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250 Cards in this Set

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expanse n
A continuous area or stretch
expansion n
Increase of amount, size, scope, or the like
expatriate v
To drive from one's own country
expect v
To look forward to as certain or probable
expectancy n
The act or state of looking forward to as certain or probable
expectorate v
To cough up and spit forth
expediency n
Fitness to meet the requirements of a particular case
expedient adj
Contributing to personal advantage
expedite v
To hasten the movement or progress of
expeditious adj
expend v
To spend
expense n
The laying out or expending or money or other resources, as time or strength
expiate v
To make satisfaction or amends for
explicate v
To clear from involvement
explicit adj
explode v
To cause to burst in pieces by force from within
explosion n
A sudden and violent outbreak
explosive adj
Pertaining to a sudden and violent outbreak
exposition n
Formal presentation
expository adj
Pertaining to a formal presentation
expostulate v
To discuss
exposure n
An open situation or position in relation to the sun, elements, or points of the compass
expressive adj
Full of meaning
expulsion n
Forcible ejection
extant adj
Still existing and known
extemporaneous adj
Done or made without much or any preparation
extempore adv
Without studied or special preparation
extensible adj
Capable of being thrust out
extension n
A reaching or stretching out, as in space, time or scope
extensive adj
Extended widely in space, time, or scope
extensor n
A muscle that causes extension
extenuate v
To diminish the gravity or importance of
exterior n
That which is outside
external n
Anything relating or belonging to the outside
extinct adj
Being no longer in existence
extinguish v
To render extinct
extol v
To praise in the highest terms
extort v
To obtain by violence, threats, compulsion, or the subjection of another to some necessity
extortion n
The practice of obtaining by violence or compulsion
extradite v
To surrender the custody of
extradition n
The surrender by a government of a person accused of crime to the justice of another government
extrajudicial adj
Happening out of court
extraneous adj
Having no essential relation to a subject
extraordinary adj
extravagance n
Undue expenditure of money
extravagant adj
Needlessly free or lavish in expenditure
extremist n
One who supports extreme measures or holds extreme views
extremity n
The utmost point, side, or border, or that farthest removed from a mean position
extricate v
extrude v
To drive out or away
exuberance n
Rich supply
exuberant adj
Marked by great plentifulness
fabricate v
To invent fancifully or falsely
fabulous adj
facet n
One of the small triangular plane surfaces of a diamond or other gem
facetious adj
facial adj
Pertaining to the face
facile adj
Not difficult to do
facilitate v
To make more easy
facility n
facsimile n
An exact copy or reproduction
faction n
A number of persons combined for a common purpose
factious adj
fallacious adj
fallacy n
Any unsound or delusive mode of reasoning, or anything based on such reasoning
fallible adj
Capable of erring
fallow n
Land broken up and left to become mellow or to rest
famish v
To suffer extremity of hunger or thirst
fanatic n
A religious zealot
fancier n
One having a taste for or interest in special objects
fanciless adj
fastidious adj
Hard to please
fathom n
A measure of length, 6 feet
fatuous adj
faulty adj
faun n
One of a class of deities of the woods and herds represented as half human, with goats feet
fawn n
A young deer
fealty n
feasible adj
That may be done, performed, or effected; practicable
federate v
To league together
feint n
Any sham, pretense, or deceptive movement
felicitate v
To wish joy or happiness to, especially in view of a coming event
felicity n
A state of well-founded happiness
felon n
A criminal or depraved person
felonious adj
Showing criminal or evil purpose
felony n
One of the highest class of offenses, and punishable with death or imprisonment
feminine adj
Characteristic of woman or womankind
fernery n
A place in which ferns are grown
ferocious adj
Of a wild, fierce, and savage nature
ferocity n
fervent adj
Ardent in feeling
fervid adj
fervor n
Ardor or intensity of feeling
festal adj
festive adj
fete n
A festival or feast
fetus n
The young in the womb or in the egg
feudal adj
Pertaining to the relation of lord and vassal
feudalism n
The feudal system
fez n
A brimless felt cap in the shape of a truncated cone, usually red with a black tassel
fiasco n
A complete or humiliating failure
fickle adj
Unduly changeable in feeling, judgment, or purpose
fictitious adj
Created or formed by the imagination
fidelity n
fiducial adj
Indicative of faith or trust
fief n
A landed estate held under feudal tenure
filibuster n
One who attempts to obstruct legislation
finale n
Concluding performance
finality n
The state or quality of being final or complete
finally adv
At last
financial adj
financier n
One skilled in or occupied with financial affairs or operations
finery n
That which is used to decorate the person or dress
finesse n
Subtle contrivance used to gain a point
finite adj
fiscal adj
Pertaining to the treasury or public finances of a government
fishmonger n
One who sells fish
fissure n
A crack or crack-like depression
fitful adj
fixture n
One who or that which is expected to remain permanently in its position
flag-officer n
The captain of a flag-ship
flagrant adj
Openly scandalous
flamboyant adj
