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Flashcards in Set 26 Deck (10):
1

Garrulous

Pointlessly talkative, talking too much

It was easy to see how nervous Gary was by how much he was talking; he always gets garrulous when he is anxious

2

Gauche

Crude, awkward, tasteless

In some cultures it is considered gauche to belch loudly at the end of dinner; in others it is the height of courtesy

3

Germane

Relevant to the subject at hand; appropriate in subject matter

Although his stories were never germane to the topic at hand, it was impossible not to enjoy his entertaining tangents

4

Glib

Marked by ease for informality; nonchalant; lacking in depth; superficial

Although everyone had thought he was virtually guaranteed the position, his glib attitude during the interview made the director think he didn't care and cost him the job

5

Gossamer

Delicate, insubstantial or tenuous; insincere

His gossamer promises of justice turned out to be a way to fool everyone into thinking he planned to be true to his word

6

Grandiloquence

Pompous speech or expression

The author's grandiloquent style gave me a headache; it was so hard to wade through all the flowery language to get to the real meaning that I gave up after an hour

7

Gregarious

Sociable; outgoing; enjoying the company of other people

Cherie's gregarious nature always made her the life of the party

8

Grouse

To complain or grumble

Although I always grouse about my roommates and their tendency to eat all the food and leave dirty dishes and laundry lying around, I still wouldn't trade them for anything in the world

9

Guile

Trickery, duplicity, cunning

I always admired his preference for guile over hard work; if I'd been able to get away with it I might have tried to accomplish things by trickery instead of effort as well

*guileless means naive or free from guilt

** beguile means to deceive by guile, or to charm

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Garner

To gather and save, store up, acquire

The ants garnered food for the winter while the cricket spent the whole summer playing