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fatten to make fat or overweight. [4 definitions]
fattish somewhat fat.
fatty containing or consisting of fat.
fatty acid any of a large class of acids, such as palmitic, stearic, and oleic, that occur naturally in animal and vegetable fats and oils.
fatuity stupidity or foolishness, esp. when accompanied by smugness or complacency. [2 definitions]
fatuous smugly foolish or stupid.
fauces (used with a sing. or pl. verb) the cavity at the rear of the mouth that leads to the pharynx.
faucet a device for turning on and off the flow of liquid from a pipe or container; tap; spigot.
faugh used to express disgust or contempt.
fault a defect; flaw; weakness. [7 definitions]
faultfinder one who finds much to criticize or complain about, esp. of a petty nature.
faultfinding the act or practice of criticizing or complaining, esp. about petty matters. [2 definitions]
faultless without blemish, fault, or defect.
faulty having imperfections, faults, or defects.
faun a rural deity in Roman mythology that had the upright stance and upper body of a man and the ears, horns, and lower body of a goat.
fauna animals collectively, esp. of a particular period, region, or environment. (Cf. flora.) [2 definitions]
fauvism (sometimes cap.) in early twentieth-century painting, an expressionistic development, esp. French, involving the juxtaposition of different bold colors and sometimes the distortion of form.
faux false or imitation.
faux pas a tactless error in manners or behavior; social blunder.
fava bean see "broad bean."
favela in Brazil, a very poor area of a town characterized by shoddily-built housing.