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Flashcards in Set 24 Deck (11):
1

Fickle

A likeliness to casually change ones mind

2

Filibuster


Intentional obstruction, usually using prolonged speech making to delay legislative action

3

Filigree

An ornamental work, especially of delicate lace like patterns; resembling such a pattern

The decorative filigree of its design disguised the wrought iron fence's practical purpose

*as a verb, to filigree means to adorn

4

Flag

To sag or droop, to become spiritless, to decline

The fan's spirits flagged when the opposing team intercepted the ball in the last few minutes of the game and scored

5

Flip

Sarcastic, impertinent

One more flip answer out of you and you're going to your room without supper

6

Florid

Flushed with color, ruddy, ornate

Glen always became a little florid when he drank; his face became bright red

7

Flout

To demonstrate contempt for

Alice flouted convention by showing up for the wedding in a bathing suit

8

Foment

To stir up, incite, rouse

Although they accused Kayla of fomenting the protest, she had actually been the one trying to calm everyone down

9

Forbearance

Patience, willingness to wait

Lacy hoped that her professor's reputation for forbearance was well founded and that she would get an extension on her paper

*forbearance as a noun means an extension on a loan

*forbear means to refrain from and the past tense is forbore

10

Ford

To wade across the shallow part of a river or stream

I may have lost my shirt while trying to ford the river, but at least I still had my hat when I got to the other side

11

Fetter

To shackle, put in chains, restrain

Fran was fettered in her attempts to find the hotel by her inability to speak French

*fetters are literally shackles but can also be used figuratively

Responsibilities to her family and caring for her younger brothers and sisters were the fetters that kept Connie from pursuing her dream of acting

**unfettered means free or unhampered