Flashcards in F1 Mneomonics Deck (52):
(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
(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!)
(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
(noun): a comical, unrealistic , mocking display or show "FARSE
I know your play is a farce because of how many times the character fart
(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
(adjective) lazily foolish. "fat SHOE us "
Think: fat ass
If you're fatuous about nutrition, you might end up with a fat ass
(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
(adjective): weak; worthless; irresponsible. "FEK liss"
Think: F in class
If you get an F in class, your study habits were probably feckless
(adjective): fruitful; inventive. "FEE kund"
Think: feces under
spreading manure, i.e., feces, under your crops as fertilizer will make your harvest fecund
(verb): to fake. "FAYN (rhymes with "rain")"
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
(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
(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
(noun): passion "FUR ver"
The lovers' fervor for each other was so great that their skin felt fever-hot
(verb): to decorate. "feh STOON"
The harvest moon festival is coming! Time to festoon the barn for the big dance!
(adjective): bad-smelling. "FED id"
Feet are often fetid
(noun): a disaster. "fee ASS koh"
Smuggling that flask into the football game was a fiasco; we got kicked out during the first quarter
(adjective): like a son or daugher. "FIL ee ul"
It was the son's filial duty to care for his dying mother since he was affiliated with her by blood
(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
(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
(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
(adjective) : irregular, intermittent. "FIT Full"
Oour new baby only sleeps fitfully- the naight seems ful of his crying fits
(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
(adjective): short-lived. "FLEET ing"
My stay in the village was by necessity fleeting: a dragon attacked, and I had to flee
(adjective): lacking respect or seriousness. "FLIP int"
Think: flip off
If you're flippant, you probably flip people off on a regular basis
(adjective): overly decorated; reddish, "FLOR id"
The 12- year-old girl's room was flowered with undreds of red-hued decorations- her style was florid
(noun): a fleet of ships "Flo TILL uh"
Think: floating around Godzilla
Floating around Godzilla was a flotilla from the Japanese navy
(noun) : floating debris "FLOT sim"
After the Titanic sank, Rose was able to survive by climbing onto a piece of floating flotsam from the wreckage
(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
(verb): to thrive. "FLERR ish"
My flowers always flourish, because I have 20 years experiences as a florist
(verb) treated without respect "FLOUT id"
Think: flung out
The rebel fouted the rules so badly that he flund them out the window
(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
(noun): a minor weakness of character "FOY bull"
Your plan to take over the world is foil-able because you have so many foibles
(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!"
(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
(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
(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!
(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
(adjective): serious, respectable, worthy
"FOR mid ih bull"
The cliff face was formidable; it seemed to forbid us from even attempting to climb
(noun); strength "FORT ih tude"
THe Bulgarian weightlifter's mental fortitude during training gave my body that look like a fortress
(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
(noun): a noisy brawl. "FRAH kiss"
Think: frat ruckus
The frat brother often caused a ruckus by getting into a drucken fracas
(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
(verb) : to be friendly with. "FRAH turn eyes"
We frat brothers fraternize with all the freshman chicks so they'll come to our parties
(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
(adjective); stubbornly disobedient. "FRO werd"
I try to straighten my hair but it's froward- after a few hours, it's a fro again
(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
(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
(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
(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
(adjective): like a funeral. "fyoo NERR ee ul"
Your gothic style is so funereal it looks as though you're headed to a funeral instead of the mall
(noun): an outburst of rage or excitement "FURE rir"
The governor's use of the Fuhrer's (Hitler's) image in an ad made many furious and created a political furor