Characterized by extravagance and in general by want of good taste
flatulence n
Accumulation of gas in the stomach and bowels
flection n
The act of bending
fledgling n
A young bird
flexible adj
flimsy adj
Thin and weak
flippant adj
Having a light, pert, trifling disposition
floe n
A collection of tabular masses of floating polar ice
flora n
The aggregate of plants growing without cultivation in a district
floral adj
Pertaining to flowers
florid adj
Flushed with red
florist n
A dealer in flowers
fluctuate v
To pass backward and forward irregularly from one state or degree to another
fluctuation n
Frequent irregular change back and forth from one state or degree to another
flue n
A smoke-duct in a chimney
fluent adj
Having a ready or easy flow of words or ideas
fluential adj
Pertaining to streams
flux n
A state of constant movement, change, or renewal
foggy adj
foible n
A personal weakness or failing
foist v
To palm off
foliage n
Any growth of leaves
folio n
A sheet of paper folded once, or of a size adapted to folding once
folk-lore n
The traditions, beliefs, and customs of the common people
fondle v
To handle tenderly and lovingly
foolery n
foot-note n
A note of explanation or comment at the foot of a page or column
foppery n
foppish adj
Characteristic of one who is unduly devoted to dress and the niceties of manners
forbearance n
Patient endurance or toleration of offenses
forby adv
forcible adj
forecourt n
A court opening directly from the street
forejudge v
To judge of before hearing evidence
forepeak n
The extreme forward part of a ship's hold, under the lowest deck
foreshore n
That part of a shore uncovered at low tide
forebode v
To be an omen or warning sign of, especially of evil
forecast v
To predict
forecastle n
That part of the upper deck of a ship forward of the after fore-shrouds
foreclose v
To bar by judicial proceedings the equitable right of a mortgagor to redeem property
forefather n
An ancestor
forego v
To deny oneself the pleasure or profit of
foreground n
That part of a landscape or picture situated or represented as nearest the spectator
forehead n
The upper part of the face, between the eyes and the hair
foreign adj
Belonging to, situated in, or derived from another country
foreigner n
A citizen of a foreign country
foreknowledge n
foreman n
The head man
foreordain v
To predetermine
foreordination n
forerun v
To go before as introducing or ushering in
foresail n
A square sail
foresee v
To discern beforehand
foresight n
Provision against harm or need
foretell v
To predict
forethought n
forfeit v
To lose possession of through failure to fulfill some obligation
forfend v
To ward off
forgery n
forgo v
To deny oneself
formation n
Relative disposition of parts
formidable adj
Difficult to accomplish
formula n
Fixed rule or set form
forswear v
To renounce upon oath
forte n
A strong point
forth adv
Into notice or view
forthright adv
With directness
fortify v
To provide with defensive works
fortitude n
Patient courage
foursome adj
Consisting of four
fracture n
A break
fragile adj
Easily broken
frailty n
Liability to be broken or destroyed
fragile adj
Capable of being broken
frankincense n
A gum or resin which on burning yields aromatic fumes
frantic adj
fraternal adj
fraudulence n
fraudulent adj
fray v
To fret at the edge so as to loosen or break the threads
freemason n
A member of an ancient secret fraternity originally confined to skilled artisans
freethinker n
One who rejects authority or inspiration in religion
free trade n
Commerce unrestricted by tariff or customs
frequency n
The comparative number of any kind of occurrences within a given time or space
fresco n
The art of painting on a surface of plaster, particularly on walls and ceilings
freshness n
The state, quality, or degree of being fresh
fretful adj
Disposed to peevishness
frightful adj
Apt to induce terror or alarm
frigid adj
Lacking warmth
frigidarium n
A room kept at a low temperature for preserving fruits, meat, etc
frivolity n
A trifling act, thought, saying, or practice
frivolous adj
frizz v
To give a crinkled, fluffy appearance to
frizzle v
To cause to crinkle or curl, as the hair
frolicsome adj
frontier n
The part of a nation's territory that abuts upon another country
frowzy adj
Slovenly in appearance
frugal adj
fruition n
fugacious adj
fulcrum n
The support on or against which a lever rests, or the point about which it turns
fulminate v
To cause to explode
fulsome adj
Offensive from excess of praise or commendation
fumigate v
To subject to the action of smoke or fumes, especially for disinfection
functionary n
An official
fundamental adj
fungible adj
That may be measured, counted, or weighed
fungous adj
fungus n
A plant destitute of chlorophyll, as a mushroom
furbish v
To restore brightness or beauty to
furlong n
A measure, one-eighth of a mile
furlough n
A temporary absence of a soldier or sailor by permission of the commanding officer
furrier n
A dealer in or maker of fur goods
further adj
More distant or advanced
furtherance n
furtive adj
Stealthy or sly, like the actions of a thief
fuse v
To unite or blend as by melting together
fusible adj
Capable of being melted by heat
futile adj
Of no avail or effect
futurist n
A person of expectant temperament
gauge n
An instrument for measuring
gaiety n
gaily adv
gait n
Carriage of the body in going
gallant adj
Possessing a brave or chivalrous spirit
galore adj
galvanic adj
Pertaining or relating to electricity produced by chemical action
galvanism n
Current electricity, especially that arising from chemical action