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Fabrication

a lie; something made up

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Facade

the front of a building; the false front of a building; the false front or misleading appearance of anything

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Facet

any of the flat, polished surfaces of a cut gem; aspect

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Facetious

humorous; not seriously; clumsily humorous

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Facile

fluent; skillful in a superficial way

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Faction

a group, usually a small part of a larger group, united around some cause; disagreement within an organization

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Fallacy

a false notion or belief; a misconception

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Farcical

absurd; ludicrous

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Fastidious

meticulous; demanding; finicky

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Fatalist

someone who believes that future events are already determined and that humans are powerless to change them

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Fathom

to understand; to penetrate the meaning of

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Fatuous

foolish; silly; idiotic

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Fauna

animals

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Faux

FALSE

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Fawn

to exhibit attention; to seek favor through flattery; to kiss up to someone

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Fecund

fertile; productive

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Feign

to make a false representation of; to pretend

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Felicity

happiness; skillfulness, especially at expressing things; adeptness

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Fervor

great warmth or earnestness; ardor; zeal

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Fester

to generate pus; to decay

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Fetish

an object of obsessive reverence, attention, or interest

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Fetter

to restrain; to hamper

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Fiasco

a complete failure or disaster; an incredible screwup

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Fiat

an arbitrary decree or order

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Fickle

likely to change for no good reason

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Fidelity

faithfulness; loyalty

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Figment

something made up or invented; a fabrication

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Figurative

based on figures of speech; expressing something in terms usually used for something else; metaphorical

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Finesse

skillful maneuvering; subtlety; craftiness

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Fiscal

pertaining to financial matters; monetary

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Flagrant

glaringly bad; notorious; scandalous

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Flaunt

to show off; to display ostentatiously

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Fledgling

inexperienced or immature

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Flippant

frivolously disrespectful; saucy; pert; flip

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Florid

ruddy; flushed; red-faced

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Flout

to disregard something out of disrespect

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Fodder

coarse food for livestock; raw material

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Foible

a minor character flaw

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Folly

foolishness; insanity; imprudence

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Foment

to stir up; to instigate

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Foray

a quick raid or attack; an initial venture

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Forbear

to refrain from; to abstain

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Forego

to do without; to forbear

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Forebode

to be an omen of; to predict; to foretell

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Foreclose

to deprive a mortgagor of his or her rights to redeem a property; to shut out or exclude

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Forensic

related to or used in courts of law

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Forestall

to thwart, prevent,or hinder something from happening; to head off

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Forsake

to abandon; to renounce; to relinquish

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Forswear

to retract, renounce, or recant; to take back

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Forte

a person's strong point, special talent, or speciality

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Forthright

frank; outspoken; going straight to the point

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Fortuitous

accidental; occurring by chance

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Foster

to encourage; to promote the development of

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Founder

to fail; to collapse; to sink

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Fragmentary

incomplete; disconnected; made up of fragments

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Fraternal

like brothers

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Frenetic

frantic; frenzied

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Frugal

economical; penny-pinching

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Fruitiful

productive; producing good or abundant results; successful

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Fuel

to stimulate; to ignite; to kindle; as if providing with fuel

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Fulminate

to denounce vigorously; to protect vehemently against something

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Furtive

secretive; sly

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futile

useless; hopeless