|1||fluency||(noun) the quality of being facile in speech and writing|
(noun) skillfulness in speaking or writing
(noun) powerful and effective language
|2||flux||(noun) in constant change; "his opinions are in flux"; "the newness and flux of the computer industry"|
(noun) (physics) the number of flux changes per unit area
(noun) a flow or discharge
(noun) the lines of force surrounding a permanent magnet or a moving charged particle
(noun) a state of uncertainty about what should be done (usually following some important event) preceding the establishment of a new direction of action; "the flux following the death of the emperor"
(noun) excessive discharge of liquid from a cavity or organ (as in watery diarrhea)
(noun) a substance added to molten metals to bond with impurities that can then be readily removed
(noun) the rate of flow of energy or particles across a given surface
(verb) mix together different elements; "The colors blend well"
(verb) become liquid or fluid when heated; "the frozen fat liquefied"
(verb) move or progress freely as if in a stream; "The crowd flowed out of the stadium"
|3||foist||(verb) insert surreptitiously or without warrant|
(verb) to force onto another; "He foisted his work on me"
|4||foray||(noun) an initial attempt (especially outside your usual areas of competence); "scientists' forays into politics"|
(noun) a sudden short attack
(verb) briefly enter enemy territory
(verb) steal goods; take as spoils; "During the earthquake people looted the stores that were deserted by their owners"
|5||forbearance||(noun) a delay in enforcing rights or claims or privileges; refraining from acting; "his forbearance to reply was alarming"|
(noun) good-natured tolerance of delay or incompetence
|6||forensic||(adjective satellite) used of legal argumentation|
|7||formidable||(adjective satellite) inspiring fear; "the formidable prospect of major surgery"; "a tougher and more redoubtable adversary than the heel-clicking, jackbooted fanatic"- G.H.Johnston; "something unnerving and prisonlike about high gray wall"|
(adjective satellite) extremely impressive in strength or excellence; "a formidable opponent"; "the challenge was formidable"; "had a formidable array of compositions to his credit"; "the formidable army of brains at the Prime Minister's disposal"
|8||fortitude||(noun) strength of mind that enables one to endure adversity with courage|
|9||fortuitous||(adjective satellite) occurring by happy chance; "profits were enhanced by a fortuitous drop in the cost of raw materials"|
(adjective satellite) having no cause or apparent cause; "a causeless miracle"; "fortuitous encounters--strange accidents of fortune"; "we cannot regard artistic invention as...uncaused and unrelated to the times"
|10||foster||(noun) United States songwriter whose songs embody the sentiment of the South before the American Civil War (1826-1864)|
(verb) help develop, help grow; "nurture his talents"
(verb) bring up under fosterage; of children
(verb) promote the growth of; "Foster our children's well-being and education"
(adjective satellite) providing or receiving nurture or parental care though not related by blood or legal ties; "foster parent"; "foster child"; "foster home"; "surrogate father"
|11||fractious||(adjective satellite) unpredictably difficult in operation; likely to be troublesome; "rockets were much too fractious to be tested near thigkly populated areas"; "fractious components of a communication system"|
(adjective satellite) easily irritated or annoyed; "an incorrigibly fractious young man"; "not the least nettlesome of his countrymen"
(adjective satellite) stubbornly resistant to authority or control; "a fractious animal that would not submit to the harness"; "a refractory child"
|12||fraught||(adjective satellite) marked by distress; "a fraught mother-daughter relationship"|
|13||frenetic||(adjective satellite) excessively agitated; transported with rage or other violent emotion; "frantic with anger and frustration"; "frenetic screams followed the accident"; "a frenzied look in his eye"|
|14||fret||(noun) a small bar of metal across the fingerboard of a musical instrument; when the string is stopped by a finger at the metal bar it will produce a note of the desired pitch|
(noun) an ornamental pattern consisting of repeated vertical and horizonal lines (often in relief); "there was a simple fret at the top of the walls"
