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Words - Letter F
American English Vocabulary - Letter F

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Words - Letter F
  • face - n. the front of the head: eyes, nose, mouth; v. to look toward; to turn toward; to have before you, such as a problem or danger
  • fact - n. something known or proved to be true
  • factory - n. a building or group of buildings where goods are made
  • fail - v. to not succeed; to not reach a goal
  • fair - ad. just; honest; what is right
  • fall - v. to go down quickly; to come down; to drop to the ground or a lower position
  • false - ad. not true; not correct
  • family - n. the group that includes children and their parents
  • famous - ad. known very well to many people
  • fan - n. a person who actively supports a sport, activity or performer ("The baseball fan attended every game his team played.")
  • far - ad. at, to or from a great distance
  • farm - n. land used to grow crops and animals for food
  • fast - ad. moving or working at great speed; quick
  • fat - n. tissue in the bodies of humans and animals used to store energy and to keep warm; ad. thick; heavy
  • father - n. the male parent; a man who has a child or children
  • favorite - ad. liked more than others ("Ice cream was her favorite food.")
  • fear - v. to be afraid; to worry that something bad is near or may happen ("He feared falling down."); n. a strong emotion when there is danger or trouble ("He had a fear that he would fall down.")
  • federal - ad. of or having to do with a national or central government
  • feed - v. to give food to
  • feel - v. to have or experience an emotion; to know by touching
  • female - n. a woman or girl; the sex that gives birth; ad. of or about women
  • fence - n. something around an area of land to keep animals or people in or out
  • fertile - ad. rich in production of plants or animals; producing much
  • few - ad. not many; a small number of
  • field - n. an area of open land, usually used to grow crops or to raise animals
  • fierce - ad. extremely strong; violent; angry
  • fight - v. to use violence or force; to attempt to defeat or destroy an enemy; n. the use of force; a battle
  • fill - v. to put or pour something into a container until there is space for no more
  • film - v. to record something so it can be seen again; to make a motion picture or movie; n. a thin piece of material for making pictures with a camera; a movie
  • final - ad. at the end; last
  • financial - ad. of or about the system that includes the use of money, credit, investments and banks
  • find - v. to discover or learn something by searching or by accident; to decide a court case ("The jury finds the man guilty of murder.")
  • fine - n. a payment ordered by a court to punish someone for a crime; ad. very good; very small or thin
  • finish - v. to complete; to end
  • fire - v. to shoot a gun; n. the heat and light produced by something burning
  • fireworks - n. rockets producing bright fire in the sky, used in holiday celebrations
  • firm - ad. not easily moved or changed ("She is firm in her opinion.")
  • first - ad. coming before all others
  • fish - n. a creature that lives and can breathe in water
  • fit - v. to be of the correct size or shape ("These shoes fit my feet.")
  • fix - v. to make good or right again
  • flag - n. a piece of colored cloth used to represent a nation, government or organization
  • flat - ad. smooth; having no high places
  • flee - v. to run away from
  • float - v. to be on water without sinking; to move or be moved gently on water or through air
  • flood - v. to cover with water; n. the movement of water out of a river, lake or ocean onto land
  • floor - n. the bottom part of a room for walking on ("The book fell to the floor."); the level of a building ("The fire was on the first floor.")
  • flow - v. to move like a liquid
  • flower - n. the colored part of plants that carry seeds
  • fluid - n. any substance that can flow, such as a liquid
  • fly - v. to move through the air with wings, like a bird or airplane; to travel in an airplane or flying vehicle
  • fog - n. a mass of wet air that is difficult to see through; a cloud close to the ground
  • follow - v. to come or go after; to accept the rule or power of; to obey
  • food - n. that which is taken in by all living things for energy, strength and growth
  • fool - v. to make someone believe something that is not true; to trick; n. a person who is tricked easily
  • foot - n. the bottom part of the leg; the part of the body that touches the ground when a person or animal walks
  • for - prep. because of ("He is famous for his work."); in exchange ("Give me one dollar for the book."); through space or time ("They travelled for one hour."); representative of ("I speak for all people."); to be employed by ("She works for a computer company.")
  • force - v. to make someone do something or make something happen by using power; n. power, strength; strength used against a person or object; military power of a nation; a military group
  • foreign - ad. of, about or from another nation; not from one's own place or country
  • forest - n. a place of many trees
  • forget - v. to not remember
  • forgive - v. to pardon; to excuse; to remove guilt
  • form - v. to make; to start; to shape ("They formed a swim team."); n. a kind ("Swimming is a form of exercise.")
  • former - ad. earlier in time; not now
  • forward - ad. the direction in front of; toward the front
  • free - v. to release; ad. not controlled by another or by outside forces; not in prison; independent; not limited by rules; without cost
  • freedom - n. the condition of being free
  • freeze - v. to cause or to become very cold; to make or to become hard by cold
  • fresh - ad. newly made or gathered; recent
  • friend - n. a person one likes and trusts
  • frighten - v. to cause great fear
  • from - prep. having a person, place or thing as a beginning or cause ("It is a message from the president."); at a place distant, not near ("The school is five kilometers from my home."); because of ("He is suffering from cancer.")
  • front - n. the forward part; the opposite of back; the beginning; the first part
  • fruit - n. food from trees and plants
  • fuel - n. any substance burned to create heat or power
  • full - ad. containing as much as a person or thing can hold; complete
  • fun - n. anything that is pleasing and causes happiness
  • funeral - n. a ceremony held in connection with the burial or burning of the dead
  • future - n. time after now ("We can talk about it in the future."); ad. in the time to come ("All future meetings will be held in this room.")
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