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conversant
 a. familiar, as by study or experience; able to converse knowledgeably
conversion
 n. change; transformation
convertible
 a. capable of being converted; susceptible of change; transmutable; transformable
convex
 a. curving outward; having surface that bulges outward, as the exterior of sphere
conveyance
 n. act of conveying; tools of conveying, especially vehicle for transportation
convivial
 a. festive; occupied with or fond of the pleasures of good company
convolution
 n. a winding motion.
convolve
 v. to move with a circling or winding motion.
convoy
 v. accompany for protection, either by sea or land; attend for protection; escort
convulse
 v. to cause spasms in.
convulsion
 n. unnatural and violent contraction of the muscular parts of an animal body; any violent and irregular motion or agitation; violent shaking; tumult
copious
 a. plentiful; containing plenty; affording ample supply
coquette
 n. flirt; seductive woman who uses her sex appeal to exploit men
cornice
 n. an ornamental molding running round the walls of a room close to the ceiling.
cornucopia
 n. goat's horn overflowing with fruit and grain; symbol of abundance
corollary
 n. natural consequence or effect; result
coronation
 n. ceremony of crowning queen or king
coronet
 n. inferior crown denoting, according to its form, various degrees of noble rank less than sovereign.
corporal
 a. belonging or relating to the body; bodily; noncommissioned officer, next below a sergeant
corporate
 a. united or combined into one body; collective; belonging to corporation or incorporated body
corporeal
 a. bodily; of a material nature; tangible
corps
 n. an army unit usually consisting of two or more divisions; a body of people associated together
corpse
 n. a dead body.
corpulent
 a. very fat; large in body; overweight
corpuscle
 n. a minute particle of matter.
correlate
 v. relate; associate; bring into a mutual relation
correlative
 adj. mutually involving or implying one another.
corrigible
 adj. capable of reformation.
corroborate
 v. establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts; support with evidence
corroboration
 n. confirmation.
corrode
 v. destroy metal or alloy gradually, especially by chemical action; be eaten or worn away
corrosion
 n. decay; erosion
corrosive
 a. eating away by chemicals or disease
corruptible
 adj. open to bribery.
corruption
 n. bribery; fraud
cosmetic
 adj. pertaining to the art of beautifying, especially the complexion.
cosmic
 a. pertaining to the universe; vast
cosmogony
 n. a doctrine of creation or of the origin of the universe.
cosmography
 n. the science that describes the universe, including astronomy, geography, and geology.
cosmology
 n. the general science of the universe.
cosmopolitan
 a. sophisticated; of worldwide scope
cosmopolitanism
 n. a cosmopolitan character.
cosmos
 n. universe or universality of created things; ordered, harmonious whole
counteract
 v. negate; act against
counterbalance
 v. act as force or influence that balances, checks or limits an opposite one
countercharge
 v. to accuse in return.
counter-claim
 n. a cross-demand alleged by a defendant in his favor against the plaintiff.
counterfeit
 v. make a copy of, usually with the intent to defraud; forge
counterpart
 n. duplicate copy; analogue; one that closely resembles another
countervail
 v. act or react with equal force; ; counteract
counting-house
 n. a house or office used for transacting business, bookkeeping, correspondence, etc.
countryman
 n. a rustic.
courageous
 adj. brave.
course
 n. line of motion or direction.
courser
 n. a fleet and spirited horse.
courtesy
 n. polite behavior; act of civility or respect; consent or agreement in spite of fact
covenant
 n. mutual agreement of two or more persons or parties; contract; stipulation
covert
 a. secretive, not openly shown
covey
 n. a flock of quails or partridges.
cower
 v. to crouch down tremblingly, as through fear or shame.
crag
 n. steep, rugged rock; rough, broken cliff, or point of a rock, on a ledge
cranium
 n. the skull of an animal, especially that part enclosing the brain.
crass
 adj. coarse or thick in nature or structure, as opposed to thin or fine.
craving
 n. vehement or urgent desire; longing for; consuming desire; yearning
creak
 n. a sharp, harsh, squeaking sound.
creamery
 n. a butter-making establishment.
creamy
 adj. resembling or containing cream.
credence
 n. credit; faith
credible
 a. capable of being credited or believed; worthy of belief; entitled to confidence; trustworthy
credulous
 a. apt to believe on slight evidence; easily imposed upon; unsuspecting; believed too readily
creed
 n. definite summary of what is believed; confession of faith for public use
crematory
 adj. a place for cremating dead bodies.
crevasse
 n. a deep crack or fissure in the ice of a glacier.
crevice
 n. gap; a long narrow opening
criterion
 n. standard of judging; any approved or established rule or test
critique
 n. critical review or commentary, especially one dealing with works of art or literature
crockery
 n. earthenware made from baked clay.
crucible
 n. a trying and purifying test or agency.
crusade
 n. military expeditions undertaken by Christian powers; a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end
crustacean
 n. of various predominantly aquatic arthropods of the class Crustacea, including lobsters, crabs, shrimps
crustaceous
 adj. having a crust-like shell.
cryptogram
 n. anything written in characters that are secret or so arranged as to have hidden meaning.
crystallize
 v. assume crystalline form; cause to take on a definite and clear shape
cudgel
 n. a short thick stick used as a club.
culinary
 a. of or relating to or used in cooking; relating to a kitchen
cull
 v. pick out from others; weed out; remove rejected members or parts from
culpable
 adj. guilty.
culprit
 n. a guilty person.
culvert
 n. artificial channel for water; sewer or drain crossing under road
cupidity
 n. greed; excessive desire, especially for wealth
curable
 adj. capable of being remedied or corrected.
curator
 n. one who manages museum or library; superintendent; manager
curio
 n. a piece of bric-a-brac.
cursive
 a. flowing, as writing letters joined one to another without raising pen; running
cursory
 a. casual; brief or broad; not cautious, nor detailed
curt
 a. having been shortened; effectively cut short; rudely brief or abrupt, as in speech or manner
curtail
 v. cut short or reduce; cut off end or tail, or any part
curtsy
 n. a downward movement of the body by bending the knees.
cycloid
 adj. like a circle.
cygnet
 n. a young swan.
cynical
 a. skeptical of motives of others; selfishly calculating; negative or pessimistic
cynicism
 n. a scornfully or jadedly negative comment or act
cynosure
 n. object that serves as a focal point of attention and admiration; something that strongly attracts attention; center of attraction
daring
 a. bold; brave
darkling
 adv. blindly.
darwinism
 n. the doctrine that natural selection has been the prime cause of evolution of higher forms.
dastard
 n. a base coward.
datum
 n. a premise, starting-point, or given fact.
dauntless
 a. bold; incapable of being discouraged; fearless
day-man
 n. a day-laborer.
dead-heat
 n. a race in which two or more competitors come out even, and there is no winner.
dearth
 n. scarcity; shortage of food; famine from failure or loss of crops
debase
 v. reduce in quality or value; lower in esteem; degrade
debatable
 a. disputable; unsettled; open to doubt or debate
debonair
 a. friendly; of good appearance and manners; graceful
debut
 n. beginning or first attempt; first appearance before the public
decagon
 n. a figure with ten sides and ten angles.
decagram
 n. a weight of 10 grams.
decaliter
 n. a liquid and dry measure of 10 liters.
decalogue
 n. the ten commandments.
