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gauche

Definition
(adj) lacking social polish
Synonyms : graceless unpolished
Example Sentence
  • too gauche to leave the room when the conversation became intimate
  • their excellent manners always made me feel gauche
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Ghochu

it is pronounced 'gosh' O my Gosh!!- she reacted to his gauche behaviour.

gauchy sounds like gochy(dothy weared by old people)in modern days wearing gochy is clumsy or awkward

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South American GAUCHOS (cowboys) lack grace.

Sound like Gosh.. somewon who eat GOSHT lacks social values

GAUCHE=GAAV+CHE. CHE, he is from GAAV, he is tactless/dont have the grace.

Tanya Gosh(gauche) is a clumsy girl who always spilt coffee over others while serving.

similar to gaucherie

gavache lok

gauche sound like douche(douchebag)..

gaunt

Definition
(adj) very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold
Example Sentence
  • emaciated bony hands
  • a nightmare population of gaunt men and skeletal boys
  • eyes were haggard and cavernous
  • small pinched faces
  • kept life in his wasted frame only by grim concentration
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Gaunt = g + aunt Imagine you have an aunt and you know generally they are fat..now your aunt want to get slimmer...c likes to emaciate..

G[rand] AUNT, or imagine as G[reat grand] AUNT... is generally lean and weak due to old age.

if someone haunts u , u become gaunt

relate it with "jaunt" which means a trip, after returning from trip u feel weak, emaciated

jaunty: playful,cheerful (remember Jonty Rhodes) gaunt: thin (jonty was thin and very fit)

sounds like haunt.. haunted bye voldemort memories harry face was gaunt

Enrique Iglesias has a gaunt face.

gaunt=ghanta=penis....its thin bony and angular....so got it??;)

relate it to "quant". If u r weak(emaciate) in quant it means u r gaunt

GAUN(gone) Thin

gawk

Definition
(noun) an awkward stupid person Definition
(verb) look with amazement; look stupidly
Synonyms : gape gawp goggle
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for gawk

I gawked at the hawk since I have never seen one before.

G+AWK...MEANS GAPE AWKWARDLY...OPEN MOUTH(GAPE)

its simple (GA)ze (W)ith shoc(K).... it gives GAWK....

Hindi :- when u go in GAAV [Village] den gaav ka log stare foolishly at you.Who is This Shehri-babu

The girl felt awkward when the shopkeeper gawked at her.

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gawk can be taken as go (ga) + work (wk); Imagine your boss saying : "go and do your work, instead of gawking at office girls."

gawk -in nepali stupid person is said gawk.Or we can look the last section of word awk which means awkard or stupid

"Gaze" with "Awe"/or "Gaze" "Awkwardly"->open-mouthed awe

genteel

Definition
(adj) marked by refinement in taste and manners
Example Sentence
  • cultivated speech
  • cultured Bostonians
  • cultured tastes
  • a genteel old lady
  • polite society
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this word is very close to GENTLE..AND A GENTLEMAN IS ONE who is WELL BRED, elegant and GIVES A REFINED APPEARANCE .

Genteel like the washing liquid that makes the woolen clothes look elegant...

GENTLE +EEL fish - GENTLE way of eating EEL

genuflect

Definition
(verb) bend the knees and bow in church or before a religious superior or image Definition
(verb) bend the knees and bow in a servile manner
Synonyms : kowtow scrape
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If you had a conflict with your jaanu.. i.e 'Jaanu + conflict' > ganuflect.. at the end of the day you will be down on your knees : That's a general perception!

from Latin genu (knee) + flectere (to bend)

FLECT = BENT (in latin). GEN-U-FLECT= in front of general you bend, showing your willingness to serve.

germane

Definition
(adj) relevant and appropriate
Example Sentence
  • he asks questions that are germane and central to the issue
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for germane

germane...very close to word ..germany..so if you want TO learn GERMAN LANGUAGE....I GUESS A GERMAN teacher would be APPROPRIATE.

Ger(main) : he asked the "main" (appropriate) question

GIRL+MEIN....kisi girl mein interest hona relevant hain

ger(ghar)mane(man)-ghar ka aadmi always "relevant" to house matters...

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ger(ghar)mane(man)-ghar ka aadmi always "relevant" to house matters...

Think Jermaine Jackson who was relevant to the Jackson Five

ghar mein you have to act appropriate and proper. dont let them know the darinda u r from inside haha

GER-MANE = "注問":關注於正被討論的問題

The germs on his mane were constantly on his mind; the germs on his mind were germane to his health.

ghastly

Definition
(adj) shockingly repellent; inspiring horror
Example Sentence
  • ghastly wounds
  • the grim aftermath of the bombing
  • the grim task of burying the victims
  • a grisly murder
  • gruesome evidence of human sacrifice
  • macabre tales of war and plague in the Middle ages
  • macabre tortures conceived by madmen
Definition
(adj) gruesomely indicative of death or the dead
Synonyms : charnel sepulchral
Example Sentence
  • a charnel smell came from the chest filled with dead men's bones
  • ghastly shrieks
  • the sepulchral darkness of the catacombs
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for ghastly

GHOSTLY

ghastly sounds like ghost + ly; something like a ghost ........ very horrible ... and terrifying.

So shocking and horrifying that you GASP!

giddy

Definition
(adj) having or causing a whirling sensation; liable to falling
Synonyms : dizzy vertiginous woozy
Example Sentence
  • had a dizzy spell
  • a dizzy pinnacle
  • had a headache and felt giddy
  • a giddy precipice
  • feeling woozy from the blow on his head
  • a vertiginous climb up the face of the cliff
Definition
(adj) lacking seriousness; given to frivolity
Example Sentence
  • a dizzy blonde
  • light-headed teenagers
  • silly giggles
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for giddy

sounds like kiddy. Kids are always light hearted.

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GIDDY has two meanings : not serios and dizzy.Giddy is similar to Kiddy, kids arent serious and they jump and run all daylong and feel dizzy

u must have heard giddy up(at least Kramor say it)

Feeling giddy when traveling in a gaddi

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