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3500 ACT Vocabulary (6)

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fabricate
facade
facet
facetious
facile
facilitate
facsimile
faculty
fade
faint
fairly
fake
fallacious
fallible
fallow
falter
fanatic
fanaticism
fanciful
fanfare
fantastic
fantasy
fastidious
fatalism
fatuous
fauna
favorable
fawning
faze
febrile
feckless
fecundity
feed
feign
feint
felicitous
feral
ferment
fertilize
fervent
fervid
fervor
fetid
fetter
fiber
fictional
fictitious
fictive
fidelity
fidget
fierce
figurative
figurine
filament
filch
file
filial
filibuster
finesse
fingertip
finicky
firebrand
firm
fishy
fissure
fitful
fitness
fixed
flabbergasted
flaccid
flagrant
flake
flamboyant
flare
flash
fleck
fledgling
fleece
flippant
flit
float
flock
floe
florid
flourish
flout
fluctuate
fluency
fluent
fluffy
fluster
flux
fodder
foe
fog
foible
foliage
folly
foment
foolhardy
fop
forage
forbearance
forebear
forebode
foreboding
forego
foremost
foreshadow
foresight
forestall
forgo
forlorn
formative
forsake
forswear
fortitude
fortress
fortuitous
fracas
fractious
fragile
fragility
frank
fraternize
fraudulent
fraught
fray
frenetic
frenzied
fresco
frightening
frigid
frivolous
frolicsome
frond
frost
frugality
fruition
fruitlessly
frustrate
frustration
fulcrum
fulsome
furious
furlough
furniture
furor
furry
further
furtive
fused
gadfly
gaffe
gainsay
gait
galaxy
galleon
galvanize
gambit
gambol
gamely
gamut
gape
garbled
gargantuan
garish
garnish
garrulous
gauche
gaudy
gaunt
gawk
gemstone
genealogy
generality
genial
geniality
genteel
gentility
gentry
germane
germinal
germinate
gesticulation
gibe
gigantic
gingerly
girder
girth
glacial
glean
glimpse
gloomy
glossary
glossy
glower
glut
gnarled
goal
goat
gospel
gourmand
governor
grab
grace
graceful
grandiloquent
grandiose
granulate
graphics
grapple
gratify
gratis
gravitation
gregarious
grievance
grimace
grip
grouse
grudging
gruel
gruff
guess
guffaw
guile
guileless
gush
gustatory
gusty


fabricate: Read  build; put together out of components or parts

facade: Read  front of building; superficial or false appearance

facet: Read  small, smooth, flat surface, as on a bone or tooth; side; a smooth surface

facetious: Read  joking ,often inappropriately; humorous

facile: Read  done or achieved with little effort or difficulty; ready or fluent

facilitate: Read  help bring about; make less difficult

facsimile: Read  exact copy or reproduction, as of a document; fax

faculty: Read  inherent power or ability; body of persons with specific professional powers

fade: Read  disappear; die out; lose color; lose freshness

faint: Read  lacking strength or vigor ; weak

fairly: Read  in fair manner; clearly; openly; plainly; fully; distinctly; frankly

fake: Read  imitation; counterfeit; having a false or misleading appearance

fallacious: Read  false; tending to mislead; deceptive

fallible: Read  likely to fail or be inaccurate

fallow: Read  plowed but left unseeded during a growing season; uncultivated

falter: Read  be unsteady in purpose or action, as from loss of courage or confidence

fanatic: Read  person who is zealously enthusiastic for some cause; showing evidence of possession by a god or demon

fanaticism: Read  excessive zeal; extreme devotion to a belief or cause

fanciful: Read  imaginative; not based on fact; dubious

fanfare: Read  loud flourish of brass instruments, especially trumpets; spectacular public display

fantastic: Read  excellent; extraordinary; strange in form, conception, or appearance

fantasy: Read  dream; daydream; imagination unrestricted by reality

far-reaching: Read  extensive; significant; having a wide range, influence, or effect

fastidious: Read  difficult to please; having complicated requirements; excessively particular demanding about details

fatalism: Read  belief that events are determined by forces beyond one's control

fatuous: Read  foolish or silly, especially in self-satisfied way

fauna: Read  animals of a period or region

favorable: Read  approving or pleasing; granting what has been desired or requested

