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flippant
not too serious
a flippant remark
flit
fly; dart about
a bee flitting from flower to flower
floe
mass of floating ice
the ship navigated through ice floes
ice floes FLOW!!!
florid
ruddy; reddish
a florid complexion
flotsam
drifting wreckage
flout
reject; mock
flout the law by selling to minors
fluted
having parallel grooves
fluted columns
fodder
coarse food for cattle
foil
NOUN: contrast
Darth Vader is Luke Skywalker's foil
foist
impose on
foist your crummy furniture on me
foment
stir up; instigate
accused of fomenting civil unrest
foolhardy
rash
foppish
vain about dress and appearance
the foppish manner of the young men of the clubs
foray
raid
a midnight foray against the enemy
forbearance
patience
use forbearance in dealing with him
ford
place where a river can be crossed on foot
forebears
ancestors
forestall
prevent by taking action in advance
preempt
forestall the reelection
forensic
suitable to debate or courts of law
the lawyer acted forensically
forswear
renounce; abandon
forswear your religion
fortuitous
accidental; by chance
we won by a fortuitous rebound
founder
fail completely; sink
the Titanic foundered
fractious
unruly
fractious opposition party
franchise
the right granted by authority; the right to vote; the right to sell a product in a territory
fraught
filled
fraught with danger
fray
brawl
in the thick of the fray
fresco
painting on plaster
frieze
ornamental band on a wall
the frieze of a church
fritter
waste
VERB
he frittered away his time with AIM
frolicsome
prankish; gay
frolicsome puppy
frond
fern, palm leaf
fructify
to bear fruit
frustrate
thwart; defeat
the ruler's plans were frustrated
fugitive
ADJ
fleeting or transitory
the fugitive nature of life
fulsome
disgustingly excessive
he paid fulsome tribute to his secretary
functionary
official
a capitol hill functionary
funereal
sad or solemn
FUNERAL
furor
frenzy; excitement
the story caused a furor in the city
furtive
stealthy; sneaky
furtive plans to steal the jewel
fusillade
simultaneous outburst (of missles, questions, drum beats)
fusillade of missles