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forearm
part of the arm from the wrist to the elbow(literally, "front part of the arm")
forebear
ancestor, forefather (literally, "one who has been or existed before")
foreboding
feeling beforehand of coming trouble; misgiving;presentiment;omen
forecast
estimate beforehand of a future happening; prediction; prophecy
forefront
(literally,"front part of the front") foremost place or part; vanguard
foregoing
going before; preceding; previous
foremost
standing at the front; first; most advanced; leading; pricipal; chief
foreshadow
indicat beforehand; augur; portent
foresight
act of looking forward; prudence; power of seeing beforehand what is likely to happen
foreword
front matter preceding the text of a book; proface; introduction; prologue
misbelief
wrong or erroneous belief
misdeed
bad act; wicked deed; crime; offense
misfire
(literally, "fire wrongly") fail to be fired or explided properly
misgiving
uneasy feeling; feeling of doubt or suspicion; foreboding; lack of confidence
mishap
bad happening; misfortune; unlucky accident; mischance
mislay
put or lay in an unremembered place
mislead
lead astray (in the wrong direction); deceive; delude; beguile
misstep
wrong step; slip in conduct or judgment; blunder
outgrow
grow beyond or too large for
outlandish
looking or sounding as if it belongs to a foreign land beyone ours; strange; fantastic
outlast
last longer than; outlive; survive
outlook
looking ahead or beyone; prospect for the future
output
(literall, what is "put out") yield or product; amount produced
outrun
run faster than
outspoken
speaking out freely or boldly; frank; vocal; not reserved
outwit
get the better of by being more clever; outsmart; outfox
overbearing
domineering; bossy; inclined to dictate
overburden
place too heavy a load on; burden excessively; overtax; overload
overconfident
too sure of oneself; excessively confident
overdose
quantity of medicine beyone what is to be taken at one time or in a given period; too big a dose
overestimate
make too high an estimate(rough calculation) of the worth or size of something or someone; overvalue; overrate
overgenerous
too liberal in giving; excessively openhanded
overshadow
1. cast a shadow over; overcloud; obscure
2. be more important than; outweigh
oversupply
too great a supply; an excessive supply
overwhelm
cover over completely; overpower; overthrow; crush
unabridged
not abridged; not made shoter, uncut, complete
unbiased
not biased; not prejudiced in favor of or against; fair
unconcern
lack of concern, anxiety, or interest; indifference; apathy
undeceive
free from deception or mistake ideas; set straight; disabuse
ungag
remove a gag from; release from censorship
unnerve
deprive of nerve or courage; cause to lose self-control; upset; enervate
unbiased
not biased; not prejudiced in favor of or against; fair
unnerve
deprive of nerve or courage; cause to lose self-control; upset; enervate
unquenchable
not quenchable; not capable of being satisfied; insatiable; inextinguishable
unscramble
do the opposite of scramble; restore to intelligble form
unshackle
release from a shackle (anything that confines the legs or arms); set free; liberate
unwary
not wary; not alert; heedless; rash
underbrush
shrubs, bushed, etc., greowing beneath large trees in a wood; undergrowth
underdeveloped
insufficiently developed because of a lack of cap[ital and trained personel for exploiting natural resources; backward; behindhand
undergraduate
(literally, "lower than a graduate") a student in a college or university who has not yet earned a bachelor's degree
underpayment
insufficient payment
underprivileged
insufficiently privileged; deprived through social or economic oppression of some fundamental rights supposed to belong to all; disadvantaged; deprived
underscore
draw a line beneath; emphasize; stress
undersell
sell at a lower price than
undersigned
person or persons who sign at the end of (literally "under") a letgter or document
understatement
a statement below the truth; a restrained statement in mocking contrast to what might be said
understudy
one who "studies under" and learns the part of a regular performer so as to be a substitue if necessary
upcoming
coming up; being in the near future; forthcoming; approaching
update
bring up to date; modernize; renovate
upgrade
raise the grade or quality of; improve
upheaval
violent heaving up, as of the earth's crust; commotion; violent disturbance; outcry
upkeep
maintenance ("keeping up"); cost of operating and repairing
uplift
lift up; elevate; raise
upright
standing up straight on the feet; erect; honest; scrupulous
uproot
pull up by the roots; remove completely; eradicate; annihilate
upstart
person who has suddenly risen to wealth and power, especially if he or she is conceited and unpleasant
upturn
upward turn toward better conditions
withdraw
1. take or draw back or away; take out from a place of deposit
2. leave; retreat
withdrawal
1. act of taking back or drawing out form a place of deposit
2. retreat; exit; departure
withdrawn
drawn back or removed from easy approach; socially detached; unresponsive; introverted
withhold
hold back; keep from giving; restrain; curb
withholding tax
sum withheld or deducted from wages for tax purposes
withstand
stand up against; hold out; resist; endure
notwithstanding
(literally, "not standing against") in spite of; despite