fawning: Read  attempting to win favor by flattering; flattering

faze: Read  disturb composure of; dismay; ruffle

febrile: Read  feverish; intense emotion or activity

feckless: Read  without skill, ineffective; worthless; lacking purpose

fecundity: Read  fertility; fruitfulness; productive or creative power

feed: Read  give food to; supply with nourishment

feign: Read  make false appearance of; disguise; conceal; invent or imagine

feint: Read  trick; any distracting or deceptive maneuver

felicitous: Read  apt; suitably expressed; well chosen

feral: Read  not domestic; wild; existing in wild or untamed state

ferment: Read  agitation; chemical phenomenon in which an organic molecule splits into simpler substances

fertilize: Read  enrich; make fertile; make fruitful or productive

fervent: Read  extremely hot; sincerely or intensely felt

fervid: Read  extremely hot; eager; impassioned; burning

fervor: Read  intensity of feeling; warmth of feeling; intense, heated emotion

fetid: Read  unpleasant-smelling; having offensive smell; stinking

fetter: Read  restrain with U-shaped bar for ankles or feet; impede; hamper

fiber: Read  slender, elongated, threadlike object or structure; material to make paper or cloth

fictional: Read  imaginary; invented, as opposed to real

fictitious: Read  existing only in imagination; feigned; not true or real

fictive: Read  fictional, relating to imaginative creation

fidelity: Read  faithfulness to obligations, duties, or observances

fidget: Read  move uneasily one way and the other; behave or move nervously or restlessly

fierce: Read  ferocious; savage; extremely severe or violent; terrible

figurative: Read  not literal, but metaphorical; using figure of speech

figurine: Read  small ornamental statuette; small molded or sculptured figure

filament: Read  fine thread or fiber; thin wire; threadlike structure within light bulb

filch: Read  steal, especially in a small, sly way; take from another on a petty scale, as by violation of trust

file: Read  line; proceed in line

filial: Read  having or assuming relationship of child or offspring to parent

filibuster: Read  block legislation by making long speeches

finesse: Read  handle or manage carefully or skillfully; handle with a deceptive

fingertip: Read  extreme end or tip of a finger

finicky: Read  insisting capriciously on getting just what one wants; difficult to please; fussy

firebrand: Read  hothead; person who stirs up trouble; piece of burning wood

firm: Read  hard; solid; resolute; determined

fishy: Read  dull and expressionless, like the eye of a fish; suspicious; inspiring doubt

fissure: Read  long narrow opening ; long narrow depression in surface

fitful: Read  intermittently stopping and starting; irregular; variable; unstable

fitness: Read  health; vigor; state or condition of being fit; suitability or appropriateness

fixed: Read  firmly in position; stationary

flabbergasted: Read  astonished; appalled, amazed, or stunned

flaccid: Read  acting in strength, firmness, or resilience

flagrant: Read  obvious and offensive, blatant, scandalous; flaming into notice

flake: Read  flat thin piece or layer; chip; small piece; small crystalline bit of snow

flamboyant: Read  elaborately or excessively ornamented

flare: Read  flame up with a bright, wavering light; burst into intense, sudden flame; become suddenly angry

flash: Read  emit a brief burst of light; appear briefly; sudden intense burst of radiant energy

fleck: Read  spot; make spot or mark onto; mark with small spots

fledgling: Read  young and inexperienced; having just acquired its flight feathers

fleece: Read  rob; strip of money or other property unjustly, especially by trickery or fraud; ask unreasonable price

flippant: Read  lacking proper seriousness; speaking freely; talkative; communicative

flit: Read  fly; dart lightly; pass swiftly by

float: Read  drift along; make the surface of level or smooth; move lightly

flock: Read  group; herd; crowd; gather; crowd; throng

floe: Read  mass of floating ice; ice formed by freezing of surface-water of polar oceans

florid: Read  reddish; elaborately or excessively ornamented

flourish: Read  grow well; decorate with ornaments; be in a period of productivity

flout: Read  reject; mock; express contempt for rules by word or action; behave with contempt

fluctuate: Read  rise and fall in or as if in waves; shift; vary irregularly

fluency: Read  quality of smoothness of flow; quality of being fluent in language

fluent: Read  easy and graceful in shape; graceful; smooth and unconstrained in movement

fluffy: Read  lacking depth or precision; fuzzy; light and airy; soft

fluster: Read  confuse; hot and rosy, as with drinking; be in a heat or bustle; be agitated

flux: Read  flowing; series of changes; state of being liquid through heat

fodder: Read  coarse food for cattle or horses

foe: Read  enemy; one who entertains hatred, grudge; adversary

fog: Read  droplets of water vapor suspended in air near ground ; haze

foible: Read  moral weakness; failing; weak point; slight fault

foliage: Read  masses of leaves; a cluster of leaves, flowers, and branches

folly: Read  foolishness; lack of good sense, understanding, or foresight

foment: Read  try to stir up public opinion; promote growth of; apply warm lotion to

