GRE F.txt

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  1. fabricate
    build; lie; make up (a story) in order to deceive; Ex. fabricate the whole story; CF. fabric: underlying structure; Ex. fabric of society
  2. facade(fa\c{c}ade)
    front or face (of building); superficial or false appearance
  3. facet
    small plane surface (of a gem(precious stone)); a side
  4. facetious
    joking (often inappropriately); unserious; humorous
  5. facile
    easily accomplished; ready or fluent; superficial; not deep; Ex. facile solution to a complex problem; Ex. facile speaker; N. facility: ability to do something easily and well; ease in doing resulting from skill or aptitude; something that facilitates an action; amenity; Ex. with great facility
  6. facilitate
    help bring about; make less difficult
  7. facsimile
  8. faction
    party; clique (within a large group); dissension
  9. dissension
    disagreement of opinions causing strife within a group
  10. factious
    inclined to form factions; causing dissension
  11. factitious
    artificial; produced artificially; sham; false; Ex. factitious tears
  12. factotum
    handyman; person who does all kinds of work; CF. do everything
  13. faculty
    mental or bodily powers; teaching staff
  14. fallacious
    false; based on a fallacy; misleading; N. fallacy: false idea or notion; false reasoning; Ex. popular fallacy; Ex. fallacy of the argument
  15. fallible
    liable to err
  16. falsify
    make (something written) false by changing
  17. fallow
    (of land) plowed but not sowed (to improve the quality); uncultivated
  18. sow
    plant or scatter seed
  19. falter
    hesitate; weaken in purpose or action; walk or move unsteadily through weakness; N.
  20. stumble
    trip and almost fall; proceed unsteadily; act falteringly; N.
  21. fanaticism
    excessive zeal; extreme devotion to a belief or cause; N. fanatic; ADJ. fanatic
  22. fancied
    imagined; unreal
  23. fancier
    breeder or dealer of animals; one who has a special interest
  24. fanciful
    whimsical; visionary; imaginary; produced by imagination; Ex. fanciful scheme
  25. fancy
    imagination (of a whimsical or fantastic nature); capricious liking; V: imagine; be fond of; ADJ. decorative; elaborate
  26. fanfare
    call by bugles or trumpets; showy display; spectacular public display
  27. farce
    broad comedy; mockery; humorous play full of silly things happening; ADJ. farcical
  28. fastidious
    difficult to please; squeamish; fussy; finicky
  29. squeamish
    easily shocked or sickened by unpleasant things; fastidious; Ex. A nurse should not be squeamish.
  30. fatalism
    belief that events are determined by forces or fates beyond one's control; ADJ. fatalistic; CF. fatal: causing death
  31. fathom
    comprehend; investigate; determine the depth of; N. unit of measurement for the depth of water
  32. fathomless
    too deep to be measured or understood; unfathomable
  33. fatuous
    smugly and unconsciously foolish; inane; silly; N. fatuity
  34. fauna
    animals of a period or region; CF. flora
  35. fawning
    courting favor by cringing and flattering; V. fawn: exhibit affection as a dog; seek favor or attention by obsequiousness
  36. court
    attempt to gain; seek; woo; risk; behave so as to invite; attempt to gain the favor of by attention; Ex. court disaster
  37. faze
    disconcert; dismay; embarrass
  38. feasible
    practical; able to be carried out; practicable
  39. febrile
  40. fecundity
    fertility; fruitfulness; ADJ. fecund: very productive of crops or young
  41. fertile
    producing many young
  42. fruitful
    producing results; profitable; prolific; producing in abundance
  43. feign
  44. feint
    trick; shift; sham blow; feigned attack to draw away defensive action; V.
  45. shift
    change position or place; exchange (one thing) for another; change in direction or position; Ex. shift the stolen goods; N. group of workers which takes turns with other groups; working period of such a group
  46. felicitous
    (of a word or remark) apt; suitably expressed; well chosen
  47. felicity
    happiness; appropriateness (of a remark
  48. feline
    of a member of the cat family; N.
