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forked tongue.noun
intent to mislead or deceive; usually used in the phrase 'to speak with forked tongue'

fork.noun,.plural.forks
a utensil with two or more prongs, used for eating or serving food; an implement with two or more prongs used for raising, carrying, piercing or digging; a bifurcation or separation into two or more branches or part; (you'll come to a fork in a road, then take the left one and that'll lead you into the next town); in games, an attack by one chess piece on two pieces at the same time
forked.adjective
characterized by a fork (a forked river); something that divides into two parts and forms a 'Y' shape can be described as forked (Jaegers are swift black birds with long forked tails); shaped like or similar to a fork (forked lightning)
fork, forked, forking, forks.verbs
transitive verb use.to raise, carry, pitch or pierce with a fork; to give the shape of a fork to (one's fingers, for example); in games, to launch an attack on (two chess pieces); to pay (forked over an extra $50 for front-row seats; forked up the money owed)
intransitive verb use.to divide into two or more branches (the river forks here); to use a fork, as in eating or working; to turn at or travel along a fork
forker.noun,.plural.forkers
forkful.noun,.plural.forkfuls

forklift.noun,.plural.forklifts
a small industrial.vehicle with a power operated pronged.platform that can be raised and lowered for insertion under a load to be lifted and moved
forklift, forklifted, forklifting, forklifts.transitive verbs
to move or stack by use of a vehicle with a power operated pronged platform

fib.noun,.plural.fibs
an insignificant or childish lie
fib, fibbed, fibbing, fibs.intransitive verbs
to tell a fib; lie
fibber.noun

fermentation.noun
any of a group of reactions induced by living or nonliving ferments that create the process that splits complex.organic.compounds into relatively simple substances, especially the anaerobic.conversion of sugar to carbon dioxide and alcohol by yeast
ferment.noun,.plural.ferments
something, such as a yeast, a bacterium, a mold or an enzyme, that causes fermentation; catalyst
ferment, fermented, fermenting, ferments.verbs
transitive verb use.to produce by or as if by fermentation; to cause to undergo fermentation
intransitive verb use.to undergo fermentation
fermentable.adjective
fermentability.noun

flail, flailed, flailing, flails.verbs
transitive verb use.to wave or swing vigorously; thrash (flailed my arms to get their attention); thrash about (arms flailing helplessly in the water); to strike or lash out violently (boxers flailing at each other in the ring); to beat or strike with or as if with a flail (flailed our horses with the reins); to thresh using a flail
intransitive verb use.to move vigorously or erratically; to thresh grain
flail.noun
a manual threshing device.consisting of a long wooden handle or staff and a shorter, free-swinging stick attached to its end

fee.noun,.plural.fees
a fixed sum charged for a privilege a license fee; tuition fees; in law, an inherited or heritable.estate in land; in feudal law, an estate in land granted by a lord to his vassal on condition of homage and service; the word fee is also called fief and feud
fee, feed, feeing, fees.transitive verbs
from the Scots, means to hire
in fee.idiom
Law:.in absolute and legal.possession

fee simple.noun,.plural.fees simple
a fee without limitation to any class of heirs or restrictions on transfer of ownership; an estate in land of which the inheritor has unqualified ownership and power of disposition; private ownership of real estate in which the owner has the right to control, use and transfer the property at will; a fee ('in fee' means absolute and legal possession) without limitation to any class of heirs; they can sell it or give it away; a permanent and absolute tenure in land with freedom to dispose of it at will, especially (in full fee simple absolute in possession) a freehold tenure, which is the main type of land ownership

freehold.noun
an estate held in fee or for life; the tenure by which such an estate is held; a tenure of an office or a dignity for life
freeholder.noun,.plural.freeholders

faultfinder.noun,.plural.faultfinders
one who is given to petty.criticism and constant.complaint
faultfinding.noun,.plural.faultfindings
implies a querulous (inclined to find fault) or exacting temperament (a fault finding reviewer of celebrities);
captious; carping
synonym.acute

