- gaffe Dictionary lookup
(n.) a blunder
Calling the woman by the wrong name was a huge gaffe.
- gainsay Dictionary lookup
(v.) to speak against; to contradict; to deny
With Senator Bowker the only one to gainsay it, the bill passed overwhelmingly.
- galvanize Dictionary lookup
(v.) to stimulate as if by electric shock; startle; excite
The pep rally will galvanize the team.
- garbled Dictionary lookup
(adj.) mixed up; distorted or confused
The interference on the phone line caused the data to become garbled on the computer screen.
- garish Dictionary lookup
(adj.) gaudy, showy
The gold fixtures seemed garish.
- garner Dictionary lookup
(v.) to gather up and store; to collect
The squirrels garnered nuts for the winter.
- garrulous Dictionary lookup
(adj.) extremely talkative or wordy
No one wanted to speak with the garrulous man for fear of being stuck in a long, one-sided conversation.
- gauche Dictionary lookup
(adj.) awkward; lacking social grace
Unfortunately, the girl was too gauche to fit into high society.
- generic Dictionary lookup
(adj.) common; general; universal
While generic drugs are often a better value, it always a good idea to consult your doctor before purchasing them.
- genre Dictionary lookup
(adj.) designating a type of film or book
The genre of the book is historical fiction.
- germane Dictionary lookup
(adj.) pertinent; related; to the point
Her essay contained germane information, relevant to the new Constitutional amendment.
- gerrymander Dictionary lookup
(v.) to gain advantage by manipulating unfairly
To gerrymander during negotiations is considered unfair.
- gibber Dictionary lookup
(v.) to rapidly speak unintelligibly
They did not want him to represent their position in front of the committee since he was prone to gibbering when speaking in front of an audience.
- glib Dictionary lookup
(adj.) smooth and slippery; speaking or spoken in a smooth manner
The salesman was so glib that the customers failed to notice the defects in the stereo.
- gloat Dictionary lookup
(v.) brag; glory over
She gloated over the fact that she received the highest score on the exam, annoying her classmates to no end.
- glutton Dictionary lookup
The glutton ate 12 hot dogs
- gnarled Dictionary lookup
(adj.) full of knots; twisted
The raven perched in the gnarled branches of the ancient tree.
- goad Dictionary lookup
(n.; v.) a driving impulse; to push into action
His goad urged him to pursue the object of his affection.
Thinking about money will goad him into getting a job.
- gourmand Dictionary lookup
(n.) one who eats eagerly
A gourmand may eat several servings of an entree.
- grandiose Dictionary lookup
(adj.) magnificent; flamboyant
His grandiose idea was to rent a plane to fly to Las Vegas for the night.
- gravity Dictionary lookup
The gravity of the incident was sufficient to involve the police and the FBI.
- gregarious Dictionary lookup
(adj.) fond of the company of others
Gregarious people may find those jobs with human contact more enjoyable than jobs that isolate them from the public.
- guile Dictionary lookup
(n.) slyness; deceit
By using his guile, the gambler almost always won at the card table.
- guise Dictionary lookup
The undercover detective, under the guise of friendship, offered to help the drug runner make a connection.
- gullible Dictionary lookup
(adj.) easily fooled
Gullible people are vulnerable to practical jokes.