decameron
 n. a volume consisting of ten parts or books.
decameter
 n. a length of ten meters.
decamp
 v. to leave suddenly or unexpectedly.
decapitate
 v. behead; cut off the head of
decapod
 adj. ten-footed or ten-armed.
decasyllable
 n. a line of ten syllables.
deceit
 n. attempt or disposition to deceive or lead into error; any declaration or practice, which misleads another, or causes to believe what is false
deceitful
 adj. fraudulent.
deceive
 v. fool; cause to believe what is not true; mislead
decency
 n. moral fitness.
decent
 a. suitable; modest.; honorable; meeting accepted standards
deciduous
 a. falling off as of leaves; falling off or shed at specific season or stage of growth
decimal
 a. of tens; numbered or proceeding by tens; based on ten
decimate
 v. destroy or kill a large part of; select by lot and kill one in every ten of
decipher
 v. convert code into ordinary language; read with difficulty
decisive
 ad. conclusive.
declamation
 n. a speech recited or intended for recitation from memory in public.
declamatory
 adj. a full and formal style of utterance.
declarative
 adj. containing a formal, positive, or explicit statement or affirmation.
declension
 n. the change of endings in nouns and adj. to express their different relations of gender.
decorate
 v. adorn; embellish
decorous
 adj. suitable for the occasion or circumstances.
decoy
 n. lure or bait; means used to mislead or lead into danger
decrepit
 a. weakened, worn out, or broken down by old age, illness, or hard use
dedication
 n. the voluntary consecration or relinquishment of something to an end or cause.
deduce
 v. lead forth; reach a conclusion by reasoning; trace the origin or derivation of
deface
 v. mar or spoil appearance or surface; impair usefulness, value, or influence of
defalcate
 v. to cut off or take away, as a part of something.
defamation
 n. malicious and groundless injury done to the reputation or good name of another.
defame
 v. harm someone's reputation; degrade; bring into disrepute; make infamous
default
 n. failure to act; an option that is selected automatically
defendant
 n. one required to make answer in an action or suit
defensible
 adj. capable of being maintained or justified.
defensive
 a. intended or appropriate for defending against; protective
defer
 v. delay till later; put off; hold back to a later time
defiant
 adj. characterized by bold or insolent opposition.
deficiency
 n. scarcity; lack or shortage, especially of something essential to health
deficient
 a. inadequate; lacking an essential quality or element
definite
 a. fixed; exact; having distinct limits
deflect
 v. turn aside; draw someone's attention away from something
deforest
 v. to clear of forests.
deform
 v. change shape by stress; become misshapen; make formless
deformity
 n. a disfigurement.
defraud
 v. deprive of some right, interest, or property, by a deceitful device
defray
 v. pay costs of; undertake payment of; make compensation to or for
degeneracy
 n. a becoming worse.
degenerate
 v. become worse; decline; fall
degradation
 n. humiliation; debasement; decline to a lower condition, quality, or level
degrade
 v. reduce level; lower grade of something
dehydrate
 v. remove water from; dry out; lose water or bodily fluids
deify
 v. turn into a god; idolize or idealize; worship or revere as a god
deign
 v. condescend to give or grant; esteem worthy; consider worth notice
deist
 n. one who believes in god, but denies supernatural revelation.
deity
 n. god; divinity; supernatural things
deject
 v. to dishearten.
dejection
 n. melancholy.
delectable
 a. delightful; delicious; extremely pleasing to the sense of taste
delectation
 n. delight.
deleterious
 a. having harmful effect; injurious; having quality of destroying life; noxious; poisonous
delicacy
 n. that which is agreeable to a fine taste.
delineate
 v. portray; depict; draw or trace outline of; sketch out
deliquesce
 v. to dissolve gradually and become liquid by absorption of moisture from the air.
delirious
 a. having a delirium; wandering in mind; insane; raving; wild
delude
 v. deceive mind or judgment of; lead from truth or into error; frustrate or disappoint
deluge
 n. great flood; heavy downpour; any overflowing of water
delusion
 n. false belief; mistaken or unfounded opinion
demagnetize
 v. make nonmagnetic; take away the magnetic properties; erase
demagogue
 n. person who appeals to people's prejudice; false leader of people
demeanor
 n. conduct; management; way in which a person behaves
demented
 a. insane; mad; of unsound mind; mentally ill
demerit
 n. a mark for failure or bad conduct.
demise
 n. end of existence or activity; termination
demobilize
 v. retire from military service
demolish
 v. raze; destroy; do away with completely; put an end to
demonstrable
 adj. capable of positive proof.
demonstrate
 v. show clearly and deliberately; manifest; confirm; prove
demonstrative
 adj. inclined to strong exhibition or expression of feeling or thoughts.
demonstrator
 n. one who proves in a convincing and conclusive manner.
demulcent
 n. any application soothing to an irritable surface
demurrage
 n. the detention of a vessel beyond the specified time of sailing.
dendroid
 adj. like a tree.
dendrology
 n. the natural history of trees.
denizen
 n. inhabitant or resident; regular visitor
denominate
 v. to give a name or epithet to.
denomination
 n. class, society, or collection of individuals called by the same name; specifically, a religious sect
denominator
 n. part of a fraction which expresses the number of equal parts into which the unit is divided.
denote
 v. indicate; signify directly; refer to specifically
denouement
 n. outcome; final resolution or clarification of dramatic or narrative plot
denounce
 v. condemn openly; criticize; make known in formal manner
dentifrice
 n. any preparation used for cleaning the teeth.
denude
 v. to strip the covering from.
denunciation
 n. the act of declaring an action or person worthy of reprobation or punishment.
deplete
 v. decrease fullness of; use up or empty out
deplorable
 adj. contemptible.
deplore
 v. feel or express strong disapproval of; condemn; express sorrow or grief over; regret
deponent
 adj. laying down.
depopulate
 v. to remove the inhabitants from.
deport
 v. to take or send away forcibly, as to a penal colony.
deportment
 n. manner of deporting or demeaning one's self; manner of acting; conduct; carriage
deposition
 n. testimony under oath; act of depositing, especially laying down of matter by natural process
depositor
 n. a person who has deposited money in a bank or similar institution
depository
 n. a place where anything is kept in safety.
deprave
 v. to render bad, especially morally bad.
deprecate
 v. express disapproval of; protest against; belittle
depreciate
 v. lessen price or value of; think or speak of as being of little worth; belittle
depreciation
 n. devaluation; decrease in price or value
depress
 v. lower in spirits; press down
depression
 n. recession; economic slump; concavity in a surface produced by pressing ; sadness; low spirits
depth
 n. deepness.
derelict
 a. left and abandoned; negligent in performing a duty
deride
 v. ridicule; make fun of; laugh at with contempt
derisible
 adj. open to ridicule.
derision
 n. ridicule.
derivation
 n. that process by which a word is traced from its original root or primitive form and meaning.
derivative
 a. unoriginal; derived from another source
derive
 v. obtain or receive from a source; trace the origin or development of
dermatology
 n. the branch of medical science which relates to the skin and its diseases.
derrick
 n. an apparatus for hoisting and swinging great weights.
descendant
 n. offspring; person considered as descended from some ancestor or race
descendent
 adj. proceeding downward.
