English dictionary


flabbergast |ˈflabərˌɡast| — overcome with amazement

flabbergasted |ˈflæbərˌɡæstəd| — as if struck dumb with astonishment and surprise

flabbily |ˈflæbɪlɪ| — in a flabby manner

flabbiness |ˈflæbɪnəs| — a flabby softness

flabby |ˈflæbɪ| — out of condition; not strong or robust; incapable of exertion or endurance

flaccid |ˈflæsɪd| — drooping without elasticity; wanting in stiffness

flaccidity |flækˈsɪdɪtɪ| — a flabby softness

flack |flæk| — a slick spokesperson who can turn any criticism to the advantage of their employer

flacon  — A small bottle, often used for keeping perfume.

flag |flæɡ| — emblem usually consisting of a rectangular piece of cloth of distinctive design

flag down |ˈflæɡ ˈdaʊn| — signal to stop

flag-captain |ˈflæɡ kæptɪn| — (Royal Navy) the captain of a flagship

flag-day |ˈflæɡ deɪ| — (UK, Ireland) A day on which a registered charity raises money, usually by selling small lapel flags.

flag-officer |ˈflæɡˌɒfɪsə| — A naval officer with the rank of rear admiral or above, such officers are entitled to fly a personal flag, especially on the flagship.

flag-waving |ˈflæɡˌweɪvɪŋ| — fanatically patriotic

flagellant |ˈflajələnt fləˈjelənt| — a person who is whipped or whips himself for sexual gratification

flagellate |ˈflædʒəleɪt| — a usually nonphotosynthetic free-living protozoan with whiplike appendages; some are pathogens of humans and other animals

flagellation |ˌflædʒəˈleɪʃn| — beating as a source of erotic or religious stimulation

flagellum |ˌfləˈjeləm| — a whip used to inflict punishment (often used for pedantic humor)

flageolet |ˈflædʒəleɪ| — a French bean variety with light-colored seeds; usually dried

flagging |ˈflæɡɪŋ| — flagstones collectively

flaggy  — (obsolete) Hanging down; drooping, pendulous.

flagitious |fləˈdʒɪʃəs| — extremely wicked, deeply criminal

flagman |ˈflaɡman| — A man who carries a flag, especially one used for signalling

flagon |ˈflæɡən| — a large metal or pottery vessel with a handle and spout; used to hold alcoholic beverages (usually wine)

flagpole |ˈflæɡpəʊl| — surveying instrument consisting of a straight rod painted in bands of alternate red and white each one foot wide; used for sightings by surveyors

flagrant |ˈfleɪɡrənt| — conspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible

flagship |ˈflæɡʃɪp| — the chief one of a related group

flagstaff |ˈflæɡstæf| — a town in north central Arizona; site of an important observatory

flagstone |ˈflæɡstəʊn| — stratified stone that splits into pieces suitable as paving stones

flail |fleɪl| — an implement consisting of handle with a free swinging stick at the end; used in manual threshing

flair |fler| — a natural talent

flak |flæk| — a slick spokesperson who can turn any criticism to the advantage of their employer

flake |fleɪk| — a crystal of snow

flaked |fleɪkt| — simple past tense and past participle of flake

flakes |ˈfleɪks| — plural form of flake

flaky |ˈfleɪkɪ| — made of or easily forming flakes

flam |flam| — A freak or whim.

flambeau |ˈflæmbəʊ| — a flaming torch (such as are used in processions at night)

flamboyance |flæmˈbɔɪəns| — extravagant elaborateness

flamboyancy  — The condition of being flamboyant

flamboyant |flæmˈbɔɪənt| — showy tropical tree or shrub native to Madagascar; widely planted in tropical regions for its immense racemes of scarlet and orange flowers; sometimes placed in genus Poinciana

flame |fleɪm| — the process of combustion of inflammable materials producing heat and light and (often) smoke

flame up |ˈfleɪm ʌp| — burn brightly

flame-colored  — having the brilliant orange-red color of flames

flame-coloured  — having the brilliant orange-red color of flames

flame-thrower |ˈfleɪmˌθrəʊə| — Alternative spelling of flamethrower.

