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Flashcards in G800_36-40 Deck (50):
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gainsay

to deny; dispute; oppose

2

gambol

to frolic; leap playfully

3

garrulous

very talkative; wordy

4

gauche

coarse and uncouth; clumsy; left, left handed

5

geniality

cheerfulness; kindliness; sociability

6

gerrymander

to divide an area into voting districts in a way that favors a political party

7

glib

fluent in an insincere way; offhand

8

goad

to prod; urge on

9

gossamer

sheer; light and delicate; like cobwebs

10

gouge

to tear out; scoop out; overcharge; to make a hole or cut in sth with a sharp object in a rough or violent way

11

grandiloquent

pompous; bombastic

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gregarious

outgoing; sociable

13

grouse

to complain

14

guileless

free of cunning or deceit; artless

15

guise

outward appearance; false appearance

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gullible

easily deceived

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gustatory

affecting the sense of taste

18

halcyon

calm and peaceful; happy; golden; prosperous

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hallowed

holy; sacred

20

harangue

long, pompous speech; tirade

21

harrowing

extremely distressing; terrifying

22

herbivorous

an animal that feeds mainly on plants

23

hermetic

tightly sealed; magical

24

heterodox

Accepted by a variety of different groups or Not widely accepted

25

hieroglyphics

a system of writing in which pictorial symbols represent meanings or sounds; writing or symbols that are difficult to decipher

26

hirsute

covered with hair

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histrionic

relating to exaggerated emotional behavior calculated for effect; theatrical acts or performances

28

homeostasis

automatic maintenance by an organism in balance with itself

29

homily

sermon; tedious moralizing lecture

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homogeneous

composed of identical parts; uniform in composition

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hyperbole

purposeful exaggeration for effect

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iconoclastic

attacking cherished traditions

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idolatry

idol worship; blind or excessive devotion

34

igneous

produced by fire; volcanic

35

imbroglio

complicated situation; an entanglement

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immutable

unchangeable

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impair

to damage; injure

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impassive

showing no emotion

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impecunious

poor; having no money

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impede

to hinder; block

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impermeable

impossible to penetrate, not allowing a gas or fluid pass through (i......)

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imperturbable

not easily disturbed

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impervious

incapable of being affected; not allowing a gas of fluid pass through (...........s)

44

impinge

to strike; encroach; to have a noticeable effect on sth/sb, especially a bad one, encroach

45

implacable

inflexible; incable of being pleased or calmed down

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implausible

unlikely; unbelievable

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implicit

implied; understood but not stated

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implode

collapse inward violently

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imprecation

curse; damnation, to mutter ........s

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impute

to attribute the fault to; relate to a particular cause or source, I denied the motives that my employer was .......ing to me.