Oct 28, 2017

TOEFL vocabulary: Fabricate-Fusion (Part I) 6 of 7

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    • 142. Fabricate
      F. A. P. R. I. C. A. T. E. — Invent. Create.
      Listen to its usage in this sentence.
      ⇢      The child fabricated an excuse to tell her teacher.

      • 143. Faint
        F. A. I. N. T. — Dim. Weak.
        The antonym for faint is strong or bright.
        For example.
        ⇢      The stars are faint but you can see them if you look closely.

        • 144. Fallacious
          F. A. L. L. A. C. I. O. U. S. — False. Invalid.
          The antonym for fallacious is valid.
          Note how the word is used in this sentence.
          ⇢      The students fallacious reasoning that led to an incorrect conclusion.

          • 145. Fantasy
            F. A. N. T. A. S. Y. — Dream. Desire.
            The antonym for fantasy is reality.
            Listen to its usage in this sentence.
            ⇢      Becoming a famous movie star is her fantasy.

            • 146. Fatigue
              F. A. T. I. G. U. E. — Tiredness. Exhaustion.
              Fatigue is the opposite of energy.
              The following sentence illustrates its usage.
              ⇢      She flopped down on the bed overcome by her fatigue.

              • 147. Feasible
                F. E. A. S. I. B. L. E. — Possible. Realistic.
                The antonym for feasible is impossible.
                Note how the word is used in this sentence.
                ⇢      If the plan is feasible the governor will fund the project.

                • 148. Feign
                  F. E. I. G. N. — Pretend. Simulate.
                  Listen to its usage in this sentence.
                  ⇢      The guest feigned interest in the host’s long story.

                  • 149. Fertile
                    F. E. R. T. I. L. E. — Productive. Fruitful.
                    The antonym for fertile is infertile.
                    The following sentence illustrates its usage.
                    ⇢      The fertile soil is good for growing vegetables.

                    • 150. Fickle
                      F. I. C. K. L. E. — Indecisive. Changeable.
                      For example.
                      ⇢      Because I am such a fickle eater it takes me a long time to order at restaurants.

                      • 151. Fictitious
                        F. I. C. T. I. T. I. O. U. S. — Untrue. Made up.
                        The antonym for fictitious it’s factual.
                        Listen to its usage in this sentence.
                        ⇢      I suspect his story about his travel adventures is fictitious.

                        • 152. Fidelity
                          F. I. D. E. L. I. T. Y. — Authenticity. Closeness.
                          Note how the word is used in this sentence.
                          ⇢      I enjoyed the movie because of its fidelity to the original novel.

                          • 153. Figment
                            F. I. G. M. E. N. T. — Imagine thing. Illusion.
                            For example.
                            ⇢      The babysitter told the little boy that the monster under his bed was only a figment of his imagination.

                            • 154. Flaccid
                              F. L. A. C. C. I. D. — Limp. Drooping.
                              The antonym for flaccid is firm.
                              The following sentence illustrates its usage.
                              ⇢      Because she did not lift weights anymore her arm muscles became flaccid.

                              • 155. Flippancy
                                F. L. I. P. P. A. N. C. Y. — Impertinence. Disrespect. Lightness.
                                ⇢      The antonym for flippancy is seriousness. The student’s flippancy was his worst quality.

                                • 156. Fluctuate
                                  F. L. U. C. T. U. A. T. E. — To vary. To rise and fall.
                                  The antonym for fluctuate is stabilize.
                                  Listen to its usage in this sentence.
                                  ⇢      Her mood fluctuated between happy and sad.

                                  • 157. Foreboding
                                    F. O. R. E. B. O. D. I. N. G. — Apprehension. Premonition.
                                    For example.
                                    Note how the word is used in this sentence.
                                    ⇢      The thunder created a great sense of foreboding in the hotel guests.

                                    • 158. Format
                                      F. O. R. M. A. T. — Design. Arrangement.
                                      Note how the word is used in this sentence.
                                      ⇢      Because the paper was not in the proper format the teacher deducted points.

                                      • 159. Fortuitous
                                        F. O. R. T. U. I. T. O. U. S. — Accidental. Unexpected.
                                        The following sentence illustrates usage.
                                        ⇢      The fact that my job interview was with my mother’s old friend was a fortuitous occurrence.

                                        • 160. Formulate
                                          F. O. R. M. U. L. A. T. E. — Device. Invent.
                                          Listen to its usage in this sentence.
                                          ⇢      Since our first attempted did not succeed we will have to formulate a new plan.

                                          • 161. Fracture
                                            F. R. A. C. T. U. R. E. — Crack. Break.
                                            For example.
                                            ⇢      The mountain climber fractured his wrist when he fell.

                                            • 162. Frail
                                              F. R. A. I. L. — Weak. Fragile.
                                              The antonym for frail is done or hardy.
                                              Note how the word is used in this sentence.
                                              ⇢      The old woman was too frail to sit up in her bed.

                                              • 163. Frugal
                                                F. R. U. G. A. L. — Thrifty. Careful with money.
                                                The antonym for frugal is spendthrift.
                                                Listen to its usage in this sentence.
                                                ⇢      He spends a lot of money but his wife is more frugal.

                                                • 164. Furtive
                                                  F. U. R. T. I. V. E. — Sneaky. Stealthy.
                                                  The antonym for furtive is open.
                                                  For example.
                                                  ⇢      The fox furtively moved across the field without attracting the attention of the dogs.

                                                  • 165. Fusion
                                                    F. U. S. I. O. N. — Union. Synthesis.
                                                    The antonym for fusion is separation.
                                                    The following sentence illustrates its usage.
                                                    ⇢      A fusion of flavors made the drink very tasty.

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