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facile

effortless; or (esp. of a theory or argument) appearing neat and comprehensive only by ignoring the true complexities of an issue; superficial.

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facilitate

to make easier

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faff

Spend time in ineffectual activity.

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fallow

inactive, not in use

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fastidious

fussy, finicky

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felicity

intense happiness; or the ability to find appropriate expression for one's thoughts.

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femme fatale

an attractive and seductive woman, esp. one who will ultimately bring disaster to a man who becomes involved with her.

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fertile

able to produce or sustain growth, arable

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fervor

intense emotion

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fetid

foul-smelling, stinky

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fetter

to bind, restrain

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filibuster

an action such as a prolonged speech that obstructs progress in a legislative assembly while not technically contravening the required procedures.

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filtration

The action or process of filtering something

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fitful

irregular; inconsistent

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fjord

a long, narrow, deep inlet of the sea between high cliffs, as in Norway and Iceland, typically formed by submergence of a glaciated valley.

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flagrant

obvious, blatant, conspicuous, obtrusive

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flan

A baked dish consisting of an open-topped pastry case with a savory or sweet filling; or a metal disk from which coins are produced.

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florid

elaborately decorated; flowery

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flourish

to grow quickly, prosper, burgeon, proliferate

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foofaraw

A great deal of fuss or attention given to a minor manor.

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forlorn

pitifully sad and abandoned or lonely.

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forthright

Direct and outspoken

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fortuitous

happening by accident or chance rather than design.

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frolicsome

lively and playful.

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frugal

not spend freely, cheap

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fuddle

confuse or stupefy (someone), especially with alcohol.

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fuliginous

sooty; dusky.

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fulminate

express vehement protest.

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fulsome

(Of a quantity) abundant or; complimentary or flattering to an excessive degree.

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funambulist

a tightrope walker.

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furtive

secretive, stealthy