Flashcards in List 19 Deck (53):
fallaciousADJ. /假的；误导的/false; misleading. Paradoxically, fallacious reasoning does not always yield erroneous results: even though your logic may be faulty, the answer you get may nevertheless be correct. fallacy, N.
fallibleADJ. /容易犯错的/liable to err. I know I am fallible, but I feel confident that I am right this time.
fallowADJ. /休耕地；潜伏的；不活跃的/plowed but not sowed; uncultivated. Farmers have learned that it is advisable to permit land to lie fallow every few years.
falterV. /犹豫；踌躇/hesitate. When told to dive off the high board, she did not falter, but proceeded at once.
fanfareN. /号角声/call by bugles or trumpets. The exposition was opened with a fanfare of trumpets and the firing of cannon.
farceN. /闹剧；嘲笑/broad comedy; mockery. Nothing went right; the entire interview degenerated into a farce. farcical,ADJ.
fastidiousADJ. /挑剔的；难伺候的/difficult to please; squeamish. Bobby was such a fastidious eater that he would eat a sandwich only if his mother first cut off every scrap of crust.
fatalismN. /宿命论/belief that events are determined by forces beyond one's control. With fatalism, he accepted the hardships that beset him. fatalistic,ADJ.
fathomV. /领会；调查，测量/comprehend; investigate. I find his motives impossible to fathom; in fact, I'm totally clueless about what goes on in his mind.
fatuousADJ. /愚蠢的；不可理喻的；不理智的/foolish; inane. He is far too intelligent to utter such fatuous remarks.
fawningADJ. /奉承/courting favor by cringing and flattering. She was constantly surrounded by a group of fawning admirers who hoped to win some favor. fawn,V.
fazeV. /折磨，打击/disconcert; dismay. No crisis could faze the resourceful hotel manager.
fecundityN. /丰饶/fertility; fruitfulness. The fecundity of his mind is illustrated by the many vivid images in his poems.
feignV. /假装；捏造/pretend. Lady Macbeth feigned illness although she was actually healthy.
feintN. /假的，淡的，不鲜明的；佯攻/trick; shift; sham blow. The boxer was fooled by his opponent's feint and dropped his guard. alsoV.
felicityN. /欢乐；适当/happiness; appropriateness (of a remark, choice, etc.). She wrote a note to the newlyweds wishing them great felicity in their wedded life.
fellADJ. /凶猛的，致命的/cruel; deadly. The newspapers told of the tragic spread of the fell disease.
felonN. /重罪犯/person convicted of a grave crime. A convicted felon loses the right to vote.
feralADJ. /野生的，未驯服的/not domestic; wild. Abandoned by their owners, dogs may revert to their feral state, roaming the woods in packs.
fermentN. /激怒；挑起骚动、暴乱/agitation; commotion. With the breakup of the Soviet Union, much of Eastern Europe was in a state of ferment.
ferretV. /侦查；搜出；赶出/drive or hunt out of hiding. She ferreted out their secret.
ferventADJ. /炙热的/ardent; hot. She felt that the fervent praise was excessive and somewhat undeserved.
fervidADJ. /炙热的/ardent. Her fervid enthusiasm inspired all of us to undertake the dangerous mission.
fervorN. /热情；激情/glowing ardor; intensity of feeling. At the protest rally, the students cheered the strikers and booed the dean with equal fervor.
festerV. /使溃烂，化脓/rankle; produce irritation or resentment. Joe's insult festered in Anne's mind for days, and made her too angry to speak to him.
festiveADJ. /欢乐；庆祝/joyous; celebratory. Their wedding in the park was a festive occasion.
fetidADJ. /恶臭的/malodorous. The neglected wound became fetid.
fetterV. /羁绊/shackle. The prisoner was fettered to the wall.
fiascoN. /彻底失败/total failure. Our ambitious venture ended in a fiasco and we were forced to flee.
fickleADJ. /变化无常的；薄情的/changeable; faithless. As soon as Romeo saw Juliet, he forgot all about his old girlfriend Rosaline. Was Romeo fickle?
fictitiousADJ. /想象的/imaginary. Although this book purports to be a biography of George Washington, many of the incidents are fictitious.
fidelityN. /忠诚/loyalty. A dog's fidelity to its owner is one of the reasons why that animal is a favorite household pet.
figment N. /发明；臆造的事务/invention; imaginary thing. That incident never took place; it is a figment of your imagination.
figurineN. /小雕像/small ornamental statuette. In The Maltese Falcon, Sam Spade was hired to trace the missing figurine of a black bird.
filchV. /偷/steal. The boys filched apples from the fruit stand.
filialADJ. /子女的/pertaining to a son or daughter. Many children forget their filial obligations and disregard the wishes of their parents.
filibusterV. /（发表长篇演讲来）阻挠法案通过/to block legislation by making long speeches. Even though we disapproved of Senator Foghorn's political goals, we were impressed by his ability to filibuster endlessly to keep an issue from coming to a vote.
finesseN. /精密的技巧/delicate skill. The finesse and adroitness with which the surgeon wielded her scalpel impressed all the observers in the operating room.
finickyADJ. /过分讲究；鸡毛蒜皮/too particular; fussy. The little girl was finicky about her food, leaving over anything that wasn't to her taste.
firebrandN. /总惹麻烦的人，惹事生非者，捣乱人/hothead: troublemaker. The police tried to keep track of all the local firebrands when the President came to town.
fissure N. /裂缝；分歧/crevice. The mountain climbers secured footholds in tiny fissures in the rock.
fitfulADJ. /断断续续；间歇/spasmodic; intermittent. After several fitful attempts, he decided to postpone the start of the project until he felt more energetic.
flabbergastedADJ. /大吃一惊；目瞪口呆/astounded; astonished; overcome with surprise. In the film Flubber, the hero invents a remarkable substance whose amazing properties leave his coworkers flabbergasted. flabbergast,V.
flaccidADJ. /软弱的；无活力的/flabby. His sedentary life had left him with flaccid muscles.
flagV. /萎缩；衰退/droop; grow feeble. When the opposing hockey team scored its third goal only minutes into the first quarter, the home team's spirits flagged. flagging,ADJ.
flairN. /才能/talent. She has an uncanny flair for discovering new artists before the public has become aware of their existence.
flamboyantADJ. /华丽的/ornate. Modern architecture has discarded the flamboyant trimming on buildings and emphasizes simplicity of line.
flauntV. /招摇；炫耀/display ostentatiously. Mae West saw nothing wrong with showing off her considerable physical charms, saying, "Honey, if you've got it, flaunt it!"
fleckV. /使起斑点/spot. Her cheeks, flecked with tears, were testimony to the hours of weeping.
fledglingADJ. /无经验的/inexperienced. While it is necessary to provide these fledgling poets with an opportunity to present their work, it is not essential that we admire everything they write. also N.
fleeceN. /羊毛外套/wool coat of a sheep. They shear sheep of their fleece, which they then comb into separate strands of wool.
fleeceV. /抢劫；诈骗/rob; plunder. The tricksters fleeced him of his inheritance.