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frazzle, frazzled, frazzling, frazzles.verbs
transitive verb use.to wear away along the edges; fray; to exhaust physically or emotionally
intransitive verb use.to become worn away along the edges; to become exhausted physically or emotionally
frazzle.noun
a frayed or tattered.condition; a condition of exhaustion

fawn, fawned, fawning, fawns.transitive verbs
to exhibit affection or attempt to please, as a dog does by wagging its tail, whining or cringing; to seek favor or attention by flattery and obsequious behavior
fawner.noun,.plural.fawners
fawningly.adverb
the central meaning shared by these verbs is 'to curry favor by behaving obsequiously and submissively' (fawned on her superior; students apple-polishing the teacher; bootlicked to get a promotion; lawyers kowtowing to a judge; slavered over his rich uncle; toadying to members of the occupation force; nobles truckling to the king)

fawn.noun,.plural.fawns
a young deer, especially one less than a year old; a color being grayish yellow brown to light grayish or moderate reddish brown

frugal.adjective
people who are frugal or who live frugal lives do not eat much or spend much money on themselves (she lives a frugal life); practicing or marked by economy, as in the expenditure of money or the use of material resources; sparing; costing little; a frugal meal is a small meal of plain food; simple; inexpensive (a frugal lunch); careful to buy only what is necessary; (as children we were taught to be frugal, make wise decisions and to work hard at what you enjoy that also contributes to the betterment of others)
frugally.adverb
frugality or frugalness.noun

furtive.adjective
characterized by stealth; surreptitious; expressive of hidden motives or purposes; shifty; secret
furtively.adverb
furtiveness.noun

fraternity.noun,.plural.fraternities
a body of people associated for a common purpose or interest, such as a guild; he quality or condition of being brothers; brotherliness; a group of people joined by similar backgrounds, occupations, interests or tastes (the fraternity of bird watchers); a chiefly social organization of men students at a college or university, usually designated by Greek letters

forswear also foreswear.verb
forswore, forsworn, forswearing, forswears.transitive verbs
to renounce or repudiate under oath; to renounce seriously; to disavow under oath; deny; to make oneself guilty of perjury
intransitive use-to swear falsely; commit perjury

fagot also faggot.noun
a bundle of twigs, sticks or branches bound together; a bundle of pieces of iron or steel to be welded or hammered into bars
fagoted also faggoted, fagoting, faggoting, fagots, faggots.transitive verbs
to collect or bind into a fagot; bundle; to decorate with fagoting

flagellum.noun,.plural.flagella
Biology:.in biology, a long, threadlike appendage, especially a whiplike extension of certain cells or unicellular organisms that functions as an organ of locomotion; a whip

flagellate, flagellated, flagellating, flagellates.transitive verbs
to whip or flog; scourge; to punish or impel as if by whipping
flagellate.adjective
Biology:.in biology, resembling or having the form of a flagellum; whiplike; relating to or caused by a flagellate organism
flagellate an organism, such as a euglena, that is equipped with a flagellum

flagellation.noun,.plural.flagellations
the act or practice of flagellating
Biology:.in biology, the flagellar arrangement on an organism

fetter.noun,.plural.fetters
a chain or shackle for the ankles or feet; something that serves to restrict; a restraint
fetter, fettered, fettering, fetters.transitive verbs
to put fetters on; shackle to restrict the freedom of; hamper

foster, fostered, fostering, fosters.transitive verbs
to advance; to promote the growth and development of; cultivate (detect and foster artistic talent); to nurse; cherish (foster a secret hope; foster good things for people); to bring up; nurture (bear and foster offspring)
foster.adjective
providing parental care and nurture to children not related through legal or blood ties (foster parents; foster grandparents; a foster home); receiving parental care and nurture from those not related to one through legal or blood ties (foster children)

fluorine.noun
Symbol F A pale yellow, highly corrosive, poisonous, gaseous halogen element, the most electronegative and most reactive of all the elements, used in a wide variety of industrially important compounds. Atomic number 9; atomic weight 18.9984; freezing point 219.62°C; melting point 223°C; boiling point 188.14°C; specific gravity of liquid 1.108 (at boiling point); valence
fluoride.noun
a binary.compound of fluorine with another element
fluoridation.noun
the addition of a fluorine compound to a drinking water supply, told to the public to be for the purpose of reducing tooth decay, which it never did, instead proven to poison the body over time by immobilizing the immune system and inhibiting and/or destroying cellular systems, especially.brain cells and the concoctions called diet drinks with aspartame, neotame and the like, can adversely affect cells, especially so when combined with many other toxins around

