Vocabulary (G)

Serial Word Meaning
1 gauge n. An instrument for measuring
2 gaiety n. Festivity
3 gaily adv. Merrily
4 gait n. Carriage of the body in going
5 gallant adj. Possessing a brave or chivalrous spirit
6 galore adj. Abundant
7 galvanic adj. Pertaining or relating to electricity produced by chemical action
8 galvanism n. Current electricity, especially that arising from chemical action
9 galvanize v. To imbue with life or animation
10 gamble v. To risk money or other possession on an event, chance, or contingency
11 gambol n. Playful leaping or frisking
12 gamester n. A gambler
13 gamut n. The whole range or sequence
14 garnish v. In cookery, to surround with additions for embellishment
15 garrison n. The military force stationed in a fort, town, or other place for its defense
16 garrote v. To execute by strangling
17 garrulous adj. Given to constant trivial talking
18 gaseous adj. Light and unsubstantial
19 gastric adj. Of, pertaining to, or near the stomach
20 gastritis n. Inflammation of the stomach
21 gastronomy n. The art of preparing and serving appetizing food
22 gendarme n. In continental Europe, particularly in France, a uniformed and armed police officer
23 genealogy n. A list, in the order of succession, of ancestors and their descendants
24 genealogist n. A tracer of pedigrees
25 generality n. The principal portion
26 generalize v. To draw general inferences
27 generally adv. Ordinarily
28 generate v. To produce or cause to be
29 generic adj. Noting a genus or kind; opposed to specific
30 generosity n. A disposition to give liberally or to bestow favors heartily
31 genesis n. Creation
32 geniality n. Warmth and kindliness of disposition
33 genital adj. Of or pertaining to the animal reproductive organs
34 genitive adj. Indicating source, origin, possession, or the like
35 genteel adj. Well-bred or refined
36 gentile adj. Belonging to a people not Jewish
37 geology n. The department of natural science that treats of the constitution and structure of the earth
38 germane adj. Relevant
39 germinate v. To begin to develop into an embryo or higher form
40 gestation n. Pregnancy
41 gesticulate v. To make gestures or motions, as in speaking, or in place of speech
42 gesture n. A movement or action of the hands or face, expressive of some idea or emotion
43 ghastly adj. Hideous
44 gibe v. To utter taunts or reproaches
45 giddy adj. Affected with a whirling or swimming sensation in the head
46 gigantic adj. Tremendous giver n One who gives, in any sense
47 glacial adj. Icy, or icily cold
48 glacier n. A field or stream of ice
49 gladden v. To make joyous
50 glazier n. One who cuts and fits panes of glass, as for windows
51 glimmer n. A faint, wavering, unsteady light
52 glimpse n. A momentary look
53 globose adj. Spherical
54 globular adj. Spherical
55 glorious adj. Of excellence and splendor
56 glutinous adj. Sticky
57 gluttonous adj. Given to excess in eating
58 gnash v. To grind or strike the teeth together, as from rage
59 Gordian knot n. Any difficulty the only issue out of which is by bold or unusual manners
60 gourmand n. A connoisseur in the delicacies of the table
61 gosling n. A young goose
62 gossamer adj. Flimsy
63 gourd n. A melon, pumpkin, squash, or some similar fruit having a hard rind
64 graceless adj. Ungracious
65 gradation n. A step, degree, rank, or relative position in an order or series
66 gradient adj. Moving or advancing by steps
67 granary n. A storehouse for grain after it is thrashed or husked
68 grandeur n. The quality of being grand or admirably great
69 grandiloquent adj. Speaking in or characterized by a pompous or bombastic style
70 grandiose adj. Having an imposing style or effect
71 grantee n. The person to whom property is transferred by deed
72 grantor n. The maker of a deed
73 granular adj. Composed of small grains or particles
74 granulate v. To form into grains or small particles
75 granule n. A small grain or particle
76 grapple v. To take hold of
77 gratification n. Satisfaction
78 gratify v. To please, as by satisfying a physical or mental desire or need
79 gratuitous adj. Voluntarily
80 gratuity n. That which is given without demand or claim Tip
81 gravity n. Seriousness
82 gregarious adj. Not habitually solitary or living alone
83 grenadier n. A member of a regiment composed of men of great stature
84 grief n. Sorrow
85 grievance n. That which oppresses, injures, or causes grief and at the same time a sense of wrong
86 grievous adj. Creating affliction
87 grimace n. A distortion of the features, occasioned by some feeling of pain, disgust, etc
88 grindstone n. A flat circular stone, used for sharpening tools
89 grisly adj. Fear-inspiring
90 grotesque adj. Incongruously composed or ill-proportioned
91 grotto n. A small cavern
92 ground n. A pavement or floor or any supporting surface on which one may walk
93 guess n. Surmise
94 guile n. Duplicity
95 guileless adj. Frank
96 guinea n. An English monetary unit
97 guise n. The external appearance as produced by garb or costume
98 gullible adj. Credulous
99 gumption n. Common sense
100 gusto n. Keen enjoyment
101 guy n. Stay-rope
102 guzzle v. To swallow greedily or hastily; gulp
103 gynecocracy n. Female supremacy
104 gynecology n. The science that treats of the functions and diseases peculiar to women
105 gyrate v. To revolve
106 gyroscope n. An instrument for illustrating the laws of rotation