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Word List for GRE: Words starting with F-H

Author: Oleg Smirnov, Posted on Monday, November 29 @ 11:49:20 IST by RxPG  

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facetious -humorous funny jocular
facile -easily done
fallacious -based on error
falter -waver/move in an uncertain manner
fatuous -without sense foolish self-satisfaction
fawn -young deer try to win somebody's favour

feckless -lacking purpose or vitality ineffective careless
fecund -fertile
feint -pretend
felicitous -apt suitably expressed well chosen apropos
felon -person guilty of murder
ferment -substance become excited
ferocity -savage cruelty
ferret -discover by searching search
fervid -showing earnest feeling
fervour -warmth of feelings earnestness
fetid -stinking
fetter -to shackle put in chains
feud -bitter quarrel over a long period of time
fidelity -loyalty accuracy
fidget -move restlessly make nervous
figurehead -carved image on the prow of a ship
finesse -delicate way of dealing with a situation
finical -too fussy about food clothing etc.
finicky -finical
fission -splitting or division (esp. of cells)
fixate -stare at
flak -criticism/anti-aircraft guns
flamboyant -brightly colored florid
flaunting -show off complacently
flax -pale yellow (hair) a plant
fledged -able to fly trained experienced
fleet -number of ships quick-moving
flinch -draw move back wince
flop -fail/move/fall clumsily
florid -very much ornamented naturally red (e.g.. of face)
fluke -lucky stroke
fluster -make nervous or confused
foible -defect of character (a person is wrongly proud)
foil -prevent from carrying out contrast
foment -put something warm (to lessen the pain)
foolproof -incapable of failure or error
foppish -like a man who pays too much attention to his clothes
forage -food for horses and cattle
forbear -refrain from be patient ancestor
forbearance -patience willingness to wait
ford -shallow place in a river (to cross)
forestall -prevent by taking action in advance pre-empt
forfeit -suffer the loss of something
forge -workshop for the shaping of metal to shape metal lead
forgery -counterfeit
forswear -renounce disallow repudiate
foster -nurture care for
fracas -noisy quarrel
fragile -easily injured broken or destroyed
fragrant -sweet-smelling
frantic -wildly excited with joy pain anxiety
frenetic -frantic frenzied
fret -worry irritation wear away
forward -intractable not willing to yield or comply stubborn
frugal -careful economical
fulmination -bitter protest
fulsome -disgusting offensive due to excessiveness
garble -make unfair selection from facts
garment -article of clothing
garner -to gather and save to store up
garrulity -talkativeness
garrulous -too talkative
gaucherie -socially awkward tactless behaviour
germane -relevant pertinent to
gist -the point general sense
glean -gather facts in small quantities
glib -ready and smooth but not sincere
glimmer -weak/unsteady light
gloat -over look at with selfish delight
glut -supply to much fill to excess
gnaw -waste away bite steadily
goad -something urging a person to action
gorge -eat greedily/narrow opening with a stream
gossamer -soft light delicate material
gouge -tool for cutting grooves in wood
grandiloquent -using pompous words
grave -serious requiring consideration
graze -touch or scrape lightly in passing
gregarious -living in societies liking the company
grievous -causing grief or pain serious dire grave
grovel -crawl humble oneself
guile -deceit cunning
gullible -easily gulled
gush -burst out suddenly/talk ardently
gust -outburst of feeling sudden rain wind fire etc.
hack -cut roughly hired horse
halcyon -calm and peaceful
hallow -to make holy consecrate
harangue -a long passionate speech
harbinger -something or somebody that foretells the coming of
harrow -to distress create stress or torment
haughty -arrogant conceited
heed -attention/give notice to
heinous -odious (of crime)
heresy -belief contrary to what is generally accepted
hermetic -sealed by fusion
heterogeneous -made up of different kinds
hew -make by hard work cut (by striking)
highbrow -(person) with superior tastes
hirsute -hairy shaggy
hoax -mischievous trick played on somebody for a joke
hoi -polloi the masses the rabble
hollow -not soled with hole
holster -leather case for a pistol
homiletics -act of preaching
hone -stone used for sharpening tools
hoodwink -trick mislead
hospitable -liking to give hospitality
hubris -arrogant pride
hush -make or become silent
husk -worthless outside part of anything
hypocrisy -falsely making oneself appear to be good

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