foment

  1. try to stir up public opinion

    Synonyms : agitate, stir up
    Type Of : provoke, stimulate
  2. bathe with warm water or medicated lotions

    Type Of : bathe
    Examples :
    • His legs should be fomented

flail

  1. move like a flail; thresh about

    Synonyms : thresh
    Type Of : beat, flap
    Examples :
    • Her arms were flailing
  2. give a thrashing to; beat hard

    Synonyms : lam, thrash, thresh
    Type Of : beat, work over, beat up
  3. an implement consisting of handle with a free swinging stick at the end; used in manual threshing

    Type Of : implement

flag

  1. a rectangular piece of fabric used as a signalling device

    Synonyms : signal flag
    Type Of : visual signal
  2. become less intense

    Synonyms : ease off, ease up, slacken off
    Type Of : diminish, lessen, fall, decrease
  3. stratified stone that splits into pieces suitable as paving stones

    Synonyms : flagstone
    Type Of : paving stone
  4. flagpole used to mark the position of the hole on a golf green

    Synonyms : pin
    Type Of : golf equipment
  5. a listing printed in all issues of a newspaper or magazine (usually on the editorial page) that gives the name of the publication and the names of the editorial staff, etc.

    Synonyms : masthead
    Type Of : list, listing
  6. plants with sword-shaped leaves and erect stalks bearing bright-colored flowers composed of three petals and three drooping sepals

    Synonyms : fleur-de-lis, iris, sword lily
    Type Of : iridaceous plant
  7. droop, sink, or settle from or as if from pressure or loss of tautness

    Synonyms : droop, sag, swag
    Type Of : drop down, drop, sink
  8. a conspicuously marked or shaped tail

    Type Of : tail
  9. communicate or signal with a flag

    Type Of : sign, signalize, signalise, signal
  10. decorate with flags

    Type Of : adorn, beautify, decorate, ornament, grace, embellish
    Examples :
    • the building was flagged for the holiday
  11. emblem usually consisting of a rectangular piece of cloth of distinctive design

    Type Of : emblem
  12. provide with a flag

    Type Of : mark

fringe

  1. a part of the city far removed from the center

    Synonyms : outskirt
    Type Of : city district
  2. a border of hair that is cut short and hangs across the forehead

    Synonyms : bang
    Type Of : hairstyle, hair style, hairdo, coif, coiffure
  3. one of the light or dark bands produced by the interference and diffraction of light

    Synonyms : interference fringe
    Type Of : optical phenomenon
  4. the outside boundary or surface of something

    Synonyms : outer boundary, periphery
    Type Of : boundary, bound, edge
  5. adorn with a fringe

    Type Of : beautify, decorate, grace, embellish, adorn, ornament
    Examples :
    • The weaver fringed the scarf
  6. an ornamental border consisting of short lengths of hanging threads or tassels

    Type Of : edging
  7. a social group holding marginal or extreme views

    Type Of : social group
    Examples :
    • members of the fringe believe we should be armed with guns at all times
  8. decorate with or as if with a surrounding fringe

    Type Of : surround, border, environ, ring, skirt
    Examples :
    • fur fringed the hem of the dress

fallacy

  1. a misconception resulting from incorrect reasoning

    Synonyms : false belief
    Type Of : misconception

fledge

  1. decorate with feathers

    Synonyms : flight
    Type Of : embellish, grace, beautify, adorn, decorate, ornament
    Examples :
    • fledge an arrow
  2. grow feathers

    Synonyms : feather
    Type Of : develop, acquire, get, grow, produce
  3. feed, care for, and rear young birds for flight

    Type Of : rear, bring up, nurture, parent, raise

fervid

  1. characterized by intense emotion

    Synonyms : ardent, fervent, fiery, impassioned, perfervid, torrid
  2. (archaic) extremely hot, burning, or glowing

    Synonyms : fervent
    Examples :
    • set out...when the fervid heat subsides

forage

  1. bulky food like grass or hay for browsing or grazing horses or cattle

    Synonyms : eatage, grass, pasturage, pasture
    Type Of : fodder
  2. the act of searching for food and provisions

    Synonyms : foraging
    Type Of : hunting, hunt, search
  3. collect or look around for (food)

    Synonyms : scrounge
    Type Of : track down, hunt, hunt down, run
  4. wander and feed

    Type Of : feed, eat
    Examples :
    • The animals forage in the woods

filibuster

  1. a legislator who gives long speeches in an effort to delay or obstruct legislation that he (or she) opposes

    Synonyms : filibusterer
    Type Of : legislator, delayer
  2. (law) a tactic for delaying or obstructing legislation by making long speeches

    Type Of : delay, holdup
  3. obstruct deliberately by delaying

    Type Of : block, blockade, embarrass, hinder, obstruct, stymie, stymy

facetious

  1. cleverly amusing in tone

    Synonyms : bantering, tongue-in-cheek
    Examples :
    • facetious remarks