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flippant
lacking proper seriousness
flit
fly; dart lightly; pass swiftly by
floe
mass of floating ice
flora
plants of a region or era
florid
ruddy; reddish; flowery
flotsam
drifting wreckage
flounder
strugle and thrash about; proceed clumsily
flourish
grow well; prosper; make sweeping gestures
flout
reject; mock; show contempt for
fluctuate
waver; shift
fluency
smoothness of speech
fluke
unlikely occurance; stroke of fortune
fluster
confuse
fluted
having vertical parallel grooves (as in a pillar)
flux
flowing; series of changes
fodder
coarse food for cattle, horse, etc.
foible
weakness; slight fault
foil
contrast; defeat; frustrate
foist
insert improperly; palm off
foliage
masses of leaves
foment
stir up; instigate
foolhardy
rash
fop
dandy; man excessively preoccupied with his clothes
fory
raid
forbearance
patience
ford
place where a river can be crossed on foot.
forebears
ancestors
foreboding
premonition of evil
forensic
suitable to debate or courts of law
foreshadow
give an indication beforehand; portend; prefigure
foresight
ablility to foresee future happenings; prudence
forestall
prevent by taking action in advance
forgo
give up; do without
forlorn
sad adn lonely; wretched
formality
ceremonious quality; something done just for form's sake
formidable
inspiring fear or apprehension; difficult; awe-inspiring
forsake
desert; abandon; renounce
forswear
renouce; abandon
forte
strong point or special talent
forthright
straightforward; direct; frank
fortitude
bravery; courage
fortuitous
accidental; by chance
foster
rear; encourage
founder
fail copmletely; sink; person who establishes (an organization, business)
fracas
brawl, melee
fractious
unruly; disobedient; irritable
frail
weak
franchise
right granted by authority; right to vote; license to sell a prodcut in a particular territory
frantic
wild
fraudulent
cheating; deceitful
fraught
filled or charged with; causing emotional distress
fray
brawl
frenetic
frenzied; frantic
frenzied
madly excited
fresco
painting on plaster (usually fresh)
fret
be annoyed or vexed
friction
clash in opinion; rubbing against
frieze
ornamental band on wall
frigid
intensely cold
fritter
waste
frivolous
lackingin seriousness; self-indulgently carefree; relatively unimportant
frolicsome
prankish; gay
frond
fern leaf; palm or banana leaf
froward
stubbornly contrary; obstinately disobedient
fructify
bear fruit
frugality
thrift; economy
fruition
bearing of fruit; fulfillment; realization
frustrate
thwart; defeat
fugitive
fleeting or transitory; roving
fulcrum
support on wich a lever rests
fulminate
denounce thunderously; explode
fulsome
digustingly excessive
functionary
official
fundamental
basic; primary; essential
funereal
sad; solemn
furor
frenzy; great excitement
furtive
stealthy; sneaky
fusillade
simultaneous firing or outburst (of missles, questions, etc.)
fusion
union; blending; synthesis
futile
useless; hopeless; ineffectual
gadfly
animal-biting fly; an irritating person
gaffe
social blunder