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2500 GRE Most Used Words And GAT Vocabulary With Sentence

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Epistemology a division of philosophy that examines numerous aspects of human intelligence What exactly is knowledge?” is a question you will ask when you study epistemology.
Epistle letter Whenever John receives an epistle from his ex-wife’s lawyer, he always frowns before opening the document.
Epistolary associated with written correspondence Her epistolary collection of the secret romance contains all the letters the couple exchanged.
Epithet adjective, a word or phrase that describes a person or thing The epithet “Curly” is used to describe the big football player with the curly hair.
Epitome brief summary representative example a typical model, an example that represents or expresses something very well The cheetah is the epitome of a fast-running animal.
Epitomized used as a model of something James won the employee of the month award because he epitomized the values of the company.
Equable steady; regular, even-tempered; calm Our equable cat is always calm and never causes much of a stir.
Equanimity calmness of temperament, to stay calm, especially under stress His equanimity allowed him to keep a clear head and escape the burning building.
Equilibrium state of being balanced Last year, the government issued every taxpayer a $1200 refund in hopes of restoring equilibrium to a depressed economy.
Equipoise equal distribution of weight equilibrium The lecturer always tried to keep an equipoise between engaging and challenging assignments.
Equivocal having a double or doubtful meaning; suspicious The president’s equivocal explanation of the war sounded unclear to the public.
Equivocate try to deceive by equivocal language The prosecutor hoped he could equivocate enough to trick the suspect into confessing.
Eradicate get rid of pull up by the roots If we want to eradicate the growing problem of cheating in schools, parents and communities must get behind teachers.
Err to make an error or mistake When I err, I try to learn from my mistakes.
Errant  Prone to making error The errant student was given a warning for not going directly to class.
Erratic irregular in behaviour or opinion The medicine causes the normally predictable Jacob to behave in an erratic way.
Erudite Learned, scholarly, with emphasis on knowledge gained from books. Our erudite instructor was able to answer every question asked by our class.
Eschew avoid I eschew smoking because I know it is dangerous to my health.
Esoteric abstruse intended only for a small circle of The medical research was so esoteric that only a few physicians could actually understand the results.
Espouse To take in marriage, to support an idea, belief, or principle People who espouse the Paleo diet claim that they feel better and it’s much easier to control their weight.
Espy to discover; to catch sight of, jasoos The police did not have a good description of the suspect since the only eye witness did not espy his features.
Ethos principles by which an individual or group lives Many adventurous people live by the ethos of YOLO, you only live once.
Etymology the account of how a word came into being After a bit of research, I found the etymology associated with my name and discovered my name’s meaning.
Eulogy formal praise panegyric Ginger sobbed as she listened to the praising words of her father’s eulogy during his funeral.
Eupeptic good digestion, relating to or having good digestion or a consequent air of healthy good spirits. I did not sleep much, for I was strung too high with expectation, and I envied Blenkiron his now eupeptic slumbers.
Euphemism a word or expression used to talk about something unpleasant, blunt or offensive without mentioning the thing itself When I was a kid, my mother described sexual intercourse using a euphemism so I would not be shocked by her words.
Euphony a pleasing sound in regards to word tone The euphony of the reader’s voice tempted me to fall asleep.
Euphoria elation state of pleasant excitement When she received her acceptance letter to Harvard, she was in a state of euphoria for weeks.
Euthanasia easy and painless death, the practice of terminating the life of an animal or person who is suffering The doctor refused to perform euthanasia even though he knew it would permanently remove his patient’s suffering.
Evacuate to leave or withdraw from It’s not a good idea to wait until the last minute to evacuate an area.
Evanescent lasting only for a very short time Rainbows are evanescent because they do not stay around for long periods of time.
Evasive tending to evade, not straightforward or honest During the interview, the reporter learned nothing from the politician’s evasive responses.
Evict expel (someone) from a property, especially with the support of the law a single mother and her children have been evicted from their home
Evince to show clearly to indicate, to show or express clearly; to make plain Without saying a word, a talented actor can evince a wide range of emotions just through facial expressions.
Evoke call up bring out, to bring a feeling, a memory or an image into your mind When I’ve been under a lot of stress, I usually treat myself to a bubble bath to try to evoke a greater sense of well-being.
