September 30, 2015

Nouns – October 2015

Learners must look up the definitions of the words next to the even numbers, themselves.

  1. Gabble – inarticulate sounds; rapid unintelligible talk
  2. Gable –
  3. Gabion – a cylindrical wicker-basket filled with earth/rocks; used in fortifications
  4. Gadfly –
  5. Gadget – a small mechanical appliance/device
  6. Gaff –
  7. Gaffe – a blunder; an unintentional/injudicious remark or act
  8. Gag –
  9. Gain – profit; advantage; winnings; acquisition
  10. Gait –
  11. Gala – festive event; special occasion; pageant
  12. Galaxy –
  13. Gale – a very strong wind; a storm
  14. Gall –
  15. Gallery – a room or building in which works of art are exhibited; a balcony; the upper floor of a church or theatre; audience or spectators
  16. Galley –
  17. Gallon – a measure of volume (approximately 3.7 liter)
  18. Gallop –
  19. Gallows – a frame from which criminals were hanged
  20. Gambit –
  21. Gambler – someone who bets; who wagers money on the outcome of sporting events
  22. Gammon –
  23. Gamut – the whole series of musical notes; the entire range or spectrum
  24. Gang –
  25. Ganglion – a mass of nerve tissue; a cluster of nerve cells
  26. Gangrene –
  27. Gantry – a structure to support a crane
  28. Gaol –
  29. Garage – a place for housing or repairing motor-cars
  30. Garb –
  31. Garbage – refuse; filth; domestic waste; nonsense
  32. Garland –
  33. Garment – an article of clothing
  34. Garrison –
  35. Gasket – a mechanical seal (washer) shaped to seal the junction between metal surfaces
  36. Gauge –
  37. Gauntlet – an armoured glove; worn by medieval knights
  38. Gauze –
  39. Gazebo – a small, open-sided structure designed to give a wide view; an outlook turret; a summer-house; a belvedere
  40. Gazelle –
  41. Gazette – an official newspaper; a journal; a bulletin
  42. Genealogy –
  43. Genesis – origin; start; commencement; birth; coming into being
  44. Genre –
  45. Geology – the study of the physical structure and substance of the earth; the study of the origin and composition of the earth
  46. Geriatrics –
  47. Gesture – a significant movement or posture of a limb or the body to convey a feeling/li>
  48. Geyser –
  49. Gherkin – a small species of cucumber used for pickling
  50. Giblets –
  51. Gimmick – a device employed to trick or deceive; a device to attract business attention
  52. Gin –
  53. Ginger – a flowering plant whose rhizome or (ginger) root is widely used as a spice.
  54. Ginseng –
  55. Girdle – a belt; a band which encircles the waist
  56. Gist –
  57. Glacier – an immense mass of ice formed in valleys
  58. Gladiator –
  59. Glaze – a glossy coating; a vitreous, transparent substance used to glaze pottery
  60. Glen –
  61. Glossary – a list of difficult (technical) words often at the back of a book
  62. Gluten –
  63. Glutton – someone who eats too much; one eager of anything in excess
  64. Gnome –
  65. Goblet – a cup without a handle; a metal or glass drinking-cup
  66. Goblin –
  67. Gondola – a long, narrow, flat-bottomed boat, used in the canals of Venice
  68. Googly –
  69. Gopher – a ground squirrel; a burrowing animal; a zealously energetic person (salesman); a tree, yielding yellowish timber
  70. Gorgonzola –
  71. Gormand – a greedy eater; a glutton
  72. Gospel –
  73. Gossamer – the fine, filmy substance spiders excrete to make their webs; something that is delicate, light or sheer
  74. Goth –
  75. Gouda – a flat, round cheese with a yellow rind; from Gouda, a town in Holland
  76. Gourmet –
  77. Gout – a painful disease affecting the small joints; a disease in which defective metabolism of uric acid causes arthritis
  78. Grail –
  79. Gramophone – an instrument for recording and reproducing speech and music by purely mechanical means
  80. Granite –
  81. Granule – a small grain
  82. Graphite –
  83. Gratitude – appreciation; gratefulness; thankfulness
  84. Gratuity –
  85. Gravel – a mixture of different size pebbles and sand; coarse stones and sand
  86. Gravy –
  87. Grease – soft melted fat of animals; thick oil; a lubricant
  88. Gremlin –
  89. Grenade – a small bomb or explosive shell, thrown by hand or fired from a rifle
  90. Grid –
  91. Gringo – a foreigner in Latin-America, especially an American or someone of British descent
  92. Grit –
  93. Grouse – a British game-bird; a small fat bird, usually of reddish-brown colour
  94. Grudge –
  95. Guano – a rich manure composed of the excrement of sea-birds; an agricultural fertilizer
  96. Guard –
  97. Guerrilla – an insurgent; an underground fighter; a member of a band of irregular soldiers; usually members of an indigenous paramilitary force
  98. Gumption –
  99. Guru – a Hindu spiritual teacher; a mentor or tutor; a popular expert
  100. Gymnasium –