F Vocabulary Words Quiz #1

Can you guess these vocabulary words that start with the letter F?
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Last updated: December 6, 2019
First submittedJune 8, 2012
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Definition
Word
Type of nuclear reaction or cuisine
Fusion
Thigh bone
Femur
Long, narrow, deep inlet between cliffs
Fjord
It's worse than a misdemeanor
Felony
Related to cats
Feline
Young deer
Fawn
A fleet of small ships
Flotilla
Measure of length equal to 6 feet,
often used to measure depth
Fathom
Extreme food shortage
Famine
Gem face
Facet
A fake attack, in boxing or war
Feint
Thrifty
Frugal
Definition
Word
Senatorial delay tactic
Filibuster
This is to animals as flora is to plants
Fauna
Used to describe a domesticated
animal gone wild
Feral
Muslim legal ruling given by a mufti
Fatwa
The pre-birth stage after embryo
Fetus
Another name for a pancake (US),
or a bar made from rolled oats (UK)
Flapjack
Cylinder-shaped red hat of the
Ottoman Empire
Fez
Anise-flavored herb
Fennel
To strengthen wine by adding
a distilled spirit
Fortify
Combat scuba diver
Frogman
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Level 37
Jun 18, 2012
aren't fedora's from turkey?
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Level 83
Jun 29, 2017
No, I think he's from Switzerland. Hope he beats Nadal at Wimbledon this year.
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Level 80
Jan 11, 2018
Haha 👍
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Level 37
Mar 12, 2018
Joke works better without the Nadal and Wimbledon clarification. Trust your audience to be smart enough to get it from 'he' and 'Switzerland'.
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Level 72
Apr 16, 2018
Well, I wouldn't have gotten it.

The only Fedora I can think of right now is an American college football coach (Larry).

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Level 76
Jan 2, 2021
You're thinking of 'Federer'.
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Level 34
Jun 4, 2022
so?
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Level 26
Jun 29, 2013
For the long, narrow, deep inlet between cliffs, I think "fissure" and/or "fault" should be acceptable. Unless theres some reason those don't work...
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Level 70
Oct 7, 2013
Agreed.
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Level 24
Sep 30, 2017
It's a vocabulary quiz. If you don't know what a fjord is then you do't get the point.
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Level 61
Jul 25, 2020
To be fair, fissure fits the criteria pretty well
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Level 54
May 29, 2022
I still don't really understand the issue with fissure.
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Level 50
Aug 10, 2014
I don't know if this is true for anyone else, but has anyone ever felt like a word looks like what it means? I mean, I look at the words 'gem' and 'jewel' and they just seem... like, you know... like jewels? I'm not the greatest at explaining myself, so try to bear with me. And the words 'gold' and 'silver' seem the same way, and 'flower', 'flora', 'fauna', 'fawn', 'kitten', etc. It's just weird, but... I like it.
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Level 81
Oct 10, 2015
Isn't there some kind of theory as to every word having originated from a root that was onomatopoeic?
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Level 75
May 31, 2022
Yeah, there's some evidence that the sounds of words are related to their meanings.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sound_symbolism

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bouba/kiki_effect

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Level 66
Mar 12, 2018
Synesthesia?
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Level 67
Dec 8, 2018
I get what you mean, I dont have it strongly but a little bit. You get sort of an image with the word, but it is not like you think of a donkey because you read the word donkey. It is more of a feeling. That the word itself personifies it.

I guess maybe other people might ( not sure, ) have it when reading the name of a friend. that they dont see it as the word for them, but really them.

Hard to explain indeed, especially that you dont mean just thinking of whatever the word means.

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Level 72
May 28, 2022
Because it's your language, or at least one you've learned fluently. It's ingrained in your brain.
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Level 75
Aug 20, 2014
Please also accept fiord - http://www.thefreedictionary.com/fiord
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Level 37
Sep 9, 2014
Agreed. Alternate spellings of the word should be accepted. I learned it as "fiord" and missed it because I didn't know the other spelling. Both are in the dictionary.
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Level 45
Nov 5, 2015
I agree - fyord or fiord.
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Level 50
Feb 5, 2015
Good one.
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Level 74
Feb 5, 2015
Can you accept feign as well as feint?
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Level 57
Feb 7, 2015
Can foetus also be accepted? I get it's not the american spelling, but neither am I american
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Level ∞
Feb 7, 2015
Foetus would have worked.
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Level 37
Mar 12, 2018
Well then go play at your country's Jetpunk. Oh what's that? You don't have one? MURICA!
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Level 75
Mar 13, 2018
Aw, come on - we need to do the [Murican] Jetpunk to teach you guys how to write proper English
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Level 76
Feb 4, 2020
Huh? 'Foetus' is another valid English spelling of the word (which is incidentally the spelling I use), so it should be accepted as well (as it is).
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Level 57
Feb 8, 2015
oops sorry, my bad
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Level 31
Jun 24, 2017
all good
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Level 29
Nov 23, 2017
Can you include fetal as well as fetus?
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Level 75
Dec 7, 2021
I agree that the adjective should be accepted. Fetal stage makes just as much sense as fetus.
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Level 66
Mar 12, 2018
I guess "fleetling" isn't a word.
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Level 59
Mar 12, 2018
i kept wondering why faun didn't work for fawn, maybe that should be accepted but idk that could be something different
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Level 67
Dec 8, 2018
it is something very different a faun is a mythological creature nothing to do with a baby deer.

Hmm suddenly comes to mind, philly is the name for baby horse right? sounds related etymologically. Thought of it because I first thought of veulen which it is in dutch, and sounds a lot like fawn ( and philly depending on where you emphasize and which letters are mumbled more. If you dont pronounce the l much it sounds like fawn and if you dont pronounce the n much it sounds like philly. (which both happen in different dialects here)

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Level 34
May 30, 2022
I think the word you are referring to for baby horse is Foal. I also tried that first. Filly is used in American English at least to refer to a female horse. (It may or may not have to do with female horses of childbearing age.)
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Level 35
May 31, 2022
Filly is a female foal, like a colt is a male foal.
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Level 59
Mar 13, 2018
Kinda fun, just sitting around writing F-words.
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Level 40
Mar 29, 2018
22/22 darned easy for a change. I often have trouble getting to end of quizzes, but this one had almost 2 and a half minutes left.
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Level 72
Apr 16, 2018
I know what you mean. I usually get them all but sometimes I just get flummoxed by a word or two.

I guess if the clue doesn't stimulate your brain in the right way, it's hard to jump-start that connection and know what word is meant. Generally I find the clues pretty sharp, though.

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Level 66
May 30, 2022
Appropriately, "flummox" would have been a great inclusion in this quiz
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Level 67
Dec 8, 2018
tough! I only got 14. And got fortify by just common sense guessing.

could ve gotten fjord frugal and fennel.

Would never ve gotten filibuster feint (thought faux-something) fatwa flotilla and frogman. Some of these I have never even heard of.

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Level 59
Dec 31, 2018
not sure what makes a frogman a "combat" scuba diver
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Level 72
Oct 16, 2021
The same thing that makes femur a "thigh" bone: that's what it is :p
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Level 34
Dec 13, 2018
You americans are bizarre, flapjacks are a lovely crumbly oaty biscuit, not pancakes. 1776 was a terrible time for the rest of the world.
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Level 72
Mar 3, 2020
I am American and I have never referred to a pancake as a flapjack, I thought flapjack was just an old name for a pancake.
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Level 59
Mar 4, 2019
If americans call pancakes flapjacks, then what do they call flapjacks?
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Level 74
Nov 13, 2019
Zucchini.
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Level 67
Feb 4, 2020
If flapjacks are called zucchini, what do they call zucchini? They call them eggplants ;)
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Level 58
Mar 18, 2020
They call them chips
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Level 65
May 29, 2022
Granola bars?
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Level 44
Mar 16, 2019
It’s interesting that I said “feign” as well. At first I skipped it because no word popped into my head. But then, as I went through a second time that word just came to me so I put it in. Obviously it didn’t work, but it sounds so much like the real answer that I know I must have heard it at some point in my life. Also “feign” does mean to pretend, so it fits the clue, too. I’m not saying it should count, but I think the whole process was interesting and memory can be a very strange thing.
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Level 43
Jun 7, 2020
If you had just left it at "strengthen" without the wine and stuff, I'd have gotten that lol.
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Level 51
Aug 17, 2020
ohhh that's what feral hogs mean
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Level 54
Oct 28, 2020
I get fatwa and I miss most of the other ones - wow am I okay.
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Level 34
Apr 8, 2021
I typed frog for grogman
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Level 59
Jun 13, 2021
My brain thought it was B words for a it so I was so confused why I couldn't think of most of them
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Level 59
Jun 13, 2021
Fawn helped me remember fauna
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Level 55
Oct 20, 2021
I wear a fez now, fezzes are cool.
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Level 76
May 28, 2022
Could 'fes' be accepted too?
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Level 59
Jun 11, 2022
nice reference
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Level 16
May 29, 2022
These quizzes are treasures for non-native speakers like me. Thanks a lot!