Exacerbate To make wors If you do not take your medicine, you condition will exacerbate, and you will feel worse.
Exasperated very annoyed Hank gets exasperated when his neighbors play loud music late at night.
Exceptionable objectionable or not acceptable The child’s behavior in public is exceptionable and should be corrected by his mother right away.
Excerpted take (a short extract) from a text. a book excerpted in this week’s Time magazine
Excoriation severe criticism Elizabeth Warren excoriates Donald Trump, The candidates have publicly excoriated each other throughout the campaign.
Exculpate to clear from a charge of guilt Even though I was always able to exculpate myself from the accusations my boss made against me, I began to believe that he had a serious issue concerning my trustworthiness.
Execrable extremely bad or unpleasant execrable cheap wine
Exegesis detailed explanation of a written passage The student’s exegesis of the novel was one of the best summaries the professor had ever read
Exemplar a person or thing that serves as a model or ideal Because my mom is a successful businesswoman and a wonderful mother, she is my exemplar of the perfect woman.
Exhaustive complete; thorough, leaving nothing out; thorough My mother’s exhaustive cleaning list covers every inch of the house.
Exhort to strongly urge someone to do something While I cannot force you to drive the speed limit, I exhort you to do so or else you might end up in jail.
Exigency emergency an urgent situation, something that is necessary in a particular situation Until my attacker is found, I consider having a bodyguard to be an exigency.
Exigent pressing; demanding the exigent demands of her contemporaries’ music took a toll on her voice”
Exodus a going out; a departure, a situation in which a lot of people leave a place or activity at the same time One would think that the repeated occurrence of tornadoes in an area would prompt an exodus of the residents to a location with a more stable climate.
Exonerate to prove that someone is not guilty of a crime or responsible for a problem, bad situation, etc. The job of the defense attorney is to exonerate his clients and keep them out of jail.
Exoneration set someone clear (e.g.. from blame) The job of the defense attorney is to exonerate his clients and keep them out of jail.
Exorbitant much too high or great Because of my budget, I am unable to make exorbitant purchases
Exorcism the act of driving out a demon from a person or place insisting that an exorcism needed to take place, the priest prepared to bring the evil spirit out of the young girl.
Expatiate to roam wander freely, to write or talk about something using many details During his book signing, Clark will expatiate on his military adventures.
Expatriate an individual who does not reside in his native nation or birthplace My uncle is an expatriate who left the country of his birth to live in France.
Expedient likely to be useful for a purpose Given the fact the police will be looking for us soon, it is expedient we leave this apartment quickly!
Expedite to cause something to happen faster If you would like to expedite the shipping of your order, please pay the express shipping fee.
Expend to use up Writing sentences all day causes me to expend a majority of my mental stamina.
Expiate to make up for something Jack had no idea how he was going to expiate the fact he forgot his wedding anniversary.
Expiation ending; expiring,
the act of making amends or reparation for guilt or wrongdoing; atonement.
an act of public expiation
Explicit specific about rules or what is required The difficult woman left the maid explicit details about how she wanted her house cleaned
Exploit brilliant achievement develop use selfishly Fuel suppliers will exploit the national oil shortage by raising prices to increase their bottom lines.
Exposition the action of putting something out to public view; for example, in a display or show As an author, Maria booked an exposition booth at the Publisher Trade Show to get the word out about her books.
Expostulate argue earnestly to dissuade correct or protest, to express strong disagreement More than likely, the cat will expostulate his opinion of his new food by leaving it in his dish.
Expurgate to edit out rude, incorrect, offensive, useless, or otherwise undesirable information; to purge, to remove obscenity purify censor The rapper was told that if he did not expurgate the offensive lyrics from his new song, it would never be played on the radio.
Exscind to cut out cut away, Too cut out Before eating this apple, I will exscind the brown spot on the side.
Extant still in existence, still around; not extinct The extant writings of the ancient philosopher are still quite popular with philosophy students.
Extempore without previous thought or preparation, impromptu; done without preparation Dr. King’s extempore speech to the crowd was not memorized, but from the heart.
Extemporize to improvise, especially while giving a speech or performing music Giving an impromptu performance, the quick-witted comedian loved to extemporize.
