Words - Letter G
 
 
 
 
American English Vocabulary - Letter G

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Words - Letter G
  • gain - v. to get possession of; to get more; to increase
  • game - n. an activity with rules in which people or teams play or compete, usually sports
  • gas - n. any substance that is not solid or liquid; any substance that burns to provide heat, light or power
  • gather - v. to bring or come together into a group or place; to collect
  • general - n. a high military leader; ad. without details; affecting or including all or almost all
  • generation - n. a group of individuals born and living at about the same time. ("The mother and daughter represented two generations.")
  • genocide - n. a plan of action to kill or destroy a national, religious, racial or ethnic group
  • gentle - ad. soft; kind; not rough or violent
  • get - v. to receive; to gain; to go and bring back; to become; to become the owner of
  • gift - n. something given without cost
  • girl - n. a young female person
  • give - v. to present to another to keep without receiving payment
  • glass - n. a hard, clear material that is easily broken, used most often for windows or for containers to hold liquids
  • go - v. to move from one place to another; to leave
  • goal - n. that toward which an effort is directed; that which is aimed at; the end of a trip or race
  • god - n. the spirit that is honored as creator of all things ("They believe in God."); a spirit or being believed in many religions to have special powers
  • gold - n. a highly valued yellow metal
  • good - ad. pleasing; helpful; kind; correct; not bad
  • goods - n. things owned or made to be sold
  • govern - v. to control; to rule by military or political power
  • government - n. a system of governing; the organization of people that rules a country, city or area
  • grain - n. the seed of grass plants used for food, such as wheat, rice and corn; those plants that produce the seeds
  • grass - n. a plant with long, narrow, green leaves
  • gray - ad. having the color like that made by mixing black and white
  • great - ad. very large or more than usual in size or number; very good; important
  • green - ad. having the color like that made by mixing yellow and blue; having the color like that of growing leaves and grass
  • grind - v. to reduce to small pieces by crushing
  • ground - n. land; the earth's surface; soil
  • group - n. a number of people or things together; a gathering of people working for a common purpose
  • grow - v. to develop or become bigger; to increase in size or amount
  • guarantee - v. to promise a result; to promise that something will happen
  • guard - v. to watch and protect a person, place or thing ("He guards the president."); n. a person or thing that watches or protects ("He is a prison guard.")
  • guerrilla - n. a person who fights as part of an unofficial army, usually against an official army or police
  • guide - v. to lead to; to show the way; n. one who shows the way
  • guilty - ad. having done something wrong or in violation of a law; responsible for a bad action
  • gun - n. a weapon that shoots bullets
News Words - Letter G

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