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Barrons GRE Vocabulary List 7

endemic: prevailing among a specific group of people or in a specific area or country
E.g.This disease is endemic in this part of the world; more than 80 percent of the population are at one time or another affected by it.

enduring: lasting; surviving; long-suffering; patient
E.g.Keats believed in the enduring power of great art, which would outlast its creators' brief lives.

energize: give energy to; make forceful and active; supply with an electric current
E.g.Rather than exhausting Maggie, dancing and singing energize her.

enervate: weaken or destroy strength or vitality of; remove a nerve or part of a nerve
E.g.She was slow to recover from her illness; even a short walk to the window would enervate her.

enfranchise: admit to rights of citizenship, especially the right to vote
E.g.USA didn't enfranchise Blacks before the Civil War.

engage: obtain for services of; arrange for the use of; pledge or promise, especially to marry
E.g.Opportunities to create partnerships and to engage is not a year and a half from now, or two years from now.

engaging: charming; tending to draw attention or affections
E.g.Everyone liked Nancy's pleasant manners and engaging personality.

engender: cause; bring into existence; give rise to
E.g.To receive praise for real accomplishments would engender self-confidence in a child.

engross: occupy exclusively; absorb; acquire most or all of; write or print the final draft of; make large or larger
E.g.John and Chris engross in their studies that both don't hear mother call.

engulf: absorb or swallow up as in a gulf; flow over or cover completely
E.g.We see the bright light engulf him completely.

enhance: make better or more attractive; increase; improve
E.g.This sauce will enhance the flavor of the meat.

enigma: puzzle; difficult problem
E.g."What do women want?" asked Dr. Sigmund Freud. Their behavior was an enigma to him.

enjoin: direct or impose with urgent appeal; order with emphasis
E.g.His cultures enjoin Patel from eating the flesh of a cow, which is sacred in India.

enlist: enter on a list; enroll; register; engage for military or naval service
E.g.It seems strange to me that all round me do not burn to enlist, but join in the same enterprise.

enmity: ill will; hatred; quality or state of being hostile
E.g.At Camp David, President Carter labored to bring an end to the enmity that prevented the peaceful coexistence of Egypt and Israel.

ennui: feeling of being bored by something tedious
E.g.The monotonous routine of hospital life induced a feeling of ennui that made him moody and irritable.

enormity: hugeness in a bad sense; act of extreme evil or wickedness
E.g.He did not realize the enormity of his crime until he saw what suffering he had caused.

enrapture: please intensely; fill with great delight or joy
E.g.The freshness of the voices and the excellent orchestration enrapture the audience.

ensconce: settle oneself securely or comfortably; place or conceal in secure place
E.g.Now that you ensconce their children safely in the private school, the jet-setting parents decide to leave for Europe.

ensue: pursue; follow or come afterward; follow as a consequence
E.g.The evils ensue from lack of a stable government.

entail: imply or require; cause to ensue or accrue; cut or carve in ornamental way
E.g.To identify the unique features would again entail awareness of reality.

enterprise: company; firm; organization created for business ventures
E.g.Huck was always willing to take a hand in any enterprise that offered entertainment and required no capital, for he had a troublesome superabundance of that sort of time which is not money.

enterprising: full of initiative; marked by aggressive ambition and energy and initiative
E.g.By coming up with fresh ways to market the company's products, Mike proved himself to be an enterprising businessman.

enthrall: capture; attract and hold by charm, beauty, or excellence; hold in bondage or subjection
E.g.From the moment he saw her picture, her beauty should enthrall him.

entice: attract by arousing hope or desire
E.g.That would give a much needed boost to the export industry and again entice foreign capital into the country.

entity: real being; something that exists as a particular and discrete unit; fact of existence
E.g.Persons and corporations are equivalent entity under the law.

entomology: study of insects; branch of zoology which treats of insects
E.g.Kent found entomology the most annoying part of his biology course; studying insects bugged him.

entourage: a group of attendants or associates; one's environment
E.g.She told her friends, the ambassador and his entourage from the Emperor, her husband would come back.

entrance: fill with delight or wonder; put into a trance; attract
E.g.Shafts of sunlight on a wall could entrance her and leave her spellbound.