descent
 n. ancestry; origin; the descendants of one individual; drop; fall; a movement downward
descry
 v. catch sight of; discover by careful observation or scrutiny
desert
 n. area with little or no vegetation; forsake; abandon
desiccant
 n. any remedy which, when applied externally, dries up or absorbs moisture, as that of wounds.
designate
 v. indicate or specify; point out; assign a name or title to
desist
 v. cease to proceed or act; stop; forbear
desistance
 n. cessation.
despair
 n. loss of hope; utter hopelessness; complete despondency
desperado
 n. one without regard for law or life.
desperate
 a. having lost all hope; dangerous; extremely intense
despicable
 a. fit or deserving to be despised; contemptible; mean; vile; worthless
despite
 n. lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike; disdain, contemptuous feelings, hatred
despond
 v. to lose spirit, courage, or hope.
despondent
 a. in low spirits from loss of hope or courage
despot
 n. tyrant; harsh, authoritarian ruler; eastern Orthodox bishop
despotism
 n. any severe and strict rule in which the judgment of the governed has little or no part.
destitute
 a. extremely poor; utterly lacking; devoid
desultory
 a. aimless; haphazard; at random; not connected with subject
deter
 v. keep from; stop; prevent or discourage from acting
deteriorate
 v. become worse; decline
determinate
 adj. definitely limited or fixed.
determination
 n. act of making or arriving at a decision; putting an end to; termination
deterrent
 n. something that discourages; tending to deter
detest
 v. dislike intensely; feel antipathy or aversion towards
detract
 v. to take away in such manner as to lessen value or estimation.
detriment
 n. harm; damage; injury; something that causes damage, harm, or loss
detrude
 v. to push down forcibly.
deviate
 v. turn away from a principle, norm; depart; diverge
devilry
 n. malicious mischief.
deviltry
 n. wanton and malicious mischief.
devious
 a. departing from correct or accepted way; misleading; not straightforward
devise
 v. form, plan, or arrange in the mind; transmit or give by will
devout
 a. expressing devotion or piety; earnest in religious field
dexterity
 n. right-handedness; readiness and grace in physical activity; skill and ease in using the hands; expertness in manual acts
diabolic
 adj. characteristic of the devil.
diacritical
 adj. marking a difference.
diagnose
 v. analyze; examine; identify
diagnosis
 n. art of identifying disease; critical analysis of nature of something
dialect
 n. vocabulary that is for a specific group of people
dialectician
 n. a logician.
dialogue
 n. conversation
diaphanous
 adj. transparent.
diatomic
 adj. containing only two atoms.
diatribe
 n. a bitter or malicious criticism.
dictum
 n. a positive utterance.
didactic
 adj. pertaining to teaching.
difference
 n. dissimilarity in any respect.
differentia
 n. any essential characteristic of a species by reason of which it differs from other species.
differential
 adj. distinctive.
differentiate
 v. set apart; distinguish; perceive or show difference in or between
diffidence
 n. self-distrust.
diffident
 adj. affected or possessed with self-distrust.
diffusible
 adj. spreading rapidly through the system and acting quickly.
diffusion
 n. act of dispersing or diffusing something
dignitary
 n. one who holds high rank.
digraph
 n. a union of two characters representing a single sound.
digress
 v. turn aside, especially from main subject in writing or speaking
dilapidated
 a. in disrepair, run down; of very poor quality or condition
dilate
 v. make wider or larger; cause to expand; enlarge; widen
dilatory
 adj. tending to cause delay.
dilemma
 n. predicament; state of uncertainty or between equally unfavorable options
dilettante
 n. a superficial amateur.
diligence
 n. careful and persevering effort to accomplish what is undertaken.
dilute
 v. weaken; make thinner or less concentrated by adding a liquid such as water
diminution
 n. reduction.
dimly
 ad. vaguely; in a dim or obscure manner; with dull or imperfect vision or a faint light; not brightly or clearly
diphthong
 n. the sound produced by combining two vowels in to a single syllable or running together the sounds.
diplomacy
 n. tact; politics; negotiation between nations
diplomat
 n. one who is in charge to deal with others, like an ambassador, who is appointed to represent a government in relations with other governments
diplomatic
 a. relating to diplomacy; marked by tact and sensitivity in dealing with others
diplomatist
 n. one remarkable for tact and shrewd management.
disagree
 v. to be opposite in opinion.
disallow
 v. to withhold permission or sanction.
disappear
 v. to cease to exist, either actually or for the time being.
disappoint
 v. to fail to fulfill the expectation, hope, wish, or desire of.
disapprove
 v. to regard with blame.
disarm
 v. to deprive of weapons.
disarrange
 v. to throw out of order.
disavow
 v. to disclaim responsibility for.
disavowal
 n. denial.
disbeliever
 n. one who refuses to believe.
disburden
 v. to disencumber.
disburse
 v. to pay out or expend, as money from a fund.
discard
 v. throw out something from one's hand; get rid of
discernible
 a. distinguishable; perceptible; capable of being seen or noticed
disciple
 n. follower; adherent; person who learns from another, especially one who then teaches others
disciplinary
 adj. having the nature of systematic training or subjection to authority.
discipline
 n. trait of being well behaved ; act of punishing ; system of rules of conduct or method of practice
disclaim
 v. to disavow any claim to, connection with, or responsibility to.
discolor
 v. to stain.
discomfit
 v. make uneasy or perplexed; cause to lose one's composure; disconcert
discomfort
 n. distress; uneasiness; mental or bodily distress
disconnect
 n. an unbridgeable disparity as from a failure of understanding
disconsolate
 a. sad; cheerless; gloomy; hopeless or not expecting
discontinuance
 n. interruption or intermission.
discord
 n. conflict; lack of agreement among persons, groups, or things
discountenance
 v. to look upon with disfavor.
discover
 v. to get first sight or knowledge of, as something previously unknown or unperceived.
discredit
 v. defame; destroy confidence in; disbelieve
discreet
 a. free from ostentation or pretension; distinct; distinguishable
discrepant
 adj. opposite.
discriminate
 v. make a clear distinction; distinguish; make sensible decisions; judge wisely
discursive
 a. tending to depart from main point or cover a wide range of subjects
discussion
 n. debate.
disenfranchise
 v. deprive of civil right; deprive someone of franchise, generally their right to vote
disengage
 v. release from something that holds firmly
disfavor
 n. disregard.
disfigure
 v. change appearance of something or someone to the negative; deform
dishabille
 n. undress or negligent attire.
dishonest
 adj. untrustworthy.
disillusion
 v. to disenchant.
disinfect
 v. to remove or destroy the poison of infectious or contagious diseases.
disinfectant
 n. substance which kills germs or viruses; agent for removing the causes of infection, as chlorine
disinherit
 v. to deprive of an inheritance.
disinterested
 a. not interested; indifferent; free of self-interest; impartial
disjunctive
 adj. helping or serving to disconnect or separate.
dislocate
 v. to put out of proper place or order.
dismissal
 n. displacement by authority from an office or an employment.
dismount
 v. to throw down, push off, or otherwise remove from a horse or the like.
disobedience
 n. neglect or refusal to comply with an authoritative injunction.
disobedient
 adj. neglecting or refusing to obey.
disparage
 v. belittle; speak of in a slighting or disrespectful way; reduce in esteem or rank
disparity
 n. difference; condition or fact of being unequal, as in age, rank, or degree
dispel
 v. scatter; drive away; cause to vanish
dispensation
 n. that which is bestowed on or appointed to one from a higher power.