foolhardy: Read  rash; marked by unthinking boldness

fop: Read  vain man; one who want to get admiration by dress; man excessively concerned with his clothes and appearance

forage: Read  hunt for; search; the act of searching for food

forbearance: Read  patience; restraint of passions; act of forbearing or waiting

forebear: Read  ancestor; person from whom one is descended

forebode: Read  foretell; tell in advance; indicate likelihood of; portend

foreboding: Read  expectation of misfortune; feeling of evil to come; unfavorable omen

forego: Read  precede; go ahead of; go forward; go on

foremost: Read  leading; main; primary; first in time or place

foreshadow: Read  give indication beforehand; indicate by signs

foresight: Read  ability to foresee future happenings

forestall: Read  prevent by taking action in advance

forgo: Read  give up; do without; go or pass by without claiming

forlorn: Read  sad and lonely; wretched; abandoned or left behind

formative: Read  developing; forming; capable of forming or molding

forsake: Read  leave someone who needs or counts on you

forswear: Read  renounce or deny something, especially under oath; swear falsely, usually under pressure

fortitude: Read  bravery; force; power to attack or to resist attack

fortress: Read  fort; castle; fortified place, especially a large military stronghold, often includes a town

fortuitous: Read  accidental; by chance; coming or occurring without any cause

fracas: Read  noisy, disorderly fight or quarrel; disturbance

fractious: Read  inclined to make trouble; disobedient; irritable

fragile: Read  easy to destroy, delicate, not strong

fragility: Read  lack of physical strength; weakness; feebleness

frank: Read  honest; sincere; open and sincere in expression; straightforward

fraternize: Read  associate with others in brotherly or friendly way

fraudulent: Read  cheating; deceitful; planning or using fraud; given to practice of fraud

fraught: Read  furnished or equipped; sufficient to satisfy

fray: Read  battle, assault, or quarrel with violence; wear away by rubbing

frenetic: Read  excessively agitated; transported with rage or other violent emotion

frenzied: Read  madly excited; in state of hurry, panic or wild activity

fresco: Read  cool, refreshing state of air; art of painting on freshly spread plaster, before it dries

frightening: Read  inspiring with fear; causing fear; of capable of causing fear; scary

frigid: Read  intensely cold; lacking warmth; stiff and formal in manner

frivolous: Read  lacking in seriousness; not serious; relatively unimportant

frolicsome: Read  full of high-spirited fun; gay; given to merry

frond: Read  fern leaf, especially compound leaf; palm or banana leaf

frost: Read  ice crystal; weather cold enough to cause freezing; provide with a rough surface or appearance

frugality: Read  thrift; prudent economy; sparing use

fruition: Read  bearing of fruit; fulfillment; realization

fruitlessly: Read  without any valuable effect; idly; vainly

frustrate: Read  make null; bring to nothing; prevent from taking effect or attaining fulfillment

frustration: Read  disappointment; failure; act of frustrating

fulcrum: Read  support on which a lever rests; prop or support

fulsome: Read  offensively flattering or insincere; offensive; disgusting

furious: Read  extreme anger; raging; full of activity; energetic or rapid

furlough: Read  leave of absence; vacation granted a soldier or civil servant

furniture: Read  movable articles in a room or an establishment that make it fit for living or working

furor: Read  great excitement; public disorder or uproar

furry: Read  hairy; consisting of or similar to fur

further: Read  get greater distance; make more in advance

furtive: Read  marked by quiet and caution and secrecy

fused: Read  joined together into a whole

gadfly: Read  any of various flies, that bite or annoy livestock and other animals; irritating person

gaffe: Read  socially awkward or tactless act; foolish error, especially one made in public

gainsay: Read  speak against; contradict; oppose in words; deny or declare not to be true

gait: Read  manner of walking or stepping; bearing or carriage while moving; walk; rate of moving

galaxy: Read  large, isolated system of stars, as the Milky Way; any collection of brilliant personalities

galleon: Read  large sailing ship, usually having two or more decks and carrying guns

galvanize: Read  stimulate by shock; stir up; stimulate to action

gambit: Read  chess move in which player sacrifices minor pieces in order to obtain advantageous position

