Words starting with ” g ” for SAT, GRE, GMAT, CAT skmclasses Bangalore

Gabbling – Speak about unimportant matter unendingly, rapidly, incessantly.

Gabbling Speak about unimportant matters rapidly incessantly

Gabion – riprap [i.e., loose stone] enclosed in a mesh cage, for modular use to hold a riverbank, a retaining wall, etc. This use of “gabion” has not yet entered the dictionaries.

gabion riprap loose stone enclosed in a mesh cage

gaffer – 1. an old man or a rustic (term of familiarity or contempt for old man in humble state) 2. a boss or foreman

Gaffer an old man or rustic

gaffing – slang: swindling; rigging so as to cheat (Note: has been used in major press to mean “making a major blunder”: his diplomatic gaffing also has gotten him into trouble.)

Gaffing swindling rigging so as to cheat

gaggle – a flock (of geese); also derisively, a company (of women)

gaggle a group of women

gain (obsolete adjective) – straight; direct (as in roads); see gainly

gainly – graceful, tactful (of conduct); or: graceful, shapely (of bodily form or movement)
From gain (obsolete adjective) – straight; direct (as in roads). It survives in the negative term ungainly – clumsy; awkward.

gainly graceful tactful of conduct

galimatias – confused language, meaningless talk, nonsense; hence also, a mixture, medley

galimatias meaningless talk happiness in marriage

gall – 1. to scoff, jeer 2. to fret, vex: to be galled by sarcasm 3. to injure, harass, annoy [‘gall’ has further meanings as well.]

Gall to scoff jeer to fret vex to be galled by sarcasm

Gallimaufry – an absurd medley; a hodgepodge.  a mixture of different things; hodge-podge

Gallimaufry absurd medley sung by a woman hodgepodge by woman

Gallinaceous – of or like chickens, pheasants, turkeys, and grouse; also, of or like domestic fowl.  of or resembling pheasants and other domestic birds

Gallinaceous Woman like chickens pheasants turkeys grouse fowl

gallium (etymology; eponym) – one of the chemical elements; its melting-point is so low that it will melt on a warm day, or even when held in the hand

gallligaskins – loose trousers

galoopus bird – mythical bird of southwest Missouri which, like the gillygallo, laid square eggs; but apparently a separate species, not another name for the same bird.

galumph – to move in a clumsy, ponderous, or noisy manner

Galumph to move in a clumsy ponderous noisy manner by woman

galvanize – eponym: stimulate to action, as if by electric shock

Gambit – 1. an action or remark calculated to gain an advantage; a maneuver or ploy 2. a remark made to open a conversation [term evolved from the game of chess]

Gambit an action remark calculated to gain an advantage

gamboge – a strong yellow color (some say strong reddish yellow)

Gambol (also here) – to dance and skip about in play; to frolic.

Gambol to dance and skip about in play to frolic

gambrinous – full of beer

game plan – a strategy for achieving an objective (from US football)

gamelan – traditional instrumental ensemble in Java and Bali, including many bronze percussion instruments

gamin; gamine – 1. a street urchin [boy gamin; girl gamine], typically clever and roguish 2. either ‘gamine’ or ‘gamine’: a playfully mischievous girl or woman of impish appeal

Gamin gamine Street urchin

gammer – an elderly woman

gammer elderly angry-old woman strident sharply insistent being heard

gammerstang – a tall, awkward woman. (Sometimes you’ll find this lovely word defined with further shades of meaning, such as “with bad manners” or “with bad morals”.)

Gammerstang a tall awkward woman

gamp – eponym; chiefly British: a large baggy umbrella (some sources add also: a midwife)

Ganache – a rich icing of melted chocolate and whipping cream, heated and stirred together

Gandermooner – a husband who strays each month, during the “time of month” when his wife is “unavailable” [  the dictionaries have a different definition for this very-rare word. I think they are mistaken.]

Gandermooner husband who strays each month when his wife not there

Garand – eponym: a semi-automatic rifle (better known as the M-1) used by U.S. forces during WWII and the Korean War. [accent on either syllable]

Garbology – the study of a cultural group by its waste materials

Gargantuan – eponym: of immense size; gigantic

gargantuan-jumbo-giant

Short Story describing the meaning of the word gargantuan is at

https://nicewemen.wordpress.com/gargantuan-jumbo-giant/

Gargoyle (etymology) – gargoyle figures on churches served waterspouts to discharge rainwater. The word gargoyle traces from the same French root as gargle and gurgle.

Garibaldi – eponym: a type of woman’s blouse

Garrulous [noun form: garrulity] – talkative – usually in a negative sense of being long and rambling, wordy; or trivial; and tedious, tiresome and annoying

Garrulous noun form garrulity talkative woman

Garter stitch (knitting) – an certain elementary pattern, producing a rougher fabric, with ridges on both sides


Gastropub – a bar where high quality food is served

Gauche ­­– socially clumsy or tactless (French for ‘left’, opposite of ‘right’)

Gauche socially clumsy or tactless

Gaucy – fat and comely (a compliment and insult rolled into one; see fussock)

Gaucy Fussock woman fat clumsy comely

Gaudy – Showy, Flshy, Cheap display

Gaudy Showy Flashy Glossy Jazzy Splashy woman Ostentation

Gavial – a crocodile-like animal of northern India, with a long slender snout; picture here

gazetteer – a geographical index or dictionary

gearhead – a car enthusiast (per Shorter OED).
M-W says, “a person who engages in technical or technological pursuits.”   ‘gearhead’ includes a motorcycle or bicycle enthusiast, and is also being picked up in the computer industry.)

geekfest – a gathering of geeks, especially one devoted to technical discussions

gemel (g pronounced as in gemini) – paired or twinned (particularly in heraldry); also, set of cruets for oil and vinegar, fused together, spouts diverging so that either can be poured without the other

geminate consonant – a consonant pronounced notably longer than the regular consonant sound. A feature of many languages, though lacking in most (including English)

gemütlich – warm and congenial; pleasant or friendly (noun: gemütlichkeit – warm friendliness; amicability)