feces.plural noun
waste.matter.eliminated from the bowels; excrement
fecal.adjective
of.or.relating to or composed of feces

fluent.adjective
able to express oneself readilyand effortlessly (a fluent speaker, fluent in three languages); flowing effortlessly; polished (speaks fluent Russian; gave a fluent performance); flowing or moving smoothly; graceful (a yacht with long fluent curves); flowing or capable of flowing; fluid
fluently.adverb
fluency.noun

forecast, forecast or forecasted, forecasting, forecasts.verbs
transitive verb use.to estimate or calculate in advance, especially to predict (weather conditions) by analysis of meteorological data; predict; to serve as an advance indication of; foreshadow
intransitive verb use.to calculate or estimate something in advance; predict the future forecast, forecaster.nouns
a prediction, as of coming events or conditions
forecastable.adjective

Frank.noun,.plural.Franks
a member of one of the Germanic.tribes of the Rhine region (map) in the early Christian era, which is basically the period of time dating from Emmanuel's birth to the present time
Frankish.adjective
of or relating to the Franks or their language
Frankish.noun
the West Germanic language of the Franks

frank.noun,.plural.franks
also called frankfurter, that being a smoked sausage of beef or beef and pork made in long, reddish links; also called wiener; named after Frankfurt, West Germany (map)

frank, franker, frankest.adjectives
open and sincere in expression; straightforward; clearly manifest; evident (frank enjoyment); candid
frankness.noun
candid, outspoken, straightforward, open, these adjectives mean revealing or disposed to reveal one's thoughts freely and honestly; 'frank' implies forthrightness of expression, sometimes to the point of bluntness (you can tell me what you think and you may just as well be frank); candid stresses openness and sincerity
frankly.adverb
in a frank manner; candidly; in truth; honestly (frankly, I care about it)

frank, franked, franking, franks.transitive verbs
to put an official mark on a piece of mail so that it can be sent free of charge; to send mail free of charge; to place a stamp or mark on a piece of mail to show the payment of postage; to enable a person to come and go freely
frank.noun,.plural.franks
a mark or signature placed on a piece of mail to indicate the right to send it free of charge; the right to send mail free; a franked piece of mail

far-fetched.adjective
highly imaginative but unlikely; not readily believable because of improbable.elements.therein (a far-fetched analogy; a far-fetched excuse)

frighten, frightened, frightening, frightens.verbs
transitive verb use.to fill with fear; alarm; arousing fear
intransitive verb use.to become afraid
frightener.noun
frighteningly.adverb

fear.noun,.plural.fears
a feeling of agitation and anxiety caused by the presence or imminence of danger; a state or condition.marked by this feeling (living in fear in a war zone); reason for dread or apprehension; a feeling of disquiet or apprehension (a fear of flying); the word fear as toward God has a different connotation
fear, feared, fearing, fears.verbs
transitive verb use.to be afraid or frightened of; to be uneasy or apprehensive about (feared the results of the school exam); to be in awe of as in this kind of fear; revere; to feel fear within oneself
intransitive verb use.to be afraid; to be uneasy or apprehensive
fearer.noun,.plural.fearers
fearful.adjective
causing.or.capable of causing fear; frightening (a fearful howling was heard from some animal at night); experiencing fear; frightened; afraid; feeling or inclined to feel anxiety or apprehension; timid; nervous; indicating anxiety, fear or terror: a fearful, nervous glance; feeling reverence or awe
fearfully.adverb
fearfulness.noun
fearsome.adjective
causing or capable of causing fear; fearful; timid
fearsomely.adverb
fearsomeness.noun
fearless.adjective
without fear; brave
fearlessly.adverb
fearlessness.noun

fright.noun,.plural.frights
something extremely unsightly, alarming or strange (brush your hair; you look a fright); sudden, intense fear, as of something immediately.threatening; alarm; fear
fright, frighted, frighting, frights.transitive verbs
to frighten
frightful.adjective
causing disgust or shock; horrifying; causing fright; terrifying; excessive; extreme (a frightful storm); disagreeable; distressing (frightful weather)
frightfully.adverb
frightfulness.noun
frighten, frightened, frightening, frightens.verbs
transitive verb use.to fill with fear; alarm; fear aroused (the old house on the lonely road at night caused her to be frightened upon approaching it)
intransitive verb use.to become afraid
frightener.noun,.plural.frighteners
frighteningly.adverb

