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flippant
lacking proper seriousness
flit
fly, dart lightly, pass swiftly by
florid
ruddy, reddish, flowery
flounder
struggle and thrash about, proceed clumsily or falter
flout
reject, mock
fluke
unlikely occurrence, stroke of fortune
fluster
confuse
flux
flowing, series of changes
fodder
coarse food for cattle, horses, etc.
foible
weakness, slight fault
foil (n)
contrast
foil (v)
defeat, frustrate
foment
stir up, instigate
fop
dandy, man excessively concerned with his clothes
forbearance
patience
ford
place where a river can be crossed on foot
forebears
ancestors
forensic
suitable to debate or courts of law
forestall
prevent by taking action in advance
forgo
give up, do without
formidable
menacing, threatening
forsake
desert, abandon, renounce
forswear
renounce, abandon
forte
strong point or special talent
forthright
outspoken, straightforward, frank
fortitude
bravery, courage
fortuitous
accidental, by chance
forum
place of assembly to discuss public concerns, meeting for discussion
foster
rear, encourage
founder
fail completely, sink
fracas
brawl, melee
fractious
unruly, disobedient, irritable
franchise
right granted by authority, right to vote, business licensed to sell a product in a particular territory
fraternize
associate in a friendly way
fraught
filled
fray
brawl
frenetic
frenzied, frantic
fresco
painting on plaster (usually fresh)
friction
clash in opinion, rubbing against
frigid
intensely cold
frolicsome
prankish, gay
frond
fern leaf, palm or banana leaf
fruition
bearing of fruit, fulfillment, realization
frustrate
thwart, defeat
fugitive
fleeting or transitory, roving
fulcrum
support on which a lever rests
fulsome
disgustingly excessive
furlough
leave of absence, vacation granted a soldier or civil servant
furor
frenzy, great excitement
gadfly
animal-biting fly, an irritating person
gaffe
social blunder