around happily; frolicked. "GAM bulled"

Think: game ball

After she scored three goals and led the team to victory, the coach awarded her the game ball and she gamboled all over the place

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garble

(verb): to make hard to understand- "GAR bull"

Think: gargle

A bad connection can garble a voicemail to the point that the message just sounds like someone mid-gargle

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gargantuan

(adjective): enormous; "gar *rhymes with "far") GAN shoo- in"

Think: gigantic

The gargantuan orangutan was so gigantic that it needed a special enclosure at the zoo

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garrulous

(adjective): talkative, chattty, prone to discussing trivial things. "GARE rule luss"

think: girls rule us

The reason those girls rule us is that they have a talent for being garrulous- we can barely get a word in during conversation

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gauche

(adjective): awkward "GOSH"

Think: go douche

The gauche thing about summer's eve commercials is that they're basically telling you to go douche

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gaudy

(adjective): flashy in a tasteless way. "GODDY"

Think: gawd ugly

The rapper's inch-thick gold chain was so gaudy that even his fans said, "gawd that's ugly!"


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genial

(adjective): good- natured. "JEAN ee ul"

Think: genie

If you sign up to be a genie and to grant people wishes, you're probably by nature genial

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germane

(adjective): relevant; appropriate; fitting. "jer MAIN"

Think: yer main

enough digressions! stick to yer main point; unless your remarks are germane, I get distracted

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germinate

(verb): to grow or to cause to grow :JERM in ate"

Think: germ in Nate

After entering his nose, the germ in Nate was able to germinate into a cold because he was so run down

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ghastly

(adjective): horrid. "GASSED lee"

Think: ghostly

Looking in the mirror and seeing a ghostly figure behind me was ghastly

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gild

(verb) to make attractive, often deceptively. "GILLED"

think: gold

I'm terrible painter, so instead I usually gild my vases with gold so they look okay

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glacial

(adjective): slow and / or cold. "GLAY shull"

Think: glacier

My answer had a glacial (slow) pace, and the interviewer gave me a glacial (cold) look that made me feel like I was on a glacier

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glancing

(adjective): indirect "GLANSE ing"

Think: glance (verb)

The knight only glanced sideways at his opponent; as a result, his lance's blow was glancing and didn't inflict any damage

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glaring

(adjective): obvious; harshly bright. "GLARE ing"

Think: glare

My resume had such a glaring typo that my interviewer just sat there and glared at me until I left

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glowered

(verb): looked at with anger "GLAH werd"

Think: glow RRR

The scary, frowning jack-o-latern glowered at us- its glow seemed to say "RRRRRRRR!"

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glut

(noun): to much of something "GLUT"

Think: glutton

Since my dog is glutton for dog treats, I have a glut of sausages in my house

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gossamer

(adjective): delicate, flimsy. "GAW a murr"

Think: goose feather

Wafting through the air, the goose feather was gossamer and felt soft to the touch when it landed on my palm

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grandiloquent

(adjective): loud; colorful; egotistical "grand DILL oh quent"

Think: grand eloquent

If you're grandiloquent, you're grand and eloquent with your speech so everyone noctices you

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grandiose

(adjective): affecting grandness by showing off or exaggerating "GRAN dee ose"

Think: grand ideas

I have a lot of grand ideas: for example, my grandiose plan to jump the Grand Canyon with my rocket car

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grandstand

(verb) : to show off "GRAND stand"

Think: handstand

If you're doing a handstand, it's probably to grandstand for an audience

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grasping

(adjective): excessively greedy. "GRASP ing"

Think: mr. Burns' grasping

The simpsons' Mr. Burns is a grasping (adjective) tycoon who is always grasping (verb) at any new source of profit

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grating

adjective, irritating. "GREAT ing"

Think: greater

Reading Facebook election posts is grating. I'd almost rather rub a cheese grater on myself

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gravitas

(noun): powerful seriousness. "GROV it oss"

Think: gravity

as the judge entered, his gravitas was like gravity, drawing everyone's eye to him and silencing the room

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gregarious

(adjective): social "gruh GAIR ee us"

Think: congregate

If you're gregarious, you like to congregate with others whenever possible

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grisly

(adjective): horrific; disgusting. "GRIS lee"

Think: grizzly death

If you piss of a grizzly bear, it may give you a grisly death

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grouse

(verb): to complain

"GRAHWSE (rhymes with "house"__

Think: grouch

Oscar the grouch likes to grouse about everyone else on sesame street

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grovel

(verb): to act like an unworthy servant by crawling or lowering oneself "GRAH vuhl"

Think: gravel

Grovel to her Majesty by putting your face in the gravel, slave!

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gumption

(noun): drive; initiative "GUMP shun"

Think: forrest GUMP

Forrest Gump showed gumption by playing football, cofounding a shrimp business, and running across the country

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guttural

(adjective) : strange and unpleasant sounding. "GUT ur ul"

think: gutter roar

You'd have the guttural gutter roar of a homeless man if you spent the night sleeping in the gutter