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facile
easily done or superficial


John was a facile speaker
fallacious
based on error, false, misleading

fallacious reasoning may not always yeild erroneous results
falter
waver or move in an uncertain manner

I shall never falter in my quest
fatuous
smugly, unconciously foolish

She is way too intelligent for such fatuous remarks
fawn
to flatter excessively, to seek the favor of

She was tired of his fawning over her all the time
feckless
lacking purpose or vitality, feeble or ineffective
fecund
capable of producing offspring,fertile, fruitful

the fecundity of her mind is illustrated in her imaginitive poems
feigned
to pretend, give false appearance of

She feigned illness in order to not have to go to school
felicitous
exibing an agreeably approprate manner or style, suitably expressed, well chosen

He was known for felicitous remarks during his speeches
ferment
a state of agitation, turbulent change, or development

The country was in a state of ferment after the war ended.
ferocity
savage cruelty

The tiger attacked with such ferocity its prey never had a chance
ferret
to uncover and bring to light by searching

She ferretted out their secret
fervid
marked by great passion or zeal

Her fervid enthusiasm was inspiring
fetid
Stinky, having an offensive odor

The fetid dog slept on the floor after swiming in the swamp
fetter
shackle

The prisoner was fettered to the wall
fidelity
loyalty, faithfullness

The dog had high fidelity to its owner
fidget
to move restlessly, make nervous
figurehead
carved image on the prow of a ship
finesse
delicate skill
finical
too particular, fussy, exacting, especially about details

She was finical when it came to the party decorations
fission
the act or process of splitting into parts

Nuclear fission produces energy
fixate
to make fixed, stable, or stationary

She fixated the painting on the wall
flak
excessive or abusive criticism
flamboyant
highly elaborate, ornate

Her outfit was very flamboyant
flaunting
display ostentatiously

If you've got it, flaunt it.
fledged
able to fly, trained, experienced
flinch
to start or wince involuntarily
flop
to fall or lie down heavily
florid
flushed with rosy color, ruddy, reddish, flowery
flout
to show contempt for, to scorn, reject, mock

The headstrong youth flouted all authority
fluke
a chance occurrance, accident
fluster
to confused or make nervous
foible
a minor weakness or failing of character

We can overlook the foibles of our friends, no one is perfect
foil
to prevent from being successful

contrast to
foppish
vain in dress and manor

He tried to imitate the foppish mannor of men of the court
forage
food for domestic animals, fodder
forbear
to hold back, refrain
ford
a shalow place in a river so as to cross
forestall
to delay or prevent by taking action in advance

She ensure the money was divided evenly for forestall any arguments when it was handed out
forfeit
to suffer the loss of something
forge
a workshop where pig iron is converted into wroght iron
forswear
to renounce or abandon
foster
nurture, care for, cultivate, promote
fracas
noicy quarrel, brawl, melee

The fracas caused us to be kicked out of the bar
frenetic
wildly excited or active, frantic

His frenetic activities at the podium made it obvious that he was not prepared for his speech
fulmination
to issue a thunderous verbal attach or denunciation

His boss was awful, releasing a fulmination with each small mistake.
fulsome
offesively flattering, insincere

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