n. 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.
a. capable of destroying; lethal
E.g. The newspapers told of the tragic spread of the fell disease.
n. 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.
n. one of several grave crimes, such as murder, rape, or burglary
E.g. The felony is punishable by up to 10 years in prison and fines of $8000.
n. shuttle; transport by boat or aircraft
E.g. The government's decision to impose restrictions on ferry sailings is intended to stop vessels from operating when the weather is at its most volatile.
n. state or quality of being fertile or fruitful; fruitfulness; productiveness
E.g. It will be a fertility of year for much raining.
a. 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.
n. complete failure; sudden and violent collapse
E.g. The real problem with our job fiasco is that I essentially had two nights with almost no sleep.
n. implacable or malicious foe; one who is diabolically wicked or cruel
E.g. Amidst all this, I had to listen as well as watch: to listen for the movements of the wild beast or the fiend in yonder side den.
a. ferocious; savage; extremely severe or violent; terrible
E.g. He said that at least 10 rebels were killed and more than 30 wounded in fierce urban warfare.
v. line; proceed in line
E.g. The students file into the classroom.
n. foul matter; anything that soils or defiles; dirt; corruption; pollution
E.g. Go and wash that filth off your hand.
a. nasty; dirty; polluted; foul; impure
E.g. This place is filthy; I don't believe anyone can live here.
n. concluding part; closing section
E.g. It is not until we reach the finale of this play that we can understand the author's message.
n. any of numerous small songbirds with short stout bills adapted for crushing seeds
E.g. The house finch is detailed including nesting information, incubation time, egg identification along with picture and description.
v. become less intense; sink, or settle from pressure
E.g. When the opposing hockey team scored its third goal only minutes into the first quarter, the home team's spirits seemed to flag.
v. sudden outburst of emotion; glare; shine; shine with sudden light
E.g. The night sky began to flare with the massive bombardment.
a. transient; brief; temporary; passing quickly
E.g. Sometimes, for a fleeting moment, I thought I caught a glance, heard a tone, beheld a form, which announced the realization of my dream.
a. pliant; elastic; capable of being bent or flexed; pliable
E.g. The way of life is very beautiful for those people, who work from home, enjoys having less pressure and they can work in flexible hours at their own convenience.
n. light quick blow or touch
E.g. He gave the lamp a flick with his finger.
n. deal playfully; move abruptly; toss or flip suddenly
E.g. I think a lot of people are using cell phones to reach out to a new partner and also to flirt an existing partner.
n. group; herd; crowd; gather; crowd; throng
E.g. As the flock is in shock with this miracle occurring to the crazy person, word begins to spread around Ann Arbor.
a. lacking depth or precision; fuzzy; light and airy; soft
E.g. There were no matches for fluffy down pillow.
n. unlikely occurrence; stroke of good luck; accident
E.g. If she by some fluke is elected, we'll have a bitterly divided nation for four more devastating years.
v. fail, especially in a course or an examination; give a failing grade to
E.g. Only half of Newark's high school students graduate, and half of those do so through a special test for those who flunk the standard proficiency exam.
v. flow and spread suddenly; flood
E.g. Interestingly enough, the plunging caused the toilet to again flush, which is something I've never witnessed.
v. make something double; bend or lay so that one part covers the other
E.g. We saw the hawk fold its wings.
a. effective; infallible; being proof against misuse or error
E.g. A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
n. place where a river can be crossed on foot; shallow place
E.g. Half a mile beyond the ford is a collection of three or four huts, called Rancho Grande.
a. relating to use of technology in investigation and establishment of facts or evidence in court by law
E.g. An expert in forensic accounting, according to a recent report in Newsweek, says the AIG scandal might get considerably worse than it already is.
n. workplace where metal is worked by heating and hammering
E.g. All the metal parts will be made in their forge.
n. act of forging, especially the illegal production of something counterfeit
E.g. I didn't expect it would also provide training in forgery, but it did.
n. a fortified defensive structure; permanent army post
E.g. Suddenly something flashed from the ramparts, a swirl of smoke jetted from the fort, a hellish explosion rocked the battlements.
n. act that violates of the rules of a sport
E.g. But the deal involves a fifteen billion euro cash injection, and may yet fall foul of regulators in Brussels.
n. a large entrance or reception room or area
E.g. At the west end of the Centre Block, the House of Commons Chamber and its foyer present a fascinating blend of stateliness and vibrancy.
n. segment; fragment; a small proportion of
E.g. To add insult to injury, this whole island is a duty-free zone and cigarettes cost a fraction of the heavily-taxed tobacco in the rest of Norway.
v. break into pieces; crack; destroy; violate or abuse
E.g. You are going to fracture the balance of power.
a. easy to destroy, delicate, not strong
E.g. Archaeologists are amazed that such a fragile ancient document could have survived for so long.
n. state or quality of being fraternal or brotherly; brotherhood; a body of men associated for common interest; company
E.g. An association of men, such as a fraternity or union, united for common purposes.
n. getting money by lying or cheating; something intended to deceive
E.g. Supporters waited outside Meshchansky Courthouse in Moscow, where Russia's richest man has been accused of fraud, embezzlement and tax evasion.