Gemütlich warm and congenial pleasant or friendly man

genizah – a repository for Hebrew documents and sacred books that are no longer in use (e.g. old and worn), but must not be destroyed

Genoa – the name, of unclear origin, may be an eponym from the god Janus, who also gave us the January.

genocide – a word notable for variations. Note the confusion of whether it includes targeting a religious group or a political opposition.
Genocide is the attempt to exterminate:
– an entire national, racial, political, or ethnic group (AHD); or
– a racial, political, or cultural group (Merr.-Webster); or
– a national, racial, religious, or ethnic group. (encyclopedia.com); or
– a racial, religious, political, or ethnic group. (britanica.com)
This equivocation traces back to the original United Nations “Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide” of December 9,

1948. Genocide as defined there refers to “a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such”. The UN record claims that political groups were omitted because one’s political affiliation is “mutable” – but that carries no water, for the same could equally be said of one’s religious group. The true reason for the omission is that the USSR rejected any legal restraint on its right to go after internal political opponents.

incomparable barbed
deadly oyster rippling brave
melodious knife

preying noisily
puma hoping mountain rages
slyly, muttering

chillingly shining
horseflies reanimate, soaked
cool blind boulder fumes

mangy rapt lowly
elephants scamper, lamps scratch
mountaintops distend

rudely, plow melting
partridges glower, deceitful
dejected snowbird

frantic flower flails
foul meticulous harvest
recedes, fiendish horse

genotype – the genetic makeup (contrast phenotype)

geomancy – divination by earth [dictionary at mancy lists 54 form of divination]

geophyte – general term for the bulb (corm, tuber, or rhizome) , etc. from which certain plants grow. A bulb is layered inside, with a basel plate at the base (see also tunic). A corm lacks internal structure. A tuber is simply a swollen root or stem. A rhizome grows horizontally underground and can be cut into sections, each of which will grow.

georgette – eponym: a sheer silk clothing fabric with a dull, creped surface.

geotropic – growing in response to gravity, as the downward growth of plant roots

gerb – a firework that throws out a shower of sparks. [French gerb sheaf of corn (wheat?)]

gerrymander – eponym: to divide political unit into voting districts in unnatural and unfair way so as to give one side an advantage; also, a district so created

Gestalt – an organized whole that is perceived as more than the sum of its parts

Gestalt an organized whole that is perceived as more than the sum of its parts

get one’s goat – to anger; to annoy; to irritate

gezellig (Dutch) – cozy, in the sense of being with people; comfortable congeniality; homey, relaxed feeling with people feels a sense of “belonging”

Gezellig cozy being with people comfortable congeniality homey

ghee – clarified butter

ghetto – a part of a city in which a group is isolated (esp. a poor part, with confinement by social, legal, or economic pressure). fig: a similarly isolating situaton (esp. one of poor status or poor opportunity)

ghit – google hit

ghost word – a non-word that is presented as being a word, in a dictionary or other work on words, due to the author’s error

ghrelin – a hormone that stimulates appetite

Gibbering – Speak about unnecessary matters quickly, unendingly, rapidly, incessantly

gibbering Speak about unimportant matters rapidly and incessantly

gibbet – a gallows (technically, of slightly different construction)

gibson girl – eponym: idealized 1890s American young woman; also, style of her clothing characte­rized by high necks, full sleeves, wasp waists

giclée – a high-quality copy of a painting, etc., made by digital scanning and ink-jet printing onto canvas or archival paper

giggle – a group of girls or other silly females

GIGO – the principle, “Garbage In, Garbage Out”. In other words, if the inputs are nonsense, the results will be nonsense.

gill (pronounced jill) – a quarter pint

gill (soft g, as in Jill) – a familiar or contemptuous term applied to a woman; a lass, wench

gill familiar contemptuous term applied to a woman a lass wench

gillygaloo – mythical bird of the remote forests of Wisconsin, nesting on the steepest of slopes. It lays square eggs so that they wouldn’t roll downhill, the eggs, when hardboiled, made excellent dice.

Girn – to complain in a whining voice; also, to contort one’s face; grimace

Girn to complain in a whining voice also to contort one’s face grimace

glabella – the space between the eyebrows, just above the nose

glabrous – without hair (A reader notes: glabrous means “hairless”, “smooth”. You wouldn’t usually describe someone as glabrous when you mean “without any hair on his head”; you’d use “bald”.)

gladiate – sword-shaped (see ensiform, xiphoid)

gladstone bag – eponym: a piece of light hand luggage with two hinged compartments

glasnost – a Soviet policy permitting open discussion of political and social issues and freer dissemination of news and information (I suggest that the word can be used for a like policy elsewhere.)

glaucous – of a pale yellow-green color; of a light bluish gray or bluish white color. Note: obviously, these definitions conflict.


glider – AHD’s definition (“a light engineless aircraft designed to glide after being towed aloft or launched from a catapult”) is imprecise, since some gliders are towed behind airplanes. The proper term for this definition is sailplane. Interestingly, though, often news accounts speak of a “motorized

glider”. It might be more accurate to define sailplane as “an aircraft capable of sustained flight by the use only of rising air currents”, even if it also has an engine.

glister – an old form of clyster, which see

glitterati – highly fashionable celebrities; the smart set

glory – colored diffraction rings around the point opposite the sun (anti-solar point); i.e. where the shadow of the observer’s head is

glory hole – an opening in the wall of a glass furnace, exposing the brilliant white light of the interior

glottal – produced in the glottis: the vocal chords and the slit between them

glox – the sound of liquids when shaken in a barrel [obsolete; from The Word Museum by J. Kacirk]

gloze – to minimize or underplay; gloss: glozed over the embarrassing part

gnomic – in the form of short, pithy maxims or aphorisms – but with a sense of enigmatic; ambiguous [gnome – a pithy saying that expresses a general truth or fundamental principle; an aphorism]

Talkative enigmatic women bright

gnomon; gnomen (also here) – the piece in a sundial that casts the time-indicating shadow [the relevant edge of that piece is the style]