(noun) a spot that has been worn away by abrasion or erosion
(noun) agitation resulting from active worry; "don't get in a stew"; "he's in a sweat about exams"
(verb) wear away or erode
(verb) remove soil or rock; "Rain eroded the terraces"
(verb) cause friction; "my sweater scratches"
(verb) be too tight; rub or press; "This neckband is choking the cat"
(verb) decorate with an interlaced design
(verb) carve a pattern into
(verb) be agitated or irritated; "don't fret over these small details"
(verb) gnaw into; make resentful or angry; "The unjustice rankled her"; "his resentment festered"
(verb) cause annoyance in
(verb) worry unnecessarily or excessively; "don't fuss too much over the grandchildren--they are quite big now"
(verb) become or make sore by or as if by rubbing
(verb) provide (a musical instrument) with frets; "fret a guitar"
|15||frivolity||(noun) acting like a clown or buffoon|
(noun) something of little value or significance
(noun) the trait of being frivolous; not serious or sensible
|16||froward||(adjective satellite) habitually disposed to disobedience and opposition|
|17||frugality||(noun) prudence in avoiding waste|
|18||fulminate||(noun) a salt or ester of fulminic acid|
(verb) cause to explode violently and with loud noise
(verb) come on suddenly and intensely; "the disease fulminated"
(verb) criticize severely; "He fulminated against the Republicans' plan to cut Medicare"; "She railed against the bad social policies"
|19||fulsome||(adjective satellite) unpleasantly and excessively suave or ingratiating in manner or speech; "buttery praise"; "gave him a fulsome introduction"; "an oily sycophantic press agent"; "oleaginous hypocrisy"; "smarmy self-importance"; "the unctuous Uriah Heep"|
|20||fundamental||(noun) the lowest tone of a harmonic series|
(adjective satellite) serving as an essential component; "a cardinal rule"; "the central cause of the problem"; "an example that was fundamental to the argument"; "computers are fundamental to modern industrial structure"
(adjective satellite) being or involving basic facts or principles; "the fundamental laws of the universe"; "a fundamental incompatibility between them"; "these rudimentary truths"; "underlying principles"
(adjective satellite) far-reaching and thoroughgoing in effect especially on the nature of something; "the fundamental revolution in human values that has occurred"; "the book underwent fundamental changes"; "committed the fundamental error of confusing spending with extravaga
|21||furtive||(adjective satellite) secret and sly or sordid; "backstairs gossip"; "his low backstairs cunning"- A.L.Guerard; "backstairs intimacies"; "furtive behavior"|
(adjective satellite) marked by quiet and caution and secrecy; taking pains to avoid being observed; "a furtive manner"; "a lurking prowler"; "a sneak attack"; "stealthy footsteps"; "a surreptitious glance at his watch"; "someone skulking in the shadows"
|22||fustian||(noun) a strong cotton and linen fabric with a slight nap|
(noun) pompous or pretentious talk or writing
|23||futile||(adjective satellite) unproductive of success; "a fruitless search"; "futile years after her artistic peak"; "a sleeveless errand"; "a vain attempt"|
(adjective satellite) producing no result or effect; "a futile effort"; "the therapy was ineffectual"; "an otiose undertaking"; "an unavailing attempt"
|24||gaffe||(noun) a socially awkward or tactless act|
|25||gainsay||(verb) take exception to; "She challenged his claims"|
|26||galvanize||(verb) stimulate (muscles) by administering a shock|
(verb) cover with zinc; "galvanize steel"
(verb) to stimulate to action ; "..startled him awake"; "galvanized into action"
|27||gamut||(noun) a complete extent or range: "a face that expressed a gamut of emotions"|
(noun) the entire scale of musical notes
|28||garbled||(adjective satellite) lacking orderly continuity; "a confused set of instructions"; "a confused dream about the end of the world"; "disconnected fragments of a story"; "scattered thoughts"|
|29||garish||(adjective satellite) tastelessly showy; "a flash car"; "a flashy ring"; "garish colors"; "a gaudy costume"; "loud sport shirts"; "a meretricious yet stylish book"; "tawdry ornaments"|
|30||garner||(noun) a storehouse for threshed grain or animal feed|
