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fabricate

(verb): to make up in order to decieve. "FAB rick ate"

Think: fabric background

The movie set background was fabricated, woven from fabric to resemble a mountain range

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facetious

(adjective): playfully funny. "fa SEE shus"

Think: face "E"

The facetious comedian made us smile so much that our faces looked like we were constantly saying "E". *try it!)

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fanatic

(adjective): full of extreme enthusiasm

"fuh NAT ick"

Think: fan lunatic

The fanatic Green Bay Packers fan- a lunatic- painted his face green and wore a cheese head hat every day of the year

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farce

(noun): a comical, unrealistic , mocking display or show "FARSE

THink: farts

I know your play is a farce because of how many times the character fart

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fastidious

(adjective) having very picky standards "fuh sTID ee us "

Think: fast to tidy up

My roommate is fastidious about cleaning; she gets mad if I am not fast to tidy up the apartment

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fatuous

(adjective) lazily foolish. "fat SHOE us "

Think: fat ass

If you're fatuous about nutrition, you might end up with a fat ass

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fawning

(verb) kissing up to "FON ing"

Think : fawn (baby deer)

The little fawn's only hope to get the bear to spea its life was by using fawning behavior

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feckless

(adjective): weak; worthless; irresponsible. "FEK liss"

Think: F in class
If you get an F in class, your study habits were probably feckless

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fecund

(adjective): fruitful; inventive. "FEE kund"

Think: feces under

spreading manure, i.e., feces, under your crops as fertilizer will make your harvest fecund

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feign

(verb): to fake. "FAYN (rhymes with "rain")"

Think: faint

Here's the plan: we feign illness by pretending to faint as soon as the final exam begins so we won't have to retake it

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felicity

(noun): happiness. "fu LISS it ee"

Think: feline city

If you're a cat person, then a feline city would bring you great felicity. MEOW

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ferret

(verb(: to bring to light; to uncover. "FERR it"

THink: ferret (the animal)

If you keep a ferret as a pet, it will ferret out all your lost earring since they can crawl under anything

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fervor

(noun): passion "FUR ver"

THink: fever

The lovers' fervor for each other was so great that their skin felt fever-hot

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festoon

(verb): to decorate. "feh STOON"

Think: festival

The harvest moon festival is coming! Time to festoon the barn for the big dance!

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fetid

(adjective): bad-smelling. "FED id"

Think: feet

Feet are often fetid

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fiasco

(noun): a disaster. "fee ASS koh"

Think: flask

Smuggling that flask into the football game was a fiasco; we got kicked out during the first quarter

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filia

(adjective): like a son or daugher. "FIL ee ul"

Think: affiliated

It was the son's filial duty to care for his dying mother since he was affiliated with her by blood

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fillip

(Noun): stimulus, impetus, flick "PHIL ipp"

Think: fill up my tank

If you could please fill up my tank of gas, then that would be a fillip to my transportation abilities

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finagled

(verb): obtained, often through trickery or indirect methods. "fih NAY gulled"

Think: finagle a bagel

Even though I lost my wallet, I finagled a bagel from the bagel lady by claiming I had invented cream cheese

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finicky

(adjective): difficult to please. "FIN ick ee"

Think: nit- picky

The princess was nit- picky- she was so finicky that she refused to sleep on the mattress with a pea under it

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fitful

(adjective) : irregular, intermittent. "FIT Full"

Think: fit-full

Oour new baby only sleeps fitfully- the naight seems ful of his crying fits

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flagrant

(adjective) : shockingly bad. "FLAY grint"

Think: fragrant vagrant

No matter what your feelings towards homeless people are, you can't deny that man is a fragrant vagrant- his B.O. is so bad it's flagrant

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fleeting

(adjective): short-lived. "FLEET ing"

Think: flee

My stay in the village was by necessity fleeting: a dragon attacked, and I had to flee

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flippant

(adjective): lacking respect or seriousness. "FLIP int"

Think: flip off

If you're flippant, you probably flip people off on a regular basis

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florid

(adjective): overly decorated; reddish, "FLOR id"

Think: flowered

The 12- year-old girl's room was flowered with undreds of red-hued decorations- her style was florid

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flotilla

(noun): a fleet of ships "Flo TILL uh"

Think: floating around Godzilla

Floating around Godzilla was a flotilla from the Japanese navy

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flotsam

(noun) : floating debris "FLOT sim"