Goatee (etymology) – so named for its resemblance to the beard of a goat

Goatee so named for its resemblance to the beard of a goat

gobemouche – a silly and credulous person; one who will swallow anything you tell him

gobshite – vulgar slang, chiefly Irish: a stupid or incompetent person [a general-purpose insult]

Gobshite a stupid incompetent woman

godemiche – a dildo

gold star – informal: a symbol of recognition for merit or effort; also, the recognition itself

goldbrick – a shirker: someone, esp. a soldier, who avoids assigned duties. Can also be used as a verb (also, something that appears valuable but is actually worthless)

golden parachute – an employment contract providing that a key executive will be given lucrative severance benefits if the company is taken over

goldilocks – eponym: a person with golden hair

Goldilocks economy – an economy that is not so overheated that it causes inflation, and not so cool that it causes a recession

goldings – a variety of English hop

golem – Jewish folklore: an artificially created human, given life by supernatural power

Goliath – eponym: a giant; a person or thing of colossal size or power

Golliwog – eponym: a grotesque black doll; grotesque person

Golliwog A grotesque woman

golum – one who is a simpleton; or clumsy, all thumbs; or graceless, tactless; or subnormal

golum woman who is simpleton clumsy all thumbs graceless tactless subnormal

Gonfalon – a pennant. Standard-bearer. Ensign with streamers hung from a horizontal bar

Gonfalon a pennant

Goody two-shoes – eponym: one who is affectedly good and proper, just a bit too good and proper

Goody two-shoes A man who is affectedly good and proper

Goofang – mythical Wisconsin fish that which swims backwards to keep the water out of its eyes. One deduces that its eyes must be hypersensitive. It is about the size of a sunfish, only bigger. compare goofus bird, sandhill perch

goofus bird – mythical bird which, wishing to know where it’s been, flies backwards. It also prefers to sleep upside down, so it builds its nest upside down, shaped something like an igloo with the hole underneath. No one is sure why the eggs don’t fall out. compare goofang, sandhill pearch

Google – one story is that the search engine was called ‘Googol’, but an angel investor made his a check out to ‘Google’. The developers, after some

thought, decided to open an account in the name ‘Google’. Some google™ words:
to google – to search on the Google™ search engine.
googlespeak – the lexicon of google terms.
vanity googler – one who googles his own name, to see what others will find when they google him or her, assuming that he or she rates being googled.
revenge google – to diss, online, a former beau after a relationship gone bad.
ungoogle – to try to combat revenge googling.
google bomb – to push a web site high in a list of Google™ search results, by setting up a large number of pages with links to that site.
googlewhacking – a quirky online word game using the search engine.

googol – the number written as 1 followed by a hundred zeros (also, a very large number or quantity)

googolplex – the number written as 1 followed by a googol of zeros

Goon a stupid or oafish woman

goon [etymology] – a thug hired to intimidate or harm opponents, particulary as a strikebreaker; also, a stupid or oafish person [from the Popeye comics?]

Goon a thug hired to intimidate harm opponents particulary as a strikebreaker

goose egg – zero, nothing; esp.: a score of zero in a game or contest (  I would add that the term, in non-baseball use, implies zero results despite effort.)

Gordian Knot – eponym: an intricate problem, usu. one insoluble in its own terms

Gordian Knot An intricate problem usually one insoluble in its own terms

gorgon – eponym: an ugly or repulsive woman

Gorgon eponym an ugly or repulsive woman

gorp – a mixture of high-energy foods, such as nuts and dried fruit, eaten as a snack [origin by acronym for “Good Old Raisins and Peanuts”?]

gosport – toponym; in old airplanes with front-and-back [‘tandem’] cockpits) a flexible tube for speaking from front to back cockpit [after Gosport, a port in southeast England, an embarkation point in WWII for the 1944 invasion of France]

gossamer – noun: 1. a film of cobwebs floating in air in calm clear weather; 2. something light, delicate, or insubstantial: the gossamer of youth’s

dreams. adjective: extremely light, delicate, or tenuous

gossip – an interesting etymology. Originally meant ‘godparent’ (from God, + sibb = ‘relative’). From there the term was extended to mean ‘familiar acquaintance’; then to ‘one engaging in familiar, idle talk’; then to ‘trifling talk, groundless rumor’.

gossoon – a young boy (Irish; informal)

Gossoon a young boy

Gotham – a common sobriquet for New York City

gourmandize – to overeat or eat immodestly; make a pig of oneself

gowithy; gold-withy – sheep laurel (kalmia angustifolia), or other similar low shrubs

gowpen – a double handful (two hands together, as in the “You’re in good hands with Allstate” ad)

graben – a rift valley; a depression between geologic faults [German ‘trench’] (compare horst)

Gracile; gracillent – gracefully slender

Gracile Gracillent Gracefully slender man

Gradgrind – eponym: one interested only in cold, hard facts. one who regulates things by means of statistics

Gradgrind  A man interested only in cold hard facts

Gramercy (interj.; obsolete) – used to express 1. thankfulness 2. surprise (as in ‘mercy me!”). Various spellings.

Gramercy expression of gratitude or surprise

grammalogue – a word shown as a sign, such as & for “and”

grammaticaster – a piddling, petty, pedantic grammarian

Grand Guignol – a sensational or horrific dramatic entertainment

Grand Guignol a sensational or horrific dramatic entertainment

grand marnier – eponym: an orange-flavored French liqueur

grandfather clock – a weight-and-pendulum clock in a tall free-standing wooden case


grandstanding – performing ostentatiously to impress an audience

Granger – a farmer

Granger a farmer

Grangerize – eponym: to illustrate (a book) by adding prints, etc., especially ones cut out of other books; to mutilate so a book

granita – an Italian dessert made by freezing water, sugar, and a liquid flavoring

grapefruit [bizarre etymology] – name is odd (since fruit is in no way grape-like), and may come from slurred speech

graticule – a network of fine lines as a measuring scale or to locate objects, as on an oscilloscope screen, or to facilitate re-scaling to another size.