Extenuate reduce the strength of lessen seriousness partially excuse, make thin Under extenuating conditions, even the strictest professor will allow a student to turn in late work.
Extinct no longer active Scientists believe that climate change is a reason animals become extinct.
Extinguish end the existence of/wipe or put out No matter how hard he tried, he couldn’t extinguish his feelings for her.
Extirpate to destroy exterminate cut out exscind, to totally eliminate Hopefully the pesticides will extirpate the insects from my garden.
Extirpation to remove or destroy totally; do away with;to pull up by or as if by the roots; root up: to extirpate an unwanted hair Extirpation of hair
Extol to praise highly Unfortunately, young people have began to extol celebrities instead of the real heroes like teachers and police officers.
Extort obtain by threats violence When Larry was fired, he attempted to extort cash from his former boss by threatening to expose the man’s drug addiction.
Extradite o send an individual accused of a crime back to the area in which the crime took place The state will soon extradite Cal to the island nation where he is wanted for assaulting a young girl.
Extralegal outside the law there were extralegal means through which to render the NAACP impoten
Extraneous not essential or coming from the outside Because of so many extraneous details in the instructions, Dad wasn’t able to put the toy together in time for Christmas morning.
Extrapolate To infer by extending known information the results cannot be extrapolated to other patient groups
Extravagant excessive; exceeding normal bounds Rick spent nearly a year’s salary on the extravagant engagement ring.
Extrinsic not belonging to, outside of Our professor said that he would not allow questions or comments that are extrinsic to the subject matter under discussion.
Extrovert cheerful person Because Pat is an extrovert who enjoys chatting with others, she is the ideal talk show host.
Exuberance the quality of being exuberant; cheerful or vigorous enthusiasm; liveliness When the exuberance of the fans threatened to get out of control, police had to be called in to usher them off the field.
Fabricated invent (something) in order to deceive, forge officers fabricated evidence
Façade the principal front of a building, that faces on to a street or open space, front the house has a half-timbered façade
Facetious humorous; funny; jocular The teacher described her most troublesome student as a facetious young man.
Facile easily done, Easily Performed While the adults found the video game complicated, the teenagers thought it was facile and easily played.
Factions a group within a larger group that has different ideas and opinions than the rest of the group The candidate who wins the election will be the one who can get the most voters to join his faction.
Faddish A phenomenon that becomes popular for a very short time. Faddish mean being or in accordance with current social fashions
Fagged too tired we were all absolutely fagged out
Fallacious based on error, based on a mistaken belief fallacious arguments
Fallacy an idea or belief that is false but many people think is true Having money makes you happy is a fallacy because happiness has nothing to do with wealth.
Fallible capable of making mistakes or being wrong Even though we are all fallible to some degree, the most successful people have learned how to rise above their weaknesses.
Fallow not being used At the end of summer, the once crowded beaches become fallow as the young people return to school.
Falter waver/move in an uncertain manner When the bank teller noticed that the masked man began to falter slightly, she discreetly pressed the silent alarm.
Fanatical having an extreme, irrational zeal or enthusiasm for a specific cause We were afraid of being attacked by a fanatical jihadist.
Fastidious concerned about accuracy and detail; hard to please My mother was a fastidious woman who always had a complaint on her lips.
Fatuous without sense foolish; self-satisfaction, lacking intelligence; stupid Buying a car without negotiating down the price is a fatuous move.
Fawn To seek favor or attention by flattery and obsequious, to seek favor or approval by giving extra attention or praise The politician will ignore members of the working class to fawn over the millionaires who can fund her campaign.
Feasible to do without too much difficulty; possible To make school more feasible, I hired you a tutor.
Feckless lacking purpose or vita, someone who is irresponsible or ineffectivelity ineffective careless Larry was such a feckless manager that the company was forced to declare bankruptcy.
Fecund fertile, intellectually productive or inventive The computer programmer was a fecund person who could quickly identify and solve problems.
Feint pretend, A movement made to confuse the opponent The basketball player exhibited a clever feint when he pretended to pass the ball and then leaped up for the game-winning shot.
Felicitate to congratulate Contestants from other states rushed to felicitate the winner of the pageant.