displace
 v. move or shift from the usual place or position, especially to force to leave a homeland
dispossess
 v. to deprive of actual occupancy, especially of real estate.
disputation
 n. verbal controversy.
disqualify
 v. to debar.
disquiet
 v. make uneasy or anxious; trouble
disregard
 v. ignore; discount; take no notice of
disreputable
 adj. dishonorable or disgraceful.
disrepute
 n. discredit; dishonor; the state of being held in low esteem
disrobe
 v. to unclothe.
disrupt
 v. upset; throw into confusion or disorder
dissatisfy
 v. to displease.
dissect
 v. to cut apart or to pieces.
dissection
 n. analysis; cutting apart in order to examine
dissemble
 v. disguise or conceal behind a false appearance; make a false show of
disseminate
 v. distribute; spread; scatter like seeds
dissension
 n. angry or violent difference of opinion.
dissent
 v. differ in opinion or feeling; withhold assent or approval
dissentient
 n. one who disagrees.
dissentious
 adj. contentious.
dissertation
 n. formal essay; paper written by candidate for doctoral degree at university
disservice
 n. an ill turn.
dissever
 v. to divide.
dissimilar
 a. different; unlike
dissipate
 v. spend or expend wastefully; vanish by dispersion; drive away; disperse
dissipation
 n. the state of being dispersed or scattered.
dissolute
 a. lacking moral restraint; indulging in sensual pleasures or vices
dissolution
 n. breaking of union; decomposition into fragments or parts; extinction of life; decay
dissolve
 v. melt; liquefy; cause to pass into solution; cause to disappear or vanish
dissonance
 n. discord; disagreeable sounds; harsh, disagreeable combination of sounds
dissonant
 adj. harsh or disagreeable in sound.
dissuade
 v. persuade not to do; discourage
dissuasion
 n. the act of changing the purpose of or altering the plans of through persuasion, or pleading.
distemper
 n. a disease or malady.
distend
 v. swell out or expand from or as if from internal pressure
distensible
 adj. capable of being stretched out or expanded in every direction.
distention
 n. expansion.
distill
 v. give off liquid; purify; refine; increase the concentration of
distillation
 n. separation of the more volatile parts of a substance from those less volatile.
distiller
 n. one occupied in the business of distilling alcoholic liquors.
distinction
 n. excellence or eminence; note or mark of difference
distort
 v. twist out of proper or natural relation of parts; misshape; misrepresent
distrain
 v. to subject a person to distress.
distrainor
 n. one who subjects a person to distress.
distraught
 a. deeply agitated, as from emotional conflict; mad; insane
distrust
 n. lack of confidence in the power, wisdom, or good intent of any person.
disunion
 n. separation of relations or interests.
disyllable
 n. a word of two syllables.
diurnal
 a. daily; relating to or occurring in a 24-hour period
divagation
 n. digression.
divergent
 a. differing; tending to move apart in different directions
diverse
 a. differing in some characteristics; various
diversion
 n. act of turning aside; pastime; activity that relaxes or entertains
diversity
 n. point or respect in which things differ; difference
divert
 v. distract; withdraw money and move into a different location
divertible
 adj. able to be turned from the accustomed course or a line of action already established.
divest
 v. free of; rid; remove all of one's clothing
divination
 n. the pretended forecast of future events or discovery of what is lost or hidden.
divinity
 n. the quality or character of being godlike.
divisible
 adj. capable of being separated into parts.
divisor
 n. that by which a number or quantity is divided.
divulge
 v. reveal; make known to public
divulgence
 n. a divulging.
docile
 a. obedient; ready and willing to be taught; easily managed or handled
docket
 n. the registry of judgments of a court.
doe
 n. the female of the deer.
dogma
 n. belief; doctrine
dogmatic
 a. stubbornly adhering to insufficiently proven beliefs; inflexible, rigid
dogmatize
 v. to make positive assertions without supporting them by argument or evidence.
doleful
 a. sorrowful; filled with or expressing grief; mournful
dolesome
 adj. melancholy.
dolor
 n. lamentation.
dolorous
 adj. expressing or causing sorrow or pain.
domain
 n. field; territory over which rule or control is exercised; networked computers that share a common address
domicile
 n. place of residence of a person or a family
dominance
 n. ascendancy.
dominant
 a. major; important; outweighing
dominate
 v. monopolize; command; rule; prevail; be prevalent in
domination
 n. control by the exercise of power or constituted authority.
domineer
 v. rule or exercise power in cruel; rule over or control arbitrarily
donate
 v. grant; present as a gift to a fund or cause; contribute
donator
 n. one who makes a donation or present.
donee
 n. a person to whom a donation is made.
donor
 n. giver; one that contributes something, such as money, to a cause or fund
dormant
 a. sleeping; not active but capable of becoming active
doublet
 n. one of a pair of like things.
doubly
 adv. in twofold degree or extent.
dowry
 n. the property which a wife brings to her husband in marriage.
drachma
 n. a modern and an ancient greek coin.
dragnet
 n. a net to be drawn along the bottom of the water.
dragoon
 n. in the british army, a cavalryman.
drainage
 n. emptying accomplished by draining; gradual flowing off, as of a liquid
dramatist
 n. one who writes plays.
dramatize
 v. represent something in a dramatic manner; add details to
drastic
 a. radical; taking effect violently or rapidly
drought
 n. dry period; aridity; long period of abnormally low rainfall
drowsy
 a. dull with sleepiness; showing lack of attention
drudgery
 n. hard monotonous routine work
dubious
 a. questionable; filled with doubt
duckling
 n. a young duck.
ductile
 a. easily influenced; flexible; pliable
duet
 n. composition for two performers, whether vocal or instrumental
dun
 v. to make a demand or repeated demands on for payment.
duplex
 adj. having two parts.
duplicity
 n. double-dealing; deliberate deceptiveness in behavior or speech; acting in bad faith.
durance
 n. confinement.
duration
 n. length of time something lasts
duteous
 adj. showing submission to natural superiors.
dutiable
 adj. subject to a duty, especially a customs duty.
dutiful
 a. careful to fulfill obligations; expressing or filled with sense of obligation
dwindle
 v. shrink; reduce in size; become less
dyne
 n. the force which, applied to a mass of one gram for 1 second, would give it a velocity of 1 cm/s.
earnest
 n. seriousness; reality; fixed determination; eagerness; intentness
earthenware
 n. ceramic ware made of porous clay fired at low heat
eatable
 adj. edible.
ebullient
 a. showing excitement; overflowing with enthusiasm
eccentric
 a. departing from a recognized, conventional, or established norm or pattern
eccentricity
 n. oddity; departure from that which is stated, regular, or usual; deviation from center
eclipse
 v. darken; exceed in importance; outweigh
economize
 v. save money or resource; cut back; be thrifty
ecstasy
 n. intense joy or delight; any overpowering emotion
ecstatic
 a. pertaining to, or caused by, ecstasy or excessive emotion
edible
 a. eatable; substance that can be used as food
edict
 n. decree ,especially issued by a sovereign; official command
edify
 v. instruct or correct, especially so as to encourage intellectual, moral, or spiritual improvement
editorial
 a. of or pertaining to an editor; written or sanctioned by an editor
educe
 v. to draw out.
