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Flashcards in Barrons 3 Deck (200)
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Flout

v. to treat scornfully

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Flux

n. flowing; acontinuous moving

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Foment

v. to incite; arouse

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Forbearance

n. patience

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Forestall

v. to prevent; delay

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Forswear

v. renounce; repudiate

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Founder

v. to sink; fail; collapse

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Florid

adj. ruddy; reddish; flowery

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Finesse

v. to handle with a deceptive or evasive strategy; to use finesse, that is, refinement in performance

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Fissure

n. crevice

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Fledgling

n. beginner; novice

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Felicitous

adj. suitably expressed; appropriate; well-chosen

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Factotum

n. a person who does all sorts of work; a handyman

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Fallacious

adj. based on a false idea or fact; misleading

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Fallow

adj. plowed but not sowed; uncultivated

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Fatuous

adj. foolishly self-satisfied

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Extirpate

v. to root up; to destroy

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Extraneous

adj. not essential

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Extrinsic

adj. not inherent or essential

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Expiate

v. to atone for

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Explicate

v. to explain; interpret; clarify

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Expository

adj. explanatory

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Extant

adj. in existence; not lost

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Extemporaneous

adj. unrehearsed

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Exorcise

v. to expel evil spirits; free from bad influences

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Expatiate

v. to speak or write at length

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Expatriate

v. to send into exile

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Exact

v. to force the payment of; demand and obtain by authority

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Exacting

adj. extremely demanding

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Exculpate

v. to clear of blame; vindicate