(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.
(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
(verb) to frolic; to romp about playfully
The pre-schoolers liked to gambol about on the playground.
syn: play, caper, rollick
(adj.) tastelessly gaudy
The gypsy costumes were too garish for my taste.
syn: showy; glaring, flashy
ant: sedate, conservative
(verb) to gather, to acquire
During the fall harvest, it was the job of all the family to garner the crops.
(gărʹ ǝ lǝs)
The little girl was so garrulous that we thought she would never stop talking.
syn: loquacious, verbose
(adj.) relevant; fitting
Make sure that all of your answers are germane to the questions.
syn: appropriate, pertinent, suitable
(verb) to scoff, to ridicule
His favorite pastime was to gibe at everything his wife said.
syn: jeer, taunt, sneer
ant: compliment, praise
(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
(verb) to stare angrily
The boy glowered at his mother when she corrected his manners.
syn: to frown, scowl
(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
(grǝ tōōʹ ĭ tǝs)
(adj.) unnecessary or uncalled for
He was always giving gratuitous advice whether someone wanted it or not.
(adj.) absurd; distorted
The boy made a grotesque face behind the teacher's back.
(noun) courage and initiative; common sense
It takes a lot of gumption to succeed in this fast-paced society.
syn: enterprise, aggressiveness
(adj.) commonplace; overused
"Good as gold" is a hackneyed expression.
syn: trite, banal
ant: fresh, imaginative