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1

factious

(fákʹ shǝs)

(adj.) causing disagreement

We tried not to be factious, but we just couldn't agree with the speaker.

2

fastidious

(fā stĭdʹ ē ǝs)

(adj.) hard to please; fussy

My neighbor is a fastidious housekeeper.

syn: meticulous, exacting

ant: casual, lax

3

fatuous

(fachʹ ōō ǝs)

(adj.) foolish, inane

Her fatuous simperings began to grate on our nerves.

syn: sillyant: sensible, wise

4

fecund

(fēʹ kǝnd)

(adj.) fertile, productive

The rabbits were very fecund, and we now have two dozen of them.

syn: prolificant: sterile

5

ferret

(fĕrʹ it)

(noun) a small animal of the weasel family

(verb) to search or drive out

Although John knew the answer was in the text, he just couldn't ferret it out.

6

fervent

(fûrʹ vǝnt)

(adj.) eager, earnest

We made a fervent attempt to capture the stallion, but he was too quick for us.

syn: burning, passionate, ardent

ant: apathetic

7

fetish

(fĕtʹ ĭsh)

(noun) an object that receives respect or devotion

The primitive tribes made a fetish of their totem poles.

syn: charm, talisman

8

finesse

(fĭ nĕsʹ)

(noun) diplomacy; tact; artful management

The diplomat was given the task because his superiors felt he had the necessary finesse.

syn: skill, cunning

ant: tactlessness

9

fiscal

(fĭsʹ kǝl)

(adj.) pertaining to finances

This was the accountant's busiest time because it was the end of the company's fiscal year.

10

fissure

(fĭshʹ ǝr)

(noun) an opening; a groove; a split

The small fissure in the tank was cause for great alarm.

11

flaccid

(flăkʹ sĭd)

(adj.) flabby

The retired athlete now had flaccid muscles because he refused to work out.

syn: weak, feeble

ant: solid, taut

12

flagellate

(flăjʹ ǝ lāt)

(verb) to whip; to lash

The boy's father never beat him, but would flagellate him verbally.

syn: flog

13

flaunt

(flônt)

(verb) to show off

Some people flaunt their wealth.

syn: to boast, exhibit

ant: conceal

14

flout

(flout)

(verb) to ridicule; to show contempt for

He broke the rules and flouted all authority, and now he has to pay.

syn: mock, scoff

ant: esteem, revere

15

foment

(fō mĕnt)

(verb) to stir up; to incite

At the convention, people were hired to foment disruptions during the senator's speech.

syn: instigate; arouse

ant: quell, curb