entreat: plead; make earnest request of; ask for earnestly
E.g.She had to entreat her father to let her stay out till midnight.

entrepreneur: person who organizes and operates a business; contractor
E.g.Opponents of our present tax program argue that it discourages entrepreneur from trying new fields of business activity.

enumerate: list each one; mention one by one
E.g.Huck hung his head in shame as Miss Watson began to enumerate his many flaws.

enunciate: speak distinctly; state or set forth precisely or systematically; pronounce; articulate
E.g.Stop mumbling! How will people understand you if you do not enunciate?.

ephemeral: short-lived; enduring a very short time
E.g.The mayfly is an ephemeral creature: its adult life lasts little more than a day.

epic: long heroic poem, or similar work of art
E.g.This epic is a riddle wrapped in a mystery.

epicure: a person with refined taste, especially in food and wine
E.g.The epicure frequents this restaurant because it features exotic wines and dishes.

epigram: witty thought or saying, usually short; short, witty poem expressing a single thought or observation
E.g.The disadvantage of the epigram is the temptation it affords to good people to explain it to the others who are assumed to be too obtuse to comprehend it alone.

epilogue: short speech at conclusion of dramatic work
E.g.The audience was so disappointed in the play that many did not remain to hear the epilogue.

episodic: loosely connected; divided into incidents; occurring or appearing at usually irregular intervals
E.g.John found the novel too episodic; he enjoyed individual passages, but had trouble following the work as a whole.

epitaph: inscription on tombstone in memory
E.g.In his will, he dictated the epitaph he wanted placed on his tombstone.

epithet: word or phrase characteristically used to describe a person or thing
E.g.So many kings of France were named Charles that you could tell one apart only by his epithet: Charles the Wise was someone far different from Charles the Fat.

epitome: representative or perfect example of a class or type; brief summary, as of a book or article
E.g.Singing "I am the very model of a modern Major-General," in The Pirates of Penzance, Major-General Stanley proclaimed himself the epitome of an officer and a gentleman.

epoch: particular period of history, especially one considered remarkable
E.g.The glacial epoch lasted for thousands of years.

equable: tranquil; not varying; uniform; not easily disturbed
E.g.After the hot summers and cold winters of New England, he found the climate of the West Indies equable and pleasant.

equanimity: calmness of temperament; steadiness of mind under stress.
E.g.Even the inevitable strains of caring for an ailing mother did not disturb Bea's equanimity.

equestrian: one who rides a horse or performs on horseback
E.g.These paths in the park are reserved for only one equestrian and his steeds.

equilibrium: mental or emotional balance; state of balance of any causes, powers, or motives
E.g.A society which remains in equilibrium is termed static, that which is changing is called dynamic.

equine: be similar or bear likeness to horse; relating to horse
E.g.His long, bony face had an equine look to it.

equinox: period of equal days and nights; beginning of Spring and Autumn
E.g.The vernal equinox is usually marked by heavy rainstorms.

equitable: marked by or having equity; just and impartial
E.g.I am seeking an equitable solution to this dispute, one that will be fair and acceptable to both sides.

equity: ownership interest of shareholders in a corporate; something that is just and fair
E.g.One of the reasons we have invested so heavily in equity is because there has been a drastic disparity in these classrooms, in these desks, in how the base education has been delivered.

equivocal: open to two or more interpretations and often intended to mislead
E.g.Rejecting the candidate's equivocal comments on tax reform, the reporters pressed him to state clearly where he stood on the issue.

equivocate: lie; mislead; attempt to conceal the truth
E.g.The audience saw through his attempts to equivocate on the subject under discussion and ridiculed his remarks.

erode: eat away; wear away by abrasion; become worn
E.g.The film shows how dripping water to erode the limestone until only a thin shell remained.

erotic: pertaining to passionate love; tending to arouse sexual desire
E.g.The erotic passages in this novel should be removed as they are merely pornographic.

errant: wandering; deviating from an appointed course, or from a direct path; roving; irregular in motion
E.g.The killing of three children, which is called an errant shelling, dramatically escalated the recent flare in violence.

