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Flippant

Adj. lacking proper seriousness

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flit

V. Fly; dark light; pass swiftly by

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Flora

N. Plants of a region or era

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Florid

Adj. ruddy; reddish; flowery

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Flounder

V. Struggle and thrash about; proceed clumsily or falter

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Flourish

V. Grow well; prosper; decorate with ornaments

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Flout

V. Reject; mock

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Fluctuate

V. Waver; shift

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Fluency

N. Smoothness of speech

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Fluke

N. Unlikely occurrence; stroke of fortune

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Fluster

V. Confuse

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Flux

N. Flowing; series of changes

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Fodder

N. Course food for cattle, horses, etc.

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Foible

N. Weakness; slight fault

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Foil

V. Defeat; frustrate

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Foment

V. Stir up; instigate

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Foil

N. Contrast

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Foolhardy

Adj. rash

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Foo

N. Dandy; Man excessively concerned with his clothes

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Forbearance

N. Patience

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Forebears

N. Ancestors

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Foreboding

N. Premonition of evil

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Forensic

Adj. suitable to debate or courts of law

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Foreshadow

V. Give an indication before hand; portend; prefigure

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Foresight

N. Ability to foresee future happenings; Prudence

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Forestall

V. Preevent by taking action in advance

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Forgo

V. Give up; do without

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Forlorn

Adj. sad and lonely; wretched

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Formality

N. Ceremonious quality; something done just for form's sake

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Formidable

Adj. inspiring fear or apprehension; difficult; awe-inspiring

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Forsake

V. Desert; abandon; renounce

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Forswear

V. Renounce; abandon

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Forte

N. Strong point or special talent

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Forthright

Adj. outspoken; straightforward; Frank

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Fortitude

N. Bravery; courage

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Fortuitous

Adj. accidental; by chance

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Forum

N. Place of assembly to discuss public concerns; meeting for discussion

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Foster

V. Rear; encourage

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Founder

V. Fail completely; sink

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Founder

N. Person who establishes (an organization, business)

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Fracas

N. Brawl, melee

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Fractious

Adj. unruly; disobedient; irritable

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Frail

Adj. weak

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Franchise

N. Right granted by authority; right to vote; business licensed to sell a product in a particular territory

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Frantic

Adj. wild

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Fraternize

V. Associate in a friendly way

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Fraudulent

Adj. cheating; deceitful

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Fraught

Adj. filled

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Fray

N. Brawl

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Frenetic

Adj. frenzied; frantic

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Frenzied

Adj. madly excited

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Fret

V. To be annoyed or vexed

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Friction

N. Clash in opinion; rubbing against

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Frigid

Adj. intensely cold

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Frivolous

Adj. lacking in seriousness; self-indulgently care free; relatively unimportant

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Frolicsome

Adj. prankish ; gay

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Frugality

N. Thrift; economy

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Fruition

N. Bearing of fruit; fulfillment ; realization

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Frustrate

V. Thwart; defeat

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Fugitive

Adj. fleeting or transitory; roving

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Fulcrum

N. Support on which a lever rests

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Fulsome

Adj. disgustingly excessive

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Fundamental

V. Basic; primary; essential

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Furlough

N. Leave of absence; vacation granted a soldier or civil servant

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Furor

N. Frenzy; great excitement

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Furtive

Adj. stealthy; sneaky

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Fusion

N. Union; blending; synthesis

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Futile

Adj. useless; hopeless; ineffectual

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Gadfly

N. Animal-biting fly; it irritating person

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Gaffe

N. Social blunder