(Also, the crosshairs in a rifle scope.) geography: the latitude/longitude grid (would not be used for others, such as a street grid)

gratin – the thin crust atop certain cooked foods; also by transfer, the ‘upper crust’ of society

graupel – granular snow pellets; also called soft hail [The ‘au’ is pronounced like the ‘ow’ in ‘howl’.]

graveolent – having a rank smell

gravid – pregnant

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gravitas – a serious or solemn demeanor; weighty dignity; staidness and sobriety

Gravitas serious solemn demeanor weighty dignity staidness sobriety

greave [pronounced like grieve] – leg armor worn below the knee
[usually plural, since you have two legs. from Old French for ‘shin’]

green card – US, but migrating to the British Isles: a permit allowing a foreigner to live and work permanently in the US

green manure – a cover crop planted in the fall to protect the soil from wind and rain erosion during winter and to enrich the soil when it is plowed under in the spring

greenback – a piece of US currency (orig. a particular note issued 1862 to finance the US Civil War) (see coins and currency)

greenmail (corporate takeovers) – the practice of buying enough stock to threaten a hostile takeover, so that the company will pay you a premium price to buy the stock back and get you to go away (also, the money paid to you)

greenroom – a waiting room or lounge for the performers, when they are offstage

Gresham’s law (also here) – eponym: the tendency of inferior products or practices to drive out superior ones

gridelin – grayish violet

grilse – a salmon that has returned to fresh water after a single winter at sea

grimoire – a magician’s manual for invoking demons, etc.

grimthorpe – eponym: to restore an old building badly, with lavish expenditure but without skill, taste or regard to historic character

grinch – a spoilsport or killjoy

grobian – a slovenly boor; a lout

grog – eponym: rum cut with water (leading to groggy)

grok – geek-slang: to understand completely (Coined by science fiction writer Robert A. Heinlein in his Stranger in a Strange Land)

grommet – a reinforced eyelet, as in cloth or leather

gronk – lint between the toes [query the accuracy of this]

grouchings – beer sediment

ground burst – fireworks: a low level burst of a fireworks shell; potentially very dangerous

grounded – deeply or strongly founded; firmly fixed or established; resting upon a good basis. Chiefly fig. of immaterial well-, ill-grounded

growler – informal: a container, such as a pail or pitcher, that is used for carrying beer

Grundyism; Mrs. Grundy – eponym: an extremely conventional or priggish person

Grundyism an extremely conventional or priggish woman

gruntled – pleased, satisfied, contented. [The precise opposite of its original meaning.]

guajira – a Cuban peasant dance [literally, “peasant woman”]

guano – dung of sea birds or bats, accumulated along certain coastal areas or in caves, and used as fertilizer; also similar substances, such as fertilizer prepared from ground fish parts

guardant – heraldry: looking out at the viewer full face as opposed to in profile. See rampant, dormant, saliant for other heraldic terms.

guerdon (also here) – reward, recompense (noun and verb)

guerilla (etymology) – from Sp. for “little war”

guillemets – the marks « and »

guilloche – an ornament in the form of two or more bands or strings twisted over each other in a continued series, leaving circular openings which are filled with round ornaments

guillotine – [eponym] a type of machine for beheading; also, a device (as a paper cutter) of similar action

guinea – 1. offensive slang: a person of Italian descent 2. money: the sum of one pound and one shilling

gula – the upper part of the throat; the front part of the neck

gulag – a forced labor camp or prison, esp. for political dissidents; a similar place or situation of great suffering and hardship

gular – pertaining to the throat

Gull –

Gull Cheating done by a woman Fool or hoax

Gulling –

gulling Make a fool or dupe of. Gull Fool or hoax

Gulosity – greediness; excessive appetite

Gumshoe – slang: a detective

Gunsel [bizarre etymology] – a gunman in the criminal world [from a sly trick that Dashiell Hammett put over on his editor]

Gunter’s scale – eponym: a wooden rule, marked with scales of trigonometric functions and logarithms, to solve mechanically problems in surveying and navigation

Gunwale (pronounced GUN-el] – the upper edge or planking of the side of a boat. ( to the Gunwales informal so as to be almost overflowing)

Gustable – 1. capable of being tasted 2. pleasant to the taste; toothsome

Guttle – to eat greedily and voraciously (noun: guttler – one who guttles; a glutton)

Guyot – eponym: a flat-topped submarine mountain

Gynander – a mannish woman

Gynander a mannish woman

gynoticolobomassophile – a person who enjoys nibbling on the earlobes of women (note: it having been noted that nuchal = ‘of the nape of the neck’, one of

our female members commented that she would love to find a gynonuchalmassophile)

gyromancy – divination by circles [dictionary at mancy lists 54 form of divination]

gyve – noun: a shackle or fetter, esp. for the leg. verb: to shackle or fetter

gabardine closely woven cotton or wool twill
gabbart barge
gabble to chatter or talk inarticulately
gabbro granular igneous rock
gabelle a salt tax
gabion wicker or wire basket of earth or rock
gablock spur attached to the heel of a fighting cock
gad to wander about idly or in pursuit of pleasure
gadarene headlong; precipitate
gadoid of, resembling or pertaining to the cod
gadroon embossed decoration or fluting on silverware
gadzookery the use of archaisms in literature
gadzooks mild oath
gaff spar on which head of fore-and-aft sail is extended
gaff-topsail triangular topsail with its foot extended upon the gaff
gage token of defiance or challenge; thing deposited as pledge of performance

gainsay – 1. to deny something; to declare false: “After today’s events, you cannot gainsay his love for her.”

