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fable-noun
a story that is not true; falsehood; a story often employing as characters animals that speak and act like human beings; a story about legendary persons and exploits

fabricate, fabricated, fabricating, fabricates-transitive verbs
to make; build; construct; manufacture; to concoct in order to deceive (fabricated a document to lead others astray) 
fabrication-noun
something fabricated
fabrication, fabricator, fabricant, fabricator-nouns

facet-noun
one of numerous aspects; one of the flat polished surfaces cut on a gemstone or occurring naturally on a crystal
faceted or facetted-adjective

facetious-adjective
lightly joking; jocose
synonym-witty

fact
according to the National Academy of Science, a fact is an observation that has been confirmed so many times it has been accepted as true. Compare 'theory'.

factor-noun
any of the circumstances, conditions, etc. that bring about a result
Mathematics..one of two or more quantities that divides a given quantity without a remainder (2 and 3 are factors of 6; a and b are factors of ab); a quantity by which a stated quantity is multiplied or divided, so as to indicate an increase or decrease in a measurement (the rate increased by a factor of ten) 

faculty-noun
inflected form(s)-plural-faculties 
ability, power, as a innate or acquired ability to act or do;  an inherent capability, power, orfunction (the faculty of hearing); power, authority, or prerogative given or conferred;the members of a profession
synonym-gift

fait accompli-noun
inflected form(s)-plural-faits accomplis 
a thing accomplished and presumably irreversible

fallacy-noun;-plural-fallacies
a false or mistaken idea, opinion; a false notion; a statement or an argument based on a false or an invalid-inference; incorrectness of reasoning or belief; erroneousness; the quality of being deceptive
fallacious-adjective
containing or based on a fallacy-(a fallacious assumption); tending to mislead; deceptive-(fallacious testimony) 
fallaciously-adverb

falsie-noun
an artificial addition to a bodily part worn to enhance appearance

fancy-noun;-plural-fancies
the mental faculty through which whims, visions, and fantasies are summoned up; imagination, especially of a whimsical or fantastic nature; an image or a fantastic invention created by the mind; a capricious notion; a whim; amorous or romantic attachment; love.
fancy, fancier, fanciest-adjectives.
highly decorated (a fancy hat); capricious; executed with skill (the artist di some ppretty fancy work); complex or intricate (the fancy footwork of a figure skater); of superior grade; fine: fancy preserves; excessive or exorbitant (paid a fancy price for the car) 
fancy, fancied, fancying, fancies-transitive verbs
to visualize; imagine ("She tried to fancy what the flame of a candle looks like after the candle is blown out ...Lewis Carroll); to take a fancy to; like
fancily-adverb
fanciness-noun
fanciful-adjective
created in the fancy; unreal: a fanciful story; tending to indulge in fancy (a fanciful mind); showing invention or whimsy in design; imaginative; fantastic
fancifully-adverb
fancifulness-noun

fanatic-adjective-and-noun
devoted to a cause with fervency; of, relating to, or espousing extreme devotion, holding extreme views, advocating extreme measures; a person marked or motivated by extreme enthusiasm, as for a cause; 
synonyms-zealot, enthusiast, extremist
fanatical-adjective
fanatically-adverb
fanaticalness-noun
synonym-zealot

Faraday, Michael
1791-1867. British physicist and chemist who discovered electromagnetic induction-(1831) and proposed the field theory later developed by Maxwell and Einstein.
    "Faraday was born on September 22, 1791, in Newington, Surrey, England. He was the son of a blacksmith and received little formal education. While apprenticed to a bookbinder in London, he read books on scientific subjects and experimented with electricity. In 1812 he attended a series of lectures given by the British chemist Sir Humphry Davy and forwarded the notes he took at these lectures to Davy, together with a request for employment. Davy employed Faraday as an assistant in his chemical laboratory at the Royal Institution and in 1813 took Faraday with him on an extended tour of Europe. Faraday was elected to the Royal Society in 1824 and the following year was appointed director of the laboratory of the Royal Institution. In 1833 he succeeded Davy as professor of chemistry at the institution. Two years later he was given a pension of 300 pounds per year for life. Faraday was the recipient of many scientific honors, including the Royal and Rumford medals of the Royal Society; he was also offered the presidency of the society but declined the honor. He died on August 25, 1867, near Hampton Court, Surrey." ...© Microsoft® Encarta® Encyclopedia 99.

farce-noun
a ludicrous, empty show; a mockery (the election was a farce, for it was fixed)
transitive verbs-farce, farced, farcing, farces
farcical-adjective
of or relating to farce; resembling a farce; ludicrous; ridiculously clumsy; absurd
farcicality, farcicalness-nouns
farcically-adverb

fathom-noun;-plural-fathom or fathoms
comprehension; a unit of length equal to six feet (1.83 meters) used especially for measuring the depth of water 
intransitive senses-probe; to take soundings 
transitive senses-fathom, fathomed, fathoming, fathoms to penetrate and come to understand (couldn't fathom the problem); to penetrate to the meaning or nature of; comprehend
fathomable-adjective

fairy tale-noun
a fictitious, highly fanciful story or explanation; a fanciful tale of legendary deeds and creatures, usually intended for children

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