fault.noun,.plural.faults
a weakness of character; something that impairs or detracts from physical or spiritual perfection; a defect (the tire on the car looked good but had a fault in it, lesson being, always buy new tires unless you know what to look for); in geology, a fracture in the continuity of a rock formation caused by a shifting or dislodging of the Earth's crust, in which adjacent surfaces are differentially.displaced.parallel to the plane of fracture; a fault line or plane, which is the plane along which the break or shear of a fault.occurs; a shift; in electronics, a defect in a circuit or wiring caused by imperfect connections, poor insulation, grounding or shorting; in tennis sports, a bad service
fault, faulted, faulting, faults.verbs
transitive verb use.to find error or defect in; criticize or blame
at fault.idiom.deserving of blame; guilty (admitted to being at fault)
find fault.idiom.to seek, find and complain about faults; criticize (found fault with his speech)

faulty, faultier, faultiest.adjectives
containing a fault or defect; imperfect or defective
faultily.adverb
faultiness.noun

foal.noun,.plural.foals
the young offspring of a horse or other equine animal, especially one under a year old
foal, foaled, foaling, foals.intransitive verbs

folder.noun,.plural.folders
a folder is a thin piece of cardboard in which you can keep loose papers; a folder is a one item usually containing a group of individual files stored together on a computer; one that folds or is folded, such as a booklet or pamphlet made of one or more folded sheets of paper; a flexible cover folded in the center and used as a holder for loose paper (a file folder; a hanging folder)

fold, folded, folding, folds.verbs
transitive verb use.to bend over or double up so that one part lies on another part (fold a sheet of paper); to make compact by doubling or bending over parts (folded the laundry; folded the chairs for stacking); to bring from an extended to a closed position (the hawk folded its wings); to bring from a compact to an extended position; unfold (a suitcase that folds out to become a display table; folded the ironing board down from the wall); to place together and intertwine (fold one's arms); to envelop or clasp; enfold (folded his children to his breast; folded the check into the letter); to blend in a cooking ingredient by gently turning a mixture on top of it (folded the beaten egg whites into the batter; folded in the butter with the mixture); to discontinue operating; close (they had to fold the restaurant a year after they started it); in games, to withdraw one's hand in defeat, as by laying cards face down on a table
intransitive verb use.to become folded (twofold, sixfold, etc; to be capable of being folded (a bed that folds for easy storage; the sixfold Hexapia); to close, especially for lack of financial success; fail; in games, to withdraw from a game in defeat; to give in; buckle (a team that never folded under pressure); to weaken or collapse from exertion
fold.noun,.plural.folds
the act or an instance of folding; a part that has been folded over or against another (the loose folds of the drapery; clothes stacked in neat folds); a line or mark made by folding; a crease (tore the paper carefully along the fold)
foldable.adjective

fold.noun,.plural.folds
a fenced enclosure for domestic animals, especially sheep; a corral; a flock of sheep; a religious congregation (the minister welcomed new parishioners into the fold)

forfeit.noun
something.surrendered or subject to surrender as punishment for a crime, an offense, an error or a breach of contract; a forfeiture forfeit.adjective
lost or subject to loss through forfeiture
forfeit, forfeited, forfeiting, forfeits.transitive verbs
to surrender, be deprived of or give up the right to
forfeitable.adjective
forfeiter.noun
forfeiture.noun
the act of surrendering something as a forfeit; something that is forfeited; a penalty

foyer.noun
a lobby as of a theater or hotel; an entrance hall; a vestibule; the foyer is the large area where people meet or wait just inside the main doors of a building such as a theatre, cinema, hotel or house

fizzle, fizzled, fizzling, fizzles.intransitive verbs
to fail or end weakly, especially after a hopeful beginning (lighted candles on birthday cakes fizzle out quicky); to make a hissing or sputtering sound (shake up a carbonated canned of drinkable liquid such as beer and open it and will fizzle all over the place)
fizzle.noun
fizzle out verb
to peter out

fizz, fizzed, fizzing, fizzes.intransitive verbs
to make a hissing or bubbling sound
fizz.noun
a hissing or bubbling sound; effervescence; an effervescent beverage
fizzy.adjective
fizzy drinks are drinks, such as sparkling mineral water, that contain small bubbles of carbon dioxide; they make a sound like a long 's' (ssssss) when you pour them