(verb) assemble or get together; "gather some stones"; "pull your thoughts together"
(verb) store grain
(verb) acquire or deserve by one's efforts or actions
|31||garrulous||(adjective satellite) full of trivial conversation; "kept from her housework by gabby neighbors"|
|32||gauche||(adjective satellite) lacking social polish; "too gauche to leave the room when the conversation became intimate"; "their excellent manners always may be feel gauche"|
|33||gauntlet||(noun) a form of punishment in which a person is forced to run between two lines of men facing each other and armed with clubs or whips to beat the victim|
(noun) a glove with long sleeve
(noun) a glove of armored leather; protects the hand
(noun) to offer or accept a challenge; "threw down the gauntlet"; "took up the gauntlet"
|34||generic||(adjective satellite) applicable to an entire class or group; "is there a generic Asian mind?"|
(adjective satellite) (of drugs) not protected by trademark; "`Acetaminophen' is the generic form of the proprietary drug `Tylenol'"
(adjective) relating to or common to or descriptive of all members of a genus; "the generic name"
|35||genial||(adjective satellite) conducive to comfort; beneficial; "the genial sunshine"; "a kind climate"; "hot summer pavements are anything but kind to the feet"|
(adjective satellite) diffusing warmth and friendliness; "an affable smile"; "an amiable gathering"; "cordial relations"; "a cordial greeting"; "a genial host"
(adjective) of or relating to the chin or median part of the lower jaw
|36||genre||(noun) a class of art (or artistic endeavor) having a characteristic form or technique|
(noun) a kind of literary or artistic work
(noun) an expressive style of music
(noun) a style of expressing yourself in writing
|37||gerrymander||(noun) an act of gerrymandering (dividing a voting area so as to give your own party an unfair advantage)|
(verb) divide unfairly and to one's advantage; of voting districts
|38||gibber||(noun) unintelligible talking|
(verb) chatter inarticulately; of monkeys
(verb) speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly
|39||glib||(adjective satellite) artfully persuasive in speech; "a glib tongue"; "a smooth-tongued hypocrite"|
(adjective satellite) having only superficial plausibility; "glib promises"; "a slick commercial"
(adjective satellite) marked by lack of intellectual depth; "glib generalizations"; "a glib response to a complex question"
|40||gloat||(noun) malicious satisfaction|
(verb) dwell on with satisfaction
(verb) gaze at or think about something with great self-satisfaction, gratification, or joy
|41||glutton||(noun) wolverine of northern Eurasia|
(noun) a person who is devoted to eating and drinking to excess
|42||gnarled||(adjective satellite) used of old persons or old trees; covered with knobs or knots; "gnarled and knotted hands"; "a knobbed stick"|
|43||goad||(noun) a pointed instrument used to prod into motion|
(noun) a verbalization that encourages you to attempt something; "the ceaseless prodding got on his nerves"
(verb) goad or provoke,as by constant criticism; "He needled her with his sarcastic remarks"
(verb) prod or urge as if with a log stick
(verb) urge with or as if with a goad
(verb) give heart or courage to
|44||gourmand||(noun) a person who is devoted to eating and drinking to excess|
|45||grandiose||(adjective satellite) impressive because of unnecessary largeness or grandeur; used to show disapproval|
(adjective satellite) affectedly genteel
|46||gravity||(noun) a manner that is serious and solemn|
(noun) a solemn and dignified feeling
(noun) (physics) the force of attraction between all masses in the universe; especially the attraction of the earth's mass for bodies near its surface; "the more remote the body the less the gravity"; "the gravitation between two bodies is proportional to the p
|47||gregarious||(adjective satellite) seeking and enjoying the company of others; "a gregarious person who avoids solitude"|
(adjective) tending to form a group with others of the same kind; "gregarious bird species"; "man is a gregarious animal"
|48||guffaw||(noun) a burst of deep loud hearty laughter|
(verb) laugh boisterously
|49||guile||(noun) the use of tricks to deceive someone (usually to extract money from them)|
(noun) the quality of being crafty
(noun) shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception