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facade
front (of building); superficial or false appearance
facet
small plane surface (of a gem); a side
facetious
* joking (often inappropriately); humorous
facile
easily accomplished; ready or fluent; superficial
facilitate
* help bring about; make less difficult
facsimile
copy
faction
party; clique; dissension
factious
inclined to form factions; causing dissension
factotum
handyman; person who does all kinds of work
faculty
mental or bodily powers; teaching stahh
fallacious
* false; misleading
fallacy
mistaken idea baed on flawed reasoning; invalid argument
fallow
plowed but not sowed; uncultivated
falter
hesitate
fancied
imagined; unreal
fancier
breeder or dealer of animals
fanfare
call by bugles or trumpets; showy display
fastidious
difficult to please; squeamish
fatalism
belief that events are determined by forced beyond one's control
fathom
comprehend; investigate
fatuous
* brainless; inane; foolish, yet smug
fauna
animals of a period of time or region
fawning
* trying to please someone by behaving obsequiously, flattering, or cringing
febrile
feverish
feckless
feeble and ineffective; careless and irresponsible
fecundity
fertility; fruitfulness
feint
trick; shift; sham blow
felicitous
* apt; suitably expressed; well chosen
felicity
happiness; appropriateness (of a remark, choice, etc.)
fell
cruel; deadly
fell
cut or knowck down; bring down (with a missile)
feral
not domestic; wild
ferment
agitation; commotion
ferret
drive or hunt out of hiding
fervent
ardent; hot
fervid
ardent
fervor
* glowing ardor; intensity of feeling
fester
rankle; produce irritation or resentment
fete
honor at a festival
fetid
malodorous; foul-smelling
fetter
shackle
fiat
command; authorization
filch
steal
filial
pertaining to a son or daughter
filibuster
block legislation by making long speeches
filigree
delicate, lacelike metalwork
filing
particle removed by a file
firebrand
hothead; troublemaker
fitful
spasmodic; intermittent
flaccid
flabby
flag
* droop; grow feeble
flagrant
conspicuously wicked; blatant; outrageous
flail
thresh grain by hand; strike or slap; toss about
flair
talent
flay
strip off skin; plunder; whip; attack with harsh criticism
fledgling
* inexperienced
fleece
rob; plunder
flick
light stroke as with a whip
flinch
hesitate; shrink
flippant
lacking proper seriousness
flit
fly; dary lightly; pass swiftly by
floe
mass of floating ice
flora
plants of a region or era
florid
ruddy; reddish; flowery
flotsam
drifting wreckage
flout
* reject; mock; show contempt for
fluster
confuse
fluted
having vertical parallel grooves (as in a pillar)
flux
flowing; series of changes
fodder
coarse food for cattle, horses, etc.
foil
contrast
foist
insert improperly; palm off
foment
* stir up; instigate
foolhardy
rash
fop
dandy; man excessively preoccupied with his clothes
foray
raid
forbearance
patience
ford
place where a river can be crossed on foot
forensic
suitable to debate or courts of law
forestall
* prevent by taking action in advance
formidable
inspiring fear or apprehension; difficult; awe-inspiring
forswear
renounce; abandon
forte
strong point or special talent
fortitude
bravery; courage
fortuitous
accidental; by chance
founder
fail completely; sink
fracas
brawl, melee
fracious
unruly; disobedient; irritable
franchise
right granted by authority; right to vote; license to sell a product in a particular territory
frantic
wild
fraught
filled or charged with; causing emotional distress
fray
brawl
frenetic
frenzied; frantic
fresco
painting on plaster (usually fresh)
fret
be annoyed or vexed
frieze
ornamental band on a wall
frigid
intensely cold
fritter
waste
frolicsome
prankish; gay
froward
stubbornly contrary; obstinately disobedient
fructify
bear fruit
frugality
* thrify; economy
fruition
bearing of fruit; fulfillment; realization
fugitive
fleeting or transitory; roving
fulminate
denounce thunderously; explode
fulsome
disgustingly excessive
functionary
official
funereal
sad; solemn
furor
frenzy; great excitement
furtive
stealthy; sneaky
fusillade
simultaneous firing or outburst (of missiles, questions, etc.)
futile
* useless; hopeless; ineffectual