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Glossary of SAT 1 Vocab: G (Gadfly - Gyrate)

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gadfly
a person who annoys others
gaff
a hook
gainsay
to deny; to contradict
gait
manner of walking
gala
festive
galaxy
a group of stars; any large and brilliant assemblage of persons
gall
bitterness
gallant
polite; noble
galvanize
to stimulate; to startle into sudden activity
gambit
strategy; an opening one uses to advantage
gambol
to frolic; to romp about
gamut
the whole range or extent
gape
to stare with open mouth
garble
to distort
gargantuan
gigantic
garish
tastelessly gaudy
garland
a wreath of flowers
garner
to gather; to acquire
garnish
to decorate or trim
garrulous
talkative
gauche
awkward; tactless
gaudy
flashy or showy
gaunt
thin and bony; bleak and barren
gazebo
an open structure with an enjoyable view
gazette
newspaper
gelid
frozen
genealogy
family history
generate
to produce; to originate
generic
not specific; pertaining to a class
genesis
origin; beginning
genial
warm and friendly
genocide
killing of a race of people
genre
an art form or class
genteel
polite; refined
gentry
upper class people
genuflect
to kneel
germane
relevant; fitting
gerontology
the study of older people and their problems
gesticulation
lively or excited gesture
ghastly
dreadful; horrible
ghoul
grave robber; ogre
gibberish
silly, unintelligible talk
gibbet
gallows from which criminals are hanged
gibe
to scoff or ridicule
giddy
dizzy; flighty
gild
to cover with gold
gingerly
cautiously; carefully
gird
to encircle
gist
the essence or main point
glazed
glassy; smooth; shiny
glean
to gather patiently and with great effort
glee
joy
glib
fluent; smooth
glissade
a skillful glide over snow or ice when descending a mountain
glitch
a malfunction or error
gloaming
twilight; dusk
gloat
to look at or think about with great satisfaction
glower
to frown or stare angrily at
glum
gloomy; sad
glutinous
sticky
glutton
one who eats or drinks too much
gnarled
knotty; twisted; roughened
gnome
a legendary dwarf-like creature
goad
to encourage or spur on
gorge
a deep valley with steep sides; to eat or to swallow greedily
gory
bloody
gossamer
light; flimsy; fine
Gothic
medieval; mysterious
gouge
to dig out; to swindle or overcharge
gourmand
a glutton
gourmet
an expert of fine food and drink
gradient
a slope or ramp
granary
a storehouse for grain
grandiloquent
pretentious; speaking in a pompous style
grandiose
impressive; showy
graphic
giving a clear and effective picture
grapple
to grip and hold; to struggle
grate
to irritate; to grind into shreds
gratify
to satisfy
gratis
free of charge
gratuitous
unnecessary; free of cost
grave
serious; somber
gregarious
sociable or friendly
grievous
causing grief or sorrow; distressing
grim
fierce; stern
grimace
a distorted face; an expression of disappointment
grime
dirt
gripe
to complain
grisly
gruesome; ghastly
grit
stubborn courage
gross
extreme; vulgar
grotesque
absurd; distorted
grotto
a cave
grovel
to lower oneself to please others
grudging
resentful; reluctant
grueling
exhausting
gruff
rough or harsh in manner
guile
trickery or deceit
guileless
sincere
guise
a false appearance
gull
to trick or deceive
gullible
easily deceived; too trusting
gumption
courage and initiative
gustatory
pertaining to the sense of taste
gusto
hearty enjoyment
gusty
windy; stormy
guttural
pertaining to the throat
gyrate
to spin or rotate

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