flamen |ˈfleɪmen| — a priest who served a particular deity in ancient Rome

flamenco |fləˈmeŋkəʊ| — guitar music composed for dancing the flamenco

flames |ˈfleɪmz| — plural form of flame

flamethrower |ˈfleɪmθrəʊər| — a weapon that squirts ignited fuel for several yards

flaming |ˈfleɪmɪŋ| — the process of combustion of inflammable materials producing heat and light and (often) smoke

flamingly  — With, or as if with, fire or flames.

flamingo |fləˈmɪŋɡəʊ| — large pink to scarlet web-footed wading bird with down-bent bill; inhabits brackish lakes

flammable |ˈflæməbl| — easily ignited

flamy |ˈfleɪmiː| — flaming, blazing

flan |flæn| — open pastry filled with fruit or custard

flange |flændʒ| — a projection used for strength or for attaching to another object

flank |flæŋk| — the side of military or naval formation

flanker |ˈflæŋkər| — a back stationed wide of the scrimmage line; used as a pass receiver

flannel |ˈflænl| — a soft light woolen fabric; used for clothing

flanneled |ˈflænəld| — Covered or wrapped in flannel.

flannelette |ˌflænəˈlet| — a cotton fabric imitating flannel

flannelled |ˈflænld| — wearing clothes made of flannel; especially wearing cricket whites

flap |flæp| — any broad thin and limber covering attached at one edge; hangs loose or projects freely

flapdoodle |ˈflæpduːdl| — (uncountable) nonsense

flapjack |ˈflæpdʒæk| — a flat cake of thin batter fried on both sides on a griddle

flapper |ˈflæpər| — a young woman in the 1920s who flaunted her unconventional conduct and dress

flare |fler| — a shape that spreads outward

flare up |ˈfler ˌəp| — ignite quickly and suddenly, especially after having died down

flare-up |ˈfler ˌəp| — a sudden intense happening

flared |ˈflerd| — simple past tense and past participle of flare

flaring |ˈflerɪŋ| — streaming or flapping or spreading wide as if in a current of air

flash |flæʃ| — a sudden intense burst of radiant energy

flash back |ˈflæʃ ˈbæk| — return in time

flash-house |ˈflæʃhaʊs| — (obsolete) A brothel.

flash-point |ˈflæʃpɔɪnt| — The lowest temperature at which a liquid can form an ignitable mixture in air near the surface of the liquid.

flashback |ˈflæʃbæk| — a transition (in literary or theatrical works or films) to an earlier event or scene that interrupts the normal chronological development of the story

flasher |ˈflæʃər| — someone with a compulsive desire to expose the genitals

flashily |ˈflæʃɪlɪ| — in a meretricious manner

flashiness  — tasteless showiness

flashing |ˈflæʃɪŋ| — a short vivid experience

flashlight |ˈflæʃlaɪt| — a small portable battery-powered electric lamp

flashy |ˈflæʃɪ| — tastelessly showy

flask |flæsk| — bottle that has a narrow neck

flasket |ˈflæskɪt| — (obsolete, UK) A long, shallow basket with two handles.

flat |flæt| — a level tract of land

flat-footed |ˈflætˈfʊtɪd| — with feet flat on the ground; not tiptoe

flat-iron |ˈflæt aɪən| — Alternative spelling of flatiron.

flat-out |aʊt| — Alternative form of flat out.

