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An alphabetical listing of General terms and items.

 
F   Dico Tools
The 6th letter of the Roman alphabet


F   Dico Tools
The capacitance of a capacitor that has an equal and opposite charge of 1 coulomb on each plate and a voltage difference of 1 volt between the plates


F   Dico Tools
A degree on the Fahrenheit scale of temperature


F   Dico Tools
A nonmetallic univalent element belonging to the halogens; usually a yellow irritating toxic flammable gas; a powerful oxidizing agent; recovered from fluorite or cryolite or fluorapatite


F.   Dico Tools
; free or impurities; having a high or specified degree of purity; "gold 21 carats fine"


F.I.S.C.   Dico Tools
A secret federal court created in 1978 by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act; responsible for authorizing wiretaps and other forms of electronic surveillance and for authorizing searches of suspected spies and terrorists by the Department of Justic


F._D._Roosevelt   Dico Tools
32nd President of the United States; elected four times; instituted New Deal to counter the great depression and led country during World War II (1882-1945)


F._G._Banting   Dico Tools
Canadian physiologist who discovered insulin with C. H. Best and who used it to treat diabetes(1891-1941)


F._Scott_Fitzgerald   Dico Tools
United States novelist (1896-1940)


Fa   Dico Tools
The syllable naming the fourth (subdominant) note of the diatonic scale in solmization


FAA   Dico Tools
An agency in the Department of Transportation that is responsible for the safety of civilian aviation


Fab   Dico Tools
Extremely pleasing; "a fabulous vacation"


Fabaceae   Dico Tools
A large family of trees, shrubs, vines, and herbs bearing bean pods; divided for convenience into the subfamilies Caesalpiniaceae; Mimosaceae; Papilionaceae


Faberge   Dico Tools
Russian goldsmith noted for creating a series of jeweled and enameled Easter eggs for European royalty (1846-1920)


Fabian   Dico Tools
A member of the Fabian Society in Britain


Fabian   Dico Tools
Using cautious slow strategy to wear down opposition; avoiding direct confrontation; "a fabian policy"


Fabian   Dico Tools
Of or relating to Fabianism; "the Fabian society"


Fabiana   Dico Tools
Genus of South and Central American heathlike evergreen shrubs


Fabiana_imbricata   Dico Tools
Peruvian shrub with small pink to lavender tubular flowers; leaves yield a tonic and diuretic


Fabianism   Dico Tools
Socialism to be established by gradual reforms within the law


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Fabian_Society   Dico Tools
An association of British socialists who advocate gradual reforms within the law leading to democratic socialism


Fable   Dico Tools
A story about mythical or supernatural beings or events


Fable   Dico Tools
A short moral story (often with animal characters)


Fable   Dico Tools
A deliberately false or improbable account


Fabled   Dico Tools
Celebrated in fable or legend; "the fabled Paul Bunyan and his blue ox"; "legendary exploits of Jesse James"


Fabric   Dico Tools
Artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers; "the fabric in the curtains was light and semitraqnsparent"; "woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC"; "she measured off enough material for a dress"


Fabric   Dico Tools
The underlying structure; "restoring the framework of the bombed building"; "it is part of the fabric of society"


Fabricate   Dico Tools
Make up something artificial or untrue


Fabricate   Dico Tools
Put together out of components or parts; "the company fabricates plastic chairs"; "They manufacture small toys"


Fabricated   Dico Tools
Formed or conceived by the imagination; "a fabricated excuse for his absence"; "a fancied wrong"; "a fictional character"; "used fictitious names"; "a made-up story"


Fabrication   Dico Tools
The deliberate act of deviating from the truth


Fabrication   Dico Tools
The act of constructing something (as a piece of machinery)


Fabrication   Dico Tools
The act of making something (a product) from raw materials; "the synthesis and fabrication of single crystals"; "an improvement in the manufacture of explosives"; "manufacturing is vital to Great Britain"


Fabrication   Dico Tools
Writing in a fictional form


Fabrication   Dico Tools
A deliberately false or improbable account


Fabricator   Dico Tools
Someone who tells lies


Fabulist   Dico Tools
A person who tells or invents fables


Fabulous   Dico Tools
Barely credible; "the fabulous endurance of a marathon runner"


Fabulous   Dico Tools
Extremely pleasing; "a fabulous vacation"


Fabulous   Dico Tools
Based on or told of in traditional stories; lacking factual basis or historical validity; "mythical centaurs"; "the fabulous unicorn"


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Fabulously   Dico Tools
In a fabulous manner; "she was a fabulously gifted player"


Facade   Dico Tools
The face or front of a building


Facade   Dico Tools
A showy misrepresentation intended to conceal something unpleasant


Face   Dico Tools
The act of confronting bravely; "he hated facing the facts"; "he excelled in the face of danger"


Face   Dico Tools
A vertical surface of a building or cliff


Face   Dico Tools
The side upon which the use of a thing depends (usually the most prominent surface of an object); "he dealt the cards face down"


Face   Dico Tools
The striking or working surface of an implement


Face   Dico Tools
The general outward appearance of something; "the face of the city is changing"


Face   Dico Tools
The expression on a person''s face; "a sad expression"; "a look of triumph"; "an angry face"


Face   Dico Tools
Impudent aggressiveness; "I couldn''t believe her boldness"; "he had the effrontery to question my honesty"


Face   Dico Tools
Status in the eyes of others; "he lost face"


Face   Dico Tools
The front of the human head from the forehead to the chin and ear to ear; "he washed his face"; "I wish I had seen the look on his face when he got the news"


Face   Dico Tools
The part of an animal corresponding to the human face


Face   Dico Tools
A specific size and style of type within a type family


Face   Dico Tools
A contorted facial expression; "she made a grimace at the prospect"


Face   Dico Tools
A surface forming part of the outside of an object; "he examined all sides of the crystal"; "dew dripped from the face of the leaf"


Face   Dico Tools
A part of a person that is used to refer to a person; "he looked out at a roomful of faces"; "when he returned to work he met many new faces"


Face   Dico Tools
Deal with (something unpleasant) head on; "You must confront your problems"; "He faced the terrible consequences of his mistakes"


Face   Dico Tools
Present somebody with something, usually to accuse or criticize; "We confronted him with the evidence"; "He was faced with all the evidence and could no longer deny his actions"; "An enormous dilemma faces us"


Face   Dico Tools
Oppose, as in hostility or a competition; "You must confront your opponent"; "Jackson faced Smith in the boxing ring"; "The two enemies finally confronted each other"


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Face   Dico Tools
Cover the front or surface of; "The building was faced with beautiful stones"


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Line the edge (of a garment) with a different material; "face the lapels of the jacket"


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Turn so as to face; turn the face in a certain direction; "Turn and face your partner now"


Face   Dico Tools
Turn so as to expose the face; "face a playing card"


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Be oriented in a certain direction, often with respect to another reference point; be opposite to; "The house looks north"; "My backyard look onto the pond"; "The building faces the park"


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Be opposite; "the facing page"; "the two sofas face each other"


Face-amount_certificate_company   Dico Tools
A regulated investment company that pays a stated amount to certificate holders on a stated maturity date


Face-harden   Dico Tools
Harden steel by adding carbon


Face-lift   Dico Tools
Perform cosmetic surgery on someone''s face


Face-off   Dico Tools
(ice hockey) the method of starting play; a referee drops the puck between two opposing players


Face-off   Dico Tools
A hostile disagreement face-to-face


Face-saving   Dico Tools
Maintaining dignity or prestige; "a face-saving compromise"


Face-to-face   Dico Tools
In each other''s presence; "a face-to-face encounter"


Face-to-face   Dico Tools
Within each other''s presence; "she met the president face-to-face"


Face-to-face   Dico Tools
Directly facing each other; "the two photographs lay face-to-face on the table"; "lived all their lives in houses face-to-face across the street"; "they sat opposite at the table"


Faced   Dico Tools
Having a face or facing especially of a specified kind or number; often used in combination; "a neatly faced terrace"


