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G Vocabulary Words Quiz #1

Guess these vocabulary words that start with the letter G.
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First submittedJuly 22, 2012
Last updatedFebruary 25, 2019
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Defintion
Word
Grotesque cathedral decoration
Gargoyle
Venetian boat
Gondola
Kitchen on a ship
Galley
To redraw voting districts in a
convoluted, unfair way
Gerrymander
Deadly sin of overeating
Gluttony
Wildebeest
Gnu
1 followed by 100 zeroes
Googol
Person who is not Jewish
Gentile
Soviet prison camp
Gulag
Type of Louisiana stew
Gumbo
Rubbery boot, worn over shoes
to keep them dry
Galoshes
Slang for detective
Gumshoe
Defintion
Word
Indian spiritual teacher
Guru
Command to make a horse go faster
Giddyup
To strangle to death with a wire or cord
Garrotte
Tip; service charge
Gratuity
Evil spirit that robs graves
Ghoul
Union of tradesmen in a Medieval city
Guild
Systematic killing of an entire group of people
Genocide
Small watery cave, often found in gardens
Grotto
Avocado-based dip
Guacamole
Cold tomato soup of Spain
Gazpacho
Very large clam of the Pacific northwest
Geoduck
Hospital stretcher
Gurney
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level 50
Jul 16, 2012
Technically a grotesque and a gargoyle are different things. A grotesque is simply decorational and a gargoyle is functional.
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level 82
Oct 20, 2014
Grotesque is used as an adjective here, I am sure.
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level 43
Feb 12, 2015
Nevertheless, a gargoyle is not primarily a decoration, rather a decorated water-pipe.
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level 72
Mar 26, 2018
So, if it's like one, is it grotesquesque?
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level 38
Feb 24, 2017
What, pray tell, is the function of a gargoyle (except t] frighten the bejezus out of prepubescent children)?
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level 58
Apr 6, 2017
It's basically part of an old fashioned guttering system. Rain water that falls on the roof is channeled to, then through, a gargoyle. The water will exit the gargoyle's mouth (usually) and fall to the ground in a stream that doesn't touch the wall of the building thus preventing erosion.
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level 44
Mar 26, 2018
Not only did they convey water away from the building, they were there to ward off evil spirits.......
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level 49
Jul 16, 2012
I missed "Giddyup" because I've always heard it pronounced and written it as "Giddyap". (Maybe this is regional? I'm from the Southwestern US.) The dictionary lists "Giddyup", "Giddyap", and "Giddap" as all being valid spellings and pronunciations; you should probably accept all of them.
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level ∞
Jul 22, 2012
Okay. Those will work now.
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level 68
Mar 27, 2018
Geeup should also by accepted. As someone who has spent many years training horses I was VERY surprised to see 'geeup' was not accepted as that is how it is normally referred to in training.
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level 39
Jul 15, 2018
...we gee up in the uk...
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level 14
Jul 17, 2012
You should accept grotesque for gargoil, as that is for decoration, and a gargoil is for draining water.
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level 21
Jun 5, 2016
Gargoyle is the correct answer. Grotesque is an adjective that means disgusting, and when something is grotesque, it may cause witnesses to be sick and vomit.
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level 71
Jun 3, 2017
There is the noun "Grotesque" which is a decorative (though unpleasant looking) object. As others have mentioned, a gargoyle is a functional object used to allow water to flow from the roof of a building.
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level 71
Jul 21, 2012
A ghoul is someone who robbed graves - generally to steal the corpse for use at medical school and training centers for use in dissection. It got very bad in Europe a couple of centuries ago, and that's where the word comes from - it has nothing to do with the "undead" and because a couple of modern fiction writers misuse the word does not somehow change the definition because some hack writer or hollywood b-movie scriptwriter says so.
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level ∞
Jul 22, 2012
I used to think so too, but I was wrong. The word comes to us via Arabic folklore.
