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4000 IELTS Academic Words List (7)

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gale
gallery
gallop
gamble
gang
gaol
gap
garbage
garment
gasoline
gauge
gaze
gear
gem
generalization
generalize
generate
generation
generator
generosity
generous
genius
gentle
genuine
geology
geometry
germ
gesture
giant
gigantic
giggle
ginger
glare
glassware
gleam
glide
glimpse
glisten
glitter
global
globe
gloom
gloomy
glorify
glorious
glossary
glow
glue
glut
gnaw
goal
goat
gorge
gorgeous
gossip
govern
governor
gown
grab
grace
graceful
gracious
grade
gradual
graduate
grand
granite
grant
graph
grasp
grasshopper
grateful
gratify
gratis
gratitude
grave
gravel
gravity
graze
grease
greedy
greenhouse
grief
grieve
grim
grin
grind
grip
groan
groove
grope
gross
ground
grove
growl
grudge
grumble
guarantee
guardian
guess
guilt
guilty
gulf
gulp
gust
gutter
gymnasium
gymnastics


gale: Read
n. Syn. windstorm
very strong wind; gust of wind; emotional outburst as laughter or tears

gallery: Read
n.
long usually narrow room ; covered corridor

gallop: Read
v.
move or run rapidly or carelessly, as by a quadruped, particularly by a horse lifting alternately the fore feet and the hind feet, in successive leaps or bounds

gamble: Read
v.
play or game for money or other stake; lose or squander by gaming

gang: Read
n.
group of criminals who band together for mutual protection and profit; herd of buffalo or elk

gaol: Read
n. Syn. jail
place of confinement, especially for minor offenses or provisional imprisonment

gap: Read
n. Syn. opening; crevice
opening through mountains; pass; conspicuous difference or imbalance

garbage: Read
n. Syn. trash; rubbish; waste
trash; worthless or nonsensical matter; food wastes

garment: Read
n.
any article of clothing, as coat or gown

gasoline: Read
n. Syn. petrol
petrol; flammable liquid consisting of a mixture of refined petroleum hydrocarbons

gauge: Read
n. Syn. measure; judge
measuring instrument; measure; judge

gaze: Read
v.
fix the eyes in a steady and earnest look; look with eagerness or curiosity, as in admiration, astonishment

gear: Read
n.
toothed machine part, such as a wheel or cylinder, to transmit motion or to change speed or direction

gem: Read
n. Syn. jewel
precious stone; jewel; pearl or mineral that has been cut and polished for use as an ornament

generalization: Read
n.
an idea having general application; reasoning from detailed facts to general principles

generalize: Read
v. Syn. infer; deduce
reach conclusion; become systemic and spread throughout the body

generate: Read
v. Syn. cause; produce; create
bring into being; give rise to; produce

generation: Read
n.
all offspring at same stage from common ancestor; interval of time between the birth of parents and their offspring

generator: Read
n.
one that generates, especially converts mechanical energy into electrical energy; apparatus that generates vapor

generosity: Read
n.
noble birth; quality of being noble; noble-mindedness; liberality in giving

generous: Read
a. Syn. magnanimous
more than adequate; willing to give and share unstintingly

genius: Read
n.
exceptional creative ability; unusual mental ability; someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field

gentle: Read
a.
well-born; of a good family or respectable birth; mild; meek; bland; amiable; tender

genuine: Read
a. Syn. authentic; real; true
authentic; real; true

geology: Read
n.
science which treats the structure and mineral constitution of the globe

geometry: Read
n.
mathematics of the properties, measurement, and relationships of points, lines, angles, surfaces, and solids

germ: Read
n.
bacteria; earliest form of an organism; seed

gesture: Read
n.
motion of hands or body to emphasize or help to express a thought or feeling

giant: Read
n.
person of extraordinary strength or powers, bodily or intellectual

gigantic: Read
a. Syn. mammoth; huge; enormous
exceedingly large; huge; very large or extensive

giggle: Read
v.
laugh with short catches of the breath or voice; laugh in light, affected, or silly manner

ginger: Read
n.
plant of the genus Zingiber, of the East and West Indies

glare: Read
n. Syn. light; brightness
light; brightness; fierce or angry stare

glassware: Read
n.
an article of tableware made of glass

gleam: Read
v.
cause to emit a flash of light

glide: Read
v. Syn. slide; slip
slide; move in a smooth, effortless manner

glimpse: Read
n. Syn. glance
glance; a quick look ; see briefly; a brief or incomplete view

glisten: Read
v.
sparkle or shine, especially shine with a mild, subdued, and fitful luster; emit a soft, scintillating light; gleam

glitter: Read
n.
bright, sparkling light; brilliant and showy luster; brilliancy

global: Read
a. Syn. worldwide; international
worldwide; international; having the shape of a globe

globe: Read
n.
body with the shape of a sphere, especially a representation of the earth in the form of a hollow ball

gloom: Read
n.
partial or total darkness; thick shade; obscurity; shady, gloomy, or dark place or grove; cloudiness or heaviness of mind

gloomy: Read
a. Syn. dusky; dim
imperfectly illuminated; dusky; dim; clouded

glorify: Read
v. Syn. beautify
cause to seem more splendid; beautify

glorious: Read
a. Syn. noble; excellent; splendid
having or deserving glory; famous; characterized by great beauty and splendor; magnificent; wonderful

glossary: Read
n.
brief explanation of words, often placed at back of book

glow: Read
v.
shine with an intense or white heat; give forth vivid light and heat; exhibit a strong, bright color