erratic: no fixed or regular course; wandering
E.g.State Senate Minority Leader, a Democrat, accused him of engaging in erratic behavior.

erroneous: containing or derived from error; mistaken
E.g.I thought my answer was correct, but it was erroneous in fact.

erudite: learned; scholarly, with emphasis on knowledge gained from books
E.g.Though his fellow students thought him erudite, Paul knew he would have to spend many years in serious study before he could consider himself a scholar.

escapade: wild and exciting undertaking; adventurous or unconventional act
E.g.The headmaster could not regard this latest escapade as a boyish joke and expelled the young man.

eschew: avoid; refuse to use or participate in; stand aloof from
E.g.Hoping to present himself to his girlfriend as a totally reformed character, he tried to eschew all the vices, especially chewing tobacco and drinking bathtub gin.

esoteric: hard to understand; known only in a particular group
E.g.The New Yorker short stories often include esoteric allusions to obscure people and events.

espionage: spying; secret observation
E.g.In a statement, the families admit the hikers apparently strayed into Iran by accident, but say: "The allegation that our loved ones may have been engaged in espionage is untrue."

espouse: take in marriage; marry; give one's loyalty or support to; adopt
E.g.She was always ready to espouse a worthy cause.

esteem: regard with respect; favorable regard
E.g.Jill and sisters esteem Jack's taste in music, but they deplore his taste in clothes.

estranged: separated; caused to be unloved
E.g.The estranged wife sought a divorce and believed it was unique chance to lead a new life.

ethereal: light as air; heavenly; unusually refined
E.g.In Shakespeare's The Tempest, the spirit Ariel is an ethereal creature, too airy and unearthly for our mortal world.

ethnic: relating to races; group of people sharing common racial, national, or religious heritage
E.g.But guess why they stay home and suppress what they call ethnic unrest?

ethos: disposition, character, or fundamental values peculiar to a specific person, people, culture, or movement
E.g.Seeing how tenderly ordinary Spaniards treated her small daughter made author Barbara Kingsolver aware of how greatly children were valued in the Spanish ethos.

etymology: study of historical development of languages, particularly as manifested in individual words
E.g.A knowledge of etymology can help you on many English tests: if you know what the roots and prefixes mean, you can determine the meanings of unfamiliar words.

euphemism: mild expression to replace offensive, unpleasant, or embarrassing one
E.g.Regardless of what death euphemism is chosen, there looks to be plenty of people hoping that this guy is indeed dead.

euphoria: feeling of great happiness and well-being, sometimes exaggerated
E.g.Delighted with her high scores, sure that the university would accept her, Allison was filled with euphoria.

euthanasia: practice of ending life of hopelessly ill individuals; assisted suicide
E.g.Euthanasia has always been the topic of much moral debate.

evanescent: fleeting; vanishing or likely to vanish like vapor
E.g.Brandon's satisfaction in his new job was evanescent, for he immediately began to notice its many drawbacks.

evasive: avoiding or escaping from difficulty or danger; deliberately vague or ambiguous
E.g.Your evasive answers convinced the judge that you were withholding important evidence.

evenhanded: impartial; fair; rightly balanced; equitable
E.g.Do men and women receive evenhanded treatment from their teachers, or, as recent studies suggest, do teachers pay more attention to male students than to females?

eventual: ultimate; occurring at an unspecified time in the future
E.g.One of Mr. Barak's legacies is that more Israelis now know that an eventual peace agreement with the Palestinians will have to involve a deal on Jerusalem.

evince: show or demonstrate clearly; overcome; conquer
E.g.When he tried to answer the questions, I heard he evince his ignorance of the subject matter.

evocative: tending to call up emotions, memories
E.g.Scent can be remarkably evocative: the aroma of pipe tobacco evokes the memory of my father.

evoke: bring out; arouse; call forth
E.g.You can use highly descriptive and persuasive sentences to evoke a positive response from your reader.

ewe: female sheep, especially when full grown
E.g.An ewe has been missing from the flock of sheep.

exacerbate: increase severity, violence, or bitterness of; aggravate
E.g.The latest bombing would exacerbate England's already existing bitterness against the IRA, causing the prime minister to break off the peace talks abruptly.