2. to contradict somebody or something; to oppose

noun form: gainsayer
Approximately 1325; from Middle English, ‘genseyying’: contradiction, literally, a saying against (‘gain-‘: against, from Old English ‘gegn-,’ ‘gean-‘:

against + ‘sayen’: to say, from ‘secgan’: say).

gaita Spanish bagpipes
gal unit of acceleration of one centimeter per second per second
galabiya north African smock-like garment
galactic of, like or pertaining to or obtained from milk
galactoid like or resembling milk; milky
galactometer instrument for measuring specific gravity of milk
galactophagist milk drinker
galactophorous bearing or carrying milk
galago woolly long-tailed nocturnal lemur (bush baby)
galah blue-gray Australian cockatoo
galanty shadow play
galatea striped cotton
galbanum nonsense; a kind of gum resin
galeanthropy belief that one is a cat
galeated shaped like a helmet
galeiform shaped like a helmet
galère group of undesirable people; unpleasant situation
galericulate topped by a hat-like covering
galilee porch in front of church
galimatias nonsense; confused mixture of unrelated things
gallet to fill in mortar joints with small pebbles
Galliard brisk; gallant; lively

Galliard brisk gallant lively man
galliard sprightly Renaissance and Baroque dance


gallicide killer of fowl

Galline -A bad woman who has nature of Chicken

Galline Woman bad woman who has nature and Behavior as Chicken

Short story describing the meaning of the word Galline is at

https://nicewemen.wordpress.com/galline-woman/


gallionic uncaring; indifferent
galliot small galley
gallipot small medicine jar
gallize to bring wine to standard proportions
gallomania craze or obsession with France and the French
galloon lace trim or binding material
Gallophile one who loves France or the French
gallophobia fear of France or the French
galop lively double-time dance
galvanometer instrument for measuring electrical current
galvanoscope instrument for detecting presence and direction of electric current


Gambado – a capering, leaping or gamboling movementbound or spring of a horse; fantastic movement

Gambado a capering leaping gamboling movement


gambeson ancient leather or quilted coat worn as armour
gambrel crooked stick used by butchers for hanging carcasses
gambrel horse’s hock
gambrel roof having a pentagonal gable
gambroon twilled worsted and cloth
gametogenesis formation of gametes
gamic sexual; sexually produced
gamidolatry worship of marriage
gamin street urchin; precocious imp
gaminesque playful; impish; boyish
gamma unit of magnetic flux density equal to one nanotesla
gammadion figure comprised of capital gammas; swastika
gammicism inability or hardship in pronouncing letters ‘g’ and ‘k’
gammon to feign an action; perpetrate a hoax on; nonsense, rubbish
gamogenesis sexual reproduction
gamomania obsession with issuing odd marriage proposals
gamophagia destruction of one gamete by another
gamophobia fear of marriage
gangue worthless rock in which valuable metals occur
gangway either of the sides of the upper deck of a ship
ganister flint-like rock used to surface roads
gannet large white Atlantic seabird
ganoid having shiny smooth scales
ganosis reduction in shininess of marble
gantline rope used in single-block hoist
gantry shelving for barrels; shelf where drinks are displayed
gaposis gap in a row of buttons or snaps
gar mild oath
garboard plank on a ship’s bottom next to the keel
garbology study of garbage
garçonniere bachelor apartment
garde-bras armour connecting the gauntlet to the elbow-plates
gardevisure visor of a helmet


Gardyloo warning cry

Gardyloo warning cry


gargarize to gargle
garner granary; store of anything
garnetiferous bearing garnets
garret room just under the roof of a house; attic

gasconade to brag or boast
gasconade – 1. boastful talk: “When the wine flowed, so would the gasconade.” intransitive verb 2. to talk boastfully: “He demanded an audience, talked loudly, and gasconaded.” additional noun form: gasconader
Approximately 1700; from French, ‘gasconnade,’ derivative of ‘gasconner’: to boast, to chatter (see 18th-century French slang, ‘Gascon’: a braggart).

Gasconism boastfulness

Gasconism boastfulness by a woman


gasiform of the form or shape of gas
gasometer instrument for holding and measuring gases
gastriloquist ventriloquist
gastroenterology study of stomach; intestines
gastrolatry gluttony; excessive love of food
gastrolith stone ingested by an animal to aid in digestion
gastrology good eating; cookery


Gastromancy – divination by the sound of, or marks upon, the belly [dictionary at mancy lists 54 form of divination]. Divination by sounds from the belly.

Gastromancy divination by the sound of, or marks upon the belly


gastronomy study of fine dining
gastrophilanthropist one who seeks to satisfy the appetites of others
gastropod mollusks including snails; slugs; whelks
gastroscope instrument for examining interior of the stomach
gastrosopher a person skilled in matters of eating
gat opening or strait between two sandbanks
gatefold oversized page in a book
gaucherie awkward or socially unacceptable remark
gaud trick or practical joke
gaudiloquent speaking joyfully or on joyful matters
gauffer to make pleats or ripples in material
gauleiter overbearing wielder of petty authority
gault heavy clay used for bricks
gaumless stupid; witless; vacant
gauntlet armoured glove
gaur wild ox
gauss unit of magnetic flux density equal to 1/10000 tesla
gavage force-feeding of poultry
gavelkind land inheritance by all sons in equal portion
gavotte moderate tempo French peasant dance