fiancé.noun
a man engaged to be married
fiancée.noun
a woman engaged to be married

firsthand.adjective
received from the original.source (firsthand information)
firsthand.adverb

first person.noun
a category of linguistic forms, such as verbs and pronouns, designating the speaker or writer of the sentence in which they appear; a style of writing in which forms in the first person are used (a novel written in the first person)

first.noun,.plural.firsts
the ordinal number matching the number one (1) in a series; the one coming, occurring or ranking before or above all others. 3. The beginning; the outset (from the first moment we met; at first glance he looked as if it was my old friend from childhood); the transmission.gear or corresponding gear ratio.used to produce the range of lowest drive speeds in a motor vehicle; the winning position in a contest (finished first); in baseball, first base; a first baseman
first.adjective
corresponding in order to the number one; coming before all others in order or location (the first house on your left); occurring or acting.before all others in time; earliest (the first day of spring); ranking above all others, as in importance or quality; foremost (was first in the class) 
of, relating.to.or.being the transmission gear or corresponding gear ratio used to produce the range of lowest drive speeds in a motor vehicle
first.adverb
before or above all others in time, order, rank or importance (the plane she was coming on arrived first; forgot to light the gas oven first); for the first time; rather; preferably (he would go first this time)
firstly.adverb
in the first place; to begin with

frenetic.or.phrenetic.also.frenetical.or.phrenetical.adjective
wildly excited or active; frantic; frenzied
frenetically.adverb
freneticism.noun

furrow.noun,.plural.furrows
a long, narrow, shallow trench made in the ground by a plow; a rut, groove or narrow depression (snow drifting in furrows); a deep wrinkle in the skin, as on the forehead
furrow, furrowed, furrowing, furrows.verbs
transitive verb use.to make long, narrow, shallow trenches in; plow; to form grooves or deep wrinkles in
intransitive verb use.to become furrowed or wrinkled

flash, flashed, flashing, flashes.verbs
intransitive verb use.to burst forth into or as if into flame; to give off light or be lighted in sudden or intermittent bursts as in using a flashlight; to appear or occur suddenly (the image flashed onto the screen); to move or proceed rapidly (the cars flashed by); to think of or remember something suddenly (flashed into my mind)on that time we got caught in the storm
transitive verb use.to cause light to appear suddenly or in intermittent bursts; to cause to burst into flame (the dry leaves flashed to flame as soon as they were lit with a match); to make known or signal by flashing lights (intersection lights at almost every corner); to communicate or display at great speed (flashed the news out to the Internet; a flash flood as was the great flood); to cover with a thin protective layer
flash.noun
a sudden, brief, intense display of light; a sudden perception (a flash of insight); a split second; an instant (I'll be on my way in a flash); a brief news dispatch or transmission; a flashlight; instantaneous illumination for photography (had to use a flash to get the picure at night); photograph by flash; a device, such as a flashbulb, flashgun or flash lamp, used to produce such illumination
flash.adjective
happening suddenly or very quickly (flash freezing of fresh vegetables); ostentatious; showy (a flashy car)
flash in the pan.idiom.a sudden spasmodic effort that accomplishes nothing (he dropped in for a flash in the pan visit); something that promises great success but fails (the new razor was a flash in the pan attempt to gain more sales)

flashy, flashier, flashiest.adjectives
cheap and showy; gaudy; giving a momentary or superficial.impression of brilliance; if you describe a person or thing as flashy, you mean they are smart and noticeable, but in a rather vulgar way; big, bright or expensive and intended to be impressive (large flashy cars); someone who is flashy wears expensive clothes, jewellery etc in a way that is intended to be impressive; quickly and easily seen to be shallow or vulgar (a flashy nightclub act) gaudy; giving a momentary or superficialimpression of brilliance; flashy implies an effect of brilliance
flashily.adverb
flashiness.noun

flashing.noun
sheet metal used to reinforce and weatherproof the joints and angles of a roof
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