Vocabulary (F)

Serial Word Meaning
1 fabricate v. To invent fancifully or falsely
2 fabulous adj. Incredible
3 facet n. One of the small triangular plane surfaces of a diamond or other gem
4 facetious adj. Amusing
5 facial adj. Pertaining to the face
6 facile adj. Not difficult to do
7 facilitate v. To make more easy
8 facility n. Ease
9 facsimile n. An exact copy or reproduction
10 faction n. A number of persons combined for a common purpose
11 factious adj. Turbulent
12 fallacious adj. Illogical
13 fallacy n. Any unsound or delusive mode of reasoning, or anything based on such reasoning
14 fallible adj. Capable of erring
15 fallow n. Land broken up and left to become mellow or to rest
16 famish v. To suffer extremity of hunger or thirst
17 fanatic n. A religious zealot
18 fancier n. One having a taste for or interest in special objects
19 fanciless adj. Unimaginative
20 fastidious adj. Hard to please
21 fathom n. A measure of length, 6 feet
22 fatuous adj. Idiotic
23 faulty adj. Imperfect
24 faun n. One of a class of deities of the woods and herds represented as half human, with goats feet
25 fawn n. A young deer
26 fealty n. Loyalty
27 feasible adj. That may be done, performed, or effected; practicable
28 federate v. To league together
29 feint n. Any sham, pretense, or deceptive movement
30 felicitate v. To wish joy or happiness to, especially in view of a coming event
31 felicity n. A state of well-founded happiness
32 felon n. A criminal or depraved person
33 felonious adj. Showing criminal or evil purpose
34 felony n. One of the highest class of offenses, and punishable with death or imprisonment
35 feminine adj. Characteristic of woman or womankind
36 fernery n. A place in which ferns are grown
37 ferocious adj. Of a wild, fierce, and savage nature
38 ferocity n. Savageness
39 fervent adj. Ardent in feeling
40 fervid adj. Intense
41 fervor n. Ardor or intensity of feeling
42 festal adj. Joyous
43 festive adj. Merry
44 fete n. A festival or feast
45 fetus n. The young in the womb or in the egg
46 feudal adj. Pertaining to the relation of lord and vassal
47 feudalism n. The feudal system
48 fez n. A brimless felt cap in the shape of a truncated cone, usually red with a black tassel
49 fiasco n. A complete or humiliating failure
50 fickle adj. Unduly changeable in feeling, judgment, or purpose
51 fictitious adj. Created or formed by the imagination
52 fidelity n. Loyalty
53 fiducial adj. Indicative of faith or trust
54 fief n. A landed estate held under feudal tenure
55 filibuster n. One who attempts to obstruct legislation
56 finale n. Concluding performance
57 finality n. The state or quality of being final or complete
58 finally adv. At last
59 financial adj. Monetary
60 financier n. One skilled in or occupied with financial affairs or operations
61 finery n. That which is used to decorate the person or dress
62 finesse n. Subtle contrivance used to gain a point
63 finite adj. Limited
64 fiscal adj. Pertaining to the treasury or public finances of a government
65 fishmonger n. One who sells fish
66 fissure n. A crack or crack-like depression
67 fitful adj. Spasmodic
68 fixture n. One who or that which is expected to remain permanently in its position
69 flag-officer n. The captain of a flag-ship
70 flagrant adj. Openly scandalous
71 flamboyant adj. Characterized by extravagance and in general by want of good taste
72 flatulence n. Accumulation of gas in the stomach and bowels
73 flection n. The act of bending
74 fledgling n. A young bird
75 flexible adj. Pliable
76 flimsy adj. Thin and weak
77 flippant adj. Having a light, pert, trifling disposition
78 floe n. A collection of tabular masses of floating polar ice
79 flora n. The aggregate of plants growing without cultivation in a district
80 floral adj. Pertaining to flowers
81 florid adj. Flushed with red
82 florist n. A dealer in flowers
83 fluctuate v. To pass backward and forward irregularly from one state or degree to another
84 fluctuation n. Frequent irregular change back and forth from one state or degree to another
85 flue n. A smoke-duct in a chimney
86 fluent adj. Having a ready or easy flow of words or ideas
87 fluential adj. Pertaining to streams
88 flux n. A state of constant movement, change, or renewal
89 foggy adj. Obscure
90 foible n. A personal weakness or failing
91 foist v. To palm off
92 foliage n. Any growth of leaves
93 folio n. A sheet of paper folded once, or of a size adapted to folding once
94 folklore n. The traditions, beliefs, and customs of the common people
95 fondle v. To handle tenderly and lovingly
96 foolery n. Folly
97 foot-note n. A note of explanation or comment at the foot of a page or column