Think: float

After the Titanic sank, Rose was able to survive by climbing onto a piece of floating flotsam from the wreckage

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flounder

(verb): to act clumsily or ineffectively "FLOUN dir"

Think : flop under

Bad dancer flounder (verb) through clubs like flounders (noun) that flop under the seat of the boat once they're caught

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flourish

(verb): to thrive. "FLERR ish"

THink: florist

My flowers always flourish, because I have 20 years experiences as a florist

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flouted

(verb) treated without respect "FLOUT id"

Think: flung out
The rebel fouted the rules so badly that he flund them out the window

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flummoxed

(adjective) : confued "FLUM ixed"

THink: flume ox

At the water park, I was completely flummoxed when, in the flume ride, I saw an ox swimming along

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foible

(noun): a minor weakness of character "FOY bull"

THink: foil-able

Your plan to take over the world is foil-able because you have so many foibles

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foment

(verb): to encourage the growth of. "FOH ment"

THink: form it!

In Star Wars, Princess Leia fomented the rebel group by telling the Rebels to "form it!"

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forage

(verb, noun) v: to search for food, n: food, a search "FORE ige"

Think: for aged cheese

being French, I have been foraging our supermarkets and farmer's markets far and wide for aged cheese that reminds me of home

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forbearance

(noun): patience; tolerance "four BEAR ints"

Think: bear tolerance

I'm usually harsh on people who borrow my money, but for bears I have more tolerance and practice forbearance since they scare me

36

foreground

(verb): to highlight . "FOUR ground"

Think: foreground (noun)

That boy is magic! Foreground (verb) his talent by making sure he's in the foreground (noun) of the stage!

37

forestall

(verb): to delay, hinder, or prevent. " four STALL"

Think: for stall

The booby traps I surrounded my fort with will forestall invaders- they're for stalling

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formidable

(adjective): serious, respectable, worthy
"FOR mid ih bull"

THink: forbid

The cliff face was formidable; it seemed to forbid us from even attempting to climb

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fortitude

(noun); strength "FORT ih tude"

Think: fortress

THe Bulgarian weightlifter's mental fortitude during training gave my body that look like a fortress

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fortuitous

(adjective): lucky "for TWO it iss"

Think: fortune for us

It was fourtuitous and fortunate for us that the polar bear we encountered had just eaten a seal and was to full to eat us

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fracas

(noun): a noisy brawl. "FRAH kiss"

Think: frat ruckus

The frat brother often caused a ruckus by getting into a drucken fracas

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fractious

(adjective): cranky. "FRAK shis"

THink: fracture us

The fractious football player is best avoided; if the team loses, he gets mad enough to fracture us

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fraternize

(verb) : to be friendly with. "FRAH turn eyes"

Think: frat

We frat brothers fraternize with all the freshman chicks so they'll come to our parties

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frenetic

(adjective): widely excited or active "fruh NET ick"

Think: frenzy of energy

Have you ever watched a pug play? it's frenetic- like a chubby little frenzy of energy

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froward

(adjective); stubbornly disobedient. "FRO werd"

Think: afro

I try to straighten my hair but it's froward- after a few hours, it's a fro again

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fruition

(Noun): a productive result. "froo ISH un"

Think: grow fruit

My plans to grow my own oranges came from fruitation when my orange tree produced fruit

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fudge

(verb) to fake or falsify: "FUDJ"

Think: "oh fudge!"

If the salesperson fudges the facts about the used car you buy, you'll be saying "oh, fudge!" later when it breaks down

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fuliginous

(adjective): obscure; murky; dark "few LIDGE in is"

Think: full of gin

After he was full of gin, James Joyce composed poetry to moody and fuliginous that few could appreciate it

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fulsome

(adjective) abudnant, sometimes disgustingly so. "FULL some"

THink: full of some

In the U.S. , we are full of some crops- full instance, corn here is so fulsome that we put it in neraly every food product

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funereal

(adjective): like a funeral. "fyoo NERR ee ul"

Think: funeral

Your gothic style is so funereal it looks as though you're headed to a funeral instead of the mall

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furor

(noun): an outburst of rage or excitement "FURE rir"

Think: furious

The governor's use of the Fuhrer's (Hitler's) image in an ad made many furious and created a political furor

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furtive

(adjective): done by stealth "FIR tive"

Think: furtive fart

Watch out for that kid - he will fart in class but it's so furtive that he never gets blamed