Faceless   Dico Tools
Without a face or identity; "a faceless apparition"; "the faceless accusers of the police state"


Facelift   Dico Tools
A renovation that improves the outward appearance (as of a building)


Facelift   Dico Tools
Plastic surgery to remove wrinkles and other signs of aging from your face; an incision is made near the hair line and skin is pulled back and excess tissue is excised; "some actresses have more than one face lift"


Faceplate   Dico Tools
A protective covering for the front of a machine or device (as a door lock or computer component)


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Facer   Dico Tools
(a dated Briticism) a serious difficulty with which one is suddenly faced


Facet   Dico Tools
A distinct feature or element in a problem; "he studied every facet of the question"


Facet   Dico Tools
A smooth surface (as of a bone or cut gemstone)


Faceted   Dico Tools
Having facets; "a faceted diamond"


Facetious   Dico Tools
Cleverly amusing in tone; "a bantering tone"; "facetious remarks"; "tongue-in-cheek advice"


Facetiously   Dico Tools
Not seriously; "I meant it facetiously"


Facetiousness   Dico Tools
Playful humor


Facet_plane   Dico Tools
The plane of a facet of an object (as of a cube)


Face_angle   Dico Tools
The angle formed by two edges of a polyhedral angle


Face_card   Dico Tools
One of the twelve cards in a deck bearing a picture of a face


Face_cloth   Dico Tools
Bath linen consisting of a piece of cloth used to wash the face and body


Face_cream   Dico Tools
A cream used cosmetically (mostly by women) for softening and cleaning the skin


Face_fungus   Dico Tools
The hair growing on the lower part of a man''s face


Face_guard   Dico Tools
Face mask consisting of a strong wire mesh on the front of football helmets


Face_lift   Dico Tools
A renovation that improves the outward appearance (as of a building)


Face_lift   Dico Tools
Plastic surgery to remove wrinkles and other signs of aging from your face; an incision is made near the hair line and skin is pulled back and excess tissue is excised; "some actresses have more than one face lift"


Face_lifting   Dico Tools
A renovation that improves the outward appearance (as of a building)


Face_lifting   Dico Tools
Plastic surgery to remove wrinkles and other signs of aging from your face; an incision is made near the hair line and skin is pulled back and excess tissue is excised; "some actresses have more than one face lift"


Face_mask   Dico Tools
Mask that provides a protective covering for the face in such sports as baseball or football or hockey


Face_off   Dico Tools
Start a game by a face-off


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Face_pack   Dico Tools
A cream that cleanses and tones the skin


Face_powder   Dico Tools
Cosmetic powder for the face


Face_recognition   Dico Tools
The visual perception of familiar faces


Face_recognition   Dico Tools
Biometric identification by scanning a person''s face and matching it against a library of known faces; "they used face recognition to spot known terrorists"


Face_saver   Dico Tools
An act that avoids a loss of face (of dignity or prestige)


Face_saving   Dico Tools
An act that avoids a loss of face (of dignity or prestige)


Face_soap   Dico Tools
Soap used as a toiletry


Face_the_music   Dico Tools
Accept the unpleasant consequences of one''s actions


Face_towel   Dico Tools
A small towel used to dry the hands or face


Face_to_face   Dico Tools
Involving close contact; confronting each other; "the boy and the policeman suddenly came face-to-face at the corner"; "they spoke facel to face"


Face_up   Dico Tools
Deal with (something unpleasant) head on; "You must confront your problems"; "He faced the terrible consequences of his mistakes"


Face_value   Dico Tools
The apparent worth as opposed to the real worth


Face_value   Dico Tools
The value of a security that is set by the company issuing it; unrelated to market value


Face_veil   Dico Tools
A piece of more-or-less transparent material that covers the face


Facia   Dico Tools
A sheet or band of fibrous connective tissue separating or binding together muscles and organs etc


Facial   Dico Tools
Care for the face that usually involves cleansing and massage and the application of cosmetic creams


