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English Dictionary Cum Vocabulary Word List for GMAT, SAT, GRE, GATE, TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC, CAT, LSAT, ACT, SSC, BANK PO & Other exams

Flotilla: small fleet
Example: [the fishing flotilla returns to port]

Flotsam: poor people homeless
Example: [The vision of her body, flotsam on the water, is at once both corpse-like and strangely beautiful]

Flounder:
waver to falter
Example: [Although his business was a success, his marriage was floundering]

Flourish:
prosper, grow well, make sweeping gestures
Example: [the orange trees flourished in the sun]

Flout:
to show disregard for the law or rules
Example: [It is an offence to use a taxi rank unless you are a licenced hackney carriage, so why do cars flout this law?]

Fluctuate:
vary waver
Example: [Vegetable prices fluctuate according to the season]

Fluctuation:
Frequent irregular change back and forth
Example: [fluctuations in share prices]

Flue:
outlet, vent, pipe, chimney, duct
Example: [a disused flue]

Fluency:
smoothness of speech
Example: [you speak English with fluency and ease]

Fluential:
Pertaining to streams.

Fluster:
confuse
Example: [the sudden question flustered the student]

Fluted:
as in a pillar having vertical parallel grooves
Example: [there were fluted columns in the ancient building]

Flux:
continuous change
Example: [Our plans are in a state of flux]

Fodder:
food given to animals, feed
Example: [Vegetation is precisely the same; no Joussa or other fodder for camels than Artemisia and spinous composites]

Foggy:
Obscure.

Foible:
minor fault weakness
Example: [We all have our little foibles]

Foil:
defeat
Example: [The prisoners’ attempt to escape was foiled]
English Dictionary Cum Vocabulary Word List for GMAT, SAT, GRE, GATE, TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC, CAT, LSAT, ACT, SSC, BANK PO& Other exams


Foist: palm off a fake
Example: [I try not to foist my values on the children but it’s hard]

Foliage:
leaves, leafage, leaf-like ornament, vegetation
Example: [exuberant foliage]

Folio:
A sheet of paper folded once or of a size adapted to folding once.

Foment:
instigate
Example: [The song was banned on the grounds that it might foment communal tension]

Fondle:
To handle tenderly and lovingly.

Font:
fountainhead, source, set of type

Foolery:
foolish behavior, nonsense
Example: [I have got to keep awake, and don’t feel inclined for any foolery]

Foolhardy:
rash
Example: [don’t be foolhardy, better take advise of the experts]

Foot-Note:
A note of explanation or comment at the foot of a page or column.

Foppish:
one who is unduly devoted to dress and the niceties of manners
Example: [foppish manner of the young men]

Foray:
raid
Example: [She made a brief foray into acting before becoming a teacher]

Forbearance:
Patient endurance or toleration of offenses
Example: [He thanked his employees for the forbearance they had shown during the company’s difficult times]

Forby:
Besides.

Forebode:
predict, foretell, prognosticate, prophesy, portend
Example: [To me, the signs of the times appear to be ominous]

Foreboding:
threatening, dark, ominous
Example: [foreboding signs]

Forecastle:
front part of a ship, a structure in the forward part of a ship, below the deck, where the sailors live
Example: [Finally, I always go to sea as a sailor, because of the wholesome exercise and pure air of the forecastle deck. On the forecastle lay the perfection of a breech-loading gun, very thick at the breech, and very narrow in the bore, the model of which had been in the Exhibition of 1867]

Foreclose:
exclude
Example: [it foreclosed any chance of diplomatic compromise]
English Dictionary Cum Vocabulary Word List for GMAT, SAT, GRE, GATE, TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC, CAT, LSAT, ACT, SSC, BANK PO& Other exams


Forecourt: front court of a building, courtyard, area, space, square
Example: [“It was done out of love,” said Raul, moving close to the front windows where he could see the forecourt]

Forefather:
An ancestor.

Forego:
give up, do without, refrain from, sacrifice, precede
Example: [I could not understand how any were willing to forego such a blessed privilege]

Foreground:
That part of a landscape or picture situated or represented as nearest the spectator.

Foreign:
Belonging to situated in or derived from another country.

Foreknowledge:
Prescience.

Forensic:
solving crime pertaining to debate
Example: [forensic evidence]

Foreordain:
predestinate, predetermine, determine future events in advance, preordain
Example: [I hold the belief that all love that is true is foreordained and consecrated in heaven]

Foreordination:
predetermination, predestination, state of being determined beforehand
Example: [With God, knowledge is necessarily foreknowledge; and foreknowledge and foreordination must be one, in an infinite Being. divine foreordination]

Forepeak:
forward part of a ship
Example: [Yacamo, the guide, stood in the forepeak of the ship, the centre of an eager group]

Forerun:
To go before as introducing or ushering in.

Foresail:
the main sail on the foremast of a vessel
Example: [The vessel then luffed into the wind, in defiance of the helm, and the first shake of the foresail stripped it from the bolt rope]

Foresee:
foretell, anticipate, forecast, predict
Example: [to foresee a danger]

Foreshore:
seashore, shoreline, shore between the highest and lowest points that the sea reaches
Example: [Over the river men were at work with spades and sieves on the sandy foreshore, and on the river was a boat, also diligently employed for some mysterious end]

Foresight:
ability to predict the future
Example: [she had the foresight to buy a house before the prices rose]

Foretell:
To predict.
English Dictionary Cum Vocabulary Word List for GMAT, SAT, GRE, GATE, TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC, CAT, LSAT, ACT, SSC, BANK PO& Other exams


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