  49. fell
    cruel; (of a disease) deadly
  50. fell
    cut or knock down (a tree or a person); bring down (with a missile)
  51. felon
    person convicted of a grave crime; CF. felony: serious crime
  52. feral
    (of an animal) not domestic; wild
  53. ferment
    agitation; commotion(noisy and excited activity); unrest (of a political kind); V. produce by fermentation; undergo fermentation; cause (a state of trouble)
  54. fermentation
    chemical reaction that splits complex organic compounds; unrest; agitation
  55. ferret
    drive or hunt out of hiding; hunt with ferrets; drive out (as from a hiding place); expel; uncover or discover by searching; Ex. ferret out the secret; N. small fierce animal which catches rats and rabbits by going into their holes
  56. fervent
    ardent; zealous; hot
  57. fervid
    ardent; zealous; hot
  58. impassioned
    (of speech) filled with passion; fervent
  59. fervor
    glowing ardor; intensity of feeling; quality of being fervent or fervid; zeal; intense heat
  60. fester
    rankle; produce irritation or resentment; (of a cut or wound) generate pus or rot; Ex. His insult festered in my mind for days.
  61. festive
    joyous; celebratory; relating to a feast or festival
  62. fete(f\^ete)
    honor at a festival; celebrate or honor with a feast; N. (outdoor) festival or feast; CF. feast
  63. fetid(foetid)
    malodorous; foul
  64. foul
    very bad or disagreeable; very dirty; Ex. foul smell/flavor/temper/language/air/deed/weather/means; N. act against the rules; V. make or become foul; commit a foul
  65. fetish(fetich)
    object believed to have spiritual powers; object of excessive attention or reverence; CF. fetishism
  66. fetter
    shackle; restrict the freedom of; N. chain or shackle for the foot of a prisoner; CF. foot
  67. fiasco
    total failure; CF. bottle
  68. fiat
    command; arbitrary order; Ex. presidential fiat; CF. let it be done
  69. fickle
    changeable (in affections or friendship); faithless
  70. fictitious
    imaginary; non-existent; purposely invented to deceive; untrue; Ex. fictitious name/boyfriend; CF. fictional
  71. fidelity
    loyalty; accuracy
  72. figment
    invention; something invented; imaginary thing; Ex. figment of your imagination
  73. figurative
    not literal but metaphorical; using a figure(impression) of speech
  74. figure
    written symbols; number; amount represented in numbers; outline or silhouette of a thing or human body; person (well-known); impression; diagram; pattern; group in a dance; Ex. figure of speech; V. calculate with numbers; adorn with figures; appear; consider; Ex. My name did not figure in the list.
  75. figurine
    small ornamental statuette(very small statue)
  76. filch
    steal (things of small value)
  77. pilfer
    steal things of small value; filch; snitch
  78. filial
    pertaining to or befitting a son or daughter; Ex. filial respect
  79. filibuster
    block legislation or prevent action in a lawmaking body by making very slow long speeches; N; freebooter
  80. freebooter
    pirate or plunderer who makes war in order to grow rich
  81. bust
    piece of sculpture showing a person's head
  82. filigree
    delicate ornamental lacelike metalwork
  83. lace
    cord used to draw and tie together two opposite edges (as of a shoe); delicate fabric made of fine threads; V: draw together by tying a lace
  84. filing
    particle removed by a file
  85. finale
    conclusion; concluding part
  86. finesse
    delicate skill; V: handle with finesse
  87. finicky
    too particular; fussy; difficult to please; too concerned with unimportant details or quality; Ex. finicky about her food
  88. fussy
    fastidious; finicky; easily upset
  89. fuss:
    trouble or worry over trifles; make nervous; pay too much attention to; N: needless concern or worry (about a trivial thing); anxious nervous condition; display of attention; Ex. make a fuss over the baby
  90. finite
  91. firebrand
    piece of burning wood; hothead; troublemaker; person who stirs up trouble
  92. hothead
    person who does things too quickly without thinking; ADJ. hotheaded
  93. fissure
    crevice; crack
  94. fitful
    spasmodic; intermittent; irregular
  95. fit
    sudden outburst of an illness or feeling; convulsion caused by epilepsy
  96. flaccid
    flabby; lacking firmness; weak; Ex. flaccid muscles
  97. limp
    walk lamely; ADJ: lacking firmness; weak
  98. flag
    droop; grow feeble; decline in vigor or strength; ADJ. flagging; CF. unflagging
  99. droop
    bend or hang downward; become weakened; Ex. His shoulders drooped with tiredness; N.