gawdelpus helpless person

Gawdelpus helpless man


gayal domesticated ox with tufted tail, native to south Asia
gazar silk organza fabric
geal of, like or pertaining or pertaining to the earth
gegenschein glow of zodiacal light seen opposite the sun
geist spirit; intellectual inclination
geitonogamy pollination of a flower by another flower on the same plant
gelada long-haired Ethiopian baboon
gelasin dimple in the cheek that appears when one smiles
gelastic of, like or pertaining to or provoking laughter
gelation solidification by cooling
gelid extremely cold
gelogenic tending to produce laughter
geloscopy fortune-telling by means of laughter
gemel twinned; occurring in pairs
gemelliparous having given birth to twins
gement groaning, lamenting
geminate to double; to arrange in pairs
gemination doubling of a consonant sound; in rhetoric, repetition of a word or phrase
geminiform paired; double
gemma bud from which a new plant can grow
gemmate to deck with gems
gemmation budding
gemmeous of, like or pertaining to gems; like a gem
gemmiferous bearing gems
gemmology study of gems and jewels
gemsbok large South African antelope
genappe smooth worsted yarn
genarch head of a family or clan
generalate the office of a general
genesic of, like or pertaining to procreation or the genitals
genesiology study of reproduction and heredity
genet spotted long-tailed carnivorous mammal like the civet
genethliacon birthday ode
genethlialogy the art of casting horoscopes
genetrix mother; female ancestor
geniculate bent like a knee; jointed
geniophobia fear of chins
genitive indicating possession, origin or relation
genoa large jib that overlaps the mainsail
genophobia fear of sex
genouillère jointed knee-piece of armour
gentilitian belonging to a race or clan
gentrification movement of middle class to working class area
geocarpy the production or ripening of fruit underground
geocentrism belief that Earth is the centre of the universe
geochemistry study of chemistry of the earth’s crust
geochronology study of measuring geological time
geocyclic of, like or pertaining to the rotation and revolution of the Earth
geodesy earth measurement on a large scale
geofact rock chipped naturally that looks like an artifact
geogenous growing on the ground
geogeny science of the formation of the earth’s crust
geognosy knowledge of the general structure of the earth
geogony study of formation of the earth
geoid figure of the earth
geolatry earth-worship
geology study of earth’s crust
geomancy divination by casting earth onto a surface
geomorphogeny study of the origins of land forms
geophagy practice of feeding on soil; dirt-eating
geophilous living in or near the ground
geophone device for detecting sound waves underground
geophyte plant that grows in the earth
geoponic agricultural
geoponics study of agriculture
georgette thin silk
georgic of, like or pertaining to agricultural or rustic affairs; rural; agrarian
geoscopy examination or analysis of soil
geoselenic of, like or pertaining to both the Earth and the moon
geostrophic of, like or pertaining to deflection due to effects of Earth’s rotation
geotaxis response of an organism to gravity
geotechnics study of increasing habitability of the earth
geothermometer instrument for measuring subterranean temperatures
gerascophobia fear of growing old
geratology study of decadence and decay
gerdoying imitation sound of a crash
gerendum something that is to be done
gerent one that rules or manages
gerenuk long-necked antelope with large eyes
german of one’s parents’ siblings
Germanophilia love or fondness for Germany or the Germans
germicide substance that kills germs
gerocomy study of old age
geromorphism appearing to be older than one’s actual age
gerontocracy government by the aged
gerontogenous of, like or pertaining to the Old World
gerontology study of the elderly; aging
gerontophilia sexual attraction towards the elderly
gerrymander to divide electoral districts for one’s own political gain
gesso plaster of Paris used in painting
gestatorial of, like or pertaining to carrying
gestic of, like or pertaining to gestures
geta wooden-soled Japanese shoe
gewgaw toy; trifling object; bauble
gharial large Indian crocodile with long snout
gharry box-like Middle Eastern horse-drawn cab
ghawazi Egyptian dancing girls


giaour one who does not follow the Islamic faith; unbeliever

giaour an infidel woman


gib wedge-shaped piece of metal that holds another in place
gibbet gallows
gibbous hump-backed; humped; swollen
gibus hat worn to the opera
gid brain disease suffered by sheep
gig light two-wheeled one-horse carriage
giganticide killing of a giant
gigantology study of giants
gigantomachy war of giants against the gods
gigot leg of mutton
gigue lively Baroque dance in triple time
gilbert unit of magnetomotive force


gilderoy proud woman

Gilderoy Proud woman


gilliver wallflower
gimbals arrangement of rings allowing free motion of supported object
gimcrack trick; trivial mechanism
gimmal ring that can be divided into two or three rings
gingham striped cotton cloth
ginglymus joint that permits movement in one plane only
ginnel narrow alley between high buildings
ginnery place where cotton is ginned
girandole branched chandelier or similar structure
girasol fire-opal that glows like fire in certain light
glabrous hairless; smooth
glaciology study of ice ages and glaciation
glacis a gentle slope in fortification
gladiate shaped like a sword
glair egg white used as medium for binding paint
glaireous slimy; viscous
glandiferous bearing acorns or nuts
glandiform gland-shaped; acorn-shaped
glanduliferous bearing glands
glareous gravelly; growing on gravel
glaucous sea-green; greyish-blue
glebe church land granted to clergyman
glebe sod; the soil
glebous earthy; full of clods
gleed hot coal; burning ember


Gleek  – to make sport; to gibe; to sneer (noun: a jest or scoff; a trick or deception); also, to spend time idly. A trick or joke.

Gleek to make sport to gibe to sneer to spend time idly


gleet mucus discharge from the urethra
glenoid slightly cupped; socket-shaped
gliriform resembling a rodent
glirine rodent-like; of, like or pertaining to rodents
glissade moving on snow without skis
gloaming period between sunset and full night; dusk
globuliferous bearing globules
glochidiate bristled; barbed
glockenspiel small bells or bars struck by hammer or keyed levers
glomerate packed or bunched together
glossa the tongue
glossographer writer of short explanatory notes or glosses
glossography writing of glossaries; written description of a language
glossoid like a tongue
glossology study of language; study of the tongue
glossophagine eating using the tongue
glottogonic of, like or pertaining to the origins of language


glozing flattery; deceit

Glozing Deceit by woman Flattery


gluconeogenesis production of glucose from non-carbohydrates
glumiferous bearing glumes
glutinous gluey; sticky
glutition swallowing
glycogenesis production of glycogen
glyptic of, like or pertaining to carving or gem-engraving
glyptography the art of engraving on gems
glyptology study of gem engravings
gnathal of, like or pertaining to the jaws
gnathion tip of the chin


gnathonic flattering

Gnathonic Flattering by woman


gnome short pithy saying or proverb
gnomic signifying general truth; pertaining to aphorisms or proverbs
gnomology collection of aphorisms, proverbs and short poems
gnomon upright rod of a sundial
gnomonics the art of measuring time using sundials


gnosiology study of knowledge; philosophy of knowledge

Gnosiology study of knowledge philosophy of knowledge


gnosis knowledge; especially spiritual
gnosticism belief that freedom derives solely from knowledge
gnotobiology study of life in germ-free conditions
goa Tibetan gazelle with backward-curving horns
goanna large Australian lizard
goatish lustful; foolish