glue: Read
v.
be fixed as if by sticky substance; join or attach with or as if sticky substance

glut: Read
v. Syn. overstock
fill beyond capacity, especially with food; swallow greedlly

gnaw: Read
v. Syn. nibble; bite
bite or chew on with the teeth

goal: Read
n. Syn. end; objective; aim
end; objective; final purpose or aim

goat: Read
n.
any of various ruminant mammals, of the genus Capra, related to the sheep; scapegoat

gorge: Read
v.
stuff oneself; overeat; make a pig of oneself

gorgeous: Read
a. Syn. beautiful; magnificent
dazzlingly beautiful; magnificent

gossip: Read
n. Syn. rumor
rumor; malicious report about other people; light informal conversation for social occasions

govern: Read
v. Syn. rule; control
make and administer the public policy and affairs of

governor: Read
n.
head of a state government

gown: Read
n.
loose, flowing upper garment; ordinary outer dress of woman; official robe of certain professional men

grab: Read
v. Syn. grasp; snatch; capture
take or grasp suddenly; snatch; capture

grace: Read
n. Syn. elegance
elegance and beauty of movement or expression; short prayer of thanks before a meal

graceful: Read
a. Syn. elegant
elegant; showing grace of movement, form, or proportion

gracious: Read
a.
beneficent; merciful; disposed to show kindness or favor

grade: Read
n. Syn. rank
step or degree in any series, rank, quality, order; relative position or standing

gradual: Read
a.
proceeding by steps or degrees; advancing, step by step, as in ascent or descent or from one state to another; regularly progressive

graduate: Read
n.
one who has received an academicals or professional degree; one who has completed the prescribed course of study

grand: Read
a. Syn. magnificent
large and impressive in size, scope, or extent

granite: Read
n.
common, coarse-grained, light-colored, hard igneous rock consisting chiefly of quartz; unyielding endurance

grant: Read
v.
allow to have; give on the basis of merit; be willing to concede

graph: Read
n. Syn. chart
chart; a drawing illustrating the relations

grasp: Read
v. Syn. seize; grip; hold
grip; take hold of or seize firmly with or as if with the hand

grasshopper: Read
n.
terrestrial plant-eating insect; young student in initial stages of training

grateful: Read
a. Syn. thankful; appreciative
thankful; appreciative of benefits received

gratify: Read
v. Syn. please
give pleasure to; satisfy; indulge; make happy

gratis: Read
a. Syn. free
free, without charge; costing nothing

gratitude: Read
n.
state of being grateful; warm and friendly feeling toward a benefactor; thankfulness

grave: Read
n.
place for the burial; death or extinction

gravel: Read
n.
small stones, or fragments of stone; very small pebbles, often intermixed with particles of sand

gravity: Read
n. Syn. seriousness
seriousness; solemn and dignified feeling; natural force between two massive bodies

graze: Read
v. Syn. feed
scrape gently; feed on growing grasses and herbage

grease: Read
n.
oil; fat; state of being covered with unclean things

greedy: Read
a. Syn. avaricious; avid
wanting to get more than one can reasonably get

greenhouse: Read
n.
house in which tender plants are cultivated and sheltered from the weather

grief: Read
n.
pain of mind; mental suffering arising from any cause, as misfortune, loss of friends; sorrow; sadness

grieve: Read
v.
cause to be sorrowful; distress

grim: Read
a.
unrelenting; rigid; dismal and gloomy; cold and forbidding

grin: Read
n.
act of withdrawing lips and showing teeth; broad smile

grind: Read
v. Syn. crush; scrape
crush; scrape; reduce to small pieces or particles by pounding or abrading

grip: Read
n. Syn. clutch; grasp
hold fast or firmly; seize as in a wrestling match

groan: Read
v.
give forth a low, moaning sound in breathing

groove: Read
n.
long narrow furrow or channel; settled routine; very pleasurable experience

grope: Read
v. Syn. fumble; probe
search blindly or uncertainly; reach about uncertainly; feel one's way

gross: Read
a.
of huge size; excessively large; coarse; rough; not fine or delicate

ground: Read
n. Syn. soil; earth
solid surface of the earth; bottom; lowest part

grove: Read
n. Syn. orchard
group of trees smaller than a forest; orchard

growl: Read
v.
utter a deep guttural sound, as angry dog; give forth an angry, grumbling sound; emit low guttural sound

grudge: Read
v. Syn. begrudge
be unwilling or reluctant to give or admit; be envious; show discontent

grumble: Read
v.
utter or emit low dull rumbling sounds

guarantee: Read
n. Syn. assure; ensure
pledge that something will happen or that something is true

guardian: Read
n.
one who guards, preserves, or secures; one who has, or is entitled to custody of person or property

guess: Read
v.
form an opinion concerning, without knowledge or means of knowledge; judge of at random

guilt: Read
n.
state of one who has broken a moral or political law; crime; criminality; offense against right

guilty: Read
a.
deserving of blame; adjudged to have committed crime

gulf: Read
n.
an arm of a sea or ocean partly enclosed by land; larger than a bay

gulp: Read
v. Syn. swallow
swallow; utter or make a noise, as when swallowing too quickly

gust: Read
n. Syn. blast; outburst
blast; outburst

gutter: Read
n.
channel at the eaves of a roof for conveying away the rain; eaves channel; eaves trough

gymnasium: Read
n.
place or building where athletic exercises are performed; a school for gymnastics

gymnastics: Read
n.
sport that involves exercises intended to display strength and balance and agility