Difficult words starting with F

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  1. felicitous
    exhibiting an agreeably appropriate manner or style
  2. fathom
    a linear unit of measurement for water depth
  3. fickle
    liable to sudden unpredictable change
  4. fervid
    characterized by intense emotion
  5. flag
    become less intense
  6. flaccid
    drooping without elasticity
  7. frond
    compound leaf of a fern or palm or cycad
  8. forgo
    do without or cease to hold or adhere to
  9. foist
    to force onto another
  10. felon
    someone who has been legally convicted of a crime
  11. furtive
    secret and sly or sordid
  12. fray
    wear away by rubbing
  13. fetich
    excessive or irrational devotion to some activity
  14. forte
    an asset of special worth or utility
  15. fiat
    a legally binding command or decision
  16. fervor
    the state of being emotionally aroused and worked up
  17. fuddle
    a confused multitude of things
  18. flounder
    walk with great difficulty
  19. forbearance
    a delay in enforcing rights or claims or privileges
  20. facetious
    cleverly amusing in tone
  21. flinch
    draw back, as with fear or pain
  22. firebrand
    someone who deliberately foments trouble
  23. febrile
    of or relating to or characterized by fever
  24. fret
    be agitated or irritated
  25. fatalism
    a doctrine that all events are predetermined in advance
  26. frivolous
    not serious in content or attitude or behavior
  27. filibuster
    a tactic for delaying legislation by making long speeches
  28. forlorn
    marked by or showing hopelessness
  29. flail
    an implement with a handle and a free swinging stick
  30. ford
    cross a river where it's shallow
  31. fiasco
    a sudden and violent collapse
  32. feign
    make believe with the intent to deceive
  33. flit
    move along rapidly and lightly; skim or dart
  34. feral
    wild and menacing
  35. frantic
    marked by uncontrolled excitement or emotion
  36. factitious
    not produced by natural forces
  37. fastidious
    giving careful attention to detail
  38. fete
    an elaborate party, often outdoors
  39. frolic
    play boisterously
  40. flippant
    showing inappropriate levity
  41. forestall
    keep from happening or arising; make impossible
  42. fitful
    occurring in spells and often abruptly
  43. foment
    try to stir up public opinion
  44. figurine
    a small carved or molded figure
  45. fulsome
    unpleasantly and excessively suave or ingratiating
  46. faze
    disturb the composure of
  47. flay
    strip the skin off
  48. faction
    a dissenting clique
  49. fulminate
    cause to explode violently and with loud noise
  50. forthright
    directly and without evasion; not roundabout
  51. facet
    a distinct feature or element in a problem
  52. fester
    ripen and generate pus
  53. forfeit
    lose or lose the right to by some error, offense, or crime
  54. frigid
    extremely cold
  55. fetter
    a shackle for the ankles or feet
  56. fidelity
    the quality of being faithful
  57. factious
    dissenting with the majority opinion
  58. foresight
    seeing ahead; knowing in advance; foreseeing
  59. fringe
    an ornamental border of short lengths of hanging threads
  60. feint
    any distracting or deceptive maneuver
  61. fleece
    outer coat of especially sheep and yaks
  62. fledge
    grow feathers
  63. franchise
    a statutory right or privilege granted by a government
  64. finesse
    subtly skillful handling of a situation
  65. fructify
    become productive or fruitful
  66. frieze
    an ornament consisting of a horizontal sculptured band
  67. fanfare
    a gaudy outward display
  68. foliage
    the aggregate of leaves of one or more plants
  69. frenetic
    excessively agitated
  70. fecund
    capable of producing offspring or vegetation
  71. figurative
    not literal
  72. foray
    a sudden short attack
  73. filial
    designating the generation following the parental generation
  74. fiend
    an evil supernatural being
  75. feline
    of or relating to cats
  76. flotsam
    the floating wreckage of a ship
  77. fatuous
    devoid of intelligence
  78. forswear
    formally reject or disavow a formerly held belief
  79. foreboding
    a feeling of evil to come
  80. fawning
    attempting to win favor by flattery
  81. fruition
    the condition of bearing fruit
  82. feud
    a bitter quarrel between two parties
  83. florid
    elaborately or excessively ornamented
  84. florescence
    the time and process of budding and unfolding of blossoms
  85. friction
    a state of conflict between persons
  86. factotum
    a servant employed to do a variety of jobs
  87. furor
    an interest followed with exaggerated zeal
  88. farce
    a comedy characterized by broad satire
  89. fusillade
    rapid simultaneous discharge of firearms
  90. fissure
    a long narrow depression in a surface
  91. fortuitous
    occurring by happy chance
  92. felicity
    pleasing and appropriate manner or style
  93. fallible
    wanting in moral strength, courage, or will
  94. fervent
    characterized by intense emotion
  95. foolhardy
    marked by defiant disregard for danger or consequences
  96. foil
    hinder or prevent, as an effort, plan, or desire
  97. fracas
    noisy quarrel
  98. fortitude
    strength of mind that enables one to endure adversity
  99. freebooter
    someone who takes spoils or plunder (as in war)
  100. fleck
    a small contrasting part of something
  101. fritter
    fried batter containing fruit or meat or vegetables
  102. furrow
    hollow out in the form of a groove
  103. fractious
    easily irritated or annoyed
  104. figment
    a contrived or fantastic idea
  105. fresco
    a mural done with watercolors on wet plaster
  106. fussy
    exacting especially about details
  107. foppish
    affecting extreme elegance in dress and manner
  108. fetid
    offensively malodorous
  109. filigree
    delicate and intricate ornamentation
  110. fumble
    feel about uncertainly or blindly
  111. foible
    a behavioral attribute peculiar to an individual
  112. fluster
    cause to be nervous or upset
  113. flagrant
    conspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible
  114. filch
    make off with belongings of others
  115. ferret
    domesticated albino variety of the European polecat
  116. floe
    a flat mass of ice drifting at sea
  117. facsimile
    an exact copy or reproduction
  118. fetish
    sexual desire in which gratification depends on some object