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fabaceous
adj. - like a bean.
 
fabiform
adj. - bean-shaped.
 
fabulist
n. - recounter of fables; liar.
 
facies
n. - Medicine, facial expression, as symptom; general aspect or appearance.
 
facinorous
adj. - extremely wicked; depraved; infamous
 
facon de parler
phr. - way of speaking: manner of expression
 
factice
n. - vulcanized oil, used as substitute for rubber.
 
factitious
adj. - artificial; spurious.
 
facula
n. - small bright patch on sun
 
facundity
n. - eloquence
 
fadaise
n. - an obvious or silly remark
 
faex
n. - dregs. faex populi, the rabble.
 
fagaceous
adj. - belonging to beech family of trees.
 
faience
n. - glazed decorative earthenware.
 
faineant
adj. - lazy, indolent
 
falcate
adj. - sickle-shaped.
 
falchion
n. - broad curved sword.
 
faldstool
n. - prayer desk; bishop's round armless chair.
 
falsidical
adj. - giving false impression.
 
famicide
n. - a slanderer; a destroyer of one's reputation
 
fanfaronade
n. - boasting; bluster; blast on trumpets.
 
fanion
n. - small marking flag.
 
farctate
adj. - full; crammed; plethoric
 
farcy
n. - disease affecting lymphatic glands of horses and cattle.
 
fard
v. - to put on makeup, to fard your face
 
fardel
n. - cumbersome bundle
 
farina
n. - flour or meal of cereals, nuts, etc. farinaceous, adj. like or consisting of flour. farinose, adj. like or yielding flour; mealy.
 
farobank
n. - establishment where the gambling game of faro is played
 
farouche
adj. - wild; gauche; shy.
 
farrago
n. - a mixture of diverse objects, hodgepodge
 
farrier
n. - horse-shoeing smith. farriery, n. art or place of shoeing horses.
 
farrow
v. - give birth (of pigs); n. act of giving birth to pigs; litter.
 
fasces
n. - bundle of rods with an axe carried before ancient Roman magistrates, symbolizing authority.
 
fascia
n. - (pl. -ae ) band of color; band or layer of connective tissue; name-board over shop; dashboard. fasciate, fasciated a. tied round with a band or fillet; striped. fasciation n.
 
fascicle
n. - small bundle; part of book published separately; collection of written or printed sheets.
 
fascine
n. - bundle of sticks used in building fortifications.
 
fasti
n. -pl. pl. record; register; calendars of ancient Rome.
 
fastigate
adj. - pointed. fastigiate, adj. narrowing at apex, fastigium, n. (pl. - gia) roof; top; gable.
 
fastuous
adj. - arrogant; showy.
 
fata morgana
n. - mirage.
 
fatidic
adj. - foretelling the future; prophetic; divinatory
 
fatiferous
adj. - destructive; deadly
 
fatwa
n. - proscription pronounced by Islamic religious leader.
 
faucial
adj. - pertaining to fauces. faucitis, n. inflammation of fauces.
 
fauteuil
n. - 'armchair'; stall seat in theatre; membership of French Academy.
 
faux naif
phr. - falsely simple or naive; feigning artlessness
 
faveolate
adj. - honey-combed. faviform, adj. honeycomb-like.
 
favonian
adj. - like the west wind; mild
 
favus
n. - contagious parasitive skin desease.
 
feazings
n. - an unraveled rope end
 
febricant
adj. - causing fever. febricity, n. feverishness. febrific, adj. feverish; febricant.
 
febricula
n. - slight fever
 
febrifuge
adj.,n. - (drug) allaying fever. febrifugal, adj.
 
febrile
adj. - characterized by or symptomatic of fever; feverish. febrility, n.
 
februation
n. - exorcism; religious purification
 
fecit
phr. - 'made (it)'.
 
feculent
adj. - containing or covered with filth; faecal; turbid. feculence, n.
 
fedifragous
adj. - treacherous, deceitful
 
fefnicute
n. - hypocrite; sneak
 
felicific
adj. - producing happiness
 
feliform
adj. - cat-like. feline, adj.
 
fellness
n. - destructive cruelty
 
felloe
n. - outer edge of a wheel, also the rim of a tire
 
felo de se
n. - (pl. felones ...) self-murder or self-murderer.
 