Facial   Dico Tools
Cranial nerve that supplies facial muscles


Facial   Dico Tools
Of or pertaining to the outside surface of an object


Facial   Dico Tools
Of or concerning the face; "a facial massage"; "facial hair"; "facial expression"


Facially   Dico Tools
With respect to the face


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Facial_artery   Dico Tools
An artery that originates in the external carotid and gives off branches that supply the neck and face


Facial_expression   Dico Tools
The expression on a person''s face; "a sad expression"; "a look of triumph"; "an angry face"


Facial_expression   Dico Tools
A gesture executed with the facial muscles


Facial_gesture   Dico Tools
A gesture executed with the facial muscles


Facial_index   Dico Tools
The ratio (in percent) of the maximum width to the maximum height of the face


Facial_muscle   Dico Tools
Any of the skeletal muscles of the face


Facial_nerve   Dico Tools
Cranial nerve that supplies facial muscles


Facial_profiling   Dico Tools
Identification of criminals and terrorist by means of videotapes of their faces; "facial profiling is a new form of airport security"


Facial_recognition   Dico Tools
Biometric identification by scanning a person''s face and matching it against a library of known faces; "they used face recognition to spot known terrorists"


Facial_tissue   Dico Tools
Tissue paper suitable for use on the face


Facial_vein   Dico Tools
Any of several veins draining the face


Facile   Dico Tools
Expressing yourself readily, clearly, effectively; "able to dazzle with his facile tongue"; "silver speech"


Facile   Dico Tools
Performing adroitly and without effort; "her easy grace"; "a facile hand"


Facile   Dico Tools
Arrived at without due care or effort; lacking depth; "too facile a solution for so complex a problem"


Facilitate   Dico Tools
Make easier; "you could facilitate the process by sharing your knowledge"


Facilitate   Dico Tools
Physiology: increase the likelihood of (a response); "The stimulus facilitates a delayed impulse"


Facilitate   Dico Tools
Be of use; "This will help to prevent accidents"


Facilitated   Dico Tools
Freed from difficulty or impediment


Facilitation   Dico Tools
Act of assisting or making easier the progress or improvement of something


Facilitation   Dico Tools
(neurophysiology) phenomenon that occurs when two or more neural impulses that alone are not enough to trigger a response in a neuron combine to trigger an action potential


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Facilitation   Dico Tools
The condition of being made easy (or easier); "social facilitation is an adaptive condition"


Facilitative   Dico Tools
Freeing from difficulty or impediment; "facilitative changes in the economic structure"


Facilitator   Dico Tools
Someone who makes progress easier


Facilitatory   Dico Tools
Inducing or aiding in facilitating neural activity


Facility   Dico Tools
A service that an organization or a piece of equipment offers you; "a cell phone with internet facility"


Facility   Dico Tools
Services and space and equipment provided for a particular purpose; "catering facilities"; "toilet facilities"


Facility   Dico Tools
A building or place that provides a particular service or is used for a particular industry; "the assembly plant is an enormous facility"


Facility   Dico Tools
A natural effortlessness; "they conversed with great facility"; "a happy readiness of conversation"--Jane Austen


Facility   Dico Tools
Skillful performance or ability without difficulty; "his quick adeptness was a product of good design"; "he was famous for his facility as an archer"


Facing   Dico Tools
The act of confronting bravely; "he hated facing the facts"; "he excelled in the face of danger"


Facing   Dico Tools
Providing something with a surface of a different material


Facing   Dico Tools
A protective covering that protects the outside of a building


Facing   Dico Tools
A lining applied to the edge of a garment for ornamentation or strengthening


Facing   Dico Tools
An ornamental coating to a building


Facing_pages   Dico Tools
Two facing pages of a book or other publication


Facsimile   Dico Tools
Duplicator that transmits the copy by wire or radio


Facsimile   Dico Tools
An exact copy or reproduction


Facsimile   Dico Tools
Send something via a facsimile machine; "Can you fax me the report right away?"