flatboat |ˈflætˌbɒt| — a flatbottom boat for carrying heavy loads (especially on canals)

flatcar |ˈflætkɑːr| — freight car without permanent sides or roof

flatfish |ˈflætfɪʃ| — sweet lean whitish flesh of any of numerous thin-bodied fish; usually served as thin fillets

flatfoot |ˈflatfʊt| — a policeman who patrols a given region

flatfooted  — unprepared and unable to react quickly

flathead |ˈflæthed| — food fish of the Indonesian region of the Pacific; resembles gurnards

flatiron  — an iron that was heated by placing it on a stove

flatland |ˈflatland| — Any land of relatively constant altitude (with no hills).

flatlet |ˈflætlɪt| — a tiny flat

flatly |ˈflætlɪ| — in an unqualified manner

flatness |ˈflætnəs| — the property of having two dimensions

flatten |ˈflætn| — make flat or flatter

flatten out |ˈflætən ˈaʊt| — become flat or flatter

flattened |ˈflætənd| — having been flattened

flatter |ˈflætər| — praise somewhat dishonestly

flatterer |ˈflætərər| — a person who uses flattery

flattering |ˈflætərɪŋ| — showing or representing to advantage

flattery |ˈflætərɪ| — excessive or insincere praise

flatting |ˈflætɪŋ| — (Australia, New Zealand) The practice of living, with others, in a flat.

flattop |ˈflæt tɑːp| — a closely cropped haircut; usually for men or boys

flatty |ˈflætɪ| — (regional, slang) A flatfish

flatulence |ˈflætʃələns| — a state of excessive gas in the alimentary canal

flatulency |ˈflætjʊlənsɪ| — a state of excessive gas in the alimentary canal

flatulent |ˈflætʃələnt| — generating excessive gas in the alimentary canal

flatus |ˈfleɪtəs| — a reflex that expels intestinal gas through the anus

flatware |ˈflætwer| — tableware that is relatively flat and fashioned as a single piece

flatwise |ˈflætˌwaɪz| — With a flat side down or otherwise in contact with a flat surface.

flaunt |flɔːnt| — the act of displaying something ostentatiously

flaunting |ˈflɒntɪŋ| — Present participle of flaunt.

flautist |ˈflaʊtɪst| — someone who plays the flute

flavescent |fləˈves(ə)nt| — yellow-ish in colour, or turning yellow

flavin |ˈfleɪˌvɪn| — a ketone that forms the nucleus of certain natural yellow pigments like riboflavin

flavonoid |ˈfleɪvənɔɪd| — any of a large class of plant pigments having a chemical structure based on or similar to flavone

flavor |ˈfleɪvər| — the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people

flavored |ˈfleɪvərd| — American standard spelling of flavoured.

flavoring |ˈfleɪvərɪŋ| — something added to food primarily for the savor it imparts

flavorless |ˈfleɪvəlɪs| — lacking taste or flavor or tang

flavorous |ˈfleɪv(ə)rəs| — full of flavor

flavour |ˈfleɪvər| — the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people

flavoured |ˈfleɪvərd| — Having a specific taste, often due to the addition of flavouring.

flavouring |ˈfleɪvərɪŋ| — something added to food primarily for the savor it imparts

flavourless |ˈfleɪvələs| — lacking taste or flavor or tang

flaw |flɔː| — an imperfection in an object or machine

flawed |flɔːd| — having a blemish or flaw

flawless |ˈflɔːləs| — without a flaw

flawy |ˈflɔːiː| — Full of flaws or cracks; broken; defective.

flax |flæks| — fiber of the flax plant that is made into thread and woven into linen fabric

flaxen |ˈflæksn| — of hair color; pale yellowish to yellowish brown

flaxseed |ˈflækssiːd| — the seed of flax used as a source of oil

flaxy |ˈflæksɪ| — Like flax; flaxen.

flay |fleɪ| — strip the skin off

flayer  — one who or that which flays

flea |fliː| — any wingless bloodsucking parasitic insect noted for ability to leap

flea-bag |ˈfliːbæɡ| — A disreputable place of accommodation.

