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Forthright

Honest or direct

1

Formulaic

Standard

2

Foolhardy

Extremely risky

3

Foible

Bad habit

4

Flux

Constant change

5

Flout

Defy

6

Flounder

Completely unable to decide what to do

7

Flotsam

Debris

8

Flotilla

Group of small ships

9

Florid

Complicated and extravagant

10

Flippant

Frivolous

11

Flagrant

Brazen

12

Flag

Lose energy or interest

13

Finesse

Tact

14

Finagle

Use tricks and dishonest methods to get what you want

15

Fidelity

Loyalty

16

Fickle

Likely to change

17

Fetter

To restrain

18

Fervid

Passionate

19

Felicitous

Suitable in the circumstance

20

Fecund

Fertile

21

Fauna

Animals in a particular area

22

Fastidious

Fussy

23

Fallacious

Not correct

24

Faction

Clique

25

Facetious

Not serious about a serious subject

26

Extravagant

Spending excessively

27

Extricate

To set free

28

Extrinsic

Not essential

29

Exuberance

Liveliness

30

Exultation

Happiness

31

Expropriate

Take away money or property without paying the owner

32

Expunge

To cross out or erase

33

Expurgate

To remove

34

Extenuating

Causing a wrong act to be judges less seriously by giving reasons to it

35

Extirpate

Destroy completely

36

Extol

Praise highly

37

Expediency

Convenience

38

Expeditious

Quick and efficient

39

Explicate

To make clear

40

Expound

To state or explain in detail

41

Exculpate

Free somebody from blame

42

Execrate

Express hatred of

43

Expatriate

Residing permanently outside ones native land

44

Exacting

Demanding hard work

45

Exalted

High rank

46

Excise

Tax on certain foods

47

Evocation

Bringing to mind

48

Evenhanded

Fair and impartial

49

Evanescence

Disappearance from memory

50

Euthanasia

Act of killing someone who is suffering from an incurable disease

51

Euphoria

Extreme happiness

52

Euphemism

Use of pleasant words for an unpleasant idea

53

Eulogy

Speech or writing containing high praise of someone/thing

54

Eulogize

Praia highly

55

Estrangement

State of becoming unfriendly

56

Espouse

Give support to

57

Esoteric

Understood by only a small number of people

58

Eschew

Abstain from

59

Equivocate

Express oneself ambiguously

60

Equanimity

Calmness of mind in a difficult situation

61

Epitome

Typical example

62

Enthralling

Holding attention completely

63

Ephemeral

Lasting only for a short time

64

Epistemology

Study of how we know things

65

Epistolary

In letter form

66

Ennui

Bored

67

Enigma

Mystery

68

Enfranchise

Give political rights

69

Enervate

Cause to Lose strength

70

Endorse

Sign ones name

71

Endemic

Disease regularly found in a particular Area

72

Encroach

Intrude

73

Encompass

Include

74

Empirical

Based on observation

75

Empathy

Ability to imagine and share another persons feelings and experiences

76

Eminent

Famous and distinguished

77

Embody

Symbolize

78

Embittered

Filled with bitter feelings

79

Emasculate

Remove sexual organs of a male animal

80

Elucidate

To make clear

81

Elocution

Public speaking

82

Egregious

Very bad

83

Efface

Destroy
Make oneself seem unimportant

84

Effervescence

Happiness, liveliness

85

Efficacious

Producing desired effect

86

Effrontery

Boldness or rudeness without shame

87

Effusive

Expressing pleasure or gratitude in a very enthusiastic way

88

Eclectic

Diverse

89

Ebullience

Full of energy

90

Ebb

To grow less

91

Distort

Contort

92

Divergent

Going in different directions

93

Divisive

Causing disagreement among people

94

Divulge

Make secret known

95

Doctrinaire

Rigidly applying a theory with no concern for practical problems

96

Doctrine

Set of beliefs

97

Dogma

Set of beliefs meant to be accepted as faith

98

Dolt

Stupid person

99

Domesticated

Trained or fond of doing housework

100

Drastic

Radical

101

Dread

Great fear

102

Droll

Amusing or witty

103

Duplicitous

Treacherous

104

Dubious

Doubtful

105

Drudgery

Hard, boring work

106

Earnest

Serious