felon
n. - criminal. felonious, adj. felony, n. serious crime.
 
feme
n. - Law, woman. feme covert, married woman. feme sole, unmarried woman or widow.
 
femicide
n. - killing or killer of woman.
 
feneration
n. - usury
 
feracious
adj. - productive of good results; fruitful
 
feretory
n. - shrine; chapel for bier; bier.
 
feria
n. - (pl. -ae ) feast day; holiday; Ecclesiastical, day neither feast nor fast. ferial, adj.
 
feriation
n. - taking a holiday; not working
 
ferine
adj. - feral.
 
ferity
n. - wild state; barbarism.
 
ferruginous
adj. - ferreous; pertaining to or colored like iron rust. ferruginate, v. stain with iron compound.
 
ferule
n. - rod or flat ruler for punishment. ferulaceous, adj. reed-like.
 
fervescent
adj. - becoming feverish. fervescence, n.
 
fescennine
adj. - obscene; lewd; licentious; scurrilous
 
fescue
n. - stick used by teacher as pointer; several tall kinds of grass.
 
fess, fesse
n. - horizontal band across a shield.
 
festina lente
phr. - 'make haste slowly'.
 
festination
n. - haste; hurrying walk, symptom of some nervous diseases.
 
festucine
adj. - straw-colored.
 
fetial
adj. - pertaining to declaration of war and peace; heraldic.
 
fetor
n. - stench.
 
fettle
n. - health or well-being
 
fewterer
n. - a dog-keeper
 
fiacre
n. - small hackney carriage.
 
fibrin
n. - fibrous protein in blood formed in clotting. fibrination, n. condition of having excessive fibrin in blood. fibrinogen, n. substance in blood producing fibrin. fibrinosis, n. disease marked by fibrination.
 
fibroma
n. - (pl. -ta) benign fibrous tumour. fibromatous, adj.
 
fichu
n. - sheer, triangular cape worn over the shoulders
 
ficiform
adj. - fig-shaped. ficoid, adj. fig-like.
 
fictile
adj. - pertaining to pottery; moulded; able to be moulded into shape or new shape. fictility, n.
 
fideism
n. - depending on faith rather than reason
 
fideism
n. - reliance on faith alone.
 
fidicinal
adj. - pertaining to stringed musical instrument.
 
fidimplicitary
adj. - fully trusting someone
 
figuline
adj. - fictile; n. clay vessel, object. figulate, adj. made of clay; fictile.
 
figurant
n. - (fem. figurante ) ballet dancer who dances only with group; minor character in play.
 
figurate
adj. - having a definite shape or form; Music, florid.
 
filar
adj. - pertaining to thread; having threads across eye-piece. filarial, filarian, filarious, adj. pertaining or due to thread-worms. filariasis, n. infestation with thread-worms. filariform, adj. thread-like.
 
filature
n. - drawing out or reeling of silk threads; apparatus or factory for doing this.
 
filicide
n. - killing or killer of own child.
 
filiciform
adj. - fern- or frond-shaped. filicoid, adj. fern-like.
 
filiferous
adj. - bearing threads. filiform, adj. thread-like. filigerous, adj. flagellate. filipendulous, adj. hanging by a thread.
 
filiopietistic
adj. - pertaining to ancestor worship
 
filipendulous
adj. - hanging by a thread or string
 
filoselle
n. - floss-like silk.
 
fils
n. - son.
 
fimble
n. - female hemp plant
 
fimbrial
adj. - pertaining to or having a fringe. fimbriate, adj. fringed; v.t. fringe; hem. fimbriation, n. fimbricate, adj. fringed. fimbrillate, adj. having small fringe.
 
fimetarious
n. - growing or living in excrement
 
fimetic
adj. - pertaining to dung. fimicolous, adj. living in dung.
 
finial
n. - ornament at apex of gable, etc.; pinnacle.
 
firman
n. - Oriental ruler's edict, authorisation, etc.
 
fissilingual
adj. - having a forked tongue
 
fitch
n. - hair of polecat; brush of such hair. fitchew, n. polecat.
 
fizgig
n. - a woman who flirts and gads about
 
flabellate
adj. - fan-shaped. flabelliform, adj. flabellation, n. use of fan to cool.
 
