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Forearm
(literally, "front part of the arm") part of the arm from the wrist to the elbow
A weightlifter has well-developed forearms.
Forebear
(literally, "one who has been or existed before") ancestor, forefather
Do you know from who you are desended? Who were your forebears?
Foreboding
feeling beforehand of coming trouble; misgiving; presentiment;omen
The day before the accident, I had a foreboding that something would go wrong.
Forecast
estimate beforehand of a future happening; prediction; prophency
Have you listened to the weather forecast for the weekend?
Forefront
(literally, front part of the front") froemost place or part; vanguard
The mayor is at the forefront of the drive to ttract new industry to the city.
Foregoing
going before; proceding previous
Carefully review the foregoing chapter before reading any further.
Foremost
standing at the front; first; most advanced; leading; principle; chief
Marie Curie was one of the foremost scientists of the twentieth century.
Foreshadow
indicate beforehand; augur; protend
Our defeat in the championship game was foreshadowed by injuries to two of our star players in a previous game.
Foresight
act of looking forward; prudence; power of seeing beforehand what is likely to happen
Foresight is better than hindsight.
Foreword
front matter preceding the text of a book; preface; introduction; prologue
Before Chapter 1, there is a brief foreward in which the author explains the aims of the book.
Misbelief
wrong or erroneous bellief
People generally believed the earth was flat until Columbus' momentous voyage corrected that misbelief.
Misdeed
bad act; wicked deed; crime; offence
The criminals were punished for their misdeeds by fines and prison terms.
Misfire
(literally, "fire wrongly") fail to fire or explode properly
The soldier's weapon misfired during target practice.
Misgiving
uneasy feeling; feeling of doubt or suspicion; foreboding; lack of confidence
With excellent weather and a fine driver, we had no misgivings about the trip.
Mishap
bad happening; misfortune; unlucky accident; mischange
Right after the collision, each driver blamed the other for the mishap.
Mislay
put of lay in an unremembered place; lose
Yesterday I mislaid my keys, and it took me about a half hour to find them.
Mislead
laed astray (in the wrond directoin); deceive; delude; beguile
Some labels are so confusing that they mislead shoppers.
Misstep
wrond step; slip in conduct or judgement; blunder
Quitting school is a misstep that you may regret for the rest of your life.
Outgrow
grow beyond or too large for
The jacket I got last year is to small. I have outgrown it.
Outlandish
looking or sounding as if it belongs to a (foreign) land beyond ours; strange; fantastic
Costume parties are amusing because people come in such outlandish costumes.
Outlast
last longer than; outlive; survive
The table is more solidly constructed than the chairs and will probably outlast them.
Outlook
looking ahead or beyond; prospect for the future
The outlook for unskilled laborers is not bright.
Output
(literally, what is "put out") yield or produt; amount produced
The output of the average American factory increases as new equipment is introduced.
Outrun
run faster than
The thief thought he could outrun his pursuers.
Outspoken
speaking out freely or boldly; frank; vocal; not reserved
Alma sometimes hurts others when she criticizes their work because she is too outspoken.
Outwit
get the better of by being more clever; outsmart; outfox
The fictional detective Sherlock Holmes manages to outwit the cleverest criminals.
Overbearing
domineering; bossy; inclined to dictate
Once Jason was given a little authority, he began to issue orders in an overbearing manner.
Overburden
place too heavy a load on; burden excessively; overtax; overload
It would overburden me to go shopping Thursday because I have so much homework that day.
Overconfident
too sure of oneself; excessively confident
I was so sure of passing that I wasn't going to study, but Dave advised me not to be overconfident.
Overdose
quantity of medicine beyond what is to be taken at one time or in a given period; too big a dose
Do not take more of the medicine than the doctor ordered; an overdose may be dangerous.
Overestimate
make too high an estimate (rough calculation)of the worth or size of something or someone; overvalue; overrate
Joe overetimated the capacity of the bus. He thought it could hold 60; it has room for only 48.
Overgenerous
too liberal in giving; excessively openhanded
Because the service was poor, Gina thought I was overgenerous in leaving a 15% tip.
Overshadow
1. xast a shadow over; overcloud; obscure

2. be more important than; outweigh
1. Gary's errors in the field overshadowed his good work at the plate.

2. Don's game-saving catch overshadowed his previous errors in the outfield.
Oversupply
too great a supply; an excessive supply
There is a shortage of skilled technicians but an oversupply of unskilled workers.
Overwhelm
cover over completely; overpower; overthrow; crush
The security guards were nearly overwhelmed by the crowds of shoppers waiting for the sale to begin.