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G and F words

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Factious
adj. dissenting (especially dissenting with the majority opinion)
Factitious
adj. not produced by natural forces
fastidious
adj. giving careful attention to detail; hard to pleasel excessively concerned with cleanliness; having complicated nutritional requirements (esp growing only in special artificial cultures)
Fatuous
adj. devoid of intelligence
feckless
adj. generally incompetent and ineffectual; not fit to assume responsibility
fervor
n feelings of great warmth and intensity; the state of being emotionally arouse and worked up
flagrant
adj. conspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible
formidable
adj. inspiring fear, extremely impressive in strength or excellence
fortuitous
adj. occurring by happy chance; having no cause
fractious
adj. unpredictably difficult in operation; likely to be troublesome; stubbornly resistant to authority or control; easily irritated or annoyed (zooey)
furtive
adj. marked by quiet and caution and secrecy; taking pains to avoid being observed; secret and sly
fusty
adj. old-fashioned and out of date; stale and unclean smelling
fecundity
n. the intellectual productivity of a creative imagination; the quality of something that causes or assists healthy growth; the state of being fertile, capable of producing offsping (scarlotte)
galvanize
vt stimulate (muscles) by administering a shock; cover with zinc, to stimulate
garner
vt, n a storehouse for threshed grain or animal feed; store grian, assemble or get together, acquire or deserve by one's efforts or actions
gauche
adj. lacking social polish (alexa)
glossolalia
n. repetitive nonmeningful speech (especially associated with a trance state or religious fervor) (Sara and Scarlotte)
gossamer
adj. characterized by unusual lightness and delicacy; so thin as to transmit lihgt, a gauze favric with an extremely fine texture; filaments from a web that was spun by a spider
gratuitous
adj. without cause; unnecessary and unwarranted; costing nothing
guile
n. the use of tricks to decieve someone (usually to extract money from them); the quality of being crafty, shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception