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guana |ˈɡwɑːnə| — (US) A contraction of iguana (the lizard) made in British colonial America. (Reference: The Dinkum Dictionary : The Origins of Australian Words, Susan Butler, Text Publishing, 2001, ISBN 187648585X.)

guanaco |ɡwəˈnɑːˌkəʊ| — wild llama

guano |ˈɡwɑːnəʊ| — the excrement of sea birds; used as fertilizer

guarantee |ˌɡærənˈtiː| — a written assurance that some product or service will be provided or will meet certain specifications

guaranteed |ˌɡerənˈtiːd| — simple past tense and past participle of guarantee

guarantor |ˌɡærənˈtɔːr| — one who provides a warrant or guarantee to another

guaranty |ˌɡerənˈttɪ| — a collateral agreement to answer for the debt of another in case that person defaults

guard |ɡɑːrd| — a person who keeps watch over something or someone

guard-rail |ˈɡɑːdreɪl| — Alternative spelling of guardrail.

guarded |ˈɡɑːrdɪd| — prudent

guardedly |ˈɡɑːrdədlɪ| — in a conservative manner

guardhouse |ˈɡɑːrdhaʊs| — a military facility that serves as the headquarters for military police and in which military prisoners can be detained

guardian |ˈɡɑːrdɪən| — a person who cares for persons or property

guardianship |ˈɡɑːrdɪənʃɪp| — attention and management implying responsibility for safety

guardrail |ˈɡɑːrˌdrel| — a railing placed alongside a stairway or road for safety

guardroom |ˈɡɑːrdruːm| — a cell in which soldiers who are prisoners are confined

guards |ˈɡɑːrdz| — plural form of guard

guardsman |ˈɡɑːrdzmən| — a soldier who is a member of a unit called `the guard' or `guards'

Guatemalan |ˌɡwɑːtəˈmɑːlən| — a native or inhabitant of Guatemala

gubernatorial |ˌɡuːbərnəˈtɔːrɪəl| — relating to a governor

gudgeon |ˈɡəjən| — small spiny-finned fish of coastal or brackish waters having a large head and elongated tapering body having the ventral fins modified as a sucker

guerdon |ˈɡərdn| — a reward or payment

guerilla |ɡəˈrɪlə| — a member of an irregular armed force that fights a stronger force by sabotage and harassment

guernsey |ˈɡɜːrnzɪ| — a Channel Island to the northwest of Jersey

guerrilla |ɡəˈrɪlə| — a member of an irregular armed force that fights a stronger force by sabotage and harassment

guess |ɡes| — a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence

guesstimate |ˈɡestɪmət| — an estimate that combines reasoning with guessing

guesswork |ˈɡeswɜːrk| — an estimate based on little or no information

guest |ɡest| — a visitor to whom hospitality is extended

guest-room |ˈɡestrʊm| — A room in a home set aside for the use of visiting guests.

guesthouse |ˈɡestˌhɑːws| — a house separate from the main house; for housing guests

guestroom |ˈɡestruːm| — a bedroom that is kept for the use of guests

guff |ɡʌf| — unacceptable behavior (especially ludicrously false statements)

guffaw |ɡəˈfɔː| — a burst of deep loud hearty laughter

guggle |ˈɡʌɡəl| — flow in an irregular current with a bubbling noise

guidance |ˈɡaɪdns| — something that provides direction or advice as to a decision or course of action

guide |ɡaɪd| — someone employed to conduct others

guide-book |ˈɡaɪdbʊk| — A book that provides guidance, but especially one designed for travellers which provides local tourist information about a particular country or area.

guidebook |ˈɡaɪdbʊk| — something that offers basic information or instruction

guided |ˈɡaɪdɪd| — subject to guidance or control especially after launching

guideline |ˈɡaɪdlaɪn| — a light line that is used in lettering to help align the letters

guidepost |ˈɡaɪdpəʊst| — a rule or principle that provides guidance to appropriate behavior

guiding |ˈɡaɪdɪŋ| — exerting control or influence

guidon |ˈɡaɪdn| — A small pennant or banner carried by infantry soldiers to direct troop movement.

