Vocabulary Word Meanings: From Gullible, Garrulous to Gregarious

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Gullible

adj – easily deceived

Also used as: Gullibility (noun)

Don’t be so gullible that you believe everything.

Garrulous

adj – very talkative; loquacious

Also used as: Garrulity (noun)

Paul was garrulous, so he was a natural choice to be the spokesperson.

Girth

noun- distance around an object; circumference

The old tree had a girth of twelve feet.

Garbled

adj- changed so much that the original meaning has been distorted; scrambled

Also used as: Garble (verb)

The email. Came through but it was garbled.

Gravity

noun- seriousness

Also used as: Grave (adj); gravely (adv)

A situation’s gravity can cause nervous laughter.

Garish

adj- flashy; gaudy

Also used as: Garishly- adv; garishness- noun

In an effort to look exotic, the fortune teller wore a lot of garish jewelry.

Garner

verb- collects; gather; accumulate; earn

His hit songs have garnered many awards.

Genial

adj- friendly; gracious; kind

Also used as: Geniality- noun

I try to be genial, but my natural grouchiness inevitably comes through.

Germane

adj- relevant; fitting

When writing an essay focus on the germane points.

Glutton

noun- a person who consumes hugs quantities of food or drink; someone with great endurance

Also used as: Gluttony- noun; gluttonous- adj

His gluttony, especially for sweets got him into a serious medical condition.

Gregarious

adj- sociable; extroverted; enjoying companionship

Also used as: Gregariously- adv; gregariousness- noun

Gregarious people probably make better salesmen.

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