flea-bitten |ˈfliː bɪtən| — worn and broken down by hard use

flea-pit |ˈfliːpɪt| — (colloquial) A dilapidated building, stereotypically hosting a low-grade cinema.

fleabag |ˈfliːbæɡ| — a run-down hotel

fleabane |ˈfliːbeɪn| — hairy perennial Eurasian herb with yellow daisylike flowers reputed to destroy or drive away fleas

fleabite |ˈfliːbaɪt| — The bite of a flea, or the mark caused by such a bite.

fleam |fliːm| — A sharp instrument used to open a vein, to lance gums, or the like.

fleapit |ˈfliːpɪt| — an old shabby movie theater

fleck |flek| — a small fragment of something broken off from the whole

flecker |ˈflekər| — To fleck.

flection |ˈflekʃən| — the state of being flexed (as of a joint)

fled |fled| — simple past tense and past participle of flee

fledge |flej| — feed, care for, and rear young birds for flight

fledged |fledʒd| — (of an arrow) equipped with feathers

fledgeling |ˈfledʒlɪŋ| — any new participant in some activity

fledgling |ˈfledʒlɪŋ| — any new participant in some activity

flee |fliː| — run away quickly

fleece |fliːs| — the wool of a sheep or similar animal

fleecy |ˈfliːsɪ| — (of fabrics) having soft nap produced by brushing

fleeing |ˈfliːɪŋ| — Present participle of flee.

fleer |ˈflɪr| — someone who flees from an uncongenial situation

fleet |fliːt| — group of aircraft operating together under the same ownership

fleeting |ˈfliːtɪŋ| — lasting for a markedly brief time

Fleming |ˈflemɪŋ| — British writer famous for writing spy novels about secret agent James Bond (1908-1964)

Flemish |ˈflemɪʃ| — an ethnic group speaking Flemish and living in northern and western Belgium

flench |flentʃ| — Alternative form of flense.

flense |flens| — strip the blubber or skin from (a whale or seal)

flesh |fleʃ| — the soft tissue of the body of a vertebrate: mainly muscle tissue and fat

flesh-colored  — having a bright red or pinkish color

flesh-coloured |ˈfleʃˌkʌləd| — having a bright red or pinkish color

flesh-eating  — (of animals) carnivorous

flesh-fly |ˈfleʃflaɪ| — Alternative form of flesh-fly.

flesh-wound |ˈfleʃ wuːnd| — An injury which pierces the skin and causes bleeding, but which does not injure any bones or vital organs, and does not carry a serious threat of death.

fleshiness  — more than average fatness

fleshings |ˈfleʃɪŋz| — Flesh-coloured tights (worn by actors or dancers)

fleshly |ˈfleʃlɪ| — marked by the appetites and passions of the body

fleshpot |ˈfleʃpɒt| — A place offering entertainment of a sensual or luxurious nature

fleshy |ˈfleʃɪ| — usually describes a large person who is fat but has a large frame to carry it

fleur-de-lis |ˌflɜːr də ˈliː| — plants with sword-shaped leaves and erect stalks bearing bright-colored flowers composed of three petals and three drooping sepals

flew |fluː| — simple past tense of fly

flews |fluːz| — The pendulous flaps of skin hanging from the side of the lips of certain dogs, especially hounds.

flex |fleks| — the act of flexing

flexibility |ˌfleksəˈbɪlətɪ| — the property of being flexible; easily bent or shaped

flexible |ˈfleksəbl| — able to adjust readily to different conditions

flexibleness  — the property of being flexible; easily bent or shaped

flexibly |ˈfleksəblɪ| — with flexibility

flexile |ˈfleksəl| — able to flex; able to bend easily

flexion |ˈflekʃn| — the state of being flexed (as of a joint)

flexional  — Dated form of flectional.