fetid.adjective
having an offensive.odor (a fetid swamp; the fetid stench of vomit); a putrid smell; foul-smelling
fetidly.adverb
fetidness.noun

forth.adverb
forward in time, place or order; onward (from this time forth); out into view (a stranger came forth from the crowd; put my ideas forth)

flaccid.adjective
lacking firmness, resilience or muscle tone; limp; lacking vigor or energy (flaccid management)
flaccidly.adverb
flaccidity.or.flaccidness.noun

fortress.noun,.plural.fortresses
a fortified place, especially a large, permanent stronghold that often includes a town

fortification.noun,.plural.fortifications
something that serves to fortify; the science of fortifying; the act or process of fortifying 

fortify, fortified, fortifying, fortifies.verbs
transitive verb use.to make strong; to strengthen and secure with fortifications; to reinforce by adding material; to impart physical strength or endurance to; invigorate; to give emotional, moral or mental strength to; encourage (prayer fortified us during our hard times); to strengthen or enrich
intransitive verb use.to build a fortification
fortifyingly.adverb
fortifiable.adjective
fortifier.noun

faint, fainter, faintest.adjectives
lacking strength or vigor; feeble; lacking conviction, boldness or courage; timid; lacking brightness (a faint light in the gloom; some stars are very faint so they must be either small or very far away); lacking clarity or distinctness (a faint recollection); likely to fall into a faint; dizzy and weak (felt faint when walking on the grass after pesticides and herbicides were sprayed)
faint.noun
an abrupt, usually brief loss of consciousness, generally associated with failure of normal blood circulation; blackout
faint, fainted, fainting, faints.intransitive verbs
to fall into a usually brief state of unconsciousness
faintly.adverb
fainter, faintnesss.nouns

folkway.noun,.plural.folkways
a practice, custom or belief shared by the members of a group as part of their common.culture

folksy, folksier, folksiest.adjectives
simple and unpretentious in behavior; characterized by informality and affability (a friendly, folksy town); modest; low-key (folksy humor; a folksy style that masked a keen mind)

folk.noun,.plural.folk.or.folks
the common people of a society or region.considered as the representatives of a traditional way of life and especially as the originators or carriers of the customs, beliefs and arts that make up a distinctive.culture (Abraham Lincoln was a leader who came from the folk); a nation; a people (the Russian folk); people in general (folks around here will always lend a hand if you need it); people of a specified.group or kind (city folks; country folk); the members of one's family or childhood household; one's relatives; one's parents (my folks are always forgetting my allowance)
folk.adjective
of, occurring in or originating among the common people (folk culture; a folk hero)
just folks.idiom
down-to-earth, openhearted
folksily.adverb
folksiness.noun

folksong.noun,.plural.folksongs
in music, a song belonging to the folk music of a people or area, often existing in several.versions or with regional.variations; a song composed in the style of traditional folk music

folk music.noun
music originating among the common people of a nation or region and spread about or passed down orally, often with considerable variation; contemporary music in the style of traditional folk music
folk music.adjective

folktale.noun,.plural.folktales
a story or legend forming part of an oral.tradition

folksinger.noun,.plural.folksingers
in music, a singer of folksongs
folksinging.noun

folklore.noun
the traditional.beliefs, myths, tales and practices of a people, communicated.orally; the comparative study of folk knowledge and culture; also called folkloristics; a body of widely accepted but perhaps.specious.notions about a place, a group or an institution (rumors of their antics became part of the folklore of Hollywood); a popular but unfounded belief
folkloric, folklorishs.adjectives
folklorist.noun,.plural.folklorists
folkloristic.adjective

folkish.adjective
of or characteristic of folk music, art or literature; simple or natural; folksy (charmed us with his folkish wit and humor)
folkishly.adverb
folkishness.noun

folk dance.noun,.plural.folk dances
a traditional dance originating among the common people of a nation or region; the music accompanying such a dance; a social gathering at which folk dances are performed
folk dance.adjective
folk dancer.noun,.plural.folk dancers
folk dancing.noun

folk art.noun
art originating among the common people of a nation or region and usually reflecting their traditional culture, especially everyday or festive items produced or decorated by unschooled artists
folk art.adjective
folk artist.noun,.plural.folk artists

folk medicine.noun,.plural.folk medicines
traditional medicine as practiced for centuries, generally involving the use of natural herbal and home remedies
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