Words beginning with "G"

 

Galley-west.

One of my favorite words is galley-west. To be knocked galley-west is to be knocked askew or to become confused. I picked it up from reading the Word Detective column, but that's not why I like it so. As soon as I read it I knew that galley-west and I would have a lifelong relationship, probably because I am confused and askance so often myself.  Finally, here was a word that encompassed my very nature!  Plus, okay, yes, it does sound great. It sounds kind of like a mix between well-bred vocabulary and regional dialect.

MK Shaeffer

 

 

Gangly.

I like the sound of this word because of the way it rolls off my tongue.

Andrea Brown

 

 
Gazebo

It is just one of the most fun words to say, it almost seems like nonsense after you say it four or five times.  That's what makes it fun.

Ryan Kashmere

 

 
Genuine.

It takes a gentle tongue to say it sincerely, a courageous soul to show it.

Ryan Corsaro

 

   

Gerstort.

This means really messed up or ruined. I love the way it sounds. The room was totally gerstort after the party. the last syllable, stort, should roll off your tongue like "schtort."

Judy

 

 

Glucocorticoids.

It's not a good thing but its a great word for, what I think, is an obvious reason.

Frank

 

 

Goofy.

It is for a combination of reasons that I find this one of my favorite words:

1. It isn't overused (yet).
2. It has a simple yet accurate internal definition mechanism: you know when you see goofy.
3. It charms the listeners and entertains the speaker.

JC Sears

 

Gossamer.

In fact, my favorite word is gossamer. I was startled to see it listed right there on the My Favorite Word web page.

Gossamer: "a film of cobwebs floating in air in calm clear weather."

It sounds good, it feels good, it even "pictures" good. I mean, you just can't beat a word with that much going for it. And what a definition!

S. Flint

 

Gullywhomper.

This means a very heavy rainfall. You can also say Gullywhumper. Personally I like whumper better. A local weatherman from Maine used to use this word all the time in his weather predictions. Whenever Hilton used this word, you just knew it was gonna be a bad one!

Judy

 

 
 

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