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Facetious

Humorous

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Facilitate

To make less difficult

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Factotum

A person who does all sorts of work; a handyman

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Fallacious

Based on a false idea or fact; misleading

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Fallow

Plowed but not sowed; uncultivated

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Fatuous

Foolishly self-satisfied

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Fauna

Animals of a period or region

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Fawning

Seeking favor by flattering

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Felicitous

Suitably expressed; appropriate; well-chosen

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Feral

Existing in a wild or untamed state

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Fervor

Warmth and intensity of emotion

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Fetid

Having a bad smell

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Fetter

To bind;confine

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Fiat

Arbitrary order; authorization

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Fidelity

Loyalty; exact correspondence

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Filibuster

Use of obstructive tactics in a legislature to block passage of a law

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Finesse

To handle with a deceptive or evasive strategy; to use finesse, that is, refinement in performance

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Fissure

Crevice

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Flag

To droop; grow weak

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Fledgling

Beginner; novice

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Flora

Plants of a region or era

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Florid

Ruddy; reddish; flowery

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Flourish

An embellishment it ornamentation

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Flout

To treat scornfully

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Flux

Flowing; a continuous moving

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Foment

To incite; arouse

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Forbearance

Patience

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Forestall

To prevent; delay

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Formidable

Menacing; threatening

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Forswear

Renounce; repudiate

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Founder

To sink; fail; collapse

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Fracas

A loud quarrel; brawl

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Fractious

Quarrelsome; unruly; rebellious

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Fresco

A painting done on plaster

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Frieze

Ornamental band on a wall

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Froward

Stubbornly contrary; obstinately disobedient

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Frugality

Thrift

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Fulminate

To attack loudly; denounce

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Fulsome

So excessive as to be disgusting

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Fusion

Union; synthesis

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Futile

Ineffective; useless; fruitless