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Glossary of SAT 1 Vocab: F (Fabricate - Futile)

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fabricate
to construct; to lie
fabulous
incredible; imaginative
facade
outward appearance
facet
aspect
facetious
joking; sarcastic
facile
effortless; easy
facilitate
to make easy
facsimile
an exact copy
faction
a minority within a larger group
factious
causing disagreement
factitious
artificial
factotum
an employee who can do all kinds of work
faculty
power; ability; skill
fallacious
deceptive
fallible
capable of error
fallow
inactive; unproductive
falter
to hesitate; to stumble
fanatic
a person with uncontrolled enthusiasm
fanciful
unreal; unpredictable; imaginative
fanfare
noisy or showy display
farcical
absurd
fastidious
hard to please
fatal
causing death
fatalistic
believing that all things in life are inevitable
fathom
nautical measure of 6 feet in depth; to comprehend
fatuous
foolish
fauna
animals of a certain area
fawn
a young deer; to act slavishly submissive
faze
to discourage; to disturb
fealty
loyalty
feasible
capable of being accomplished; suitable
feat
deed or accomplishment
febrile
feverish
fecund
fertile; productive
feign
to pretend
feint
a false show; a pretended blow
feisty
quick-tempered or quarrelsome
felicity
happiness
feline
pertaining to cats
fell
to knock down; fierce or cruel
felon
a criminal
felonious
treacherous; villainous
ferment
a state of agitation or excitement
ferret
to search or drive out; a small animal of the weasel family
fervent
eager; earnest
fervid
very emotional
fester
to rot
festive
joyous
fete
to honor; to entertain
fetid
foul-smelling
fetish
object with magical power; object that receives respect or devotion
fetter
to confine; to put into chains
fiasco
a total disaster
fiat
an official order
fickle
unfaithful; changeable in affections
fictitious
false
fidelity
faithfulness
figment
something imagined
filch
to steal
filial
like a son or daughter
finale
the climax; the end
finesse
tact; diplomacy
finicky
extremely particular; fussy
finite
measurable; limited
firebrand
one who stirs up a revolution
firmament
sky; heavens
fiscal
pertaining to finances
fissure
an opening or split
fitful
occurring in spurts
flabbergasted
astonished; made speechless
flaccid
flabby
flag
a banner; to droop or to slow down
flaggelate
to whip
flagrant
shocking; scandalous
flail
to strike freely and wildly
flair
a knack or natural talent
flamboyant
showy; conspicuous
flaunt
to boast or show off
flay
to strip the skin off; to criticize sharply
fledgling
a young, inexperienced person
fleece
to swindle; the wool of a lamb
flexible
bendable
flinch
to cringe or draw back
flippant
treating serious matters lightly
flora
plant life of a certain area
florid
flowery; ornate
flotilla
a small fleet of ships
flotsam
floating cargo or wreckage
flout
to mock or ridicule
fluctuate
to move back and forth; to vary
fluent
flowing; able to speak and/or write easily
fluster
to upset; to confuse
fluvial
pertaining to a river
flux
state of continual change
foible
a weakness; minor fault
foil
to prevent the success of a plan; a person who, by contrast, makes another person seem better
foist
(on) to pass off merchandise which is inferior
folderol
nonsense
folly
a foolish action
foment
to stir up; to instigate
foolhardy
reckless; foolish
fop
an excessively vain man
foray
a sudden attack
forbearance
patience; restraint
forebear
ancestor
foreboding
a warning; an omen
foregone
long past
forensic
pertaining to a formal discussion or debate
forerunner
ancestor
foreshadow
to hint
forestall
to prevent by action in advance; to anticipate
forfeit
to give up
forgo
to do without; to give up
formidable
dreadful; discouraging
forte
strong point
forthright
direct; frank
fortitude
courage; strength
fortnight
two weeks; fourteen days
fortuitous
lucky; by chance
foster
to encourage; to nourish
fracas
a loud quarrel
fractious
irritable; stubborn
fracture
to break or crack
frailty
a weakness; a defect
franchise
a special right or privilege
fraternal
brotherly
fraudulent
dishonest
fraught
(with) filled
fray
a noisy quarrel; to unravel or come apart
frenetic
frantic; wild
frenzy
fury; madness
freshet
a fresh water stream
fretful
worried; irritated
friction
a rubbing together; conflict
frigid
extremely cold
frivolous
silly; trivial
frowzy
dirty
frugal
economical; thrifty
fruition
fulfillment; realization
fruitless
barren; yielding no results
frustrate
to prevent or discourage
fugacious
pertaining to the passing of time
fulminate
to explode; to denounce
fulsome
disgusting; repulsive
furor
fury; rage
furtive
secretive; stealthy
fusion
a union or merging
futile
useless

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