gambol: Read  dance and skip about in sport; leap playfully

gamely: Read  bravely; in game manner; in willing and spirited fashion

gamut: Read  entire range; all notes in musical scale

gape: Read  open the mouth wide; yawn from sleepiness, weariness, or dullness

garbled: Read  mixed up; difficult to understand because it has been distorted

gargantuan: Read  huge; of a tremendous size, volume, degree

garish: Read  over-bright in color; tastelessly showy

garnish: Read  decorate with ornamental appendages

garrulous: Read  talking much and repetition of unimportant or trivial details

gauche: Read  awkward or lacking in social graces; coarse and uncouth

gaudy: Read  very showy or ornamented, especially when excessive, or in a tasteless or vulgar manner

gaunt: Read  very thin, especially from disease or hunger or cold; barren

gawk: Read  stare foolishly; look in open-mouthed awe

gemstone: Read  jewel; precious stone that may be used as a jewel when cut and polished

genealogy: Read  account or history of descent of person or family from ancestor; lineage

generality: Read  quality of being general; an idea having general application

genial: Read  friendly; cordial; having a pleasant or friendly disposition or manner

geniality: Read  warmth of disposition and manners; kindliness; sympathy

genteel: Read  well-bred; marked by refinement in taste and manners

gentility: Read  quality of being well-mannered; refinement; people of good birth

gentry: Read  the most powerful members of society

germane: Read  related to the topic being discussed or considered; appropriate or fitting; relevant

germinal: Read  containing seeds of later development; creative

germinate: Read  cause to sprout or grow; come into existence

gesticulation: Read  deliberate, vigorous motion or gesture

gibe: Read  mock; laugh at with contempt and derision

gigantic: Read  exceedingly large; huge; very large or extensive

gingerly: Read  with great care or delicacy; cautiously

girder: Read  beam of steel, wood, or reinforced concrete, used as main horizontal support in building

girth: Read  distance around something; circumference; size; bulk

glacial: Read  like a glacier; extremely cold; lacking warmth and friendliness

glean: Read  gather; collect; pick up

glimpse: Read  glance; a quick look ; see briefly; a brief or incomplete view

gloomy: Read  imperfectly illuminated; dusky; dim; clouded

glossary: Read  brief explanation of words, often placed at back of book

glossy: Read  smooth and shining; reflecting luster from smooth or polished surface; plausible

glower: Read  look at with a fixed gaze; angry stare

glut: Read  fill beyond capacity, especially with food; swallow greedlly

gnarled: Read  twisted; knotty; made rough by age or hard work

goal: Read  end; objective; final purpose or aim

goat: Read  any of various ruminant mammals, of the genus Capra, related to the sheep; scapegoat

gospel: Read  doctrine that is believed to be of great importance

gourmand: Read  person who takes excessive pleasure in food and drink

governor: Read  head of a state government

grab: Read  take or grasp suddenly; snatch; capture

grace: Read  elegance and beauty of movement or expression; short prayer of thanks before a meal

graceful: Read  elegant; showing grace of movement, form, or proportion

grandiloquent: Read  speaking or expressed in lofty style; using high sounding language; overly wordy

grandiose: Read  impressive from inherent grandeur; large and impressive, in size, scope or extent

granulate: Read  form into grains or small masses; make rough on surface

graphics: Read  art of drawing, particularly of precise mechanical drawing, as of architectural and engineering plans

grapple: Read  wrestle; come to grips with; seize firmly, as with the hands

gratify: Read  give pleasure to; satisfy; indulge; make happy

gratis: Read  free, without charge; costing nothing

gravitation: Read  force of attraction between all masses in the universe

gregarious: Read  sociable; seeking and enjoying the company of others

grievance: Read  cause of grief or distress; discomfort or pain

grimace: Read  facial distortion to show feeling such as pain, disgust

grip: Read  hold fast or firmly; seize as in a wrestling match

grouse: Read  complain or grumble; seek or shoot grouse

grudging: Read  unwilling or with reluctance; stingy

gruel: Read  liquid food made by boiling oatmeal

gruff: Read  having rough, surly, or harsh nature

guess: Read  form an opinion concerning, without knowledge or means of knowledge; judge of at random

guffaw: Read  loud, rude burst of laughter; horse-laugh

guile: Read  skillful deceit; disposition to deceive or cheat; disguise cunningly

guileless: Read  free from deceit; sincere; honest

gush: Read  flow forth suddenly in great volume; make an excessive display

gustatory: Read  relating to sense of taste; relating to gustation

gusty: Read  windy or stormy; given to sudden bursts of passion; excitable; irritable