flagitate
v. - demand repeatedly. flagitation, n.
 
flagitious
adj. - outrageous, flagrantly wicked, scandalous,vicious
 
flambeau
n. - (pl. -beaux ) burning torch.
 
flamen
n. - pagan priest. flamineous, adj. pertaining to flamen. flamenical, adj.
 
flammeous
adj. - flame-colored. flammulated, adj. ruddy. flammulation, n. flame-colored or flame-shaped marking.
 
flaneur
n. - an intellectual trifler
 
flatulopetic
adj. - pretentious, pompous, inflated
 
flavedo
n. - yellowness, especially of plants. flavescent, adj. turning yellow. flavic(ant), adj. yellow; yellowish. flavid, adj. golden yellow.
 
fleer
v. - to laugh lecherously or derisively
 
flense, flench
v. - cut up or skin, especially whale or seal.
 
fleurette
n. - ornament in the shape of a small flower.
 
flews
n. - pl. pendulous lips; chops
 
flexanimous
adj. - mentally flexible
 
floccify
v. - to consider worthless
 
floccilation
n. - searching for imaginary objects
 
floccose
adj. - woolly.
 
flocculate
v. - collect into lumps or tufts; a. having hairy tufts. flocculent, adj. woolly; consisting of soft flakes; tufted. flocculence, n. flocculus, n. (pl. - li ) flake; small tuft. flocculation, n.
 
floriated, floreated
adj. - decorated with flowers and leaves.
 
florilegium
n. - (pl. -gia) collection of flowers; description of flora; anthology.
 
floruit
phr. - 'he flourished'; period during which person lived (abbr. fl.); dates indicating when a person was active, especially in brackets after person's name.
 
fluminous, fluminose
adj. - pertaining to or having many rivers.
 
focillate
v. - to comfort
 
fodient
adj. - pertaining to digging.
 
Foehn
n. - dry warm wind blowing down northern slopes of Alps.
 
foiter
n. - riddle or puzzle
 
foliaceous
adj. - pertaining to, like or consisting of leaves or laminae.
 
folie a' deux
phr. - a shared psychosis or delusion, especially one passed from one to another
 
foliferous
adj. - bearing leaves. foliform, adj. leaf-shaped.
 
foliolate
adj. - pertaining to or having leaflets. folioliferous, adj. bearing leaflets.
 
fomes
n. - (pl. -mites ) substance carrying infection.
 
fons et origo
phr. - 'source and origin'.
 
fontinal
adj. - growing by or in springs.
 
foramen
n. - (pl. -mina ) small orifice. foraminate, adj. having such; v.t. pierce. foraminous, adj.
 
foraneous
adj. - pertaining to forum.
 
forcipate
adj. - like forceps.
 
fordo
n. - to exhaust through overwork
 
forfex
n. - pair of scissors
 
forficate
adj. - deeply forked. forfication, n.
 
forisfamiliate
v. - to disinherit; to shed parental authority
 
formication
n. - the feeling that bugs are crawling on you
 
forslug
v. - to lose or destroy by sluggishness
 
fossa
n. - (pl. -sae) depression or cavity, e.g. in bone.
 
fossarian
n. - a clergyman moonlighting as a gravedigger
 
fossick
v. - search for by turning or picking over, especially for gold; rummage. fossicker, n.
 
fossorial
adj. - for use in digging. fossor, n. grave-digger.
 
fother
v. - to stop a leak
 
foudroyant
adj. - striking, as lightning; sudden, dazzling
 
foveate, foveated
adj. - pitted. foveolate, adj. bearing small pits.
 
fraenum, frenum
n. - fold of membrane restraining an organ, as beneath the tongue.
 
framis
n. - comic doubletalk blending actual words with made-up words
 
frampold
adj. - peevish, touchy, quarrelsome
 
franion
n. - the perennial hedonist, reveler
 
freemartin
n. - sterile female twin calf.
 
fremescent
adj. - an incipient murmur; becoming noisy
 
fremitus
n. - vibration.
 
fretum
n. - (pl. -ta) constriction.
 
frigoric
adj. - pertaining to cold. frigiferous, frigorific, adj. causing cold.
 
fringilline
adj. - like a finch; belonging to finch family of birds. fringillaceous, fringilliform, fringilloid, adj. finch- like.
 