flexor |ˈfleksər| — a skeletal muscle whose contraction bends a joint

flexure |ˈflekʃər| — the state of being flexed (as of a joint)

flibbertigibbet |ˈflɪbərtɪdʒɪbɪt| — a female fool

flick |flɪk| — a light sharp contact (usually with something flexible)

flicker |ˈflɪkər| — a momentary flash of light

flickering |ˈflɪkərɪŋ| — shining unsteadily

flier |ˈflɑɪər| — someone who travels by air

flight |flaɪt| — a formation of aircraft in flight

flight-deck |ˈflaɪtdek| — the deck of an aircraft carrier, on which aircraft can land and take off.

flight-lieutenant |ˈflaɪtlefˈtenənt| — A rank in the RAF, between that of flying officer and squadron leader, of a person in charge of a flight of aircraft, equivalent to a Royal Navy lieutenant or an Army captain

flight-shot |ˈflaɪtʃɒt| — (UK, Scotland, dialect, dated) The distance to which an arrow or flight may be shot; bowshot; about a fifth of a mile.

flightiness  — the trait of acting unpredictably and more from whim or caprice than from reason or judgment

flighty |ˈflaɪtɪ| — guided by whim and fancy

flim-flam |ˈflɪmflæm| — deceive somebody

flimflam |ˈflɪmflæm| — a swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property

flimsy |ˈflɪmzɪ| — a thin strong lightweight translucent paper used especially for making carbon copies

flinch |flɪntʃ| — a reflex response to sudden pain

flinders |ˈflɪndərz| — British explorer who mapped the Australian coast (1774-1814)

fling |flɪŋ| — a usually brief attempt

fling off |ˈflɪŋ ˈɒf| — write quickly

flinger  — One who flings or hurls something.

flint |flɪnt| — a hard kind of stone; a form of silica more opaque than chalcedony

flint-glass |ˈflɪntˈɡlɑːs| — A soft, heavy, brilliant glass, consisting essentially of a silicate of lead and potassium. It is used for tableware and in optical instruments.

flintlock |ˈflɪntlɑːk| — a muzzle loader that had a flintlock type of gunlock

flintstone |ˈflɪntˌstəʊn| — pebbles of flint used in masonry construction

flinty |ˈflɪntɪ| — showing unfeeling resistance to tender feelings

flip |flɪp| — an acrobatic feat in which the feet roll over the head (either forward or backward) and return

flip-flap |flæp| — with repeated strokes and noise

flippancy |ˈflɪpənsɪ| — inappropriate levity

flippant |ˈflɪpənt| — showing inappropriate levity

flipper |ˈflɪpər| — a shoe for swimming; the paddle-like front is an aid in swimming (especially underwater)

flirt |flɜːrt| — a seductive woman who uses her sex appeal to exploit men

flirtation |flɜːrˈteɪʃn| — playful behavior intended to arouse sexual interest

flirtatious |flɜːrˈteɪʃəs| — like a coquette

flirting |ˈflɜːtɪŋ| — playful behavior intended to arouse sexual interest

flirty |ˈflɜːtɪ| — Flirting, or seeming to flirt.

flit |flɪt| — a sudden quick movement

flitch |flɪtʃ| — fish steak usually cut from a halibut

flitter |ˈflɪdər| — move back and forth very rapidly

flittermouse |ˈflɪdərˌmaʊs| — (zoology, now chiefly dialectal) A bat; a reremouse; flindermouse.

flivver |ˈflɪvər| — An automobile, particularly one which is old and inexpensive.

float |fləʊt| — the time interval between the deposit of a check in a bank and its payment

floatable |ˈfləʊtəbəl| — That may be floated.

floatage |ˈfləʊtɪdʒ| — Alternative form of flotage.