efface
 v. rub or wipe out; make indistinct as if by rubbing
effect
 n. a consequence.
effective
 a. efficient; productive; producing a strong impression or response
effectual
 a. able to produce a desired effect; valid
effeminacy
 n. womanishness.
effeminate
 a. having some characteristic of a woman; womanlike; womanly; tender
effervesce
 v. to bubble up.
effervescent
 adj. giving off bubbles of gas.
effete
 adj. exhausted, as having performed its functions.
efficacious
 adj. effective.
efficacy
 n. power to produce desired effect
efficiency
 n. effectiveness; quality or property of being efficient; ratio of useful output to the total input in any system
efficient
 a. effective; acting directly to produce an effect; exhibiting a high ratio of output to input
efflorescence
 n. the state of being flowery, or a flowery appearance.
efflorescent
 adj. opening in flower.
effluvium
 n. a noxious or ill-smelling exhalation from decaying or putrefying matter.
effrontery
 n. shameless or brazen boldness; insolent and shameless audacity
effulgence
 n. splendor.
effuse
 v. to pour forth.
effusion
 n. an outpouring.
egoist
 n. one who advocates or practices egoism.
egotism
 n. self-conceit.
egotist
 n. one given to self-mention or who is constantly telling of his own views and experiences.
egregious
 a. notorious; conspicuously bad or shocking
egress
 n. act of coming or going out; emergence; right to leave; path or opening for going out
eject
 v. put out or expel from a place; discharge
elapse
 v. slip or glide away; pass away silently
elasticity
 n. tendency of a body to return to its original shape after it has been stretched or compressed
electrolysis
 n. the process of decomposing a chemical compound by the passage of an electric current.
electrotype
 n. a metallic copy of any surface, as a coin.
elegy
 n. poem or song expressing lamentation; mournful poem
element
 n. fundamental or essential constituent of a composite entity; basic assumptions or principles of a subject
elicit
 v. draw out; bring forth or to light; generate or provoke as response or answer
eligible
 a. qualified; desirable and worthy of choice, especially for marriage
eliminate
 v. eradicate; abolish; rule out
elizabethan
 adj. relating to elizabeth, queen of england, or to her era.
elocution
 n. the art of correct intonation, inflection, and gesture in public speaking or reading.
eloquent
 a. vividly or movingly expressive; persuasive
elucidate
 v. make clear or plain, especially by explanation; clarify
elude
 v. avoid cleverly; escape perception of
elusion
 n. evasion.
emaciate
 v. to waste away in flesh.
emanate
 v. come or send forth from a source, used chiefly of intangible thing, as light
emancipate
 v. free from bondage, oppression, or restraint; liberate
embargo
 n. ban on commerce or other activity
embark
 v. commence; go on board a boat or airplane; begin a journey
embarrass
 v. humiliate; shame; cause to feel self-conscious or ill at ease; disconcert
embellish
 v. adorn; make beautiful, as by ornamentation; decorate
embezzle
 v. steal or misappropriate money that one has been trusted with, especially to steal money from one's employer
emblazon
 v. to set forth publicly or in glowing terms.
emblem
 n. symbol; sign; distinctive badge, design, or device
embody
 v. give a bodily form to; represent in bodily or material form; incorporate
embolden
 v. to give courage to.
embolism
 n. an obstruction or plugging up of an artery or other blood-vessel.
embroil
 v. to involve in dissension or strife.
emerge
 v. come into prominence; spring up; appear
emergence
 n. appearance; becoming visible
emergent
 adj. coming into view.
emeritus
 adj. retired from active service but retained to an honorary position.
emigrant
 n. someone who leaves one country to settle in another
emigrate
 v. remove from one country or State to another, for the purpose of residence; migrate from home
eminence
 n. fame; high status importance owing to marked superiority; rise of ground; hill
eminent
 a. standing out above other things; high in rank, office, or worth
emit
 v. give off; send out; give out as sound
emphasis
 n. special attention or effort directed toward something; stress
emphasize
 v. stress; underscore; utter or pronounce with a particular stress of voice
emphatic
 adj. spoken with any special impressiveness laid upon an act, word, or set of words.
employee
 n. worker; person who works for another in return for financial or other compensation
employer
 n. a person or firm that employs workers
emporium
 n. a bazaar or shop.
empower
 v. to delegate authority to.
emulate
 v. be a match or counterpart for; eager to equal or excel
enact
 v. decree; establish by legal and authoritative act; make into a law
enamor
 v. to inspire with ardent love.
encamp
 v. to pitch tents for a resting-place.
encomium
 n. high praise; formal expression of praise; tribute
encompass
 v. surround; form a circle or ring around; enclose; envelop
encore
 n. the call for a repetition, as of some part of a play or performance.
encourage
 v. activate; stimulate
encroach
 v. intrude; invade; take another's rights gradually; advance beyond proper or former limits
encumber
 v. burden; put a heavy load on; load with debts, or other legal claims
encyclical
 adj. intended for general circulation.
encyclopedia
 n. a reference work containing articles on various topics
endanger
 v. threaten; jeopardize; do something that may damage it or destroy it
endear
 v. to cause to be loved.
endemic
 a. prevailing among a specific group of people or in a specific area or country
endue
 v. to endow with some quality, gift, or grace, usually spiritual.
endurable
 adj. tolerable.
endurance
 n. perseverance; state or fact of persevering; continuing existence
energetic
 a. active; brisk; vigorous
enervate
 v. weaken or destroy strength or vitality of; remove a nerve or part of a nerve
enfeeble
 v. to debilitate.
enfranchise
 v. admit to rights of citizenship, especially the right to vote
engender
 v. cause; bring into existence; give rise to
engrave
 v. carve or cut into a block or surface, as used for printing; impress deeply as if by carving
engross
 v. occupy exclusively; absorb; acquire most or all of; write or print the final draft of; make large or larger
enhance
 v. make better or more attractive; increase; improve
enigma
 n. puzzle; difficult problem
enjoin
 v. direct or impose with urgent appeal; order with emphasis
enkindle
 v. to set on fire.
enlighten
 v. supply with light; illuminate, as the sun enlightens the earth; make clear to the intellect or conscience; give information to; inform or instruct
enlist
 v. enter on a list; enroll; register; engage for military or naval service
enmity
 n. ill will; hatred; quality or state of being hostile
ennoble
 v. to dignify.
enormity
 n. hugeness in a bad sense; act of extreme evil or wickedness
enormous
 a. very great in size, extent, number, or degrees; huge; massive
enrage
 v. infuriate; put into a rage; provoke to fury or madness; make furious
enrapture
 v. please intensely; fill with great delight or joy
enshrine
 v. to keep sacred.
ensnare
 v. to entrap.
entail
 v. imply or require; cause to ensue or accrue; cut or carve in ornamental way
entangle
 v. twist or interweave as not to be easily separated; make tangled, confused, and intricate; perplex; bewilder; puzzle
enthrall
 v. capture; attract and hold by charm, beauty, or excellence; hold in bondage or subjection
enthrone
 v. to invest with sovereign power.
enthuse
 v. to yield to or display intense and rapturous feeling.
enthusiastic
 a. having or showing great excitement and interest
entirety
 n. a complete thing.
entomology
 n. study of insects; branch of zoology which treats of insects
entrails
 n. pl. the internal parts of an animal.
