Competitive Exams: Word List: Vocabulary F

Word List: F

  • facetious: Humorous, funny, jocular
  • facile: Easily done
  • facilitate: Make easy (e. g. a process of smth)
  • fallacious: Based on error
  • fallacy: False or mistaken belief
  • fatuous: Without sense, foolish self-satisfaction
  • faucet: Device for controlling the outflow of a liquid
  • fawn: Young deer, try to win smb's favor
  • feckless: Futile, irresponsible, inefficient
  • feckless: Lacking purpose or vitality; ineffective; careless
  • fecund: Fertile
  • feint: Pretend
  • felicitous: Apt; suitably expressed, well chosen, apropos
  • felon: Person guilty of murder
  • ferment: Substance; become excited
  • ferocity: Savage cruelty
  • ferret: Discover by searching; search
  • fertile: Producing much, full of ideas
  • fertilize: Make fertile or productive
  • fervid: Intense, zealous
  • fervid: Showing earnest feeling
  • fervor: Warmth of feelings; earnestness
  • fetter: To shackle, put in chains
  • feud: Bitter quarrel over a long period of time
  • fidelity: Loyalty, accuracy
  • fidget: Move restlessly, make nervous
  • figurehead: Carved image on the prow of a ship
  • finesse: Delicate way of dealing with a situation
  • finical: Too fussy about food, clothing, etc.
  • finicky: Finical
  • finite-limited, having bounds
  • fission: Splitting or division (esp. Of cells)
  • fixate: Stare at
  • flamboyant: Brightly colored, florid
  • flammable: Having tendency to burst into flames
  • flaunting: Show off complacently
  • flaw: Crack, lessen value
  • flax: Pale yellow (hair); a plant
  • fledged: Able to fly, trained, experienced
  • fleet: Number of ships, quick-moving
  • fleeting: Passing quickly
  • flexibility: Easily bent without braking
  • flinch: Draw, move back, wince
  • florid: Very much ornamented; naturally red (e. g. Of face)
  • floridness: Ruddiness; heavily decorated; ornateness
  • flout: Reject, mock, to go against (as in going against tradition)
  • fluster: Make nervous or confused
  • foible: Defect of character (a person is wrongly proud)
  • foil: Prevent from carrying out; contrast
  • foment: Put smth warm (to lessen the pain)
  • foppish: Like a man who pays too much attention to his clothes
  • forbear: Refrain from, be patient; ancestor
  • forbearance: Patience, willingness to wait
  • ford: Shallow place in a river (to cross)
  • forestall: Prevent by taking action in advance, preempt
  • forfeit: Suffer the loss of smth
  • forge: Workshop for the shaping of metal; to shape metal; lead
  • forgery: Counterfeit
  • forswear: Renounce, disallow, repudiate
  • fortify: Strengthen
  • fortuitous: Happening by chance
  • foster: Nurture, care for
  • fragile: Easily injured, broken or destroyed
  • fragrant: Sweet-smelling
  • franchise: Special right given by authority
  • frantic: Wildly excited with joy, pain, anxiety
  • frenetic: Frantic, frenzied
  • fret: Worry; irritation; wear away
  • friction: The rubbing of one thing against another, difference of opinion
  • fringe: Edge; ornamental border; part of hair over the forehead
  • froward: Intractable, not willing to yield or comply, stubborn
  • frugal: Careful, economical
  • fulminate: Berate, vituperate, to thunder out, to explode
  • fulmination: Bitter protest
  • fulsome: Disgusting, offensive due to excessiveness
  • facetious: Amusing. Facile: Not difficult to do. Factious: Turbulent. Fallacious: Illogical. Fatuous: Idiotic fawn: A young deer.
  • feint: Any sham, pretense, or deceptive movement. Felon: A criminal or depraved person. Ferocity: Savageness. Fervid: Intense.
  • fervor: Ardor or intensity of feeling. Fidelity: Loyalty.
  • finesse: Subtle contrivance used to gain a point.
  • flamboyant: Characterized by extravagance and in general by want of good taste.
  • flippant: Having a light, pert, trifling disposition.
  • florid: Flushed with red.
  • flout: To treat with contempt.
  • foible: A personal weakness or failing.
  • foment: To nurse to life or activity; to encourage.
  • foppish: Characteristic of one who is unduly devoted to dress and the niceties of manners.
  • forbearance: Patient endurance or toleration of offenses.
  • forfeit: To lose possession of through failure to fulfill some obligation.
  • forgery: Counterfeiting.
  • forswear: To renounce upon oath.
  • fragile: Easily broken.
  • frantic: Frenzied.
  • frugal: Economical.
  • fugacious: Fleeting.
  • fulminate: To cause to explode.
  • fulsome: Offensive from excess of praise or commendation.