Law Dictionary – Legal Words ( G )

gauge An instrument for measuring.

gaiety Festivity.

gaily Merrily.

gait Carriage of the body in going.

gallant Possessing a brave or chivalrous spirit.

galore Abundant.

galvanic Pertaining or relating to electricity produced by chemical action.

galvanism Current electricity, especially that arising from chemical action.

galvanize To imbue with life or animation.

gamble To risk money or other possession on an event, chance, or contingency.

gambol Playful leaping or frisking.

gamester A gambler.

gamut The whole range or sequence.

garnish In cookery, to surround with additions for embellishment.

garrison The military force stationed in a fort, town, or other place for its defense.

garrote To execute by strangling.

garrulous Given to constant trivial talking.

gaseous Light and unsubstantial.

gastric Of, pertaining to, or near the stomach.

gastritis Inflammation of the stomach.

gastronomy The art of preparing and serving appetizing food.

gendarme In continental Europe, particularly in France, a uniformed and armed police officer.

genealogy A list, in the order of succession, of ancestors and their descendants.

genealogist A tracer of pedigrees.

generality The principal portion.

generalize To draw general inferences.

generally Ordinarily.

generate To produce or cause to be.

generic Noting a genus or kind; opposed to specific.

generosity A disposition to give liberally or to bestow favors heartily.

genesis Creation.

geniality Warmth and kindliness of disposition.

genital Of or pertaining to the animal reproductive organs.

genitive Indicating source, origin, possession, or the like.

genteel Well-bred or refined.

gentile Belonging to a people not Jewish.

geology The department of natural science that treats of the constitution and structure of the earth.

germane Relevant.

germinate To begin to develop into an embryo or higher form.

gestation Pregnancy.

gesticulate To make gestures or motions, as in speaking, or in place of speech.

gesture A movement or action of the hands or face, expressive of some idea or emotion.

ghastly Hideous.

gibe To utter taunts or reproaches.

giddy Affected with a whirling or swimming sensation in the head.

gigantic Tremendous.

giver One who gives, in any sense.

glacial Icy, or icily cold.

glacier A field or stream of ice.

gladden To make joyous.

glazier One who cuts and fits panes of glass, as for windows.

glimmer A faint, wavering, unsteady light.

glimpse A momentary look.

globose Spherical.

globular Spherical.

glorious Of excellence and splendor.

glutinous Sticky.

gluttonous Given to excess in eating.

gnash To grind or strike the teeth together, as from rage.

Gordian knot –  Any difficulty the only issue out of which is by bold or unusual manners.

gourmand A connoisseur in the delicacies of the table.

gosling A young goose.

gossamer Flimsy.

gourd A melon, pumpkin, squash, or some similar fruit having a hard rind.

graceless Ungracious.

gradation A step, degree, rank, or relative position in an order or series.

gradient Moving or advancing by steps.

granary A storehouse for grain after it is thrashed or husked.

grandeur The quality of being grand or admirably great.

grandiloquent Speaking in or characterized by a pompous or bombastic style.

grandiose Having an imposing style or effect.

grantee The person to whom property is transferred by deed.

grantor The maker of a deed.

granular Composed of small grains or particles.

granulate To form into grains or small particles.

granule A small grain or particle.

grapple To take hold of.

gratification Satisfaction.

gratify To please, as by satisfying a physical or mental desire or need.

gratuitous Voluntarily.

gratuity That which is given without demand or claim. Tip.

gravity Seriousness.

gregarious Not habitually solitary or living alone.

grenadier A member of a regiment composed of men of great stature.

grief Sorrow.

grievance That which oppresses, injures, or causes grief and at the same time a sense of wrong.

grievous Creating affliction.

grimace A distortion of the features, occasioned by some feeling of pain, disgust, etc.

grindstone A flat circular stone, used for sharpening tools.

grisly Fear-inspiring.

grotesque Incongruously composed or ill-proportioned.

grotto A small cavern.

ground A pavement or floor or any supporting surface on which one may walk.

guess Surmise.

guile Duplicity.

guileless Frank.

guinea An English monetary unit.

guise The external appearance as produced by garb or costume.

gullible Credulous.

gumption Common sense.

gusto Keen enjoyment.

guy Stay-rope.

guzzle To swallow greedily or hastily; gulp.

gynecocracy Female supremacy.

gynecology The science that treats of the functions and diseases peculiar to women.

gyrate To revolve.

gyroscope An instrument for illustrating the laws of rotation.


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