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1

intended to be funny, often inappropriately

facetious
fuh SEE shus

2

already accomplished; done

fait accompli
FET ah kahm PLEE

3

artificially produced, high-pitched, male singing voice

falsetto
fawl SET oh

4

ridiculous, absurd

farcical
FARS ih cuhl

5

a pleasing quality or manner, especially in art or language; great happiness

felicity
feh LISS ih tee

6

to restrain, hinder, hamper

fetter
FET tur

7

flabby; lacking vigor or force

flaccid
FLASS id

8

to move with exaggerated, jerky motions; to leave suddenly, as in a huff

flounce

9

to instigate or stir up (revolution or strife)

foment
FOE ment

10

to hold back, abstain; to control oneself when provoked

forbear
for BEHR

11

a person from whom one is descended

forebear
FOR behr

12

to sink under water; to fail

founder
FOWN dur

13

an enthusiast on the subject of France and French culture

Francophile
FRANK oh file

14

to murder one's brother or sister, or one who is like a brother or sister

fratricide
FRAH truh side

15

charged with; filled with

fraught

16

stealthy, secretive, sly, surreptitious

furtive
FUR tiv

17

tremendous in size or volume; gigantic

gargantuan
garr GAN choo en

18

rambling, chatty, annoyingly talkative

garrulous
GAR eh lus

19

pregnancy; period in which anything grows and develops

gestation

20

to make gestures, especially when speaking

gesticulate