Front or face, especially of a building – a facade of marble.
Given to joking or inappropriate gaiety; said in fun – brightened the evening with his facetious remarks.
Synonyms: jocose, droll, flippant, frivolous
Antonyms: solemn, grave, saturnine
(noun: FALLACY): Unsound; misleading; deceptive – led astray by fallacious reasoning and plans.
Liable to make mistakes or be deceived – Being human, Tom was naturally fallible.
Antonyms: infallible, unerring
To penetrate and understand – difficult to fathom his mysterious actions.
Foolish; silly – a fatuous suggestion that struck us as stupid.
Synonyms: inane, vacuous, puerile
Antonyms: judicious, sagacious, sage
Faithfulness – The soldiers were pledged to fealty to their ruler.
Synonyms: allegiance, constancy, fidelity
Antonyms: disloyalty; infidelity, treachery
Workable – a feasible plan, proved practical by – previous experience.
(noun: FEINT): To pretend – He feigned to be angry, but we saw through his pretense.
Synonyms: dissemble, sham, dissimulate, affect
(1) A state of happiness – promoted felicity in the nation.
(2) A high ability – lie has a felicity of language, mastery of the well-chosen phrase.
Spirited; ardent – a fervid debater, full of emotion.
Synonyms: perfervid, impassioned, zealous, fervent, vehement
(noun): A garland of flowers, leaves, etc. hung between two points – the room bright with festoons of Thanksgiving decorations.
(verb): To hang with festoons – a room festooned with spring flowers.
(1) Something that is believed to have magical powers – savages worshipping the fetish in a ceremonial dance.
Synonym: charm, talisman, amulet
(2) An object of unreasoning devotion and worship – Photography, begun as a hobby, became a fetish.
A ludicrous and complete failure – all his glorious plans ending in a fiasco.
Unreal; made-up – used a fictitious name to avoid being recognized.
Lacking firmness – muscles grown flaccid after the illness.
Synonyms: flabby, limp
Outstandingly bad – condemned for his flagrant abuse of power.
Synonyms: glaring, scandalous, notorious, conspicuous, gross
Elaborately showy – written in a flamboyant, style, full of highly decorative imagery.
Synonyms: florid, ornate, resplendent, embellished, garish, gaudy, gorgeous, rococo
Display or wave boastfully – flaunted the excellent report before his delighted parents.
Passing swiftly -the fleeting hours of happiness
Synonyms: transitory, fugitive
To waver from one course to another; to vary irregularly – his mood fluctuating with every hour.
Synonyms: oscillate, vacillate, undulate, sway
(noun: FORBEARANCE): To exercise self control; to keep from – forbearing to shoot the animal despite temptation.
Synonyms: restrain, abstain
Pertaining to public discussion or law courts – a lawyer gifted in forensic debate.
Synonyms: rhetorical, oratorical
Accidental – a fortuitous meeting with a friend in need.
Synonyms: casual, incidental, adventitious, random
A disorderly quarrel – A fracas broke up the meeting.
Synonyms: brawl, altercation, fray, wrangle, imbroglio
To prevent (the attainment of an object); to defeat or render ineffectual – His scholastic progress was frustrated by a serious illness.
Synonyms: balk, thwart, foil, baffle, obstruct, discomfit
Disgustingly excessive – nauseated by fulsome praise.