Facsimile_machine   Dico Tools
Duplicator that transmits the copy by wire or radio


Fact   Dico Tools
A piece of information about circumstances that exist or events that have occurred; "first you must collect all the facts of the case"


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Fact   Dico Tools
A concept whose truth can be proved; "scientific hypotheses are not facts"


Fact   Dico Tools
A statement or assertion of verified information about something that is the case or has happened; "he supported his argument with an impressive array of facts"


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An event known to have happened or something known to have existed; "your fears have no basis in fact"; "how much of the story is fact and how much fiction is hard to tell"


Fact-finding   Dico Tools
Designed to find information or ascertain facts; "a fact-finding committee"; "investigative reporting"


Faction   Dico Tools
A clique (often secret) that seeks power usually through intrigue


Faction   Dico Tools
A dissenting clique


Factious   Dico Tools
Dissenting (especially dissenting with the majority opinion)


Factitious   Dico Tools
Not produced by natural forces; "brokers created a factitious demand for stocks"


Factoid   Dico Tools
A brief (usually one sentence and usually trivial) news item


Factoid   Dico Tools
Something resembling a fact; unverified (often invented) information that is given credibility because it appeared in print


Factor   Dico Tools
(genetics) a segment of DNA that is involved in producing a polypeptide chain; it can include regions preceding and following the coding DNA as well as introns between the exons; it is considered a unit of heredity; "genes were formerly called factors"


Factor   Dico Tools
An independent variable in statistics


Factor   Dico Tools
An abstract part of something; "jealousy was a component of his character"; "two constituents of a musical composition are melody and harmony"; "the grammatical elements of a sentence"; "a key factor in her success"; "humor: an effective ingredient of a s


Factor   Dico Tools
Anything that contributes causally to a result; "a number of factors determined the outcome"


Factor   Dico Tools
A businessman who buys or sells for another in exchange for a commission


Factor   Dico Tools
Any of the numbers (or symbols) that form a product when multiplied together


Factor   Dico Tools
One of two or more integers that can be exactly divided into another integer; "what are the 4 factors of 6?"


Factor   Dico Tools
Resolve into factors; "a quantum computer can factor the number 15"


Factorial   Dico Tools
The product of all the integers up to and including a given integer; "1, 2, 6, 24, and 120 are factorials"


Factorial   Dico Tools
Of or relating to factorials


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Factoring   Dico Tools
(mathematics) the resolution of an integer or polynomial into factors such that when multiplied together they give the integer or polynomial


Factorisation   Dico Tools
(mathematics) the resolution of an integer or polynomial into factors such that when multiplied together they give the integer or polynomial


Factorise   Dico Tools
Resolve (a polynomial) into factors


Factorization   Dico Tools
(mathematics) the resolution of an integer or polynomial into factors such that when multiplied together they give the integer or polynomial


Factorize   Dico Tools
Resolve (a polynomial) into factors


Factory   Dico Tools
A plant consisting of buildings with facilities for manufacturing


Factory-made   Dico Tools
Produced in quantity at a factory


Factory_farm   Dico Tools
A large-scale farming enterprise


Factory_price   Dico Tools
Price charged for goods picked up at the factory


Factory_ship   Dico Tools
A whaling ship equipped to process whale products at sea


Factory_whistle   Dico Tools
A whistle at a factory that is sounded to announce times for starting or stopping work


Factory_worker   Dico Tools
A workman in a mill or factory


Factor_analyse   Dico Tools
To perform a factor analysis of correlational data


Factor_analysis   Dico Tools
Any of several methods for reducing correlational data to a smaller number of dimensions or factors; beginning with a correlation matrix a small number of components or factors are extracted that are regarded as the basic variable that account for the int


Factor_analytic   Dico Tools
Of or relating to or the product of factor analysis


Factor_analytical   Dico Tools
Of or relating to or the product of factor analysis


Factor_analyze   Dico Tools
To perform a factor analysis of correlational data


Factor_I   Dico Tools
A protein present in blood plasma; converts to fibrin when blood clots


Factor_II   Dico Tools
A protein in blood plasma that is the inactive precursor of thrombin


