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fiction.noun
an imaginative creation; a literary work whose content is produced by the imagination and is not necessarily based on fact; the category of literature comprising works of this kind, including novels and short stories
fictional.adjective
fictionality.noun
fictionally.adverb

fictionalize, fictionalized, fictionalizing, fictionalizes.transitive verbs
to treat as or make into fiction.("has fictionalized his people and their town, but we know they are real"....Harper's Magazine) fictionalization.noun

fictitious.adjective
of, relating.to.or.characterized by fiction; imaginary; false; assumed for deception
fictitiously.adverb
fictitiousness.noun

fiddlehead.noun,.plural.fiddleheads
Botany:.the coiled young frond of any of various ferns, some of which are considered a delicacy when cooked (they are soooo good!, but eat in moderation only and never raw' cook them); (in nautical terms, a curved, scroll like ornamentation at the top of a ship's bow that resembles the neck of a violin)

fideism.noun
reliance on faith alone rather than scientific reasoning
fideist.noun
fideistic.adjective

field.noun,.plural.fields
an area of special human activity or interest (he was involved in several fields of endeavor including, among other things, volunteer work, mountain climbing and being a fishing guide; being spiritual he was concerned about this field of forgiveness); a topic, a subject or an area of academic interest or specialization; employment or business (what field are you in?); an area or a setting of practical activity or application outside an office, a school, a factory or a laboratory (computer administrators working in the field; a product tested in the field); field of energy
Computers:.defined area of a storage medium, such as a set of bit locations or a set of adjacent columns on a punch card, used to record a type of information consistently; an element of a database record in which one piece of information (a field for name, a field for address, a field for phone, etc.) is stored
Physics:.space characterized by a physical property, such as gravitational or electromagnetic force or fluid pressure, having a determinable.value at every point in the region
field day.noun,.plural.field days
a day set aside for sports or athletic competition; an outdoor meeting, social event or festivity; a time of great pleasure, activity or opportunity (the media had a field day with the sensational story; she had a field day out in the back yard playing with her friends on the trampoline)
field, fielded, fielding, fields.verbs
to retrieve.a ball and perform the required maneuver, especially in baseball; to place in the field to play (field a team); to give an unrehearsed response to (fielded tough questions from the investigative reporters)

filament.noun,.plural.filaments
a fine or thinly spun thread, fiber or wire; a threadlike part; in botany, the stalk that bears the anther in a stamen; a chainlike series of cells, as in many algae; a fine wire heated electrically to incandescence in an electric l in electronics, high resistance wire or ribbon forming the cathode in some thermionic tubes
filamentous or filamentary-adjective

fine, finer, finest.adjectives
of superior-quality, skill or appearance (a fine day; a fine writer); very small in size, weight or thickness (fine type; fine paper; fine dust); free from impurities; containing pure metal in a specified.proportion or amount (gold 21 carats fine); very sharp; keen (a blade with a fine edge); thin; slender (fine hairs); exhibiting careful and delicate artistry (fine china); consisting of very small particles; not coarse (fine dust); subtle or precise (a fine difference); characterized by refinement or elegance; being in a state of satisfactory health; quite well (I'm fine. And you?)
fine used as an intensive (a fine mess)
fine.adverb
finely.adverb
in a fine manner; splendidly; to a fine point; discriminatingly; in small pieces or parts; minutely (finely chopped nuts) finely; very well (doing fine)
fine, fined, fining, fines.transitive and intransitive verb use
to make or become finer, purer or cleaner
fineness.noun

finery.noun,.plural.fineries
elaborate.adornment, especially fine clothing and accessories

fine.noun
a sum of money required to be paid as a penalty for an offense
fine, fined, fining, fines.transitive verbs
to require the payment of a fine from; impose a fine on
finable.adjective

finesse.noun
the ability to handle delicate and difficult situations skillfully and diplomatically
finessed, finessing.transitive verbs
to bring by finesse into a certain condition

finite.adjective
having measurable or definable limits; not necessarily infinite; having bounds; limited; a finite list of choices (our finite fossil fuel reserves); existing, persisting or enduring for a limited time only; impermanent
finitude.noun
the quality or condition of being finite
Mathematics: being neither infinite nor infinitesimal; having a positive or negative numerical value; not zero; possible to reach or exceed by counting
Grammar: limited by person, number, tense and mood; used of a verb that can serve as a predicate or the initial element of one
finitely.adverb
finite, finiteness.nouns
a finite thing

flagellum.noun,.plural.flagella
a long, threadlike appendage, especially a whiplike extension of certain cells or unicellular organisms such as dinoflagellates that functions as an organ of locomotion; a whip; flagellum are another conundrum.for those believing in the evolutionary theory

flippant.adjective
if you describe a person or what they say as flippant, you are criticizing them because you think they are not taking something as seriously as they should (talking flippantly precludes thinking first about what you are going to say, so you may end up saying what you may not have said had you first given thought to it); marked by disrespectful levity or casualness; talkative; voluble
flippancy.noun
flippantly.adverb

flit, flitted, flitting, flits.intransitive verbs
to move quickly from one condition or location to another; to move about rapidly and nimbly; flutter
flitter.noun

flog, flogged, flogging, flogs.verbs
transitive verb senses.to publicize with aggressive marketing methods (flogging a new book; out in the street meeting people to flog one's message); to foster upon; to beat with or as if with a rod or whip; to criticize harshly; to force or urge into action; drive; to move along with difficulty; slog
flogger.noun

flossy, flossier, flossiest.adjective
superficially stylish; slick (wrote flossy articles about the lifestyles of the rich); of, relating to or resembling floss
flossily.adverb
flossiness.noun

