Practice Words: g


gain
verb
to get possession of; to get more; to increase
game
noun
an activity with rules in which people or teams play or compete, usually sports
gas
noun
any substance that is not solid or liquid; any substance that burns to provide heat, light or power
gate
noun
a door in a fence, usually it is made of wood or metal
gather
verb
to come together into a group or place or to bring people together into a group or place; to collect
general
noun
a high military leader
general
adjective
without details; affecting or including all or almost all
generation
noun
all people of about the same age within a family, or in society (“People of my father’s generation remember Word War 2.”)
genes
noun
parts of cells that control the growth and development of living things; genes from the mother and father are passed to the child
genetic engineering
noun
the science of changing the genes of a living organism
gentle
adjective
kind; careful not to cause damage; not rough or violent
get
verb
to receive; to gain; to go and bring back; to become; to become the owner of
gift
noun
something given without cost to the person who receives it; a natural skill (“He had a gift for writing.”)
girl
noun
a young female person
give
verb
to present something to another person to keep without receiving payment
glass
noun
a hard, clear material that is easily broken, used most often for windows or for containers to hold liquids; such a container to hold liquid
global
adjective
affecting or including the whole world
glory
noun
great love, praise and honor; the beautiful light around God
go
verb
to move from one place to another; to leave
goal
noun
something that you want to or hope to achieve in the future; the area where a ball or object must go for a team to score a point in many field sports, or the score that results from a ball or object going into this area
god
noun
the spirit that is honored as creator of all things (“They believe in God.”); a spirit or being believed in many religions to have special powers
gold
noun
a highly valued yellow metal
good
adjective
pleasing; helpful; kind; correct; not bad
goods
noun
things owned or made to be sold
govern
verb
to control; to rule by military or political power
government
noun
the group of people that rules a country, city or area; a system of governing
grace(of God)
noun
God's love for people who do not deserve it. People cannot earn God's grace.
grain
noun
the seed of grass plants used for food, such as wheat, rice and corn; those plants that produce the seeds
granddaughter
noun
the daughter of a person’s daughter or son
grandfather
noun
the father of a person’s father or mother
grandmother
noun
the mother of a person’s father or mother
grandson
noun
the son of a person’s daughter or son
grass
noun
a plant with long, narrow, green leaves
gravity
noun
the force that pulls things toward the center of the earth
gray
adjective
having the color like that made by mixing black and white
great
adjective
very large or more than usual in size or number; very good; important

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greed
noun
a strong desire for more than you need of something
green
adjective
having the color like that made by mixing yellow and blue; having the color like that of growing leaves and grass
ground
noun
land; the earth’s surface; soil
group
noun
a number of people or things together; a gathering of people working for a common purpose
grow
verb
to develop or become bigger; to increase in size or amount
guard
verb
to watch and protect a person, place or thing (“He guards the president.”)
guard
noun
a person or thing that watches or protects (“He is a prison guard.”)
guide
verb
to lead to; to show the way
guide
noun
one who shows the way
guilty
adjective
having done something wrong or in violation of a law; responsible for a bad action
gun
noun
a weapon that shoots bullets