  100. flagrant
    conspicuously wicked
  101. outrage
    act of extreme violence or viciousness; resentful anger; V: commit an outrage on; produce anger in; ADJ. outrageous: offensive
  102. flail
    beat with or as if with a flail; move wildly; thresh grain by hand; strike or slap; toss about; N: threshing tool consisting of a stick swinging from the end of a long handle
  103. thresh
    beat (cereal plants) with a machine or flail to separate the grains from the straw
  104. toss
    throw lightly; move or lift (the head) with a sudden motion; flip (a coin) to decide something
  105. flair
  106. flamboyant
    ornate; highly elaborate; richly colored; ostentatious; showy; CF. flame
  107. flaunt
    display ostentatiously; Ex. ``Honey
  108. flay
    strip off skin; plunder; remove the skin from; criticize harshly
  109. fleck
    spot; mark with flecks; N: small mark or spot
  110. fledgling(fledgeling)
    inexperienced; N: young bird that has acquired wing feathers and is learning to fly; inexperienced person
  111. fleece
    wool coat of a sheep; V: shear the fleece from; rob by a trick; swindle; plunder
  112. shear
    remove (fleece or hair) by cutting; remove the hair or fleece from; cut with or as if with shears; N: shears; pair of scissors
  113. trickster
    person who cheats people
  114. flick
    light stroke as with a whip; V: move with a light quick blow; strike with a light quick blow (as from a whip); Ex. flick the switch
  115. flicker
    burn unsteadily or fitfully; move waveringly; N: flickering movement or light; brief sensation; Ex. flicker of excitement
  116. flutter
    (of a bird with large wings) wave (the wings) lightly
  117. flinch
    hesitate; shrink back (in fear of something unpleasant); Ex. She did not flinch in the face of danger.
  118. flippant
    lacking proper seriousness; Ex. flippant remarks about death; N. flippancy
  119. flip
    send (something) spinning
  120. flit
    fly; fly or move lightly or quickly; dart lightly; pass swiftly by; Ex. a bee flitting from flower to flower
  121. floe
    flat mass of floating ice
  122. flora
    plants of a region or era
  123. florescence
    condition or period of flowering
  124. florid
    ruddy; (of a complexion) reddish; flowery; very ornate; CF. rose
  125. flush
    redden; blush; flow suddenly and abundantly; wash out by a rapid brief flow of water; N: reddish tinge; blush; brief rush; rush of strong feeling; Ex. flush of pride; ADJ: having surfaces in the same plane; even; blushing
  126. blush
    become red in the face (from embarrassment or shame); become red or rosy; N.
  127. tinge
    give a slight degree of a color or quality to; N: slight degree of a color or quality; Ex. tinged with grey/jealousy
  128. tint
    slight degree of color; V: give a tint to
  129. flowery
    full of flowers; full of ornate expressions
  130. flotsam
    drifting wreckage
  131. jetsam
    things thrown from a ship (to lighten the ship)
  132. flounder
    struggle and thrash about; proceed clumsily or falter (as in water
  133. thrash
    beat with a whip or flail; defeat utterly; talk about thoroughly in order to find the answer; move wildly or violently; Ex. The fishes thrashed about in the net.