Felicitous suitably expressed; well chosen; apropos,
pleasant or delightful
The felicitous music made me happy.
Felon person guilty of murder Missamore had been convicted of burglary in 1988, a felony.
Feral Existing in a wild or untamed state The feral dog would not approach humans.
Ferment substance become excited, to produce excitement or unrest Before the concert started, a popular comedian came out to ferment enthusiasm among the crowd.
Ferocity savage cruelty, the condition of being ferocious The fighters were throwing punches with such ferocity that the referee had to stop the fight in the third round.
Ferret discover by searching search, an assiduous search for something, a animal he had a quick ferret around
Ferrous containing or consisting of iron ferrous car engine is costly these days
Fervent exhibiting or marked by great intensity of feeling The hot topic spurred a fervent debate between the two political parties.
Fervid showing earnest feeling, marked by great passion or zeal The candidate made a fervid speech that held the audience’s attention.
Fervor warmth of feelings earnestness, intense and passionate feeling When the airlines increased their fares, passengers responded with fervor about their plans to find alternate travelling means.
Festoon a decorative chain or strip hanging between two points In wedding festoon is used to decorate door.
Fetid stinking, having an extremely unpleasant odor As soon as the detectives opened the door and smelled the fetid odor, they knew there was a dead body in the house.
Fetter to shackle put in chains, manacle Even though I am married, I do not see the commitment as a fetter that interferes with my identity.
Feud bitter quarrel over a long period of time Some people claim that there is a family feud between the Bush and Clinton families, but I think that they get along just fine.
Fickle changing one’s mind frequently The fickle little boy could not decide if he wanted the yellow sucker, the green sucker, or the red sucker.
Fidelity loyalty accuracy After his arrest for fraud, the fidelity of all the reports he had turned in came into question.
Fidget move restlessly make nervous, make small movements, especially of the hands and feet, through nervousness or impatience. the audience began to fidget and whisper
Figurehead carved image on the prow of a ship Sheikh rasheed is just figurehead of pti
Filibuster a delaying tactic; a long speech given in order to delay progress or the making of a decision The senator will filibuster to prevent a vote on the bill.
Finagle to practice deception or fraud; scheme. Acquire something by dishonet way It is sad that telemarketers will purposefully call elderly citizens to try to finagle them out of their money.
Finesse delicate way of dealing with a situation The chess champion played the game with a finesse that allowed him to easily beat all the other players
Finical, finicky, fussy too fussy about food clothing etc.too particular; fussy My fussy sister always complains and is never satisfied with the way the beautician does her hair.
Finicky finical, had se zada Nafasat pasand Umar is  a finicky eater
Fission splitting or division (esp. of cells) Nuclear fission is made by separating one atom or combining two different atoms.
Fitful unsteady; erratic Jim was tired when he woke up after a fitful night of sleep.
Fixate stare at The stalker was completely fixated on the actress.
Flagrant noticeably bad After the basketball player committed a flagrant foul, he was kicked out of the game.
Flail to move uncontrollably in the air During the tornado, the flag seemed to flail in the air as if it was asking for help.
Flak criticism; anti-aircraft guns The unhappy customer gave George flak for the long wait time.
Flamboyant brightly colored; florid, displaying flashy or loud behavior The flamboyant singer loves to wear shimmering suits while performing.
Flatter lavish praise and compliments on (someone), often insincerely and with the aim of furthering one’s own interests she was flattering him in order to avoid doing what he wanted
Flaunt to show off (brag) Eric loves to flaunt his flashy clothes because he thinks that he is super cool.
Flaunting show off complacently, brag Eric loves to flaunt his flashy clothes because he thinks that he is super cool.
Flax pale yellow (hair) a plant the farmer was cutting flax
Fledge (of a young bird) develop wing feathers that are large enough for flight. “the young fledge around four weeks after hatching”
Fledged able to fly trained experienced, (of a young bird) having wing feathers that are large enough for flight; able to fly. a recently fledged bird
Fledgling an inexperienced person. The fledgling writer could use the benefit of a good editor.
Fleet number of ships; quick-moving, a group of vehicles that are under the same command or with the same purpose and headed to the same place The police fleet raced down the highway after a stolen vehicle.