floatation |fləʊˈteɪʃən| — the phenomenon of floating (remaining on the surface of a liquid without sinking)

floater |ˈfləʊtər| — spots before the eyes caused by opaque cell fragments in the vitreous humor and lens

floating |ˈfləʊtɪŋ| — the act of someone who floats on the water

floatplane |ˈfləʊtˌpleɪn| — a seaplane equipped with pontoons for landing or taking off from water

floaty |ˈfləʊtɪ| — tending to float on a liquid or rise in air or gas

flocculate |ˈflɑːkjəˌleɪt| — form into an aggregated lumpy or fluffy mass

flock |flɑːk| — a church congregation guided by a pastor

floe |fləʊ| — a flat mass of ice (smaller than an ice field) floating at sea

flog |flɑːɡ| — beat severely with a whip or rod

flogging |ˈflɑːɡɪŋ| — beating with a whip or strap or rope as a form of punishment

flood |flʌd| — the rising of a body of water and its overflowing onto normally dry land

flood-gate |ˈflʌdɡeɪt| — Alternative spelling of floodgate.

floodgate |ˈflʌdɡeɪt| — something that restrains a flood or outpouring

flooding |ˈflʌdɪŋ| — a technique used in behavior therapy; client is flooded with experiences of a particular kind until becoming either averse to them or numbed to them

floodlight |ˈflʌdlaɪt| — light that is a source of artificial illumination having a broad beam; used in photography

floodplain |ˈflʌdpleɪn| — a low plain adjacent to a river that is formed chiefly of river sediment and is subject to flooding

floodwater |ˈflʌdwɔːtər| — (chiefly in the plural) The water of a flood.

floodwaters |ˈfləˌdwɒtərz| — The waters of a flood

floor |flɔːr| — the inside lower horizontal surface (as of a room, hallway, tent, or other structure)

floor-lamp |ˈflɔːlæmp| — A lamp supported by a tall vertical pole in order that light comes from above those seated in the vicinity.

floorcloth |ˈflɔːrklɔːθ| — a cloth, normally of flannel, used for cleaning floors.

floorer |flɔːrər| — Someone who floors, lays flooring

flooring |ˈflɔːrɪŋ| — the inside lower horizontal surface (as of a room, hallway, tent, or other structure)

floorwalker |flɔːrˌwɔːkər| — an employee of a retail store who supervises sales personnel and helps with customer problems

floosie |ˈfluːzɪ| — Alternative spelling of floozie.

floozie |ˈfluːzɪ| — a prostitute who attracts customers by walking the streets

floozy |ˈfluːzɪ| — a prostitute who attracts customers by walking the streets

flop |flɑːp| — an arithmetic operation performed on floating-point numbers

flophouse |ˈflɑːphaʊs| — a cheap lodging house

floppy |ˈflɑːpɪ| — a small plastic magnetic disk enclosed in a stiff envelope with a radial slit; used to store data or programs for a microcomputer

flora |ˈflɔːrə| — all the plant life in a particular region or period

florae |flɔːriː| — plural form of flora

floral |ˈflɔːrəl| — resembling or made of or suggestive of flowers

Florentine |ˈflɔːrəntiːn| — a native or resident of Florence, Italy

florescence |fləʊˈresəns| — the time and process of budding and unfolding of blossoms

floret |ˈflɔːrət| — a diminutive flower (especially one that is part of a composite flower)

floriated |flɔːriːˌeɪtɪd| — (architecture) Having floral ornaments.

floriculture |ˈflɔːrɪkʌltʃər| — the cultivation of flowering plants

florid |ˈflɔːrɪd| — elaborately or excessively ornamented

floriferous |flɒˈrɪf(ə)rəs| — (botany) That bears flowers (especially lots of flowers)

florin |ˈflɔːrɪn| — the basic unit of money in Suriname; equal to 100 cents

florist |ˈflɔːrɪst| — someone who grows and deals in flowers

floruit |flɔːruːɪt| — The time period during which a person, group, culture, etc. is at its peak.

floss |flɔːs| — a soft loosely twisted thread used in embroidery

flossy |ˈflɔːsiː| — like down or as soft as down

flotage |ˈfləʊtɪdʒ| — The state of floating.