entreaty
 n. treatment; reception; entertainment
entree
 n. the act of entering.
entrench
 v. to fortify or protect, as with a trench or ditch and wall.
entwine
 v. to interweave.
enumerate
 v. list each one; mention one by one
epic
 n. long heroic poem, or similar work of art
epicure
 n. a person with refined taste, especially in food and wine
epicurean
 adj. indulging, ministering, or pertaining to daintiness of appetite.
epicycle
 n. a circle that rolls upon the external or internal circumference of another circle.
epicycloid
 n. a curve traced by a point on the circumference of a circle which rolls upon another circle.
epidemic
 n. outbreak of a contagious disease that spreads rapidly and widely; widely prevalent
epidermis
 n. outer, protective layer of skin of vertebrates
epigram
 n. witty thought or saying, usually short; short, witty poem expressing a single thought or observation
epilogue
 n. short speech at conclusion of dramatic work
epiphany
 n. any appearance or bodily manifestation of a deity.
episode
 n. a brief section of a literary or dramatic work that forms part of a connected series
epitaph
 n. inscription on tombstone in memory
epithet
 n. word or phrase characteristically used to describe a person or thing
epitome
 n. representative or perfect example of a class or type; brief summary, as of a book or article
epizootic
 adj. prevailing among animals.
epoch
 n. particular period of history, especially one considered remarkable
epode
 n. a species of lyric poems.
equalize
 v. to render uniform.
equanimity
 n. calmness of temperament; steadiness of mind under stress.
equestrian
 n. one who rides a horse or performs on horseback
equilibrium
 n. mental or emotional balance; state of balance of any causes, powers, or motives
equitable
 a. marked by or having equity; just and impartial
equity
 n. ownership interest of shareholders in a corporate; something that is just and fair
equivalent
 a. interchangeable; comparable; equal, as in value, force, or meaning
equivocal
 a. open to two or more interpretations and often intended to mislead
equivocate
 v. lie; mislead; attempt to conceal the truth
eradicate
 v. completely destroy; eliminate; exterminate
errant
 a. wandering; deviating from an appointed course, or from a direct path; roving; irregular in motion
erratic
 a. no fixed or regular course; wandering
erroneous
 a. containing or derived from error; mistaken
erudite
 a. learned; scholarly, with emphasis on knowledge gained from books
erudition
 n. extensive knowledge of literature, history, language, etc.
eschew
 v. avoid; refuse to use or participate in; stand aloof from
espy
 v. catch sight of; glimpse; discover at a distance
esquire
 n. a title of dignity, office, or courtesy.
essence
 n. most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience
esthetic
 adj. pertaining to beauty, taste, or the fine arts.
estimable
 a. capable of being estimated or valued
estrange
 v. to alienate.
estuary
 n. a wide lower part of a tidal river.
et
 cetera latin. and so forth.
eugenic
 adj. relating to the development and improvement of race.
euphemism
 n. mild expression to replace offensive, unpleasant, or embarrassing one
euphonious
 a. pPleasing or agreeable to ear; having a pleasant sound
euphony
 n. agreeableness of sound.
eureka
 greek. i have found it.
evade
 v. get away from by artifice; escape by dexterity; avoid giving a direct answer to
evanesce
 v. to vanish gradually.
evanescent
 a. fleeting; vanishing or likely to vanish like vapor
evangelical
 adj. seeking the conversion of sinners.
evangelist
 n. a preacher who goes from place to place holding services.
evasion
 n. escape.
eventual
 a. ultimate; occurring at an unspecified time in the future
evert
 v. to turn inside out.
evict
 v. put out by legal process; expel; eject; oust
evidential
 adj. indicative.
evince
 v. show or demonstrate clearly; overcome; conquer
evoke
 v. bring out; arouse; call forth
evolution
 n. development; progression
evolve
 v. develop; grow
exacerbate
 v. increase severity, violence, or bitterness of; aggravate
exaggerate
 v. represent as greater than is actually the case; overstate; magnify; do something to an excessive degree
exasperate
 v. make worse; irritate; make very angry or impatient; annoy greatly
excavate
 v. unearth; dig out; make a hole in; hollow out
exceed
 v. go beyond; be or do something to a greater degree
excel
 v. be superior; distinguish oneself
excellence
 n. possession of eminently or unusually good qualities.
excellency
 n. a title of honor bestowed upon various high officials.
excellent
 a. surpassing others in some good quality or the sum of qualities; of great worth; eminent, in a good sense
excerpt
 n. passage or segment taken from a longer work, such as literary or musical composition
excess
 a. amount or quantity beyond what is normal or sufficient; surplus
excitable
 adj. nervously high-strung.
excitation
 n. intensified emotion or action.
exclamation
 n. an abrupt or emphatic expression of thought or of feeling.
exclude
 v. leave out of; keep out of; reject
exclusion
 n. rejection; act of excluding or shutting out
excrescence
 n. any unnatural addition, outgrowth, or development.
excretion
 n. the getting rid of waste matter.
excruciate
 v. to inflict severe pain or agony upon.
excursion
 n. trip; usually short journey made for pleasure
excusable
 adj. justifiable.
execrable
 a. very bad; extremely inferiorl; intolerable; very hateful
execration
 n. an accursed thing.
executor
 n. one who executes or performs; doer
exegesis
 n. explanation; interpretation, especially of biblical or religious text
exemplar
 n. a model, pattern, or original to be copied or imitated.
exemplary
 a. serving as model; outstanding; typical
exemplify
 v. serve as an example of; embody
exempt
 a. not subject to duty or obligation; not subject to taxation
exert
 v. cause; apply; exercise
exhale
 v. breathe out; give out
exhaust
 n. gases ejected from an engine as waste products ; use up the whole supply of
exhaustible
 adj. causing or tending to cause exhaustion.
exhaustion
 n. act of draining out or draining off; act of emptying completely of the contents; state of being exhausted or emptied
exhaustive
 a. treating all parts or aspects without omission; comprehensive
exhilarate
 v. cause to feel happily refreshed and energetic; fill with emotion
exhume
 v. dig out of ground; remove from grave
exigency
 n. urgent situation; state or quality of requiring much effort or immediate action
exigent
 adj. urgent.
existence
 n. possession or continuance of being.
exit
 n. passage or way out; act of going away or out
exodus
 n. departure of a large number of people
exonerate
 v. acquit; free from blame; discharge from duty
exorbitance
 n. extravagance or enormity.
exorbitant
 a. greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation; exceeding proper limits
exorcise
 v. drive out evil spirits by or as if by incantation, command, or prayer
exotic
 a. from another part of the world; foreign; strikingly strange or unusual
expand
 v. become larger in size or volume; grow stronger; add details
expanse
 n. patch; wide and open extent, as of surface, land, or sky
expansion
 n. growth; extent or amount by which something has expanded
expect
 v. to look forward to as certain or probable.
expectancy
 n. the act or state of looking forward to as certain or probable.
expectorate
 v. to cough up and spit forth.
expediency
 n. fitness to meet the requirements of a particular case.
expedient
 a. suitable; appropriate to a purpose; serving to promote your interest
expedite
 v. process fast and efficiently; execute quickly and efficiently
expeditious
 adj. speedy.
expend
 v. lay out, apply, or employ in any way; consume by use; use up or distribute, either in payment or in donations; spend
expense
 n. the laying out or expending or money or other resources, as time or strength.