guild |ɡɪld| — a formal association of people with similar interests

guilder |ˈɡɪldər| — the basic unit of money in Suriname; equal to 100 cents

Guildhall |ˈɡɪldhɔːl| — the hall of a guild or corporation

guile |ɡaɪl| — shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception

guileful |ˈɡaɪlfəl| — marked by skill in deception

guileless |ˈɡaɪlləs| — free of deceit

guillemot |ˈɡɪlɪmɑːt| — small black or brown speckled auks of northern seas

guillotine |ˈɡɪlətiːn| — closure imposed on the debate of specific sections of a bill

guilt |ɡɪlt| — the state of having committed an offense

guiltily |ˈɡɪltɪlɪ| — in the manner of someone who has committed an offense

guiltiness |ˈɡɪltɪnəs| — the state of having committed an offense

guiltless |ˈɡɪltləs| — free from evil or guilt

guilty |ˈɡɪltɪ| — showing a sense of guilt

guinea |ˈɡɪnɪ| — a former British gold coin worth 21 shillings

guinea-fowl |ˈɡɪnɪ faʊl| — Any of several African birds of the family Numididae (6 species) resembling partridges.

guinea-pig |ˈɡɪnɪ pɪɡ| — A tailless rodent of the the family Caviidae and the genus Cavia genus, with short ears and larger than a hamster; the species Cavia porcellus is often kept as a pet.

guinness |ˈɡɪnəs| — English stage and screen actor noted for versatility (1914-2000)

guipure |ɡɪˈpjʊə| — A kind of lace.

guise |ɡaɪz| — an artful or simulated semblance

guitar |ɡɪˈtɑːr| — a stringed instrument usually having six strings; played by strumming or plucking

guitarist |ɡɪˈtɑːrɪst| — a musician who plays the guitar

gulag |ˈɡjuːlæɡ| — a Russian prison camp for political prisoners

gulch |ɡʌltʃ| — a narrow gorge with a stream running through it

gulden |ˈɡʊldən| — the basic unit of money in Suriname; equal to 100 cents

gules |ɡjuːlz| — (heraldry) The blazoning term for red, e.g. on a coat of arms, typically represented in engraving by vertical parallel lines.

gulf |ɡʌlf| — an arm of a sea or ocean partly enclosed by land; larger than a bay

gull |ɡʌl| — a person who is gullible and easy to take advantage of

gullet |ˈɡʌlɪt| — the passage between the pharynx and the stomach

gullibility |ˌɡʌləˈbɪlətɪ| — tendency to believe too readily and therefore to be easily deceived

gullible |ˈɡʌləbl| — naive and easily deceived or tricked

gully |ˈɡʌlɪ| — deep ditch cut by running water (especially after a prolonged downpour)

gulosity |ɡjʊˈlɒsɪtɪ| — Excessive appetite; greediness; voracity; gluttony.

gulp |ɡʌlp| — a large and hurried swallow

gulping |ˈɡʌlpɪŋ| — a spasmodic reflex of the throat made as if in swallowing

gum |ɡʌm| — a preparation (usually made of sweetened chicle) for chewing

gum-arabic |ˈɡʌmˌærəbɪk| — An edible substance taken from one of two species of sub-Saharan acacia trees. It is used in the food industry as a stabilizer (e.g. in soda, gumdrops and marshmallows) and in other industries including pharmaceuticals, paints and polishes.

gum-tree |ˈɡʌmtriː| — A eucalyptus tree.

gumbo |ˈɡʌmbəʊ| — any of various fine-grained silty soils that become waxy and very sticky mud when saturated with water

gumboil |ˈɡʌmbɔɪl| — a boil or abscess on the gums

gumdrop |ˈɡʌmdrɑːp| — a jellied candy coated with sugar crystals

gumminess  — the property of being cohesive and sticky

gummy |ˈɡʌmɪ| — having the sticky properties of an adhesive

gumption |ˈɡʌmpʃn| — sound practical judgment

gumptious |ˈɡʌmpʃəs| — working hard to promote an enterprise

gumshoe |ˈɡʌmʃuː| — someone who is a detective

gumtree  — Alternative spelling of gum tree.

gun |ɡʌn| — a weapon that discharges a missile at high velocity (especially from a metal tube or barrel)

gun-carriage |ˈɡən ˌkerɪj| — A metal frame on which a piece of ordnance is mounted for firing or transportation.

gun-cotton |ˈɡʌnˌkɒtn| — Alternative name for nitrocellulose.

gun-shy |ʃaɪ| — Being afraid to use a gun.

gunboat |ˈɡʌnbəʊt| — a small shallow-draft boat carrying mounted guns; used by costal patrols

guncotton |ˈɡʌnˈkɑːtən| — a nitric acid ester; used in lacquers and explosives

gunfire |ˈɡʌnfaɪər| — the act of shooting a gun

gunlock |ˈɡʌnlɒk| — the action that ignites the charge in a firearm

gunman |ˈɡʌnmən| — a professional killer who uses a gun

gunnel |ˈɡənl| — wale at the top of the side of boat; topmost planking of a wooden vessel

gunner |ˈɡʌnər| — a serviceman in the artillery

gunnery |ˈɡʌnərɪ| — guns collectively

gunning |ˈɡʌnɪŋ| — Present participle of gun.

