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farcical
absurd, ludicrous
feign
to pretend, give a false impression; to invent falsely
fetid
foul-smelling, putrid
filch
to steal
flagrant
outrageous, shameless
flora
plants
foible
minor weakness or character flaw
forensic
relating to legal proceedings; relating to debates
forgo
to go without, refrain from
forsake
to abandon, withdraw from
forte
strong point, something a person does well
foundation
groundwork, support; institution
frank
honest and straightforward
frenzied
feverishly fast, hectic, and confused
frivolous
petty, trivial; flippant, silly
frond
leaf
fulsome
sickeningly excessive; repulsive
facade
face, front, mask, superficial appearance
facility
aptitude, ease in doing something
fastidious
careful with details
faze
to bother, upset, or disconcert
feisty
excitable, easily drawn into quarrels
fetter
to bind, chain, confine
filibuster
use of obstructive tactics in a legislative assembly to prevent adoption of a measure
flamboyant
flasy, garish; exciting, dazzling
florid
gaudy, extremely ornate; ruddy, flushed
foil (v)
to defeat, frustrate
foreclose
to rule out; to seize debtor's property for lack of payments
fathom (v)
to measure the depth of, gauge
feasible
possible, capable of being done
fiasco
disaster, utter failure
finicky
fussy, difficult to please
flammable
combustible, being easily burned
flounder
to falter, waver; to muddle, struggle
foliate
to grow, sprout leaves
forswear
to repudiate, renounce, disclaim, reject
fortuitous
happening by luck, fortunate
founder (v)
to fall helplessly; sink
fractious
unruly, rebellious
fragmentation
division, separation into parts, disorganization
fraud
deception, hoax
fraudulent
deceitful, dishonest, unethical
fraught
full of, accompanined by
frenetic
wildly frantic, frenzied, hectic
feckless
ineffective, careless, irresponsible
felicitous
suitable, appropriate; well-spoken
flaunt
to show off
flout
to treat contemptuously, scorn
foment
to arouse or incite
fictive
fictional, imaginary
fission
process of splitting into two parts
fabricate
to make or devise; construct
facile
very easy
fallacious
wrong, unsound, illogical
fatuous
stupid; foolishly self-satisfied
ford (v)
to cross a body of water at a shallow place
forestall
to prevent, delay; anticipate
forlorn
dreary, deserted; unhappy; hopeless, despairing
foster
to nourish, cultivate, promote
fracas
noisy dispute
fabricated
constructed, invented; faked, falsified
facilitate
to aid, assist
fallow
uncultivated, unused
fault
break in a rock formation; mistake or error
fecund
fertile, fruitful, productive
fell (v)
to chop, cut down
fidelity
loyalty
fitful
intermittent, irregular
fledgling
young bird just learning to fly; beginner, novice
fluctuate
to alternate, waver
forbearance
patience, restraint, leniency
foreboding
dark sense of evil to come
forethought
anticipation, foresight
formulate
to conceive, devise; to draft, plan; to express, state
fanaticism
extreme devotion to a cause
fawn (v)
to flatter excessively, seek the favor of
federation
union of organizations; union of several states, each of which retains local power
fervid
passionate, intense, zealous
flaccid
limp, flabby, weak
fodder
raw material; feed for animals
funereal
mournful, appropriate to a funeral
furtive
secret, stealthy
fusion
process of merging things into one