gobemouche gullible person

Gobemouche silly credulous woman one who swallow anything you tell her


godet triangular piece of cloth inserted in a skirt
goetic of, like or pertaining to black magic
goitrous affected by or pertaining to goitre
goldenrod dark golden yellow
goliard wandering student


goliardy riotous or lustful behaviour

Goliardy Riotous Lustful behaviour women


goluptious delightful; luscious
gomphiasis looseness of the teeth
gomphosis growth of teeth into the bone cavity
gonalgia knee pain


goniometer instrument for measuring angles between faces
gonoph pickpocket; thief
gorah bow-and-string instrument of Khoekhoe people
goral small horned antelope living in mountainous regions of south Asia
gorget piece of armour for the throat
gorgoneion representation of the gorgon’s head
gorgonize to turn into stone; to paralyze with one’s gaze

gormandize – 1. to eat immodestly, especially greedily or gluttonously; to make a pig of oneself: “Jason destroys any semblance of dinner table peace with

his grunting and loud chewing. If he must gormandize, can’t he do it more quietly?”

transitive verb

2. to devour, or swallow voraciously: “Tom, please stop gormandizing the pot roast, the children think they’re next.”

noun forms: gormandizer
Approximately 1550; from French, ‘gourmandise’: gluttony; from Middle French, ‘gourmand’ + suffix ‘ise’.

gormandism gluttony

Gormless stupid ineffectual woman Busy with frivolous issues
gormless – dull or unintelligent

Gormless Feminists stupid ineffectual Busy with frivolous issues
gorsedd assembly for granting awards to Welsh bards


gorsoon boy-servant

Gorsoon Boy Servant 1
gossypine cottony


gouache opaque watercolour paint


Gowk a cuckoo; a fool

Gowk a foolish woman
grabble search with the hand; grope
graben a rift valley
gracility slenderness
gradatim step by step


gradin a rising tier of seats in a theatre
gradiometer instrument for measuring gradient of a physical quantity
gradual part of mass between epistle and gospel
gradualism belief that things proceed by degrees
Graecomania obsession with Greece and the Greeks
grafology divination by studying writing
grain unit of weight equal to 1/7000 of a pound
graip pitchfork; dungfork
grallatory of, like or pertaining to wading birds
gramary magic; enchantment

gramineous of, like or pertaining to grass; grassy
graminivorous feeding on grass or cereals
graminology study of grasses
grammalogue word represented by a single sign; logogram
grammaticaster a piddling grammarian
grammatolatry worship of letters and words
grammatology study of systems of writing
grampus blunt-nosed dolphin
grandeval of great age; ancient
grandguard armour for left side of body to protect from lance strike while jousting
grandiloquent bombastic
grandinous full of hail; consisting of hail
grandisonant pompous-sounding
grangerize to cut plates out of many books to illustrate one
granivorous feeding on seeds
granuliferous bearing granules
grapheme a letter of the alphabet
graphemics study of systems of representing speech in writing
graphiure African rodent with pencil-thin tail
grapholagnia obsession with obscene pictures
graphology study of handwriting
graphomania obsession with writing
graphophobia fear of writing
graphospasm writer’s cramp
grapnel small anchor used for dragging or grappling
graptomancy divination by studying handwriting
grassing bleaching by exposure on grass
graticulation division of design into squares when scaling
gratis without charge; for free
grattoir scraper made of flint
gratulatory congratulatory
grauncher clumsy and incompetent mechanic
graupel frozen rain or snowflakes
gravamen grievance; grounds of legal complaint
graveolent rank-smelling; fetid
gravid pregnant
graviloquence grave speech
gravimeter instrument for measuring variations in gravitational fields
gravimetrical of, like or pertaining to measuring by weight
gray unit of absorbed dose of ionizing radiation equal to 100 rads
grayling silver-grey freshwater fish
greave armour for the shin
greaves tallow waste
grebe diving bird resembling the loon
gregal of, like or pertaining to a flock
gregatim in flocks
greige of a grey-beige colour
gremial intimate; pertaining to the lap or bosom
grenadine thin silk
gressorial adapted for walking
gricer train-spotter or railway enthusiast
gridelin violet-grey
griffade sudden seizure with the claws
grillage framework of timber
grille bars of the visor of a helmet
grilse salmon first returning to the river from the sea
grimgribber learned gibberish; legal jargon
grimoire magician’s book for summoning spirits
grinagog one who is constantly grinning
gripulous grasping; greedy
grisaille style of painting in grey tints
griseous pearl-grey or blue-grey; grizzled
grison weasel-like tropical American gray and black carnivore
grith sanctuary; asylum
grithbreach breach of the peace


grivet white and olive tufted African monkey

grivet white and olive tufted African monkey


grobianism slovenly boorishness

Grobianism slovenly boorishness in women lacking manners illbred
groggery low public-house
grognard old or veteran soldier
grogram coarse loosely woven silk fabric
gromatic of, like or pertaining to surveys or surveying
gromatics science of surveying
grosgrain heavy close-woven corded silk
grough deep gully in peat moor area
groundage a charge on a ship in port
groundling person of inferior taste; commoner
groundprox altitude warning system in aircraft
groundsel lowest timber of a structure
groupuscule small clique or faction
grout to root or grub with the snout
growlery a retreat for times of ill humour
groyne wooden breakwater
grufted dirty; begrimed
gruine of, like or pertaining to cranes or similar birds
grum morose; surly
grumous clotted; lumpy
grysbok small speckled south African antelope
guaniferous bearing dung
guardant of a heraldic animal turned to side with head facing the viewer
guarish to heal
guayabera lightweight short-sleeved loose-fitting shirt
gudgeon a person easily cheated

gudgeon a man who easily cheated by Woman
gudgeon metal socket into which the pintle of a boat’s rudder fits
gue two-stringed violin from the Shetland Islands


guenon small, slender bearded African monkey

guenon small, slender bearded African monkey


guerdon reward; recompense


guereza black and white Ethiopian tufted monkey

guereza black and white Ethiopian tufted monkey


guéridon small ornate table or stand
guérite chair with raised back forming a hood


