Flashcards in G1 Mneomonics Deck (34):
(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
(noun): a social mistake. "GAFF"
It's definitely a gaffe to bring your pet giraffe to the party- everyone will laugh
(verb): to deny: "GAIN say"
Think: against say
Those who gainsay us are against what we say
(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
(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
(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
(verb): to make hard to understand- "GAR bull"
A bad connection can garble a voicemail to the point that the message just sounds like someone mid-gargle
(adjective): enormous; "gar *rhymes with "far") GAN shoo- in"
The gargantuan orangutan was so gigantic that it needed a special enclosure at the zoo
(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
(adjective): awkward "GOSH"
Think: go douche
The gauche thing about summer's eve commercials is that they're basically telling you to go douche
(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!"
(adjective): good- natured. "JEAN ee ul"
If you sign up to be a genie and to grant people wishes, you're probably by nature genial
(adjective): relevant; appropriate; fitting. "jer MAIN"
Think: yer main
enough digressions! stick to yer main point; unless your remarks are germane, I get distracted
(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
(adjective): horrid. "GASSED lee"
Looking in the mirror and seeing a ghostly figure behind me was ghastly
(verb) to make attractive, often deceptively. "GILLED"
I'm terrible painter, so instead I usually gild my vases with gold so they look okay
(adjective): slow and / or cold. "GLAY shull"
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
(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
(adjective): obvious; harshly bright. "GLARE ing"
My resume had such a glaring typo that my interviewer just sat there and glared at me until I left
(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!"
(noun): to much of something "GLUT"
Since my dog is glutton for dog treats, I have a glut of sausages in my house
(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
(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
(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
(verb) : to show off "GRAND stand"
If you're doing a handstand, it's probably to grandstand for an audience
(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
adjective, irritating. "GREAT ing"
Reading Facebook election posts is grating. I'd almost rather rub a cheese grater on myself
(noun): powerful seriousness. "GROV it oss"
as the judge entered, his gravitas was like gravity, drawing everyone's eye to him and silencing the room
(adjective): social "gruh GAIR ee us"
If you're gregarious, you like to congregate with others whenever possible
(adjective): horrific; disgusting. "GRIS lee"
Think: grizzly death
If you piss of a grizzly bear, it may give you a grisly death
(verb): to complain
"GRAHWSE (rhymes with "house"__
Oscar the grouch likes to grouse about everyone else on sesame street
(verb): to act like an unworthy servant by crawling or lowering oneself "GRAH vuhl"
Grovel to her Majesty by putting your face in the gravel, slave!
(noun): drive; initiative "GUMP shun"
Think: forrest GUMP
Forrest Gump showed gumption by playing football, cofounding a shrimp business, and running across the country