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fop

(fŏp)

(noun) an excessively fashion-conscious man

When he came in wearing a bow tie, sporting a diamond pinky ring, and carrying a pearl-handled cane, we knew he was a fop.

syn: dandy

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fortuitous

(fȏr tōōʹ ĭ tǝs)

(adj.) lucky; by chance

My father said meeting my mother was fortuitous; my mother said it was fate.

syn: accidental, unexpected

ant: premeditated, intentional

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gambol

(gămʹ bǝl)

(verb) to frolic; to romp about playfully

The pre-schoolers liked to gambol about on the playground.

syn: play, caper, rollick

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garish

(garʹ ish)

(adj.) tastelessly gaudy

The gypsy costumes were too garish for my taste.

syn: showy; glaring, flashy

ant: sedate, conservative

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garner

(gärʹ nǝr)

(verb) to gather, to acquire

During the fall harvest, it was the job of all the family to garner the crops.

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garrulous

(gărʹ ǝ lǝs)

(adj.) talkative

The little girl was so garrulous that we thought she would never stop talking.

syn: loquacious, verbose

ant: taciturn

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germane

(jǝr mānʹ)

(adj.) relevant; fitting

Make sure that all of your answers are germane to the questions.

syn: appropriate, pertinent, suitable

ant: irrelevant

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gibe

(jīb)

(verb) to scoff, to ridicule

His favorite pastime was to gibe at everything his wife said.

syn: jeer, taunt, sneer

ant: compliment, praise

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gloat

(glōt)

(verb) to look at or think about with great satisfaction

The track team gloated over their latest victory.

syn: to revel in, to crow over

ant: belittle

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glower

(glouʹ ǝr)

(verb) to stare angrily

The boy glowered at his mother when she corrected his manners.

syn: to frown, scowl

ant: grin

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grandiose

(grănʹ dē ōs)

(adj.) impressive, showy, magnificent

The young married couple wanted to buy the house, but their parents felt it was too grandiose for their life style

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gratuitous

(grǝ tōōʹ ĭ tǝs)

(adj.) unnecessary or uncalled for

He was always giving gratuitous advice whether someone wanted it or not.

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grotesque

(grō teskʹ)

(adj.) absurd; distorted

The boy made a grotesque face behind the teacher's back.

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gumption

(gŭmpʹ shǝn)

(noun) courage and initiative; common sense

It takes a lot of gumption to succeed in this fast-paced society.

syn: enterprise, aggressiveness

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hackneyed

(hakʹ nēd)

(adj.) commonplace; overused

"Good as gold" is a hackneyed expression.

syn: trite, banal

ant: fresh, imaginative