gunny |ˈɡʌnɪ| — coarse jute fabric

gunplay |ˈɡʌnpleɪ| — a fight involving shooting small arms with the intent to kill or frighten

gunpowder |ˈɡʌnpaʊdər| — a mixture of potassium nitrate, charcoal, and sulfur in a 75:15:10 ratio which is used in gunnery, time fuses, and fireworks

gunroom |ˈɡʌnruːm| — A room where guns are stored.

gunrunning |ˈɡʌnrʌnɪŋ| — the smuggling of guns and ammunition into a country secretly and illegally

gunshot |ˈɡʌnʃɑːt| — the act of shooting a gun

gunsmith |ˈɡʌnsmɪθ| — someone who makes or repairs guns

gunstock |ˈɡʌnstɒk| — the handle of a handgun or the butt end of a rifle or shotgun or part of the support of a machine gun or artillery gun

gunwale |ˈɡʌnl| — wale at the top of the side of boat; topmost planking of a wooden vessel

gurgle |ˈɡɜːrɡl| — the bubbling sound of water flowing from a bottle with a narrow neck

gurgling |ˈɡɜːɡəlɪŋ| — A gurgling sound.

Gurkha |ˈɡɜːrkə| — a member of the Nepalese force that has been part of the British army for 200 years; known for fierceness in combat

gurnard |ˈɡərnərd| — bottom-dwelling coastal fishes with spiny armored heads and fingerlike pectoral fins used for crawling along the sea bottom

gurnet |ˈɡɜːnɪt| — Alternative form of gurnard (fish)

gurry |ˈɡɜːrɪ| — (India) A small fort.

guru |ˈɡʊruː| — a Hindu or Buddhist religious leader and spiritual teacher

gush |ɡʌʃ| — a sudden rapid flow (as of water)

gusher |ˈɡʌʃər| — an oil well with a strong natural flow so that pumping is not necessary

gusli |ˈɡʊslɪ| — (music) An ancient Russian instrument plucked in the style of a zither sometimes played on the lap and sometimes created with table legs so that the musician can play it seated next to the instrument.

gusset |ˈɡʌsɪt| — a piece of chain mail covering a place unprotected by armor plate

gust |ɡʌst| — a strong current of air

gustable  — Having a taste; capable of being tasted.

gustation |ɡʌˈsteɪʃən| — the faculty of distinguishing sweet, sour, bitter, and salty properties in the mouth

gustative  — of or relating to gustation

gustatory |ˈɡʌstətɔːriː| — of or relating to gustation

gustiness  — The condition of being gusty; the presence of gusts of wind

gusto |ˈɡʌstəʊ| — vigorous and enthusiastic enjoyment

gusty |ˈɡʌstɪ| — blowing in puffs or short intermittent blasts

gut |ɡʌt| — the part of the alimentary canal between the stomach and the anus

gutless |ˈɡʌtləs| — weak in willpower, courage or vitality

guts |ˈɡəts| — fortitude and determination

gutta-percha |ˌɡʌtə ˈpɜːrtʃə| — a whitish rubber derived from the coagulated milky latex of gutta-percha trees; used for insulation of electrical cables

gutter |ˈɡʌtər| — a channel along the eaves or on the roof; collects and carries away rainwater

guttersnipe |ˈɡʌtərsnaɪp| — a child who spends most of his time in the streets especially in slum areas

guttle |ˈɡʌtl| — eat greedily

guttler |ˈɡʌtlə| — (obsolete) A greedy eater; a glutton.

guttural |ˈɡʌtərəl| — a consonant articulated in the back of the mouth or throat

gutty |ˈɡʌtɪ| — (heraldry) Charged or sprinkled with drops.

guv |ɡʌv| — (UK, chiefly London, informal) a form of address, usually to an unknown male or a superior. An informal form of sir.

guvnor |ˈɡʌvnər| — (British slang) boss

guy |ɡaɪ| — an informal term for a youth or man

guys |ˈɡaɪz| — plural form of guy

guzzle |ˈɡʌzl| — drink greedily or as if with great thirst

guzzler |ˈɡʌzlər| — someone who drinks heavily (especially alcoholic beverages)

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