  134. flourish
    grow well; prosper; make sweeping gestures; wave; brandish; Ex. The trees flourished in the sun. N: showy movement or gesture; embellishment or ornamentation (esp. in handwriting)
  135. flout
    reject; mock; show contempt for; scorn; Ex. flout the rules
  136. curb
    chain or strap used with a bit to restrain a horse; something that checks; V: check; restrain
  137. fluctuate
    waver; shift; rise and fall as if in waves; change or vary irregularly
  138. fluency
    smoothness of speech; ADJ. fluent
  139. fluke
    unlikely occurrence; stroke of fortune; accidental stroke of good luck; ADJ. fluky
  140. fluster
    confuse; make nervous and confused; N.
  141. fluted
    having vertical parallel grooves (as in a pillar); V. flute: make long parallel inward curves in; N. flute: long rounded groove incised on the shaft of a column
  142. groove
    long narrow channel made in a surface to guide the movement of something; Ex. groove of the record
  143. stammer
    speak with involuntarily pauses or repetitions
  144. flux
    flowing; series of changes; fluctuation; Ex. in a state of flux
  145. fodder
    coarse food for cattle
  146. foible
    small weakness of character; slight fault; CF. feeble
  147. foil
    contrast; one that by contrast enhances the distinctive characteristics of another
  148. foil
    defeat; frustrate; prevent from being successful; thwart; CF. fail
  149. foist
    insert improperly; impose upon another by coercion; palm off; pass off as genuine or worthy; CF. fist
  150. palm
    conceal in the palm of the hand; palm off: pass off; Ex. palm off some bad oranges onto the lady/the painting as a real Renoir
  151. pass_off
    present falsely; represent falsely to be
  152. foliage
    masses of leaves; CF. defoliate
  153. foment
    stir up; incite; instigate; promote the growth of (something evil or unpleasant)
  154. foolhardy
    rash; reckless; foolishly daring
  155. foppish
    vain about dress and appearance; N. fop: man who takes too much interest in his clothes and appearance
  156. foray
    raid; sudden raid or military advance; V.
  157. forbearance
    patience; forgiveness; V. forbear: refrain from (in a generous and forgiving way); be patient; Ex. forbear to send him to prison
  158. ford
    place where a river can be crossed on foot; V.
  159. forebears(forbears)
  160. foreboding
    premonition of evil; feeling of coming evil; V. forebode: be a warning of (something unpleasant)
  161. forensic
    suitable to debate or courts of law; of or used in legal proceedings and the tracking of criminals; Ex. forensic science/medicine
  162. forum
    public square of an ancient Roman city; public place for open discussion; court of law
  163. foreshadow
    give an indication beforehand; be a sign of (what is coming); portend; prefigure
  164. prefigure
    be a sign of; foreshadow
  165. forerunner
    predecessor; one that comes before and indicates the approach of another
  166. foresight
    ability to foresee future happenings; prudence in providing for the future
  167. forestall
    prevent by taking action in advance
  168. nuptial
    of marriage or the wedding ceremony; N; nuptials; wedding ceremony
  169. forfeit
    something surrendered as punishment for a crime or breach of contract; V: lose as a forfeit; N. forfeiture
  170. forge
    counterfeit; reproduce fraudulently; form by heating in a forge and hammering into shape; move with a sudden increase of speed or power; Ex. forged ahead in the last two years; N: furnace where metals are heated
  171. forgo(forego)
    give up; do without
  172. forlorn
    sad and lonely; wretched; desolate
  173. formality
    ceremonious quality; ceremonious adherence to rules; something done just for form's sake; Ex. mere formality
  174. formidable
    menacing; arousing fear; threatening; difficult to defeat; Ex. formidable foe/question
  175. menace
    threat; V: threaten
  176. forsake
    desert; abandon; renounce
  177. forswear
    renounce under oath; abandon; make a solemn promise to give up; CF. abjure
  178. forte
    strong point or special talent in a person's character
  179. forthright
    straightforward; direct; frank
  180. forthcoming
    happening in the near future; ready; willing to help; Ex. No answer was forthcoming.
