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exordium

the beginning or introductory part, especially of a discourse or treatise.

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eyry

a lofty nest of any large bird

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faience

earthenware decorated with opaque colored glaze

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fakir

a Muslim (or, loosely, a Hindu) religious ascetic who lives solely on alms

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ficus

range from large trees to woody shrubs to trailing vines

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fief

a person's sphere of operation or control

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fiero

proud
disdainful, haughty
cruel, fierce, audacious

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finery

dressy or showy clothing and jewels

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fioriture

an embellishment of a melody, especially as improvised by an operatic singer.

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flange

an external or internal ridge, or rim (lip), for strength, as the flange of an iron beam such as an I-beam or a T-beam; or for attachment to another object, as the flange on the end of a pipe, steam cylinder, etc., or on the lens mount of a camera; or for a flange of a rail car or tram wheel.

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folderol

Foolishness; nonsense. 2. A trifle; a gewgaw.

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formulin

Formulin is a mixture of 67% methanol and 33% formaldehyde used as to preserve specimens and as a fumigant. It causes vertigo, anxiety and panic attacks if consumed.

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fovea

a small, central pit composed of closely packed cones; depression in a structure

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foyer

an entrance hall or other open area in a building used by the public, especially a hotel or theater.

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fractal

a natural phenomenon and a mathematical set. What they have in common is a repeating pattern that displays at every scale. As the image is enlarged, the same pattern re-appears so that it is virtually impossible to determine the scale being examined.

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frangible

brittle

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frontispiece

the principal face of the building // an illustration facing the title page of a book.

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fruticant

Full of shoots.

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fug

A heavy, stale atmosphere, especially the musty air of an overcrowded or poorly ventilated room:

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gabardine

a smooth, stiff type of cloth that is often used for suits.

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gadrooned

Any of a series of raised decorative curves used as adornments on the necks of vases, silverware

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gaebolga

"spear of mortal pain/death spear", "gapped/notched spear", or "belly spear", was the name of the spear of Cúchulainn in the Ulster Cycle of Irish mythology. It was given to him by his martial arts teacher, the warrior woman Scáthach, and its technique was taught only to him. the fact that after it is utilized, one must literally cut into the victim to retrieve it.

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garrison

the collective term for a body of troops stationed in a particular location, originally to guard it, but now often simply using it as a home base

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gastrique

In plain terms, a gastrique is a sweet-and-sour sauce at its simplest. You caramelize sugar (or sometimes honey), combine it with equal parts vinegar, and reduce it slightly to make a tart, slightly thickened syrup.

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gazetteer

a book or list that is arranged in alphabetical order and gives information about places

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gehazi

Elisha's servant. Gehazi, overcome with avarice, obtained in the prophet's name two talents of silver and two changes of garments from Naaman. Consequently, he was guilty of duplicity and dishonesty of conduct, causing Elisha to denounce his crime with righteous sternness, and pass on him the terrible doom that "the leprosy" valley of avarice

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gentian

sed against malaria, in South America against snake bites, in Europe and Asia as digestives, and in Southeast Asia one species is harvested for its rot-resistant timber. Gentians are also included in perfumes, weight-loss products, skin care products, and homeopathic remedies.

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geode

are like the Tootsie Roll Pop of the geology world because underneath the hard exterior lies a surprise center.

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gestic

relating to or consisting of bodily movements or gestures

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gibbous

(of the moon) having the observable illuminated part greater than a semicircle and less than a circle.