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100 Cards in this Set

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n flit
fly; fly or move lightly or quickly; dart lightly; pass swiftly by; Ex. a bee flitting from flower to flower
follow (as a result)
following in time or order; later
following; attendants
s bookish
fond of books and reading
n endearment
fond word or act; expression of affection
n ambrosia
food of the gods
n viand
food; CF. live
n victuals
food; provisions; V. victual: provide with food
forbiddingly stern; ascetic; without comfort or enjoyment; severely simple and unornamented; Ex. a monk's austere life; Ex. austere grandeur of the cathedral; N. austerity
force into less space; squeeze; contract; put into fewer words; N: thick mass of cloth pressed to part of the body to stop bleeding or swelling, reduce fever, etc.
n extrude
force or push out; thrust out; shape (plastic or metal) by forcing through a die
forceful; intensely emotional; with marked vigor; strong; N. vehemence
n duress
forcible restraint, especially unlawfully; coercion by threat; illegal coercion; Ex. a promise made under duress
forecasted course of a disease; prediction; CF. prognostic
foremost in importance; supreme; CF. para-: beyond; above; Ex. paranormal
forerunner (which foreshadows what is to come)
forerunner; predecessor
n vanguard
forerunners; foremost position of an army; advance forces; foremost position in a trend or movement; CF. rearguard
foreshadow; portend
foretell; be a warning or sign of; N: presentiment; foreboding; omen
foretell; presage; be a sign or warning of; N. portent: sign; omen; forewarning
forewarning; presentiment; foreboding
n granulate
form into grains or granules; N. granule: grain or particle
form of literature in which irony, sarcasm, and ridicule are employed to attack human vice and folly
s concordat
formal agreement
s requisition
formal demand or request; Ex. requisition for more computing equipment; V.
formal essay; treatise
n panegyric
formal praise; encomium; Ex. I don't deserve such panegyrics.
n disquisition
formal systematic inquiry; explanation of the results of a formal inquiry; long formal speech or written report
s stately
formal; ceremonious; grand in style or size; majestic
s phalanx
formation of infantry carrying overlapping shields and long spears; group of men packed together (for attack or defense)
former occupant of a post
n redoubtable
formidable; causing fear
formless; lacking shape or definition
n noisome
foul smelling; very unpleasant; unwholesome
n quadruped
four-footed animal; ADJ. CF. biped
n shard
fragment generally of broken pottery (glass, clay bowl, or cup)
fragments (esp. from a destroyed building)
fragrant; having a sweet smell; N. aroma: strong pleasant smell
n chassis
framework and working parts of an automobile; framework to which components are attached
s gallows
framework from which a noose is suspended (used for execution by hanging)
n candor
frankness; open honesty; ADJ. candid
free from an entanglement or difficulty; disentangle
s carefree
free from worries; having no problems
n gratis
free; without charge; ADJ.
n latitude
freedom from narrow limitations
freedom from punishment or harm; CF. punish
freeze; coagulate
n frenetic(phrenetic)
frenzied; frantic
n furor
frenzy; great anger and excitement; CF. fury
n repine
fret; complain; be annoyed; Ex. repine over the undone work
friendship; peaceful relationship as between nations
frighten; N. intimidation
n outskirts
fringes; outer borders (as of a city); Ex. outskirts of Boston
n facade(fa\\c{c}ade)
front or face (of building); superficial or false appearance
s scowl
frown angrily; N: angry frown
s hail
frozen rain drop; V: salute or greet; precipitate hail
n husbandry
frugality; thrift; economy; agriculture; farming; Ex. animal husbandry; CF. husbandman
frustrate; perplex
frustrate; put to rout; defeat; disconcert; embarrass; perturb
s outlaw
fugitive from the law (excluded from legal protection); V: declare (someone) to be an outlaw; deprive of the protection of the law; declare illegal; Ex. Drinking has been outlawed.
s flowery
full of flowers; full of ornate expressions
n enterprising
full of initiative; showing enterprise
full of life; animated; vibrant and lively; critical; of great importance; necessary to stay alive; of life; living; breathing; N. vitality; V. vitalize
full of pores; like a sieve
s vain
full of self-admiration; conceited; without result; unsuccessful; N. vanity
s vibrant
full of vigor or energy; vibrating
n buxom
full-bosomed; plump; jolly
fully filled; filled to the brim or to the point of being stuffed; abundantly supplied; Ex. report replete with errors
fundamental reason or principle (on which a system or principle is based); fundamental reason or justification; grounds for an action
funeral ceremony
s undertaker
funeral director; one whose business is to arrange burials
n dirge
funeral song; slow mournful piece of music (sung over a dead person)
n purveyor
furnisher of foodstuffs; caterer; V. purvey: supply (eg. food); furnish; CF. provide
n hindmost
furthest behind; farthest to the rear
n jollity
gaiety; cheerfulness; ADJ. jolly: merry; gay
n temporize
gain time as by postponing an action; avoid committing oneself
n lope
gallop slowly
n hiatus
gap; pause; gap or interruption in space or time; break
s pucker
gather into wrinkles or folds; N: wrinkle or fold
n glean
gather leavings; gather grain left behind by reapers; gather bit by bit (facts or information) often with difficulty
n muster
gather; assemble (troops); Ex. muster up one's strength for the ordeal; N.
n garner
gather; store up; amass
n blithe(blithesome)
gay; joyous
general agreement; opinion reached by a group
s dynamo
generator for producing electricity; energetic person
generosity; ADJ. magnanimous: generous
n largess
generous gift (given to people who do not have enough)
generous; charitable; having a wish to do good
n bountiful
generous; graciously generous; showing bounty
n zephyr
gentle breeze; west wind
genuine; real
get one's bearings; adjust; make familiar with a situation; orientate
n grisly
ghastly; horrifying; Ex. grisly remains of the bodies
ghost; phantom
ghostly being that sucks the blood of the living
ghostly; N. specter: spectre; ghost; phantom