Flimsy likely to bend or break under pressure; weak, shaky, flexible, or fragile I look so flimsy dancing in heels, that my friends worry that I might topple over.
Flinch draw; move back; wince While shooting a gun, I would always flinch at the loud sound causing the gun to bounce upward.
Flippant lacking proper respect or seriousness The student’s flippant actions towards the teacher got him suspended from school.
Floe a sheet of floating ice Expect to find ice floes and snow here even in late summer.
Flop fail/move/fall clumsily The only thing my lazy dog would ever do is eat a big bowl of dogfood and then flop down on the couch as if he owned it.
Florid very much ornamented naturally red (e.g.. of face) Jane’s normally ashen face was florid because of her sunburn.
Flounder to act clumsily or confused My father was afraid that I would flounder as I learned to ride a bike, so he never let go of the seat.
Flout reject mock to go against (as in going against tradition), to intentionally disobey (a law, rule, convention) People find themselves in trouble because they think they’re clever enough to flout the law without getting caught.
Fluffy to be furry or soft After an exhausting day, my head sunk down into the fluffy pillow as I quickly went to sleep.
Fluke lucky; stroke, a coincidence or accident that something happened Since I didn’t study or attend class on a regular basis, it was simply a fluke that I passed the exam.
Fluster make nervous or confused Rosamund seemed rather flustered this morning
Flustered distressed and/or confused The inexperienced actor became flustered when he forgot his lines during his audition.
Fly-by-night unreliable or untrustworthy, especially in business or financial matters Someone that tries to charge more for their goods than they are worth is a fly-by-night businessman.
Foible defect of character (a person is wrongly proud), a minor flaw or shortcoming in character or behavior Smoking is the foible that prevents Jenna from being healthy.
Foil prevent from carrying out, to stop something bad from occurring Fortunately, the police were able to foil the kidnapper’s plan.
Foment put something warm (to lessen the pain), to stir up or incite The publicity-hungry politician often made harsh statements about immigrants in order to foment unrest among the public.
Foolhardy making hasty decisions without regard to danger or possible consequences It is foolhardy to not go to the doctor when one is having chest pains.
Foolproof incapable of failure or error a foolproof security system
Foppish like a man who pays too much attention to his clothes he is foppish and vain
Forage food for horses and cattle, To search for and gather food for animals At night, the rats forage for food in the kitchen.
Foray to venture, an initial attempt at something Although we felt a little anxious about our foray into the jungle, we were still looking forward to our first big game hunt.
Forbear refrain from; be patient; ancestor, to not engage in something; to refrain Since Catie did not have a date for the prom, she chose to forbear attending the event.
Forbearance patience; willingness to wait The police officer showed forbearance when he let the young thief off with a warning.
Forbearing patient and restrained he proved to be remarkably forbearing whenever I was impatient or angry
Ford shallow place in a river (to cross) He go through the ford
Foreclosure a legal process in which a lender takes the property belonging to a borrower, who has stopped making payments to the lender Before filing for foreclosure, the lender gave the debtor one last chance to settle the debt.
Forensic associated with the application of scientific processes and technologies used in crime solving During the trial, a forensic expert gave testimony that helped the state’s case.
Foreshadowed to indicate or signal beforehand that something is going to happen Telling lies up front in a relationship can foreshadow serious problems down the road.
Forestall prevent by taking action in advance; preempt, to stop something from happening To forestall the blackmailers from their threats, the celebrity sold her indecent pictures to an online website.
Forfeit suffer the loss of something A lack of players caused the team to forfeit the game.
Forge workshop for the shaping of metal to shape metal lead, create something new Being stuck in an elevator for 11 hours with strangers is a great way to forge new friendships. In an effort to forge the dough into a perfect circle, Diane tried throwing it up in the air.
Forgery counterfeit Many young kids try to employ forgery to sign their parent’s signature on something they don’t want them to see.
Formidable something that inspires fear My financial situation at the moment seems formidable, but winning the lottery would make everything better.
Forswear renounce; disallow; repudiate, to swear off a certain behavior or a certain belief As part of his New Year’s resolution, my father decided to forswear alcohol.