exact: precisely agreeing with standard, fact, or truth; perfectly conforming
E.g.Researchers have discovered what they describe as the exact sites where carbon is held in capture materials.

exacting: making severe demands; rigorous; requiring great care, effort, or attention
E.g.Cleaning the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel was an exacting task, one that demanded extremely meticulous care on the part of the restorers.

exalt: raise in rank or dignity; praise
E.g.The queen will exalt the actor Alec Guinness to the rank of knighthood.

exasperate: make worse; irritate; make very angry or impatient; annoy greatly
E.g.Johnny brothers often exasperate their mother with pranks.

exceptionable: open or liable to objection or debate; liable to cause disapproval
E.g.Do you find the punk rock band Green Day a highly exceptionable, thoroughly distasteful group, or do you think they are exceptionally talented performers?.

excerpt: passage or segment taken from a longer work, such as literary or musical composition
E.g.To celebrate the milestone, I've posted a 2,000-word excerpt from the opening of the book.

exchequer: one of the superior courts of law; department of state having charge of the collection and management of the royal revenue
E.g.The Chancellor of the Exchequer is the minister in charge of finance in Britain.

excise: cut away; cut out; remove by or as if by cutting
E.g.When you excise the dead and dying limbs of a tree, you not only improve its appearance but also enhance its chances of bearing fruit.

exclaim: cry out suddenly, as from surprise or emotion
E.g."Watson! Behind you!" Holmes tried to exclaim, seeing the assassin hurl himself on his friend.

excoriate: scold with biting harshness; strip skin off; abrade
E.g.Seeing the holes in Bill's new pants, his mother furiously began to excoriate him for ruining his good clothes.

exculpate: pronounce not guilty of criminal charges
E.g.The court will exculpate him of the crime after the real criminal confesses.

execrable: very bad; extremely inferiorl; intolerable; very hateful
E.g.The anecdote was in such execrable taste that it revolted the audience.

execute: put into effect; carry out the legalities of
E.g.All computers execute the instruction as expected.

executioner: one who executes, especially one who puts a condemned person to death; an executer.
E.g.Beheading is one of the quickest and least painful ways to die - so long as the executioner is skilled, his blade sharp, and the condemned sits still.

executive: role of government which makes sure that laws are carried out; administrator
E.g.It was also about restoring faith in a political system that limits and divides power between the executive, the legislature and the judiciary.

executor: one who executes or performs; doer
E.g.He was appointed to act as the executor.

exegesis: explanation; interpretation, especially of biblical or religious text
E.g.The minister based her sermon on her exegesis of a difficult passage from the book of Job.

exemplary: serving as model; outstanding; typical
E.g.But the official Miss America website stresses you performed all your duties in exemplary fashion before you gave up the crown.

exemplify: serve as an example of; embody
E.g.For a generation of ballet goers, Rudolf Nureyev might exemplify the ideal of masculine grace.

exempt: not subject to duty or obligation; not subject to taxation
E.g.Because of his flat feet, Foster was exempt from serving in the armed forces.

exertion: effort; expenditure of much physical work
E.g.The exertion spent in unscrewing the rusty bolt left her exhausted.

exhale: breathe out; give out
E.g.The chimney was designed to exhale thick smoke.

exhilarating: invigorating and refreshing; cheering; making lively and joyful
E.g.It also seemed to prove that science at its most exhilarating is unpredictable and downright surprising.

exhort: urge on or encourage, especially by shouts; make urgent appeal
E.g.He was using the phrase to exhort his compatriots to prepare for war, to engage in the struggle for freedom.

exhume: dig out of ground; remove from grave
E.g.Could evidence of the serial killer have been buried with his victim? To answer this question, the police asked the authorities for permission to exhume the victim's body.

exigency: urgent situation; state or quality of requiring much effort or immediate action
E.g.In this exigency, we must look for aid from our allies.

exodus: departure of a large number of people
E.g.The exodus from the hot and stuffy city was particularly noticeable on Friday evenings.

exonerate: acquit; free from blame; discharge from duty
E.g.The testing can also connect evidence from apparently unrelated crimes, corroborate the victim's account, and exonerate innocent suspects.

exorbitant: greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation; exceeding proper limits
E.g.Worker mobility also appears to be constrained by rapid urbanization which has resulted in exorbitant urban housing prices and rents.

exorcise: drive out evil spirits by or as if by incantation, command, or prayer
E.g.By incantation and prayer, the medicine man sought to exorcise the evil spirits which had taken possession of the young warrior.

exotic: from another part of the world; foreign; strikingly strange or unusual
E.g.Because of his exotic headdress, he was followed in the streets by small children who laughed at his strange appearance.

expansive: outgoing and sociable; broad and extensive; able to increase in size
E.g.He was in an expansive humor, cheerfully urging his guests to join in the Christmas feast.

expedient: suitable; appropriate to a purpose; serving to promote your interest
E.g.A pragmatic politician, he was guided by what was expedient rather than by what was ethical.

expedite: process fast and efficiently; execute quickly and efficiently
E.g.Because we are on a tight schedule, we hope you will be able to expedite the delivery of our order.

expenditure: payment or expense; output
E.g.When you are operating on an expense account, you must keep each receipt of expenditure.

expertise: specialized knowledge; expert skill
E.g.Although she was knowledgeable in a number of fields, she was hired for her particular expertise in computer programming.

expiate: make amends or pay the penalty for; relieve or cleanse of guilt
E.g.He tried to expiate his crimes by a full confession to the authorities.

expletive: interjection; word or phrase having no independent meaning; expression usually of surprise or anger
E.g.What drives the usage of 'God', 'Jesus', and 'Jesus Christ' as a common expletive, is heard on all sides?

explicate: explain;make clear the meaning of; unfold meaning or sense of
E.g.Harry Levin used to explicate James Joyce's often bewildering novels with such clarity that even Finnegan's Wake seemed comprehensible to his students.

explicit: precisely and clearly expressed; definite; outspoken
E.g.Don't just hint around that you're dissatisfied: be explicit about what's bugging you.

exploit: make use of, sometimes unjustly
E.g.Cesar Chavez fought attempts to exploit migrant farm workers in California.

exploit: make use of, sometimes unjustly
E.g.Cesar Chavez fought attempts to exploit migrant farm workers in California.

expository: explanatory; serving to explain
E.g.The manual that came with my VCR was no masterpiece of expository prose: its explanations were so garbled that I couldn't even figure out how to rewind a tape.

exposure: risk, particularly of being exposed to disease; unmasking; act of laying something open
E.g.Peterson's investment has paid off both in exposure from the media and, more importantly, attention from many members of Congress.

expound: explain or describe in detail
E.g.The teachers expound on the theory of relativity for hours.

expropriate: take possession of; transfer another's property to oneself
E.g.He questioned the government's right to expropriate his land to create a wildlife preserve.

expunge: cancel; remove; erase or strike out
E.g.If you behave, I will expunge this notation from your record.

expurgate: clean; remove offensive parts of book
E.g.The editors decided to expurgate certain passages in the book before it could be used in the classroom.

exquisite: excellent; flawless; acutely perceptive or discriminating
E.g.Blind dolphins have been known to survive in the wild, guided by exquisite acoustic images of their prey.

extant: still in existence; not destroyed, lost, or extinct
E.g.Although the book is out of print, some copies are still extant. Unfortunately, all of them are in libraries or private collections; none are for sale.

extenuate: weaken; lessen or attempt to lessen seriousness of, especially by providing partial excuses
E.g.It is easier for us to extenuate our own shortcomings than those of others.

extirpate: root out; eradicate, literally or figuratively; destroy wholly
E.g.The policemen extirpate the criminals after many years of investigation.

extol: praise highly; glorify; celebrate
E.g.In his speech, the president will extol the astronauts, calling them the pioneers of the Space Age.

extort: obtain from another by coercion; get money by threats
E.g.The Fed should control price stability alone, and should not be allowed to extort from the general economy by printing money.

extradition: surrender of prisoner by one state to another; delivery by one state to another
E.g.Further investigations are ongoing as well as steps for his extradition is also underway.

extraneous: not essential; coming from outside
E.g.No wonder Ted can't think straight! His mind is so cluttered up with extraneous trivia, he can't concentrate on the essentials.

