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fervor

great warmth or earnestness; ardor; zeal

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fester

to generate pus, to decay

3

fetter

to restrain; to hamper

4

fiat

an arbitrary decree or order

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fidelity

faithfulness, loyalty

6

figment

something made up or invented, a fabrication

7

finesse

skillful maneuvering; subtlety; craftiness

8

fiscal

pertaining to financial matters; monetary

9

flagrant

glaringly bad, notorious, scandalous

10

fledgling

inexperienced or immature

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flippant

frivolously disrespectful, saucy, pert

12

florid

- ruddy; flushed; red-faced
- excessively flowery, overdramatic, ornate

13

fodder

coarse food for livestock; raw material

14

foible

a minor character flaw

15

foment

to stir up, to instigate

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foray

a quick raid or attack; an initial venture

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forbear

to refrain from, to abstain

18

forego

to do without, to forbear

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foreclose

- to deprive a mortgagor of his or her right to redeem a property
- to shut out for exclude

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forensic

related to or used in courts of law

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forebode

to be an omen of; to predict

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forestall

to thwart, prevent, or hinder something from happening; to head off

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forsake

to abandon; to renounce; to relinquish

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forswear

to retract or recant; to take back

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fortuitous

accidental, occurring by chance