Factor_III   Dico Tools
An enzyme liberated from blood platelets that converts prothrombin into thrombin as blood starts to clot


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Factor_in   Dico Tools
Resolve into factors; "a quantum computer can factor the number 15"


Factor_IV   Dico Tools
Ion of calcium; a factor in the clotting of blood


Factor_IX   Dico Tools
Coagulation factor whose absence is associated with hemophilia B


Factor_of_proportionality   Dico Tools
The constant value of the ratio of two proportional quantities x and y; usually written y = kx, where k is the factor of proportionality


Factor_of_safety   Dico Tools
The ratio of the breaking stress of a structure to the estimated maximum stress in ordinary use


Factor_out   Dico Tools
Resolve into factors; "a quantum computer can factor the number 15"


Factor_V   Dico Tools
A coagulation factor


Factor_VII   Dico Tools
A coagulation factor formed in the kidney under the influence of vitamin K


Factor_VIII   Dico Tools
A coagulation factor (trade name Hemofil) whose absence is associated with hemophilia A


Factor_X   Dico Tools
Coagulation factor that is converted to an enzyme that converts prothrombin to thrombin in a reaction that depends on calcium ions and other coagulation factors


Factor_XI   Dico Tools
Coagulation factor whose deficiency results in a hemorrhagic tendency


Factor_XII   Dico Tools
Coagulation factor whose deficiency results in prolongation of clotting time of venous blood


Factor_XIII   Dico Tools
In the clotting of blood thrombin catalyzes factor XIII into its active form (fibrinase) which causes fibrin to form a stable clot


Factotum   Dico Tools
A servant employed to do a variety of jobs


Facts_of_life   Dico Tools
The sexual activity of conceiving and bearing offspring


Factual   Dico Tools
Characterized by fact; "the factual aspects of the case"


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Existing in fact whether with lawful authority or not; "de facto segregation is as real as segration imposed by law"; "a de facto state of war"


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Of the nature of fact; having actual existence; "rocks and trees...the actual world"; "actual heroism"; "the actual things that produced the emotion you experienced"


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Based on fact; "factual accuracy"; "a factual account"


Factual   Dico Tools
Of or relating to or characterized by facts; "factual considerations"


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Factuality   Dico Tools
The quality of being actual or based on fact; "the realm of factuality must be distinguished from the realm of imagination"


Factually   Dico Tools
As a fact or based on fact; "they learn much, factually, about the problems of retirement and provision for old age, and, psychologically, in the sharing of their thoughts on retirement"


Factualness   Dico Tools
The quality of being actual or based on fact; "the realm of factuality must be distinguished from the realm of imagination"


Fact_mood   Dico Tools
A mood (grammatically unmarked) that represents the act or state as an objective fact


Facula   Dico Tools
A large bright spot on the sun''s photosphere occurring most frequently in the vicinity of sunspots


Facula   Dico Tools
A bright spot on a planet


Facultative   Dico Tools
Not compulsory; "facultative courses in the sciences"


Facultative   Dico Tools
Granting a privilege or permission or power to do or not do something; "a facultative enactment"


Facultative   Dico Tools
Able to exist under more than one set of conditions; "a facultative parasite can exist as a parasite or a saprophyte"


Facultative   Dico Tools
Of or relating to the mental faculties


Faculty   Dico Tools
One of the inherent cognitive or perceptual powers of the mind


Faculty   Dico Tools
The body of teachers and administrators at a school; "the dean addressed the letter to the entire staff of the university"


Faculty_member   Dico Tools
An educator who works at a college or university


Fad   Dico Tools
An interest followed with exaggerated zeal; "he always follows the latest fads"; "it was all the rage that season"


Faddily   Dico Tools
In a faddish manner


Faddish   Dico Tools
Intensely fashionable for a short time


Faddishly   Dico Tools
In a faddish manner


Faddist   Dico Tools
A person who subscribes to a variety of fads


Faddy   Dico Tools
Intensely fashionable for a short time


Fade   Dico Tools
Gradually ceasing to be visible


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Fade   Dico Tools
A golf shot that curves to the right for a right-handed golfer; "he took lessons to cure his slicing"


