Difficult words starting with G

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  1. gnarled
    old and twisted and covered in lines
  2. grotto
    a small cave, usually with attractive features
  3. gerontology
    the scientific study of aging and the elderly
  4. gestate
    be pregnant with
  5. gild
    a formal association of people with similar interests
  6. gait
    a person's manner of walking
  7. gory
    covered with blood
  8. gadfly
    any of various large flies that annoy livestock
  9. grill
    examine thoroughly
  10. genteel
    marked by refinement in taste and manners
  11. garbled
    lacking orderly continuity
  12. gleam
    appear briefly
  13. gloat
    dwell on with satisfaction
  14. gerrymander
    divide voting districts unfairly and to one's advantage
  15. gobble
    eat hastily without proper chewing
  16. gusto
    vigorous and enthusiastic enjoyment
  17. gingerly
    in a manner marked by extreme care or delicacy
  18. generic
    applicable to an entire class or group
  19. gossamer
    characterized by unusual lightness and delicacy
  20. gambit
    a chess move in which the player sacrifices minor pieces
  21. glutinous
    having the sticky properties of an adhesive
  22. giddy
    lacking seriousness; given to frivolity
  23. gargantuan
    of great mass; huge and bulky
  24. gross
    conspicuously and tastelessly indecent
  25. gourmand
    a person who is devoted to eating and drinking to excess
  26. gall
    irritate or vex
  27. gratis
    costing nothing
  28. gallant
    having or displaying great dignity or nobility
  29. glut
    supply with an excess of
  30. girth
    the distance around a person's body
  31. gull
    a person who is easy to take advantage of
  32. guy
    a cable, wire, or rope that is used to brace something
  33. gustatory
    of or relating to the sense of taste
  34. gratuitous
    unnecessary and unwarranted
  35. gibe
    laugh at with contempt and derision
  36. grate
    make a grinding sound by rubbing together
  37. gape
    look with amazement
  38. gangrene
    necrotic tissue; a mortified part or mass
  39. gainsay
    take exception to
  40. glower
    look angry or sullen as if to signal disapproval
  41. gallant
    having or displaying great dignity or nobility
  42. gavel
    a small mallet used by a presiding officer or a judge
  43. galvanize
    stimulate (muscles) by administering a shock
  44. guise
    an artful or simulated semblance
  45. grouse
    popular game bird having a plump body and feathered legs
  46. gastronomy
    the art and practice of preparing and eating good food
  47. galvanic
    affected by emotion as if by electricity; thrilling
  48. gruesome
    shockingly repellent; inspiring horror
  49. garrulous
    full of trivial conversation
  50. gaudy
    tastelessly showy
  51. gauche
    lacking social polish
  52. germane
    relevant and appropriate
  53. grouch
    show one's unhappiness or critical attitude
  54. gibberish
    unintelligible talking
  55. guileless
    free of deceit
  56. growl
    to utter or emit low dull rumbling sounds
  57. garner
    assemble or get together
  58. gaffe
    a socially awkward or tactless act
  59. genre
    a kind of literary or artistic work
  60. galleon
    a large square-rigged sailing ship with three or more masts
  61. gnome
    a short pithy saying expressing a general truth
  62. grandiloquent
    lofty in style
  63. gorge
    a deep ravine, usually with a river running through it
  64. gouge
    an impression in a surface, as made by a blow
  65. gambol
    play boisterously
  66. gloss
    give a deceptive explanation or excuse for
  67. gourmet
    a person devoted to and knowledgeable about fine food
  68. gratuity
    a relatively small amount of money for services rendered
  69. grimace
    contort the face to indicate a certain mental state
  70. gruel
    a thin porridge
  71. glib
    artfully persuasive in speech
  72. goad
    stab or urge on as if with a pointed stick
  73. gesticulation
    a deliberate and vigorous motion of the hands or body
  74. grumble
    make complaining remarks or noises under one's breath
  75. gregarious
    temperamentally seeking and enjoying the company of others
  76. grueling
    characterized by effort to the point of exhaustion
  77. grisly
    shockingly repellent; inspiring horror
  78. grotesque
    distorted and unnatural in shape or size
  79. gale
    a strong wind moving 45-90 knots
  80. glean
    gather, as of natural products
  81. gentry
    the most powerful members of a society
  82. galley
    a large medieval vessel with guns at stern and prow
  83. grovel
    show submission or fear
  84. grope
    feel about uncertainly or blindly
  85. gerontocracy
    a political system governed by old people
  86. gargoyle
    an ornament consisting of a grotesquely carved figure
  87. gruff
    brusque and surly and forbidding
  88. grunt
    issue a low, animal-like noise
  89. glutton
    a person who is devoted to eating and drinking to excess
  90. grapple
    come to terms with
  91. guffaw
    a burst of deep loud hearty laughter
  92. grandiose
    impressive because of unnecessary largeness or grandeur
  93. gallows
    an instrument from which a person is executed by hanging
  94. gaunt
    very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold
  95. genuflect
    bend the knees and bow in a servile manner
  96. gamut
    a complete extent or range
  97. garish
    tastelessly showy
  98. gawk
    look with amazement
  99. genesis
    a coming into being
  100. gazette
    a newspaper or official journal