Verbs - 13 (301-325)



Exult (v):  ig-zuhlt
If you exult in a triumph or success that you have had, you feel and show great happiness and pleasure because of it = rejoice
They exulted over their victory

Fabricate (v):  fab-ri-keyt
If someone fabricates information, they invent it in order to deceive people =  lie
He was late, so he fabricated an excuse to avoid trouble

Facilitate (v):  fuh-sil-i-teyt
To facilitate an action or process, especially one that you would like to happen, means to make it easier or more likely to happen = help along
He tried to facilitate matters at home by getting a part-time job

Fathom (v):  fath-uhm
If you cannot fathom something, you are unable to understand it, although you think carefully about it = comprehend
I find his motives impossible to fathom

Ferret (v):  fer-it (305)
If you ferret about for something, you look for it in a lot of different places or in a place where it is hidden = search
She ferreted among some papers

Feign (v):  feyn
If someone feigns a particular feeling, attitude, or physical condition, they try to make other people think that they have it or are experiencing it, although this is not true  = pretend
The young boy feigned illness to bunk school

Fester (v):  fes-ter
If you say that a situation, problem, or feeling is festering, you disapprove of the fact that it is being allowed to grow more unpleasant or full of anger, because it is not being properly recognized or dealt with = produce irritation
It is better that he expressed his anger than let is fester inside him

Fete (v):  feyt, fet
If someone is feted, they are celebrated, welcomed, or admired by the public
The winning team was fĂȘted from place to place

Fetter (v):  fet-er
If you say that you are fettered by something, you dislike it because it prevents you from behaving or moving in a free and natural way = shackle, tie down
Fettered by nint to six office, he was unable to fulfill his ambition

Filch (v):  filch (310)
If you say that someone filches something, you mean they steal it, especially when you do not consider this to be a very serious crime = to steal
Ram needs to really grow out of his compulsive habit of filching

Flag (v):  flag
If you flag or if your spirits flag, you begin to lose enthusiasm or energy = drop, grow feeble
By the end of the campaign we began to glag

Flagellate (v):  flaj-uh-leyt
to whip yourself or someone else, especially as a religious punishment =flog, whip
The medical practice of flagellating is still followed in some cultures

Flail (v):  fleyl
If your arms or legs flail or if you flail them about, they wave about in an energetic but uncontrolled way
His arms were flailing in all directions

Flaunt (v):  flawnt
If you say that someone flaunts their possessions, abilities, or qualities, you mean that they display them in a very obvious way, especially in order to try to obtain other people’s admiration = show off
The body builders flaunted their muscles in order to gain points

Flinch (v):  flinch (315)
If you flinch from something unpleasant, you are unwilling to do it or think about it, or you avoid doing it = hesitate, shrink
He has never flinched from harsh financial decisions

Flummox (v):  fluhm-uhks
If someone is flummoxed by something, they are confused by it and do not know what to do or say = confuse
After boarding the bus, I was flummoxed to find that I did not have enough money for the ticket

Fluster (v):  fluhs-ter
If you fluster someone, you make them feel nervous and confused by rushing them and preventing them from concentrating on what they are doing = to confuse, unsettle, unnerve
Don’t fluster me as I’m trying to concentrate

Flay (v):  fley
When someone flays an animal or person, they remove their skin, usually when they are dead = strip off
As a Chief Minister, he was well known for flaying officials in public

Fleck (v):  flek
having small marks or spots, or small pieces of something, covering a surface= spot, speck
The years have flecked his hair with gray

Flout (v):  flout (320)
If you flout something such as a law, an order, or an accepted way of behaving, you deliberately do not obey it or follow it = reject, mock
The firm had deliberately flouted the law

Foment (v):  foh-ment
If someone or something foments trouble or violent opposition, they cause it to develop  = stir up, instigate
This report will foment anger in the opposition party

Forestall (v):  fohr-stawl
If you forestall someone, you realize what they are likely to do and prevent them from doing it = prevent
The government forestalled criticism by holding a public enquiry into the matter

Foster (v):  faw-ster, fos-ter
To foster something such as an activity or idea means to help it to develop = rear, encourage
A teacher’s job is to foster learning in a child’s mind

Fritter (v):  frit-er
to waste time, money, or effort on something small or unimportant = waste
He frittered away his hard earned money on gambling

Fructify (v):  fruhk-tuh-fahy (325)
bear fruit
With  careful  tending  the  plant  will  fructify