Forthright direct and honest Janice was happy to find a forthright man who always told her the truth.
Fortitude strength of mind that enables a person to face challenges with courage The small boy’s fortitude allowed him to stand up to the school bully.
Fortuitous happening by accident or chance Mark proved to be fortuitous by selecting all six winning lotto numbers.
Foster nurture; care for, to encourage or promote something The man hoped to foster a strong work ethic in his son.
Fracas noisy; quarrel The husband and wife were fined by the judge for starting a fracas in court.
Fractious hard to manage or control The fractious child would not listen to a word his mother said.
Fragile easily injured broken or destroyed The toys were so fragile my dog destroyed them within minutes.
Fragrant sweet-smelling I find the pleasant smell of candles to be fragrant, though there are some candles that have repulsive or distasteful smells too.
Frantic in a state of panic, worry, frenzy or rush; pain; anxiety When Billy did not come home after school, his mother became frantic with worry.
Fraudulent dishonest; based on fraud or deception Rick admitted that he had filed fraudulent tax returns because he was trying to save money.
Frenetic frantic; frenzied, having extreme enthusiasm or energy My husband doesn’t go to a movie unless it is full of the frenetic action of car chases, mob scenes, fights, and intense special effects.
Frenzy wildly excited or out-of-control behavior Distraught by the death of his wife, the man attacked in frenzy.
Fret worry; irritation; wear away After she lost the part in the school play, she would sit and fret about her situation.
Frieze broad horizontal band of sculpted or painted decoration the horsemen of the Parthenon frieze
Fringe edge ornamental border part of hair over the forehead, a decorative edge made of loose threads, tassels, or twists (as seen on curtains, jeans, piece of clothing, etc The fringe of her jeans got caught in the escalator.
Frivolous of no real worth Students who consider test instructions to be frivolous often fail exams.
Froward intractable not willing to yield or comply stubborn, used to describe a person who are disobedient and difficult to deal with The froward child refused to listen to her parents and was disobedient most of the time.
Frown A facial expression in which the eyebrows are brought together, and the forehead is wrinkled, usually indicating displeasure, sadness or worry, or less often confusion or concentration. he frowned as he reread the letter
Frugal careful; economical Stop being so frugal and just buy me a real gold necklace!
Fulminate to complain angrily or loudly The diner’s frustration caused him to fulminate because his steak was undercooked.
Fulmination bitter protest,
an expression of vehement protest
the fulminations of media moralists
Fulsome disgusting offensive due to excessiveness, extreme flattering to the point of excess The stranger’s fulsome attention put me on edge.
Furrow a thin wrinkle or line on an individual’s face The furrow on Brad’s forehead becomes more obvious when he’s stressed.
Furtive taken,done, marked by quiet, caution, and secrecy Crissy walked outside in a furtive manner so that her parents would not see her.
Fusillade a huge quantity of firings that occur rapidly During the police interrogation, I felt as though the detectives attacked me with a fusillade of questions.
Fustian bombastic, heavy cloth woven from cotton Settlers used fustian to weave their clothes since it was a tough fabric that held up well.
Futile incapable of producing any results It appears that filling out job applications in this troubled economy is a futile exercise.
Gaffe an obvious error or mistake Because of the quarterback’s gaffe, our team lost the big game.
Gainsay to deny; to oppose Since Jack told the truth on the witness stand, no one was able to gainsay his statement.
Gait a manner of walking, stepping, or running With a slow and collected gait, he approached his opponent.
Gall daring conduct After Paul made the mistake, he had the gall to blame me for his error.
Gallant brave,behaves well with women Unfortunately the fireman’s gallant effort to save the woman came too late.
Galleon a sailing ship in use , warship a Spanish treasure galleon wrecked off the Florida Keys
Gambit something done or said in order to gain a benefit or advantage Do you think the singer’s song-leaking gambit will pay off with huge album sales?
Gambol jump or run in a playful manner To stay in shape, my husband likes to gambol along the beach every morning.
Garble make unfair selection from facts, to alter the sound or meaning of something The drunk man will often garble his words to the point that they are not understandable.
Garish something that is elaborate, showy, striking and in bad taste When my sister won the lottery, she purchased a garish sports car which could not be missed on the highway.