frisette
n. - curly fringe, often of artificial hair, worn on the forehead.
 
frisket
n. - parchment or paper mask used in printing or retouching work.
 
frit
n. - prepared material from which glass is made.
 
fritillary
n. - several kinds of spotted butterfly and bulbous plant.
 
frondesce
v. -i. open leaves. frondiferous, frondigerous, adj. bearing leaves or fronds. frondiform, adj. frond-shaped. frondivorous, adj. feeding on leaves. frondose, adj. having or like leaves. frondescence, n. frondescent, adj.
 
frontogenesis
n. - meeting of two different air currents creating weather front.
 
frottage
n. - rubbing, especially the making of rubbings on thin paper of objects underneath, e.g. ornamental brasses.
 
frotteur
n. - someone who gets their kicks by rubbing against people in crowds
 
froward
adj. - perverse; willfully contrary; obstinately disobedient;refractory
 
fructuous
adj. - productive; fruitful; profitable
 
frumenty
n. - dish of hulled wheat boiled in milk, with sugar. frumentaceous, adj. like or made of grain.
 
frustraneous
adj. - vain, useless
 
fucatory
adj. - counterfeit; deceitful
 
fucus
n. - (pl. -ci ) kind of flat seaweed; rockweed. fucoid, n. & a. (plant) like seaweed. fucous, adj.
 
fugacious
adj. - fleeting; ephemeral; transitory; evanescent
 
fugleman
n. - soldier standing in front of others to demonstrate drill, etc.; model.
 
fulgent
adj. - radiant. fulgid, adj. glittering.
 
fulgurant
adj. - like lightning. fulgurate, v.i. flash. fulgurating, adj. Medicine, applied to intense sudden pains. fulgurous, adj. flashing.
 
fuliginous
adj. - like soot. fuliginosity n.
 
fuliguline
adj. - pertaining to or like a sea duck; belonging to sea duck family of birds.
 
fullams
n. - cheater's dice
 
fulmar
n. - gull-like sea bird.
 
fulminate
v. -i. explode; thunder; denounce in loud or violent manner. fulminant, adj. Medicine, developing suddenly. fulmineous, fulminous a. pertaining to or like thunder and lightning. fulmination, fulminator, n. fulminatory, adj.
 
fulsome
adj. - excessive or overdone to the point of being in bad taste or even at times nauseating
 
fulvous
adj. - tawny. fulvescent, adj. somewhat tawny.
 
fumacious
adj. - fond of smoking
 
fumatory
n. - place for fumigating. fumiduct, n. smoke vent.
 
funambulist
n. - a tightrope walker
 
fundiform
adj. - sling-shaped.
 
fundus
n. - base of an organ or part furthest from its opening.
 
funest
adj. - harbinger of evil or death
 
fungible
adj.,n. - (thing) mutually interchangeable.
 
funicular
adj. - pertaining to small cord, rope or tension. funicular railway, cable mountain railway. funiform a. cord- or rope-like. funipendulous, adj. hanging by a rope.
 
furacious
adj. - thievish
 
furcate, furcal
adj. - branched. furcellate, adj. slightly branched. furcation, n.
 
furcula, furculum
n. - (pl. -lae or - la) any forklike part, especially the wishbone.
 
furibund
adj. - furious, enraged
 
furmety
n. - frumenty.
 
furor loquendi
phr. - a passion to speak
 
furor scribendi
phr. - a passion to write
 
furore
n. - outburst of public indignation; outburst of enthusiasm.
 
furuncle
n. - boil. furuncular, furunculous, adj. furunculoid, adj. like a boil. furunculosis, n. outbreak of boils.
 
fusarole
n. - Architecture, decoration resembling a string of beads.
 
fuscous
adj. - dark in color; tawny.
 
fusee
n. - large-headed match; spirally grooved spindle used as counter weight in old clocks.
 
fusiform
adj. - spindle-shaped. fusoid, adj.
 
fussock
n. - a big, fat woman
 
fustian
n. - pompousness, pretentiousness
 
fustigate
v. - to beat; to criticize severely
 
fusuma
n. - sliding paper screen separating rooms in Japanese house.
 
fuzee
n. - red signal light used by RR to warn approaching trains
 
fyrdung
n. - military training session
 

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