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facetious
humorous, joking
When i call lindasy a biatch, i'm not being facetious.
facile
easily done
Lifting a boulder is not a facile task.
fallacious
deceptive or misleading
The criminal gave a fallacious testimony.
falter
waver, move in uncertain manner
Even under the most extreme circumstances, his faith would not falter.
fatuous
foolish or insane
After a few drinks, Lindsey begins to act fatuous.
fawn
young deer, try to somebody's favor
The couriers fawned over the king.
feckless
lacking purpose, ineffective, careless
On the road, Lindsey is a feckless driver.
fecund
fertile
The bountiful harvest was proof that the land is fecund.
feint
pretend, an assumed appearance
His air of approval was feint to conceal his real motives.
felicitous
well chosen, apt, sitably expressed
The chairman's felicitous anecdote set everyone at ease.
felon
a guilty person
The felon is set to be executed tomorrow.
ferment
substance become excited
At the local brewery they ferment their beer for weeks.
ferocity
savage cruelty
The ferocity of african lions is portrayed when they kill their prey.
ferret
to search out or bring to light
Erin Brockovich was determined to ferret out the facts of the water pollution.
fervid
showing earnest feeling
She was able to console me with her fervid words.
fervor
warmth of feelings, earnestness
The church leader spoke with great fervor.
fetid
having an offensive odor, stinking
The fetid homeless man made me lose my appetite.
fetter
to shackle, put in chains
Boredom puts fetters upon the imagination.
feud
bitter quarrel over a long period of time
The feud between the capulets and montagues would not allow romeo and juliet to be together.
fidelity
loyalty, accuracy
The fidelity of his wife came into question when he saw her with another man.
fidget
move restlessly, make nervous
He kept fidgetting during his interview.
figurehead
carved image on the prow of the ship
Captain Sparrow's ship had a figurehead of a woman.
finesse
delicate way of dealing with a situation
He tried to finesse his way out of the situation.
finical
too fussy about food, clothing, etc.
He is very finical when it comes to his diet.
fission
splitting or division
The fission of an atom took years to accomplish.
fixate
stare at
He was fixated on Jessica Alba during the entire movie.
flak
criticism, abuse, hostile reaction
Such an unpopular decision is bound to draw a lot of flak from the press.
flamboyant
brightly colored, florid
His flamboyant wardrobe always drew a lot of attention.
flaunting
show off complacently
He like to flaunt his skills during practice.
fledged
trained, experienced, able to fly
The young bird was finally fledged after months of trying.
fleet
number of ships, quick-moving
In polo you need a fleet horse to have a chance at winning.
flinch
move back, wince
She flinched when he pretended to throw the ball at her.
flop
fail/move/fall clumsily
The attempt to get straight A's was a flop.
florid
very much ornamented
I cannot handle the florid writing of many comtemporary authors.
flout
reject, mock, go against tradition
Women in America like to flout the rules of propriety.
fluke
an accidental advantage, stroke of good luck
The hole in one on the tenth hole was a fluke.
fluster
make nervouse or confused
The nerd always gets flustered when the head cheerleader talks to him.
foible
slight flaw or defect
People still liked him despite his all-too-human foible.
foil
prevent from carrying out
The flat tire foiled their plans for a weekend in the snow.
foment
to promote the growth or development of
He was always one to forment trouble.
foolproof
incapable of failure or error
His new plan is foolproof.
foppish
like a man who is excessively vain and concerned with dress
Brady is very foppish with regards to his appearance.
forage
seeking or obtaining of food
You can often see moose foraging in your back yard.
forbear
to refrain, hold back
Despite his opinion on the matter he decided to forbear his response.
ford
to cross
In oregon trail you can choose to ford the river.
forestall
preempt, prevent by taking action in advance
After the usc game the city tried to forestall a riot by deploying police.
forfeit
suffer the loss of something
He had to forfeit his home to be able to pay his debts.
forge
to shape metal
He forged an iron sword in the plant.
forgery
counterfeit
He comitted an act of forgery when he signed his fathers name.
forswear
renounce, disallow, turn away, give up
I am foreswearing women forever.
foster
nurture, care for
We do whatever we can to foster to the needs of the customer.
fracas
noisy quarrel
We heard a drunken fracas outside of our window.
fragile
easily injured or broken
The set of wine glasses is very fragile.
fragrant
sweet-smelling
The fragrant aroma of the girl drives me crazy.
frantic
wildly excited with joy, pain, anxiety
His long nights without sleep made him frantic with worry.
frenetic
frantic, frenzied
He has been frenetic for the past weeks after receiving his diagnosis.
fret
worry
Don't fret about the situation, it should all get worked out.
fringe
edge
His ball was located on the fringe of the green.
froward
not willing to yield or comply, stubborn
I was worried about our froward child.
frugal
careful, economical
All poor people should learn to be frugal with their money.
fulmination
bitter protest
The whole sermon was one long fulmination.
fulsome
digusting, offensive due to excessiveness
My dad always gives me fulsome praise that emarrasses me deeply.