expiate
 v. make amends or pay the penalty for; relieve or cleanse of guilt
explicate
 v. explain;make clear the meaning of; unfold meaning or sense of
explicit
 a. precisely and clearly expressed; definite; outspoken
explode
 v. erupt; blow up; burst violently as a result of internal pressure
explosion
 n. a sudden and violent outbreak.
explosive
 a. tending or serving to sudden outburst; sudden and loud
exposition
 n. exhibition; part of a play that provides the background information; opening section of a fugue
expository
 a. explanatory; serving to explain
expostulate
 v. to discuss.
exposure
 n. risk, particularly of being exposed to disease; unmasking; act of laying something open
expressive
 a. demonstrative; indicative
expulsion
 n. expelling; driving or forcing out; summary removal from membership or association
extant
 a. still in existence; not destroyed, lost, or extinct
extemporaneous
 adj. done or made without much or any preparation.
extempore
 adv. without studied or special preparation.
extensible
 adj. capable of being thrust out.
extension
 n. supplement; act of extending or the condition of being extended
extensive
 a. widespread; far-reaching; wide
extensor
 n. a muscle that causes extension.
extenuate
 v. weaken; lessen or attempt to lessen seriousness of, especially by providing partial excuses
exterior
 n. outside; external or outward appearance
external
 a. exterior; outer; suitable for application to the outside
extinct
 a. no longer existing or living; vanished; dead
extinguish
 v. quench; put out, as a light or fire; cause to die out; put an end to; destroy
extol
 v. praise highly; glorify; celebrate
extort
 v. obtain from another by coercion; get money by threats
extortion
 n. extorting; illegal use of one's official position or powers to obtain property
extradite
 v. to surrender the custody of.
extradition
 n. surrender of prisoner by one state to another; delivery by one state to another
extrajudicial
 adj. happening out of court.
extraneous
 a. not essential; coming from outside
extraordinary
 a. exceptional; remarkable; beyond what is ordinary or usual
extravagance
 n. undue expenditure of money.
extravagant
 a. wandering beyond one's bounds; exceeding due bounds; wild; excessive; unrestrained
extremist
 n. one who supports extreme measures or holds extreme views.
extremity
 n. end; utmost point; outermost or farthest point or portion
extricate
 v. free, as from difficulties or perplexities; cause to be emitted or evolved
extrude
 v. force or push out; drive away; displace or remove, as a person from a place or office
exuberance
 n. overflowing abundance; joyful enthusiasm; flamboyance; lavishness
exuberant
 a. high spirited; joyously unrestrained; abundant; luxurious
fabricate
 v. build; put together out of components or parts
fabulous
 a. related in fable; devised; invented; not real
facet
 n. small, smooth, flat surface, as on a bone or tooth; side; a smooth surface
facetious
 a. joking ,often inappropriately; humorous
facial
 adj. pertaining to the face.
facile
 a. done or achieved with little effort or difficulty; ready or fluent
facilitate
 v. help bring about; make less difficult
facility
 n. service, space, and equipment provided for a particular purpose
facsimile
 n. exact copy or reproduction, as of a document; fax
faction
 n. a party of persons having a common end in view
factious
 adj. turbulent.
fallacious
 a. false; tending to mislead; deceptive
fallacy
 n. deceptive or false appearance; false notion; deception
fallible
 a. likely to fail or be inaccurate
fallow
 a. plowed but left unseeded during a growing season; uncultivated
famish
 v. starve, kill, or destroy with hunger; exhaust the strength or endurance of, by hunger
fanatic
 n. person who is zealously enthusiastic for some cause; showing evidence of possession by a god or demon
fancier
 n. one having a taste for or interest in special objects.
fanciless
 adj. unimaginative.
fastidious
 a. difficult to please; having complicated requirements; excessively particular demanding about details
fathom
 v. measure the depth; come to understand
fatuous
 a. foolish or silly, especially in self-satisfied way
faulty
 adj. imperfect.
faun
 n. one of a class of deities of the woods and herds represented as half human, with goats feet.
fawn
 n. young deer; buck or doe of the first year; young of an animal
fealty
 n. loyalty.
feasible
 a. capable of being accomplished or brought about
federate
 v. to league together.
feint
 n. trick; any distracting or deceptive maneuver
felicitate
 v. to wish joy or happiness to, especially in view of a coming event.
felicity
 n. great happiness; pleasing and appropriate manner or style
felon
 n. person convicted of crime; evil person
felonious
 adj. showing criminal or evil purpose.
felony
 n. one of several grave crimes, such as murder, rape, or burglary
feminine
 adj. characteristic of woman or womankind.
fernery
 n. a place in which ferns are grown.
ferocious
 a. fierce; savage; wild; indicating cruelty
ferocity
 n. savage wildness or fierceness; fury; cruelty
fervent
 a. extremely hot; sincerely or intensely felt
fervid
 a. extremely hot; eager; impassioned; burning
fervor
 n. intensity of feeling; warmth of feeling; intense, heated emotion
festal
 adj. joyous.
festive
 a. offering fun and gaiety; joyous; celebratory
fete
 n. a festival or feast.
fetus
 n. the young in the womb or in the egg.
feudal
 adj. pertaining to the relation of lord and vassal.
feudalism
 n. the feudal system.
fez
 n. a brimless felt cap in the shape of a truncated cone, usually red with a black tassel.
fiasco
 n. complete failure; sudden and violent collapse
fickle
 a. not fixed or firm; liable to change; unstable; of a changeable mind
fictitious
 a. existing only in imagination; feigned; not true or real
fidelity
 n. faithfulness to obligations, duties, or observances
fiducial
 adj. indicative of faith or trust.
fief
 n. a landed estate held under feudal tenure.
filibuster
 v. block legislation by making long speeches
finale
 n. concluding part; closing section
finality
 n. the state or quality of being final or complete.
finally
 adv. at last.
financial
 a. monetary; pertaining or relating to money matters
financier
 n. one skilled in or occupied with financial affairs or operations.
finery
 n. that which is used to decorate the person or dress.
finesse
 n. refinement and delicacy of performance; skillful, subtle handling
finite
 a. having a limit; limited in quantity, degree, or capacity; bounded
fiscal
 a. pertaining to the public treasury or revenue; revenue
fishmonger
 n. one who sells fish.
fissure
 n. long narrow opening ; long narrow depression in surface
fitful
 a. intermittently stopping and starting; irregular; variable; unstable
fixture
 n. commonplace object; object firmly fixed in place
flag-officer
 n. the captain of a flag-ship.
flagrant
 a. obvious and offensive, blatant, scandalous; flaming into notice
flamboyant
 a. elaborately or excessively ornamented
flatulence
 n. accumulation of gas in the stomach and bowels.
flection
 n. the act of bending.
fledgling
 a. young and inexperienced; having just acquired its flight feathers
flexible
 a. pliant; elastic; capable of being bent or flexed; pliable
flimsy
 a. weak; feeble; limp; slight; vain; without strength or solidity
flippant
 a. lacking proper seriousness; speaking freely; talkative; communicative
floe
 n. mass of floating ice; ice formed by freezing of surface-water of polar oceans
flora
 n. plants of a region or era; plants considered as a group; bacteria that normally inhabit bodily organ
floral
 a. relating to or associated with flowers
florid
 a. reddish; elaborately or excessively ornamented
florist
 n. a dealer in flowers.
