Verbs - 17(401-425)

Inveigh (v):  in-vey
If you inveigh against something, you criticize it strongly = criticise
A lot of his writings inveigh against luxury and riches

Inveigle (v):  in-vey-guhl, -vee-
If you inveigle someone into doing something, you cleverly persuade them to do it when they do not really want to = trick
Finally the nurse inveigled the patient into taking medicine

Iterate (v):  it-uh-reyt
if a computer iterates, it goes through a set of instructions before going through them for a second time = repeat
The process is iterated until a convincing agreement is reached

Jettison (v):  jet-uh-suhn, -zuhn
If you jettison something, for example an idea or a plan, you deliberately reject it or decide not to use it = throw away
The new govertment has jettisoned a few plans of the  previous government

Lacerate (v):  las-uh-reyt (405)
If something lacerates your skin, it cuts it badly and deeply = cut
The Knife lacerated his skin at a number of places

Lament  (v): luh-ment
If you lament something, you express your sadness, regret, or disappointment about it = moan
The nation lamented the death of its great war leader

Lampoon (v):  lam-poon
If you lampoon someone or something, you criticize them very strongly, using humorous means = ridicule
The actor was severely lampooned by press

Languish (v):  lang-gwish
If someone languishes somewhere, they are forced to remain and suffer in an unpleasant situation
The killer continues to languish in prison

Lionize (v): lahy-uh-nahyz
If someone is lionized, they are treated as if they are very important or special by a particular group of people, often when they do not really deserve to be = kow-tow
She enjoyed being lionized and respected by the public

Liquidate (v):  lik-wi-deyt (410)
To liquidate a company is to close it down and sell all its assets, usually because it is in debt
A unanimous vote was taken to liquidate the company

Litigate  (v):  lit-i-geyt
To litigate means to take legal action = lawsuit
If we have to litigate, we will

Loathe (v):  lohth
If you loathe something or someone, you dislike them very much = detest
The two men loathe each other

Lope (v):  lohp
If a person or animal lopes somewhere, they run in an easy and relaxed way, taking long steps = gallop slowly
He was loping across the sand towards his girlfriend

Macerate (v):  mas-uh-reyt
If you macerate food, or if it macerates, you soak it in a liquid for a period of time so that it absorbs the liquid = soak, absorb
Cancer macerated his body

Maim (v):  meym (415)
To maim someone means to injure them so badly that part of their body is permanently damaged = mutilate; injure
Many locals have been maimed by the landmines fitted during the Second world war

Malign (v):  muh-lahyn
If you malign someone, you say unpleasant and untrue things about them = slander, speak evil of
She had seen herself repeatedly maligned in the newspapers

Manifest  (v):  man-uh-fest
If you say that something is manifest, you mean that it is clearly true and that nobody would disagree with it if they saw it or considered it = visible, clear
The virus needs two weeks to manifest itself

Manipulate (v):  muh-nip-yuh-leyt
If you say that someone manipulates people, you disapprove of them because they skilfully force or persuade people to do what they want
He is a very difficult character He manipulates people

Manumit (v):  man-yuh-mit
emancipate, free from bondage = release
Both the countries have agreed to manumit war prisoners

Masticate (v):  mas-ti-keyt (420)
When you masticate food, you chew it = chew
Her mouth was working, as if she was masticating some tasty titbit

Maunder (v):  mawn-der
to talk or complain about something for a long time in a boring way = wander, ramble
What are you maundering on about, Suresh?

Meander (v):  mey-hem, mey-uhm
If a river or road meanders, it has a lot of bends, rather than going in a straight line from one place to another = turn
We spent the afternoon meandering around the streets of the old town

Mediate (v):  mee-dee-eyt
If someone mediates between two groups of people, or mediates an agreement between them, they try to settle an argument between them by talking to both groups and trying to find things that they can both agree to
My mom was the one who mediated between Latha and her mom

Memorialize (v):  muh-mawr-ee-uh-lahyz
If a person or event is memorialized, something is produced that will continue to exist and remind people of them = commemorate
He was praised in print and memorialized in stone throughout the South

Mesmerize (v):   mez-muh-rahyz (425)
If you are mesmerized by something, you are so interested in it or so attracted to it that you cannot think about anything else = hypnotize
He was absolutely mesmerised by her beauty