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fulmination a vehement denunciation or other verbal attack. [2 definitions]
fulminic acid an unstable acid, the salts of which are used in explosives.
fulsome offensive, esp. because of excessiveness or insincerity.
fumble to grope about awkwardly, nervously, or clumsily. [6 definitions]
fume (often pl.) a vapor, smoke, odor, or the like, esp. one that is disagreeable or unhealthful. [6 definitions]
fumet a rich broth made by boiling the bones of fish or chicken with wine and herbs.
fumigant any chemical used to fumigate, as in order to disinfect or to kill pests.
fumigate to expose to smoke or chemical fumes, esp. for the purpose of disinfecting or exterminating pests.
fumy filled with, giving off, or resembling fumes.
fun something that gives amusement, pleasure, or enjoyment.
Funafuti the capital of Tuvalu.
funambulist a person who performs or walks on a tightrope.
function the purpose or role that an object or person fulfills or is suited for. [5 definitions]
functional of or relating to a function or functions. [3 definitions]
functional illiterate a person who does not read well enough to function properly in a given situation or job.
functionalism the idea that the function of an object should determine its structure or design. [3 definitions]
functionality capability, esp. the specific operations that a software program, computer, or other electronic device is able to carry out.
functional shift a temporary or permanent change in the grammatical function of a word, such as the use of the noun "fax" as a verb in "We'll fax it to you".
functionary a person having specific duties in an organization; official; bureaucrat.
functionless combined form of function.
function word a word such as an article, conjunction, or preposition that indicates grammatical structure or relationships but has little or no independent meaning.