  181. fortitude
    bravery; courage; strength of mind
  182. fortuitous
    accidental; by chance; N. fortuity
  183. foster
    rear; bring up (for a certain period only); encourage; promote the development of (feelings or ideas); Ex. help foster friendly relations; ADJ: giving parental care although not related by blood; Ex. foster parents
  184. founder
    fail completely; sink; CF. flounder
  185. founder
    person who establishes (an organization or business)
  186. fracas
    brawl(noisy quarrel or fight) in which a number of people take part; melee
  187. fractious
    unruly; peevish; cranky; bad-tempered; Ex. fractious horse
  188. frail
    weak; N. frailty
  189. franchise
    right or privilege granted by authority; right to vote; license to sell a product in a particular territory
  190. frantic
    wild; distraught as from fear or worry; Ex. frantic with fear
  191. fraudulent
    cheating; deceitful; Ex. fraudulent means; N. fraud: deception; swindle
  192. fraught
    filled (with something unpleasant); full; Ex. fraught with danger and difficulties; CF. freight
  193. fray
    brawl; fight; V: wear away or unravel by rubbing; have loose threads developing; cause to become worn out (a person's temper or nerves); CF. rub
  194. frenetic(phrenetic)
    frenzied; frantic
  195. frenzied
    madly excited; N. frenzy: violent wild excitement
  196. fresco
    painting on wet plaster (usually fresh)
  197. paste
    smooth viscous mixture as of flour(powder made by crushing grain) and water (used as an adhesive); V: cause to adhere by applying paste
  198. pastry
    paste of flour and water (eaten when baked)
  199. plaster
    paste that hardens to a smooth solid and is used for coating walls; V.
  200. fret
    be annoyed or vexed; Ex. fret over your poor grades; N: irritation of mind; ADJ. fretful
  201. friction
    clash or conflict in opinion; rubbing against
  202. frieze
    ornamental horizontal band on a wall
  203. frigid
    intensely cold; cold in manner; Ex. frigid zone
  204. fritter
    waste (time or money on unimportant things)
  205. frivolous
    lacking in seriousness; flippant; self-indulgently carefree; unworthy of serious attention; relatively unimportant; trivial
  206. self-indulgence
    excessive indulgence of one's own desire
  207. carefree
    free from worries; having no problems
  208. frolicsome
    prankish; gay; playful; merry; frisky
  209. frolic
    play and jump about happily; frisk; Ex. frolicking young lambs
  210. frond
    fern leaf; palm or banana leaf
  211. litter
    waste material thrown away (as bits of paper scattered untidily); V: cover untidily with scattered litter
  212. fructify
    bear fruit; produce fruit
  213. frugality
    thrift; economy; ADJ. frugal: practicing economy; costing little; inexpensive
  214. fruition
    bearing of fruit; fulfillment; realization; Ex. come to/be brought to fruition
  215. frustrate
    thwart; defeat; prevent from accomplishing a purpose
  216. fugitive
    fleeting or transitory; lasting only a short time; roving(wandering); running away or fleeing as from the law; N: one who flees; Ex. fugitives at large
  217. fulcrum
    support on which a lever rests or pivots
  218. fulminate
    thunder; explode; issue a severe denunciation
  219. fulsome
    disgustingly excessive; offensively flattering; Ex. fulsome praise/expressions of admire
  220. fumble
    move the fingers and hands awkwardly (in search of something); mishandle or drop a ball that is in play; bungle; botch; spoil by mishandling; N.
  221. functionary
    official (who performs a particular function)
  222. functional
    made for practical use only (without decoration); functioning; Ex. functional modern furniture; CF. functionalism
  223. fundamental
    basic; primary; essential
  224. funereal
    sad; solemn; suitable for a funeral
  225. furor
    frenzy; great anger and excitement; CF. fury
  226. furtive
    stealthy; quiet and secret (trying to escape notice); sneaky; Ex. furtive glance
  227. sneak
  228. sly
    clever in deceiving; secretive; not telling one's intentions
  229. fusillade
    simultaneous firing or outburst (of missiles
  230. fusion
    union; coalition; V. fuse
  231. futile
    useless; hopeless; ineffectual
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