fluctuate
 v. rise and fall in or as if in waves; shift; vary irregularly
fluctuation
 n. a wave motion
flue
 n. a smoke-duct in a chimney.
fluent
 a. easy and graceful in shape; graceful; smooth and unconstrained in movement
fluential
 adj. pertaining to streams.
flux
 n. flowing; series of changes; state of being liquid through heat
foggy
 a. obscured by fog; indistinct or hazy in outline
foible
 n. moral weakness; failing; weak point; slight fault
foist
 v. to palm off.
foliage
 n. masses of leaves; a cluster of leaves, flowers, and branches
folio
 n. a sheet of paper folded once, or of a size adapted to folding once.
folk-lore
 n. the traditions, beliefs, and customs of the common people.
fondle
 v. to handle tenderly and lovingly.
foolery
 n. folly.
foot-note
 n. a note of explanation or comment at the foot of a page or column.
foppery
 n. dandyism.
foppish
 adj. characteristic of one who is unduly devoted to dress and the niceties of manners.
forbearance
 n. patience; restraint of passions; act of forbearing or waiting
forby
 adv. besides.
forcible
 adj. violent.
forebode
 v. foretell; tell in advance; indicate likelihood of; portend
forecast
 n. prediction about how something will develop, as for weather
forecastle
 n. that part of the upper deck of a ship forward of the after fore-shrouds.
foreclose
 v. to bar by judicial proceedings the equitable right of a mortgagor to redeem property.
forecourt
 n. a court opening directly from the street.
forefather
 n. ancestor; forebear
forego
 v. precede; go ahead of; go forward; go on
foreground
 n. that part of a landscape or picture situated or represented as nearest the spectator.
forehead
 n. the upper part of the face, between the eyes and the hair.
foreign
 adj. belonging to, situated in, or derived from another country.
foreigner
 n. a citizen of a foreign country.
forejudge
 v. to judge of before hearing evidence.
foreknowledge
 n. prescience.
foreman
 n. the head man.
foreordain
 v. to predetermine.
foreordination
 n. predestination.
forerun
 v. to go before as introducing or ushering in.
foresail
 n. a square sail.
foresee
 v. anticipate; predict
foreshore
 n. that part of a shore uncovered at low tide.
foresight
 n. ability to foresee future happenings
foretell
 v. tell of or indicate beforehand; predict
forethought
 n. premeditation.
forfeit
 n. something surrendered as punishment for crime or error
forfend
 v. to ward off.
forgery
 n. act of forging, especially the illegal production of something counterfeit
forgo
 v. give up; do without; go or pass by without claiming
formation
 n. configuration; pattern
formidable
 a. arousing fear; threatening; difficult to undertake or defeat
formula
 n. plan; directions for making something; a group of symbols that make a mathematical statement
forswear
 v. renounce or deny something, especially under oath; swear falsely, usually under pressure
forte
 n. particular skill; special talent
forth
 adv. into notice or view.
forthright
 a. directly ahead; straightforward
fortify
 v. make strong or stronger; prepare oneself for a military confrontation
fortitude
 n. bravery; force; power to attack or to resist attack
foursome
 adj. consisting of four.
fracture
 v. break into pieces; crack; destroy; violate or abuse
fragile
 a. easy to destroy, delicate, not strong
fragile
 a. easy to destroy, delicate, not strong
frailty
 n. condition quality of being frail, physically, mentally, or morally; infirmity; weakness of resolution
frankincense
 n. a gum or resin which on burning yields aromatic fumes.
frantic
 a. highly excited with strong emotion; disordered or nervous activity
fraternal
 a. becoming to brothers; brotherly
fraudulence
 n. deceitfulness.
fraudulent
 a. cheating; deceitful; planning or using fraud; given to practice of fraud
fray
 n. battle, assault, or quarrel with violence; wear away by rubbing
free
 trade n. commerce unrestricted by tariff or customs.
freemason
 n. a member of an ancient secret fraternity originally confined to skilled artisans.
freethinker
 n. one who rejects authority or inspiration in religion.
frequency
 n. the comparative number of any kind of occurrences within a given time or space.
fresco
 n. cool, refreshing state of air; art of painting on freshly spread plaster, before it dries
freshness
 n. condition or quality of being fresh, in any sense; originality by virtue of being new and surprising
fretful
 a. disposed to fret; ill-humored; peevish; angry; in a state of vexation
frightful
 adj. apt to induce terror or alarm.
frigid
 a. intensely cold; lacking warmth; stiff and formal in manner
frigidarium
 n. a room kept at a low temperature for preserving fruits, meat, etc.
frivolity
 n. not serious or sensible; acting like a clown; something of little value or significance
frivolous
 a. lacking in seriousness; not serious; relatively unimportant
frizz
 v. to give a crinkled, fluffy appearance to.
frizzle
 v. to cause to crinkle or curl, as the hair.
frolicsome
 a. full of high-spirited fun; gay; given to merry
frowzy
 adj. slovenly in appearance.
frugal
 a. sparing; economical; costing little; inexpensive
fruition
 n. bearing of fruit; fulfillment; realization
fugacious
 adj. fleeting.
fulcrum
 n. support on which a lever rests; prop or support
fulminate
 v. to cause to explode.
fulsome
 a. offensively flattering or insincere; offensive; disgusting
fumigate
 v. treat with fumes; apply smoke to; expose to smoke or vapor, especially to disinfect or eradicate pests
functionary
 n. an official.
fundamental
 a. relating to foundation or base; elementary; primary; essential
fungible
 adj. that may be measured, counted, or weighed.
fungous
 adj. spongy.
fungus
 n. plant belonging to the group Fungi
furbish
 v. to restore brightness or beauty to.
furlong
 n. a measure, one-eighth of a mile.
furlough
 n. leave of absence; vacation granted a soldier or civil servant
furrier
 n. a dealer in or maker of fur goods.
further
 v. get greater distance; make more in advance
furtherance
 n. advancement.
furtive
 a. marked by quiet and caution and secrecy
fuse
 v. combine; blend; become plastic or fluid or liquefied from heat
fusible
 adj. capable of being melted by heat.
futile
 a. useless; having no useful result; vain
futurist
 n. a person of expectant temperament.
gaiety
 n. merry or joyful activity; festivity; bright color or showiness, as of dress; finery
gaily
 ad. merrily; showily; in a joyful, cheerful, or happy manner
gait
 n. manner of walking or stepping; bearing or carriage while moving; walk; rate of moving
gallant
 a. courtly; lively and spirited; having or displaying great dignity or nobility
galore
 adj. abundant.
galvanic
 adj. pertaining or relating to electricity produced by chemical action.
galvanism
 n. current electricity, especially that arising from chemical action.
galvanize
 v. stimulate by shock; stir up; stimulate to action
gamble
 v. play or game for money or other stake; lose or squander by gaming
gambol
 v. dance and skip about in sport; leap playfully
gamester
 n. a gambler.
gamut
 n. entire range; all notes in musical scale
garnish
 v. decorate with ornamental appendages
garrison
 n. the military force stationed in a fort, town, or other place for its defense.
garrote
 v. to execute by strangling.
garrulous
 a. talking much and repetition of unimportant or trivial details
gaseous
 a. of gas; gas-like; lacking substance or concreteness