floozy.noun,.plural.floozies
a woman regarded as gaudy or tawdry

flora.noun,.plural.floras also florae
a treatise on or list of the plants of an area or period; plant or bacterial life; especially such life characteristic of a region, period or special environment (fossil flora, intestinal flora); compare fauna

flourish, flourished, flourishing, flourishes.verbs
(pronounced 'flur ish', not 'flower ish')
intransitive verb use.to grow vigorously; succeed; to grow well or luxuriantly; thrive.(the crops flourished in the rich bottomland); to do or fare well; prosper; to be in a period of highest productivity, excellence or influence
transitive verb use.to wield, wave or exhibit dramatically
flourish.noun
an ostentatious act or gesture.(a flourish of generosity)
flourisher.noun

fluctuate, fluctuated, fluctuating, fluctuates.verbs
to move back and forth or up and down; to be continually changing or varying in an irregular way; swing
intransitive verb use.to vary irregularly; swing; to rise and fall in or as if in waves; undulate
transitive verb use.to cause to rise and fall or vary irregularly
fluctuant.adjective
fluctuation.noun,.plural.fluctuations

flux.noun
Physics: the rate of flow of energy, fluids, etc., over a surface

forage.noun
a search for food or provisions; to search for what one needs or wants; fodder
forage, foraged, foraging, forages.verbs
intransitive verb use.to wander in search of food or provisions; rummage
transitive verb use.to collect forage from; to obtain by foraging (foraged a snack from the refrigerator)
forager.noun,.plural.foragers

forbear, forbore, forborne, forbearing, forbears.verbs
transitive verb use.to hold back; refrain from; resist (forbear replying); refrain; to desist from; cease; originally the word was used differently
intransitive verb use.to hold back; refrain; to be tolerant or patient in the face of provocation
forbear, forbearer.nouns
forbear.also.forebear.noun,.plural.forbears
a person from whom one is descended; an ancestor

forbearance.noun
the act of forbearing; tolerance and restraint in the face of provocation; patience; the quality of being forbearing
Law:.the act of a creditor who refrains from enforcing a debt when it falls due
synonyms.patience, long suffering, resignation

forcible.adjective
effected against resistance through the use of force (a forcible entry was needed to get ourselves in the house as we locked the keys inside by mistake); characterized by force; powerful; forceful
forcibly.adverb
forcibleness.noun

force.noun
the capacity to do work or cause physical change; energy, strength or active power; electromotive force; electromagnetic force; force is the power or strength which something has (the force of the explosion shattered the windows of several buildings); if you refer to someone or something as a force in a particular type of activity, you mean that they have a strong influence on it; the force of something is the effect or quality that it has; you can use forces to refer to processes and events that do not appear to be caused by human beings and are therefore difficult to understand or control (the forces of nature such as floods, hurricanes); in physics, a force is the pulling or pushing effect that something has on something else (the Earth's gravitational force); more on what a force is
force, forced, forcing, forces.transitive verbs
to cause a person or thing to follow a prescribed or dictated course; if someone forces you to do something, they make you do it even though you do not want to, for example by threatening youl to compel through pressure or necessity (I forced myself to practice daily; he was forced to take a second job; he forced his ideas upon the group); to put undue strain on (she forced her voice despite being hoarse)
forceable.adjective
forcer.noun
synonyms.compel, coerce, constrain, oblige, obligate
forceful.adjective
characterized by or full of force; effective
forcefully.adverb
forcefulness.noun

facade.noun,.plural.facades.pronounced 'fah sod'
an artificial or deceptive front (ideological slogans that were a facade for geopolitical power struggles)
Architecture: the face of a building, especially the principal face

frame, framed, framing, frames.verbs
transitive verb use.to put into words; formulate (frame a reply; frame a constitution); to build by putting together the structural parts of; construct (frame a house); to conceive or design (framed an alternate proposal); to arrange or adjust for a purpose (the question was framed to draw only one answer); to form words silently with the lips; to enclose in or as if in a frame (frame a painting); to make up evidence or contrive events so as to incriminate a person falsely; to prearrange say, a contest so as to ensure a desired fraudulent outcome; fix (frame a prizefight)
intransitive verb use.to go; proceed
frame of mind
your frame of mind is the mood that you are in, which causes you to have a particular.attitude to something
framework.noun,.plural.frameworks
a structure for supporting or enclosing something else, especially a skeletal support used as the basis for something being constructed; an external work platform; a scaffold; a fundamental structure, as for a written work or a system of ideas
frame.noun,.plural.frames
something composed of parts fitted and joined together; a structure that gives shape or support (the frame of a house); an open structure or rim for encasing, holding or bordering (a window frame or the frame of a mirror)
frames-a pair of eyeglasses, excluding the lenses; the structure of a human or animal body; physique (a worker's sturdy frame); a general structure or system (the frame of government); a general state or condition (the news put me into a better frame of mind); a single picture on a roll of movie film
framer.noun,.plural.framers
one that frames; a picture framer; a framer of new laws; one of the people who wrote the U.S. Constitution

flunky.noun,.plural.flunkies
a person of slavish or unquestioning obedience; a lackey; one who does menial or trivial work; a drudge
flunkyism.noun

fer de lance.noun,.plural.fers de lance
a venomous.tropical.American pit viper (Bothrops atrox) having brown and grayish markings; name is from French 'fer de lance' meaning 'spearhead', 'fer' meaning 'iron' and 'de' meaning 'of' + 'lance', here meaning 'spear'
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