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fallow
uncultivated,plowed but not sowed
falter
hesitate
fancier
breeder or dealer of animals
farce
broad comedy,mockery
fatalism
belief that events are determined by forces
feign
/
feint
pretend
/
trick,shift,sham blow,deceive
feral
/
ferret
/
fetter
not domestic,wild
/
drive or hunt out of hiding
/
shackles,put in chains
fete
honor at a festival
figurative
simile,not literal but metaphorical,using figure of speech
figurine
small ornamental statue
filch
steal
filial
pertaining to son or daughter
filibuster
block legislation by making long speaches
flaccid
flabby
flail
harvest,thresh grain by hand,strike or slap,toss about
flair
/filch
talent
/steal,purloin
fleece
wool coat of sheep,rob,plunder
flinch
hesitate,shrink
flay
/
fleck
strip off skin,plunder
/
spot
flit
dart lightly, pass swiftly
floe
mass of floating ice
flotsam
drifting wreckage,useless item floating on river,vagrant,destitute people
flounder
proceed clumsily or falter,struggle and thrash out
flout
reject,mock
fluted
having vertical parallel grooves[as in a pillar]
foil
/foist
contrast,defeat,frustrate
/insert improperly,palm off
foppish
dandyish,vain about dress and appearance
foray
excursion,raid
foreboding
premonition of evil
forgo
give up,do without
forte
strong point,special talent
founder
fail completely,sink,person who establish an organization or business
fraught
filled
fray
battle,fight,brawl
fritter
waste
fresco
painting on plaster[usually fresh]
frond
fern leaf,palm or banana leaf
fusillade
simultaneous firing or outburst[of missiles,questions,etc]
gadfly
animal biting fly,an irritating person
fugitive
fleeting or transitory,roving
gait
manner of walking or running,speed
gall
bitterness,nerve.chaff,annoy,vex
galleon
large sailing ship
gamut
entire range
gargantuan
huge,enormous
gargoyle
waterspout carved in grotesque figures on a building
gaunt
lean & angular,barren,haggard
gerontocracy
government ruled by old people
gerrymander
change the voting district lines in order to favor political party
gestate
/
gibe
evolve as in prenatal growth
/
mock
gingerly
very carefully
girth
distance around something,circumferance
glean
gather leaving[as in waste matter after harvesting]
gloat
express evil satisfaction,view malevolently
gloss over
explain over
glower
look of anger,scowl
glut
/
gnome
overstock,fill excess
/
dwarf,underground spirit
goad
urge on
gorge
narrow canyon,steep,rocky cleft;stuff oneself
gory
bloody
gassamer
insincere;sheer,cobwebs
gouge
tear out;overcharge
grapple
wrestle;come to grips with
gratis
/
gratuitous
free
/
given freely,unwarranted,uncalled for
grisly
ghastly
grotto
small cavern
gruel
/grueling
/gruesome
thin,liquid porridge
/exhausting
/grisly,horrible
gruff
rough mannered
guffaw
boisterous laughter
grotesque
fantastic,comically hideous
gusto
/gusty
enjoyment,enthusiasm
/windy
hackless
hair at the back and neck,especially of a dog
haggle
argue about prices
hallowed
/fallowed
/harrowed
blessed,consecrated
/uncultivated
/agonizing,distressing,painful,traumatic
harping
tiresome dwelling over subject
hatch
deck opening,lid covering a deck opening
heresy
opinion contrary to popular belief,opinion contrary to accepted religion
hermetic
obscure,mysterious,occult,sealed by fusion so as to be airtight
herpetologist
one who studies reptiles
hiatus
/hedonist
gap,pause
/one who believes in pleasure in the sole aim of life
hieroglyphic
picture writing
hoard
stockpile,accumulate for future use
holocaust
destruction by means of fire
homeostatis
tendency of a system to maintain relative stability
hortatory
encouraging,exhortive
hovel
shack,small/wretched house
hover
hang about,wait nearby
hubbub
confused uproar
hue and cry
outcry
hurtle
crush,rush
husband
use sparingly,conserve,save,frugality,thrift,agriculture
hypochondria
person unduly worried about his health,worrier without cause about illness
ichthyology
study of fish
idyllic
charmingly,carefree,simple
illimitable
infinite
imbecility
weakness in mind
imbibe
drink in
immolate
offer as sacrifice
immure
imprison,incarnate.shut up in confinement
impale
fix,peirce
impediment
hindrance,block,obstacle,impede
impenitent
not repentant
imperative
mandatory,absolutely necessary,critically important
imperious
/impertinent
/impudence
domineering,haughty
/insolent,rude
/insolence,impertinence,narrow minded
impinge
infringe,touch,collide with
implaussible
unlikely,unbelievable
implicate,implication
incriminate,show to be involved
/something hinted at or suggeested
imponderable
weightless
import
significance
imposture
assuming a false identity,masquerade
imprecation
curse
impregnable
invulnerable
impute
attribute,ascribe
inadvertently
unintentionally
incantation
singing or chanting of magic spells,magical formulae
incapicitate
disable
incarcerate
imprison
incendiary
capable of causing fire,arsonist
incentive
spur,motive,incite
inception
start,beginning
incarnate
/incarnation
endowed with flesh,personified
/act of assuming a human body and human nature
inclement
stormy,unkind
incognito
with concealed identity,using assumed name
incoherent
muddled,unintelligible,illogical
incontinent
uncontrolled,lacking self-restraint,Licentious
incontrovertible
indisputable,not open to question
incriminate,indict
accuse,serve as evidence against,charge