Verbs - 14(326-350)



Frustrate (v):  fruhs-treyt
If something frustrates you, it upsets or angers you because you are unable to do anything about the problems it creates
These questions frustrated me

Fulminate (v):  fuhl-muh-neyt
If you fulminate against someone or something, you criticize them angrily = criticise, protest
He listened for a while and then fulminated against the injustice of it all

Furbish (v):  fur-bish
to renovate
The old temple is being furbished for the forthcoming festival

Gainsay (v):  geyn-sey
If there is no gainsaying something, it is true or obvious and everyone would agree with it = oppose, contradict
There is no gainsaying the fact that hard work only triumphs

Galvanize (v):  gal-vuh-nahyz (330)
To galvanize someone means to cause them to take action, for example by making them feel very excited, afraid, or angry = stimulate
The possibility of defeat galvanized us into action

Gambol (v):  gam-buhl
If animals or people gambol, they run or jump about in a playful way
Children gambolled in the fun-park with their parents

Gape (v):  geyp, gap
If you gape, you look at someone or something in surprise, usually with an open mouth
What are you gaping at?

Garner  (v):  gahr-ner
If someone has garnered something useful or valuable, they have gained it or collected it = gather, collect, store up
The student garnered placement related information from internet

Garnish (v):  gahr-nish
A garnish is a small amount of salad, herbs, or other food that is used to decorate cooked or prepared food = decorate
Garnish each dish with a slice of lemon

Genuflect (v):  jen-yoo-flekt (335)
If you genuflect, you bend one or both knees and bow, especially in church, as a sign of respect = bend
He genuflected infront of his favorate god

Germinate (v):  jur-muh-neyt
1. If a seed germinates or if it is germinated, it starts to grow = cause to sprout, produce
The idea of setting up his own company began to germinate in his mind
2. If an idea, plan, or feeling germinates, it comes into existence and begins to develop = sprout
First, the researchers germinated the seeds

Gerrymander (v):  jer-i-man-der, ger-
change voting district lines in order to favor a political party = changing voting lines
The opposition parties have sought the election commission’s interference into gerrymandering by the ruling party

Gestate (v):  jes-teyt
evolve, as in prenatal growth
The ideas have not come from  no where - there has been along gestation period

Gibber (v):  jib-er
If you say that someone is gibbering, you mean that they are talking very fast and in a confused manner = speak foolishly
The demented man gibbered incoherently

Gibe (v):  jahyb (340)
Insulting remark
The boys were reprimanded by the teacher for gibing at the disabled man

Glaze (v):  gleyz
A glaze is a thin layer of liquid which is put on a piece of pottery and becomes hard and shiny when the pottery is heated in a very hot oven
Glaze the rolls with egg-white

Glean (v):  gleen
If you glean something such as information or knowledge, you learn or collect it slowly and patiently, and perhaps indirectly = gather
He combed the files and gleaned some useful information

Gloat (v):  gloht
If someone is gloating, they are showing pleasure at their own success or at other people’s failure in an arrogant and unpleasant way = express evil satisfaction
Will you stop gloating over his failure and concentrate on the job in hand?

Glut (v):  gluht
If there is a glut of something, there is so much of it that it cannot all be sold or used = excess
The many manufacturers glutted the market and could not find purchasers for the many articles they had produced

Goad (v): gohd (345)
If you goad someone, you deliberately make them feel angry or irritated, often causing them to react by doing something = urge
He was goaded by his friends until he agreed to their wishes

Gorge (v):  gawrj
gorge yourself (on something) is to eat until you are too full to eat any more = stuff yourself
She sat in front of the television gorging on chocolates

Gouge (v):  gouj
If you gouge something, you make a hole or a long cut in it, usually with a pointed object = tear out
He gouged her cheek with a screwdriver

Grovel (v):  gruhv-uhl
1. If you say that someone grovels, you think they are behaving too respectfully towards another person, for example because they are frightened or because they want something = kow-tow
2. If you grovel, you crawl on the ground, for example in order to find something
I refuse to grovel for money in front of anybody
We grovelled around the room on our knees for the lost screw


Haggle (v):  hag-uhl
If you haggle, you argue about something before reaching an agreement, especially about the cost of something that you are buying = bargain
Mrs Laxmi would never buy anything without haggling even if the product was nominally priced

Hamper (v):   ham-per (350)
If someone or something hampers you, they make it difficult for you to do what you are trying to do = obstruct
Attempts to rescue the victimsof the accident have been hampered by the bad weather