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level 61
Sep 9, 2019
You have it the wrong way around , that is definitely not were it comes from... just because people misused the word to indicate some graverobbers, doesnt chance the definition of the word. Not even if you say so (decided to keep the last comparison friendly.. without any adjectives)
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level 17
Dec 23, 2012
got em all! Loved the quiz!
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level 72
Jul 25, 2014
Please also accept Gumboots.
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level 62
Mar 26, 2018
I typed gumboot and got the Louisiana stew! YUSS!!
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level 39
Apr 18, 2018
But unlike galoshes gumboots usually aren't worn over shoes, right?
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level 65
Feb 12, 2015
Clue is singular "rubbery boot" yet answer is plural "galoshes". I typed galosh about ten times!
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level 67
Feb 12, 2015
"Gulag" actually refers to the agency that administered the camps, not the camps themselves, although it's come to have this meaning over time. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gulag
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level 71
Feb 12, 2015
Ha...for very large clam I tried GIANT
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level 66
Feb 17, 2015
Me too. :D
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level 46
Dec 31, 2015
Same!
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level 71
Dec 10, 2017
And after "giant" didn't work, I then tried "great".
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level 73
Feb 9, 2018
You missed a bit out - it should be 'giant Pacific clam'
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level 68
Mar 26, 2018
Ginormus?
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level 56
May 2, 2015
anyone else try gazillion?
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level 67
May 6, 2015
Yes I did,............ I remember a story about a man who told his girlfriend that two Brazilian Skydivers had died in an accident, she said how terrible, then after a minute asked "How many is a Brazilian?"
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level 72
Jul 21, 2019
No, but I was wondering if it would work.
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level 45
Nov 8, 2015
I had a ton of trouble spelling 'Gazpacho'... can you accept guzpacho, guspacho, or similar variations?
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level 61
Jan 5, 2016
There's no real point in asking for alternate spellings. After the quiz is done, you can see the correct spelling. Learn.
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level 43
Jun 2, 2016
tried gazillion for 1 followed by 100 zeroes before eventually realising what it was
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level 76
Oct 3, 2016
Just the thought of "gooey-ducks" makes me blush.
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level 76
Mar 26, 2018
And thank you, QM, for accepting the gooeyduck spelling. I can never remember the spelling, only the pronunciation.
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level 71
Oct 11, 2016
Crikey! I just looked up the Geoduck. That IS a very large clam, not to mention an ugly one.
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level 77
Mar 26, 2018
I just looked it up, too, and now I feel like I need to clear my search history.
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level 30
Dec 18, 2016
Gumboot for galoshes?
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level 38
Oct 29, 2017
To BlueDragon: Thank you! - I mean that sincerely. Never knew that Gargoyles actually had a function.
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level 44
Dec 19, 2017
I learned gerrymandering from CGP Grey.
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level 77
Mar 26, 2018
gollushus and garott took me a few tries to get the spelling right. Rest were easy except for the clam. I tried "giant clam"... didn't work. :-/
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level 77
Mar 26, 2018
I thought Geoduck was a Pokemon.
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level 79
Mar 26, 2018
It's the combined form of Geodude and Golduck! :)

Then again, that would basically look like what happened if Daffy Duck and the Thing had a baby.
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level 79
Mar 26, 2018
Thank you Mike Rowe. Never would have gotten Geoduck without you.
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level 72
Mar 26, 2018
You're probably right - I have no idea who Mike Rowe is, and this is the only one I missed
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level 61
Apr 3, 2019
I think from the discovery program dirty jobs. I believe i saw them there first aswell
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level 49
Mar 26, 2018
I was wondering why I couldn't get "galoshes." I never realized until now that there was only one "L."
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level 39
Jul 15, 2018
...i though gerrymandering was rabbiting on in parliament to use up the time limit and stop other people from speaking...
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level 56
Feb 25, 2019
Don't you mean 'convoluted' instead of 'convulated'?
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level ∞
Feb 25, 2019
Fixed, thanks
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level 69
May 14, 2019
Geoduck........pronounced "gooey duck". I got it right and you didn't. Ha Ha
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level 66
Sep 14, 2019
A Hungarian stew might be better known than one from Louisiana.