Garner to gather and save to store up, to collect or accumulate The teacher allowed us to put up posters to garner interest in our club fundraiser.
Garrulous too talkative My garrulous sister talked only about boys on the phone all day.
Gauche hence; awkward, lacking class or manners; awkward; tactless Because everyone assumed that he is just a typical gauche adolescent, no one believed he could have produced such a sophisticated work of art.
Gaucherie socially awkward; tactless behavior It’s like a Mozart or Edison, whose occasional gaucherie we excuse because of his great gifts
Gaunt extremely skinny, typically because of illness or starvation After being held in a dark basement for three months, the prisoner was gaunt and weak.
Gavel a small hammer with which an auctioneer, a judge, or the chair of a meeting hits a surface to call for attention or order. he gavelled the convention to order
Germane relevant; pertinent to I do not have to answer your questions because they are not germane to the case!
Germinal providing material for future development, stage of development de Beauvoir’s germinal book The Second Sex
Gerontocracy government ruled by old people He criticised political and economic corruption and the gerontocracy itself.
Gibbering speak rapidly and unintelligibly, typically through fear or shock they shrieked and gibbered as flames surrounded them
Gird encircle (a person or part of the body) with a belt or band. a young man was to be girded with the belt of knighthood
Gist the point general sense Because Ken told his story in a confusing way, I could not get the gist of it.
Glacial relating to or denoting the presence or agency of ice, especially in the form of glaciers. thick glacial deposits
Glean gather facts in small quantities From several library resources, Sara was able to glean enough information to write her research paper.
Glee joy Smiling with glee, the child unwrapped his birthday gift.
Glib ready and smooth but not sincere, speaking easily but without thinking carefully; speaking in a smooth, easy way that is insincere By trying to show off and asking those glib questions, you’re just making yourself look more ignorant.
Glimmer weak/unsteady light Even after several back to back losses, the boxer still had a glimmer of hope.
Gloat over look at with selfish delight, to take satisfaction in something that makes another person seem inferior Because Sarah’s parents taught her good manners, she does not gloat over the misfortunes of others.
Glut supply to much fill to excess The glut of homes for sale makes it a buyer’s market.
Gnaw waste away; bite steadily When I get nervous, I sometimes gnaw on my fingernails.
Goad something urging a person to action, provoke or annoy (someone) so as to stimulate some action or reaction During lunch in the cafeteria today, my rival tried to goad me into a fight so I would get suspended from school.
Gorge eat greedily/narrow opening with a stream, to consume in huge amounts Now that my diet is over, I am so tempted to gorge at the nearest pizza buffet.
Gossamer soft light; delicate material The bride tantalized her new husband by wearing a clear gossamer gown on their wedding night.
Gouge tool for cutting grooves in wood using gourge he wrote my name on tree.
Gourmand a person who is devoted to eating and drinking to excess A noted gourmand, he attributed his longevity to eating strawberries.
Grandiloquent using pompous words, prone to using sophisticated language in order to impress people The city girl’s grandiloquent talk was confusing to the people in the country town.
Grate reduce (food) to small shreds by rubbing it on a grater. Please grate the lettuce for the tacos.
Gratuitous uncalled for; unwarranted; unnecessary He’s always looking for gratuitous attention from his classmates by pulling all sorts of reckless stunts.
Grave serious requiring; consideration Because of her grave illness, the woman spent many weeks in the hospital.
Gravel a loose aggregation of small water-worn or pounded stones his boots crunched on the gravel
Graze touch or scrape lightly in passing, to scratch the surface of something Thankful that the bullet was only able to graze his chest, the police officer took off after the suspect.
Grazing eating small portions of food throughout the day instead of large meals Grazing over peanuts all day kept me from being hungry and overeat.
Gregarious living in societies liking the company Gregarious people are likely to hang out with friends every weekend while reserved people keep to themselves.
Gregariousness outgoing, sociable, and fond of the company of others  If you know someone who’s outgoing, sociable, and fond of the company of others, you might want to call her gregarious
Grievous causing grief or pain; serious dire grave Hearing that you have cancer is always grievous news.
Grill a device on a cooker that radiates heat downwards for cooking food. place under a hot gril



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