flotation |fləʊˈteɪʃn| — the phenomenon of floating (remaining on the surface of a liquid without sinking)

flotilla |fləʊˈtɪlə| — a United States Navy fleet consisting of two or more squadrons of small warships

flotsam |ˈflɑːtsəm| — the floating wreckage of a ship

flounce |flaʊns| — a strip of pleated material used as a decoration or a trim

flounder |ˈflaʊndər| — flesh of any of various American and European flatfish

flour |ˈflaʊər| — fine powdery foodstuff obtained by grinding and sifting the meal of a cereal grain

floured |ˈflaʊəd| — simple past tense and past participle of flour

flourish |ˈflɜːrɪʃ| — a showy gesture

flourishing |ˈflɜːrɪʃɪŋ| — very lively and profitable

floury |ˈflaʊərɪ| — resembling flour in fine powdery texture

flout |flaʊt| — treat with contemptuous disregard

flow |fləʊ| — the motion characteristic of fluids (liquids or gases)

flower |ˈflaʊər| — a plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms

flower-girl |ˈflaʊə ɡɜːl| — A participant in a wedding procession, whose responsibility is usually to spread flower petals on the floor before the bride, or to carry a bouquet of flowers.

flowerbed |ˈflɑʊərˌbed| — a bed in which flowers are growing

flowered |ˈflaʊərd| — resembling or made of or suggestive of flowers

floweret |ˈflaʊəret| — a diminutive flower (especially one that is part of a composite flower)

flowering |ˈflaʊərɪŋ| — the time and process of budding and unfolding of blossoms

flowerpot |ˈflaʊərpɑːt| — a container in which plants are cultivated

flowery |ˈflaʊərɪ| — marked by elaborate rhetoric and elaborated with decorative details

flowing |ˈfləʊɪŋ| — the motion characteristic of fluids (liquids or gases)

flown |fləʊn| — past participle of fly

flu |fluː| — an acute febrile highly contagious viral disease

flub |flʌb| — an embarrassing mistake

flubdub |ˈflʌbˌdʌb| — A buffoon.

fluctuate |ˈflʌktʃʊeɪt| — cause to fluctuate or move in a wavelike pattern

fluctuating |ˈflʌktʃəˌwetɪŋ| — having unpredictable ups and downs

fluctuation |ˌflʌktʃʊˈeɪʃn| — a wave motion

flue |fluː| — flat bladelike projection on the arm of an anchor

fluency |ˈfluːənsɪ| — powerful and effective language

fluent |ˈfluːənt| — smooth and unconstrained in movement

fluently |ˈfluːəntlɪ| — in a fluent manner

fluey |ˈfluːɪ| — downy; fluffy

fluff |flʌf| — any light downy material

fluffy |ˈflʌfɪ| — like down or as soft as down

fluid |ˈfluːɪd| — a substance that is fluid at room temperature and pressure

fluidify  — to make fluid

fluidity |flʊˈɪdətɪ| — the property of flowing easily

fluke |fluːk| — a stroke of luck

fluky |ˈfluːkɪ| — subject to accident or chance or change

flume |fluːm| — a narrow gorge with a stream running through it

flummery |ˈflʌmərɪ| — a bland custard or pudding especially of oatmeal

flummox |ˈflʌməks| — be a mystery or bewildering to

flummoxed |ˈflʌməkst| — simple past tense and past participle of flummox

flump |fləmp| — fall heavily

flung |flʌŋ| — simple past tense of fling

flunk |flʌŋk| — failure to reach a minimum required performance

flunkey |ˈflʌŋkɪ| — a male servant (especially a footman)

flunky |ˈflʌŋkɪ| — a male servant (especially a footman)

fluor |ˈfluːər| — a soft mineral (calcium fluoride) that is fluorescent in ultraviolet light; chief source of fluorine

fluorescence |ˌflɔːˈresns| — light emitted during absorption of radiation of some other (invisible) wavelength

