GRE vocab test: Increase Vocabulary: English Verbs

v. ferret
look down on with disdain; scorn; disdain
search and discover through persistent investigation
have a celebration
copy another person's written work without giving the proper acknowledgement

v. hibernate
make children; engender; father; mother; generate; bring forth
be in an inactive or dormant state
influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering; blarney; coax; inveigle
cause to become widely known; circularize; propagate; broadcast; spread; diffuse; pass around

v. ravel
warm by rubbing, as with the hands
praise, glorify, or honor; exalt; glorify; proclaim
occur between other event or between certain points of time
tangle or complicate; knot

v. low
engage in boisterous, drunken merrymaking; riot
cause to happen or to occur as a consequence; play
strike; beat; hit

v. encompass
advance beyond the usual limit
add color to
include in scope; comprehend; cover
keep in one's mind

v. disabuse
free somebody (from an erroneous belief)
bring to a desired consistency, texture, or hardness by a process of gradually heating and cooling; normalize
violate the sacred character of a place or language; outrage; violate
receive a specified treatment (abstract); find; obtain

v. throttle
reduce the air supply
edit by omitting or modifying parts considered indelicate; expurgate; castrate; shorten
turn up, loosen, or remove earth; cut into; turn over
make amends for; repair

v. invert
tamper, with the purpose of deception; fake; falsify; cook; misrepresent
reverse; turn upside down
linger in an area; waver; vacillate
agree or express agreement; acquiesce

v. despise
clarify by giving an example of; instance
get the meaning of something; comprehend; savvy; dig; grasp; compass; apprehend
make complaining remarks or noises under one's breath; grumble; croak; gnarl
look down on with disdain; scorn; disdain

v. beef
make improvements or corrections to
laugh at with contempt and derision; flout; barrack
shine; sparkle; glow
complain; grouse; crab; squawk; bellyache; holler