98 foppery n. Dandyism
99 foppish adj. Characteristic of one who is unduly devoted to dress and the niceties of manners
100 forbearance n. Patient endurance or toleration of offenses
101 forby adv. Besides
102 forcible adj. Violent
103 forecourt n. A court opening directly from the street
104 forejudge v. To judge of before hearing evidence
105 forepeak n. The extreme forward part of a ship’s hold, under the lowest deck
106 foreshore n. That part of a shore uncovered at low tide
107 forebode v. To be an omen or warning sign of, especially of evil
108 forecast v. To predict
109 forecastle n. That part of the upper deck of a ship forward of the after fore-shrouds
110 foreclose v. To bar by judicial proceedings the equitable right of a mortgagor to redeem property
111 forefather n. An ancestor
112 forego v. To deny oneself the pleasure or profit of
113 foreground n. That part of a landscape or picture situated or represented as nearest the spectator
114 forehead n. The upper part of the face, between the eyes and the hair
115 foreign adj. Belonging to, situated in, or derived from another country
116 foreigner n. A citizen of a foreign country
117 foreknowledge n. Prescience
118 foreman n. The head man
119 foreordain v. To predetermine
120 foreordination n. Predestination
121 forerun v. To go before as introducing or ushering in
122 foresail n. A square sail
123 foresee v. To discern beforehand
124 foresight n. Provision against harm or need
125 foretell v. To predict
126 forethought n. Premeditation
127 forfeit v. To lose possession of through failure to fulfill some obligation
128 forfend v. To ward off
129 forgery n. Counterfeiting
130 forgo v. To deny oneself
131 formation n. Relative disposition of parts
132 formidable adj. Difficult to accomplish
133 formula n. Fixed rule or set form
134 forswear v. To renounce upon oath
135 forte n. A strong point
136 forth adv. Into notice or view
137 forthright adv. With directness
138 fortify v. To provide with defensive works
139 fortitude n. Patient courage
140 foursome adj. Consisting of four
141 fracture n. A break
142 fragile adj. Easily broken
143 frailty n. Liability to be broken or destroyed
144 fragile adj. Capable of being broken
145 frankincense n. A gum or resin which on burning yields aromatic fumes
146 frantic adj. Frenzied
147 fraternal adj. Brotherly
148 fraudulence n. Deceitfulness
149 fraudulent adj. Counterfeit
150 fray v. To fret at the edge so as to loosen or break the threads
151 freemason n. A member of an ancient secret fraternity originally confined to skilled artisans
152 freethinker n. One who rejects authority or inspiration in religion
153 free trade n. Commerce unrestricted by tariff or customs
154 frequency n. The comparative number of any kind of occurrences within a given time or space
155 fresco n. The art of painting on a surface of plaster, particularly on walls and ceilings
156 freshness n. The state, quality, or degree of being fresh
157 fretful adj. Disposed to peevishness
158 frightful adj. Apt to induce terror or alarm
159 frigid adj. Lacking warmth
160 frigidarium n. A room kept at a low temperature for preserving fruits, meat, etc
161 frivolity n. A trifling act, thought, saying, or practice
162 frivolous adj. Trivial
163 frizz v. To give a crinkled, fluffy appearance to
164 frizzle v. To cause to crinkle or curl, as the hair
165 frolicsome adj. Prankish
166 frontier n. The part of a nation’s territory that abuts upon another country
167 frowzy adj. Slovenly in appearance
168 frugal adj. Economical
169 fruition n. Fulfillment
170 fugacious adj. Fleeting
171 fulcrum n. The support on or against which a lever rests, or the point about which it turns
172 fulminate v. To cause to explode
173 fulsome adj. Offensive from excess of praise or commendation
174 fumigate v. To subject to the action of smoke or fumes, especially for disinfection
175 functionary n. An official
176 fundamental adj. Basal
177 fungible adj. That may be measured, counted, or weighed
178 fungous adj. Spongy
179 fungus n. A plant destitute of chlorophyll, as a mushroom
180 furbish v. To restore brightness or beauty to
181 furlong n. A measure, one-eighth of a mile
182 furlough n. A temporary absence of a soldier or sailor by permission of the commanding officer
183 furrier n. A dealer in or maker of fur goods
184 further adj. More distant or advanced
185 furtherance n. Advancement
186 furtive adj. Stealthy or sly, like the actions of a thief
187 fuse v. To unite or blend as by melting together
188 fusible adj. Capable of being melted by heat
189 futile adj. Of no avail or effect
190 futurist n. A person of expectant temperament