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42 terms

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Felicity
happiness; skillfulness
Fervor
great warmth or earnestness; zeal
Fetter
to restrain; to hamper
Fidelity
faithfulness; loyalty
Figurative
based on figures of speech; expressing something in terms usually used for something else
Finesse
skillful maneuvering; subtlety; craftiness
Flagrant
glaringly bad; notorious; scandalous
Flaunt
to show off; to display ostentatiously
Flout
to disregard something out of disrespect
Foible
a minor character flaw
Foment
to stir up; to instigate
Forbear
to refrain from; to abstain
Forego
to do without; to forbear
Forsake
to abandon; to renounce; to relinquish
Fortuitous
accidental; occurring by chance
Founder
to fail; to collapse; to sink
Fraternal
like brothers
Frenetic
frantic; frenzied
Frugal
economical; penny-pinching
Furtive
secretive; sly
Futile
useless; hopeless
Garrulous
talkative; chatty
Gauche
unskillful; awkward
Genre
a type of category
Genteel
refined; polite; aristocratic
Gesticulate
to make gestures, especially when speaking or in place of speaking
Glut
surplus; an overabundance
Grandiloquent
pompous; using a lot of big, fancy words in an attempt to sound impressive
Grandiose
absurdly exaggerated
Gratuitous
given freely; unjustified
Gravity
seriousness
Gregarious
sociable; enjoying the company of others
Guile
cunning; duplicity; artfulness
ferv
to boil, to bubble, to burn
fid
faith, trust
flag/flam
to burn
fore
before
fort
chance
grand
big
grav/griev
heavy, serious
grat
pleasing
greg
herd