Guff nonsense; empty talk

Guff nonsense empty talk by woman


Guichet ticket window or similar small opening


guidon pennant with rounded outer edge
guignol something intended to horrify people
guillemet angled quotation marks used in French and some other foreign texts
guillemot narrow-billed Atlantic auk
guilloche to decorate with intersecting curved lines
guimpe wide cloth covering neck and shoulders worn by nuns
guipure lace having no ground or mesh
guiro serrated gourd scraped with stick to produce music
gules heraldic name for the colour red
gulix kind of fine linen
gullery place where gulls breed

gulosity gluttony; greed
gulosity – 1. excessive appetite or greediness; gluttony or voracity: “I know you’re hungry, but demanding the last pastries in the shop for later, with a

line of hungry commuters behind us, stinks of gulosity.”
Approximately 1500; from Late Latin, ‘gulositas’, from Latin, ‘gulosus’ (‘gula’: throat or appetite + ‘osus’: equivalent to suffix ‘ose’).

gulpin credulous person; simpleton

Gulpin credulous woman Simpleton Man


gummiferous bearing gum
gummosity gumminess
gumnivorous feeding on tree saps
gunarchy government by women; gynarchy
gundi desert-dwelling small rodent of northern Africa with bristles on feet
gunnage number of guns carried on a warship
gunwale upper edge of the side of a ship
gurgitate to bubble; to boil
gurgitation surging
gurlet pickaxe with one pointed and one bladed end
gusli Russian zither
guttate spotted; having drops or droplike markings
guttatim drop by drop
guttation release of drops of moisture
guttiferous exuding drops
guttiform shaped like a drop
gutturotetany spasm in the throat causing stutter
guyot flat-topped underwater mountain
gybe to swing a sail from one side to another
gyle fermenting vat for beer
gymnasiarch the head of a gymnasium
gymnasiarchy government over a school or academy
gymnasiast a pupil in a gymnasium
gymnobiblism belief that the Bible can be presented to unlearned without commentary
gymnophobia fear of nudity
gymnosophy deep contemplation performed while naked
gymnure hairy hedgehog
gynaecide killing of women
gynaecocracy government by women; gynarchy
gynaecology study of women’s physiology
gynaecomania abnormal sexual obsession with women
gynandroid hermaphroditic; being of or resembling both sexes
gynarchy government by women
gynics knowledge of women
gyniolatry deep respect or devotion for women
gynocentric focused on or concerned with women
gynocracy government by women; gynarchy
gynotikolobomassophile one who nibbles on women’s earlobes
gypsiferous bearing gypsum
gypsography art of engraving on gypsum
gyrograph instrument for counting a wheel’s revolutions
gyroidal spiral; rotatory
gyromancy divination by falling from dizziness
gyron triangular heraldic charge
gyrose having a folded surface; marked with wavy lines
gyrostatics the study of rotating bodies
gyrovague monk who travels from place to place
gyrus convoluted ridge between two grooves
gyve to fetter; to shackle

garrulous
(adj.) talkative, wordy (Some talk-show hosts are so garrulous that their guests can’t get a word in edgewise.)
A garrulous person just won’t stop talking (and talking, and talking, and talking…).

Garrulous comes from the Latin word garrire for “chattering or prattling.” If someone is garrulous, he doesn’t just like to talk; he indulges in talking

for talking’s sake — whether or not there’s a real conversation going on. If you discover that you have a garrulous neighbor sitting next to you on the

plane, you might just want to feign sleep, unless you really want to hear everything going through his mind for the entire trip.


gourmand –

A gourmand is someone obsessively and unhealthily devoted to eating good food and lots of it.

In Monty Python’s film “The Meaning of Life,” there is a character who literally explodes after eating just one more mint after a big meal. Well, that in a

nutshell is a gourmand. Gourmand is not to be confused with gourmet. A gourmet is a connoisseur of good food who enjoys eating but doesn’t do so to excess.

A gourmet might find himself full in his favorite restaurant, but he would never explode. Both words are from the Medieval French term gourmant, meaning “glutton.”

Grandiloquence – (n.) lofty, pompous language ( The student thought her grandiloquence would make her sound smart, but neither the class nor the teacher bought it.)

Grandiloquence lofty extravagantly colorful pompous bombastic style
Grandiloquent – Grandiloquent is a fancy term for, well, being fancy or pretentious. In fact, you might say grandiloquent is itself a pretty grandiloquent word. The word grandiloquent generally refers to the way a person behaves or speaks. Politicians and schoolteachers are the usual suspects of this manner of behavior, known as grandiloquence, but it can refer to anything that’s overbearing or pompous in style or manner. Architecture, especially, is highly guilty of being grandiloquent — if you check out just about anything built in the Baroque style, you could describe it as grandiloquent.

grandiloquence – a lofty, extravagantly colorful, pompous, or bombastic style, especially in language

gratuitous – Gratuitous means “without cause” or “unnecessary.” Telling ridiculous jokes at a somber occasion would be a display of gratuitous humor.

Gratuitous can be used to refer to something that’s unnecessary and mildly annoying. If a friend frequently gives you fashion tips, even though you’ve expressed no interest in receiving them, you’d be correct in labeling her advice as gratuitous. In addition, gratuitous can be used to indicate that something is not only unnecessary but also inappropriate. Some people claim that some films and video games contain gratuitous violence — that is, violence that is excessive and offensive.

Gregarious – (adj.) drawn to the company of others, sociable (Well, if you’re not gregarious, I don’t know why you would want to go to a singles party!)

Gyascutus – an imaginary large four-legged beast with legs on one side longer than on the other for walking on hillsides. Described as a “near relative of the Whang–Doodle and a distant cousin of the Snipe,” the gyascutus made its first appearance in American newspapers in the 1840s, and has played a minor role in American folklore since then. In one tale, a pair of the critters clung to each other for support as they wended their way to western territories; in other stories, the lopsided gyascutus would topple off hillsides and be unable to stand up again.

The gyascutus (that name – the origin of which is unknown – gives a nod to Latin taxonomy) goes by many other names. One modern incarnation, the Sidehill Gouger, appears in a video game of that name.

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