extrapolation: inference about future or hypothetical situation based on known facts
E.g.Based on their extrapolation from the results of the primaries on Super Tuesday, the networks predicted that Bob Dole would be the Republican candidate for the presidency.

extricate: free, as from difficulties or perplexities; cause to be emitted or evolved
E.g.Icebreakers were needed to extricate the trapped whales from the icy floes that closed them in.

extrinsic: external; not essential; extraneous
E.g.The judge would not admit the testimony, ruling that it was extrinsic to the matter at hand.

extrovert: person interested mostly in external objects and actions
E.g.A good salesman is usually an extrovert, who likes to mingle with people.

extrude: force or push out; drive away; displace or remove, as a person from a place or office
E.g.Much pressure is required to extrude these plastics.

exuberance: overflowing abundance; joyful enthusiasm; flamboyance; lavishness
E.g.I was bowled over by the exuberance of Amy's welcome. What an enthusiastic greeting!

exude: discharge; release liquid in drops or small quantities
E.g.We get maple syrup from the sap that can exude from the trees in early spring.

exult: rejoice; feel extreme happiness
E.g.We exult when our team won the victory.

fabricate: build; put together out of components or parts
E.g.If we fabricate the buildings in this project out of standardized sections, we can reduce construction costs considerably.

facet: small, smooth, flat surface, as on a bone or tooth; side; a smooth surface
E.g.The stonecutter decided to improve the rough diamond by providing it one bigger facet among several sides.

facetious: joking ,often inappropriately; humorous
E.g.Instead, the crowd began sarcastically to cheer him on and showered him with facetious advice.

facile: done or achieved with little effort or difficulty; ready or fluent
E.g.Words came easily to Jonathan: he was a facile speaker and prided himself on being ready to make a speech at a moment's notice.

facilitate: help bring about; make less difficult
E.g.Rest and proper nourishment should facilitate the patient's recovery.

facsimile: exact copy or reproduction, as of a document; fax
E.g.He found the museum was selling a facsimile of the works of art on display.

faction: a party of persons having a common end in view
E.g.This faction is aligned with the NY and regional board members; in combination, they now have a thin majority on the National Board.

faculty: inherent power or ability; body of persons with specific professional powers
E.g.His status on the faculty is also at risk should he be seen as delivering low-quality care.

fake: imitation; counterfeit; having a false or misleading appearance
E.g.The Football Association says it all began with a fake advertisement on a website, inviting foreign managers to be the new national team coach.

fallacious: false; tending to mislead; deceptive
E.g.Paradoxically, fallacious reasoning does not always yield erroneous results: even though your logic may be faulty, the answer you get may nevertheless be correct.

fallible: likely to fail or be inaccurate
E.g.I know I am fallible, but I feel confident that I am right this time.

fallow: plowed but left unseeded during a growing season; uncultivated
E.g.Farmers have learned that it is advisable to permit land to lie fallow every few years.

falter: be unsteady in purpose or action, as from loss of courage or confidence
E.g.When told to dive off the high board, she did not falter, but proceeded at once.

fanaticism: excessive zeal; extreme devotion to a belief or cause
E.g.An Israeli study of Palestinian suicide bombers from 2003 says religious fanaticism is just one of many factors.

fanciful: imaginative; not based on fact; dubious
E.g.He is talking about his falsehood about some fanciful secret treaties.

fancy: capricious notion; something many people believe that is false
E.g.For it was at that hour of a warm afternoon when my fancy is able to hear the silent voices.

fanfare: loud flourish of brass instruments, especially trumpets; spectacular public display
E.g.The exposition was opened with a fanfare of trumpets and the firing of cannon.

farce: broad comedy; ridiculous parade; foolish show
E.g.Nothing went right; the entire interview degenerated into a farce.

fashion: style, shape, appearance, or mode of structure; pattern, model
E.g.Dress, and what we call fashion and taste altogether, you know, are mere matters of opinion, association of ideas, and so forth.

fastidious: difficult to please; having complicated requirements; excessively particular demanding about details
E.g.Bobby was such a fastidious eater that he would eat a sandwich only if his mother first cut off every scrap of crust.

