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Words with a Silent G

Based on the definitions, guess these words that have a silent G.
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First submittedAugust 16, 2013
Last updatedAugust 27, 2015
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Definition
Word
From a different country
Foreign
Like a harmless tumor
Benign
To bite something persistently
Gnaw
Tiny flying insect that swarms at dusk
Gnat
Santa's mode of transportation
Sleigh
Type of perfume
Cologne
Mythical dwarf-like creature
Gnome
Sparkling white wine
Champagne
Italian potato dumplings
Gnocchi
Branch of a tree
Bough
Definition
Word
Horse's sound
Neigh
Muscle that pushes air from the lungs
Diaphragm
Lowest rank of naval officer
Ensign
The period during which a monarch rules
Reign
Mucus
Phlegm
Subdivision of New York City
Borough
To pretend; To fake
Feign
To formally charge someone with a crime
Arraign
To grind one's teeth
Gnash
Wildebeest
Gnu
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level 70
Oct 17, 2013
I've only ever heard 'gnu' pronounced with a vocalised 'g' (as in the Sesame Street song), but I Googled it and you're right, it should be silent. That's my new thing for the day, so thanks for that QM.
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level 33
Oct 17, 2013
The Great Space Coaster's 'Gary Gnu' character taught an entire generation of kids to pronounce the 'g', as in 'Guh-New' ... I'd forgotten about that until I saw the comments.
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level 25
Oct 18, 2013
Wait until you find out how Oxymoron should be pronounced. It'll blow your mind*. *mind may not actually be blown
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level 73
Feb 6, 2019
Mind not blown at all ...
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level 52
Oct 3, 2018
i recall a kid's song "i'm a ger-noo, spelled G-N-U, the g-nicest work of g-nature in the zoo.." Flanders and Swan
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level 53
Oct 17, 2013
I never knew about the gnu!
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level 72
Jul 29, 2014
I was trying to think of which NYC borough had a silent G!
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level 61
Feb 16, 2018
me too
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level 63
May 29, 2015
For the love of all that is holy! I actually failed to get the mythical dwarf answer... Just... /headdesk
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level 73
Feb 6, 2019
gnocchi is pronounced as nocchi? Dictionary disagrees ...
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level 73
Sep 19, 2019
In Italy it is pronounced kind of like NYOK-key