fluorescent |ˌflɔːˈresnt| — a lighting fixture that uses a fluorescent lamp

fluoride |ˈflɔːraɪd| — a salt of hydrofluoric acid

fluorine |ˈflɔːriːn| — a nonmetallic univalent element belonging to the halogens; usually a yellow irritating toxic flammable gas; a powerful oxidizing agent; recovered from fluorite or cryolite or fluorapatite

fluorite |ˈflʊˌraɪt| — a soft mineral (calcium fluoride) that is fluorescent in ultraviolet light; chief source of fluorine

fluorspar |ˈflʊrˌspɑːr| — a soft mineral (calcium fluoride) that is fluorescent in ultraviolet light; chief source of fluorine

flurry |ˈflɜːrɪ| — a rapid active commotion

flush |flʌʃ| — the period of greatest prosperity or productivity

fluster |ˈflʌstər| — a disposition that is confused or nervous and upset

flute |fluːt| — a high-pitched woodwind instrument; a slender tube closed at one end with finger holes on one end and an opening near the closed end across which the breath is blown

fluted |ˈfluːtɪd| — Having flutes or grooves, either for decoration or to trim weight.

fluting |ˈfluːtɪŋ| — a groove or furrow in cloth etc (particularly a shallow concave groove on the shaft of a column)

flutist |ˈfluːtɪst| — someone who plays the flute

flutter |ˈflʌtər| — the act of moving back and forth

fluty |ˈfluːtɪ| — Resembling the sound of a flute.

fluvial |ˈfluːvɪəl| — of or relating to or happening in a river

flux |flʌks| — the rate of flow of energy or particles across a given surface

fluxion |ˈflʌkʃən| — a flow or discharge

fly |flaɪ| — two-winged insects characterized by active flight

fly on |ˈflaɪ ɑːn| — continue flying

fly-agaric |ˈflaɪˌæɡərɪk| — A poisonous mushroom, Amanita muscaria, with a large crimson cap, fading to yellow, scattered with white flecks.

fly-by |ˈflaɪˌbaɪ| — a flight at a low altitude (usually of military aircraft) over spectators on the ground

fly-by-night |ˈflaɪbaɪˌnaɪt| — a debtor who flees to avoid paying

fly-fishing |ˈflaɪ fɪʃɪŋ| — angling with an artificial fly as a lure

fly-sheet |ˈflaɪʃiːt| — an extra cover of a tent to protect against insects and bad weather.

fly-swatter |ˈflaɪ swɒtər| — Alternative form of flyswatter.

flyable  — Able to be flown

flyaway |ˈflaɪəweɪ| — guided by whim and fancy

flyblow  — The larva of the blowfly, especially when found on rotten meat.

flyblown |ˈflaɪbləʊn| — spoiled and covered with eggs and larvae of flies

flyboy  — (slang) Aircraft pilot, especially of a military combat aircraft.

flyby |ˈflaɪˌbaɪ| — A flight past a celestial object in order to make observations.

flyer |ˈflaɪər| — an advertisement (usually printed on a page or in a leaflet) intended for wide distribution

flying |ˈflaɪɪŋ| — an instance of traveling by air

flyleaf |ˈflaɪliːf| — a blank leaf in the front or back of a book

flyman |ˈflaɪmən| — (UK) Someone who drives a fly-coach.

flyover |ˈflaɪəʊvər| — bridge formed by the upper level of a crossing of two highways at different levels

flypaper |ˈflaɪpeɪpər| — paper that is poisoned or coated with a sticky substance to kill flies

flysheet |ˈflaɪʃiːt| — An extra cover of a tent to protect against insects and bad weather.

flytrap |ˈflaɪˌtræp| — a trap for catching flies

flyweight |ˈflaɪweɪt| — weighs no more than 115 pounds

flywheel |ˈflaɪwiːl| — regulator consisting of a heavy wheel that stores kinetic energy and smooths the operation of a reciprocating engine

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