fathom: measure the depth; come to understand
E.g.I find his motives impossible to fathom; in fact, I'm totally clueless about what goes on in his mind.

fatuous: foolish or silly, especially in self-satisfied way
E.g.He is far too intelligent to utter such fatuous remarks.

fauna: animals of a period or region
E.g.The scientist could visualize the fauna of the period by examining the skeletal remains and the fossils.

fawning: attempting to win favor by flattering; flattering
E.g.She was constantly surrounded by a group of fawning admirers who hoped to win some favor.

faze: disturb composure of; dismay; ruffle
E.g.No crisis could faze the resourceful hotel manager.

feasible: capable of being accomplished or brought about
E.g.Now, the expert that would have to come in and examine "Baby R.B." and decide whether that's feasible is just now being scheduled.

feature: prominent aspect of something
E.g.No feature in the scene was extraordinary, but all was pleasing.

febrile: feverish; intense emotion or activity
E.g.Awaiting the mysterious announcement, there was a febrile excitement in the crowd.

fecundity: fertility; fruitfulness; productive or creative power
E.g.The fecundity of his mind is illustrated by the many vivid images in his poems.

feign: make false appearance of; disguise; conceal; invent or imagine
E.g.Lady Macbeth decided to feign illness although she was actually healthy.

feint: trick; any distracting or deceptive maneuver
E.g.The boxer was fooled by his opponent's feint and dropped his guard.

felicitous: apt; suitably expressed; well chosen
E.g.He was famous for his felicitous remarks and was called upon to serve as master-of-ceremonies at many a banquet.

felicity: great happiness; pleasing and appropriate manner or style
E.g.She wrote a note to the newlyweds wishing them great felicity in their wedded life.

feline: catlike; animal of the family Felidae
E.g.In other words, there's little evidence that the feline is anything more than a very large domestic cat.

fell: capable of destroying; lethal
E.g.The newspapers told of the tragic spread of the fell disease.

fell: capable of destroying; lethal
E.g.The newspapers told of the tragic spread of the fell disease.

felon: person convicted of crime; evil person
E.g.CNN reports the felon is already insisting he'll make a comeback and they include this from his plea.

feral: not domestic; wild; existing in wild or untamed state
E.g.Abandoned by their owners, dogs may revert to their feral state, roaming the woods in packs.

ferment: agitation; chemical phenomenon in which an organic molecule splits into simpler substances
E.g.With the breakup of the Soviet Union, much of Eastern Europe was in a state of ferment.

fermentation: conversion of sugar to carbon dioxide and alcohol by yeast; state of being in high activity or commotion
E.g.It provided services within research and manufacture of fermentation based pharmaceutical products.

ferocious: fierce; savage; wild; indicating cruelty
E.g.The ferocious winds seemed about to tear the ship to pieces.

ferret: drive or hunt out of hiding; uncover and bring to light by searching
E.g.Immediately you see these symptoms that ferret from the others, as this is, I think, the worst disease one has to contend with.

fertile: rich; fruitful; inventive; creative; intellectually productive
E.g.It provides a fertile idea for a group of entrepreneurs.

fervent: extremely hot; sincerely or intensely felt
E.g.She felt that the fervent praise was excessive and somewhat undeserved.

fervid: extremely hot; eager; impassioned; burning
E.g.Her fervid enthusiasm inspired all of us to undertake the dangerous mission.

fervor: intensity of feeling; warmth of feeling; intense, heated emotion
E.g.At the protest rally, the students cheered the strikers and booed the dean with equal fervor.

fester: undergo decay; infect, inflame, or corrupt;
E.g.Letting the problem continue to fester is not an option; it could well provoke another crisis and outbreak of more general fighting through out the region.

festive: offering fun and gaiety; joyous; celebratory
E.g.It was my first exposure to foreign cultures in festive costumes, and may have provided me early inspiration to explore distant shores.

fetter: restrain with U-shaped bar for ankles or feet; impede; hamper
E.g.They fetter the prisoner to the wall.

feud: bitter quarrel between two parties
E.g."Why, where were you raised? Don't you know what a feud is?" "Never heard of it before--tell me about it."