Fade   Dico Tools
Become feeble; "The prisoner has be languishing for years in the dungeon"


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Become less clearly visible or distinguishable; disappear gradually or seemingly; "The scene begins to fade"; "The tree trunks are melting into the forest at dusk"


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Disappear gradually; "The pain eventually passed off"


Fade   Dico Tools
Lose freshness, vigor, or vitality; "Her bloom was fading"


Faded   Dico Tools
Having lost freshness or brilliance of color; "sun-bleached deck chairs"; "faded jeans"; "a very pale washed-out blue"; "washy colors"


Faded   Dico Tools
Reduced in strength; "the faded tones of an old recording"


Fadeout   Dico Tools
A slow or gradual disappearance


Fadeout   Dico Tools
A gradual temporary loss of a transmitted signal due to electrical disturbances


Fade_away   Dico Tools
Become weaker; "The sound faded out"


Fade_out   Dico Tools
Become weaker; "The sound faded out"


Fading   Dico Tools
Weakening in force or intensity; "attenuation in the volume of the sound"


Fading_away   Dico Tools
Gradually diminishing in brightness or loudness or strength


Fado   Dico Tools
A sad Portuguese folksong


Fad_diet   Dico Tools
A reducing diet that enjoys temporary popularity


FAE   Dico Tools
A device consisting of a container of fuel and two explosive charges; the first charge bursts open the fuel container at a predetermined height and spreads the fuel in a cloud that mixes with atmospheric oxygen; the second charge detonates the cloud which


Faecal   Dico Tools
Foul with waste matter; of or relating to feces


Faecalith   Dico Tools
A hard mass of dried feces


Faecal_matter   Dico Tools
Solid excretory product evacuated from the bowels


Faecal_occult_test   Dico Tools
A take-home test in which you collect specimens of your stool that are tested for traces of blood; used to detect colorectal cancers


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Faeces   Dico Tools
Solid excretory product evacuated from the bowels


Faerie   Dico Tools
The enchanted realm of fairies


Faerie   Dico Tools
Small, human in form, playful, having magical powers


Faeroes   Dico Tools
A group of 21 volcanic islands in the North Atlantic between Iceland and the Shetland Islands


Faeroes   Dico Tools
A self-governing colony that is a possession of Denmark in the Faroe Islands


Faeroese   Dico Tools
A Scandinavian language (closely related to Icelandic) that is spoken on the Faroe Islands


Faeroe_Islands   Dico Tools
A group of 21 volcanic islands in the North Atlantic between Iceland and the Shetland Islands


Faeroe_Islands   Dico Tools
A self-governing colony that is a possession of Denmark in the Faroe Islands


Faery   Dico Tools
The enchanted realm of fairies


Faery   Dico Tools
Small, human in form, playful, having magical powers


Fafnir   Dico Tools
(Norse mythology) the Norse dragon that guarded a treasure and was slain by Sigurd


Fag   Dico Tools
Finely ground tobacco wrapped in paper; for smoking


Fag   Dico Tools
Offensive terms for an openly homosexual man


Fag   Dico Tools
Exhaust or tire through overuse or great strain or stress; "We wore ourselves out on this hike"


Fag   Dico Tools
Work hard; "She was digging away at her math homework"; "Lexicographers drudge all day long"


Fag   Dico Tools
Act as a servant for older boys, in British public schools


Fagaceae   Dico Tools
Chiefly monoecious trees and shrubs: beeches; chestnuts; oaks; genera Castanea; Castanopsis; Chrysolepis; Fagus; Lithocarpus; Nothofagus; Quercus


Fagales   Dico Tools
An order of dicotyledonous trees of the subclass Hamamelidae


Fagged   Dico Tools
Drained of energy or effectiveness; extremely tired; completely exhausted; "the day''s shopping left her exhausted"; "he went to bed dog-tired"; "was fagged and sweaty"; "the trembling of his played out limbs"; "felt completely washed-out"; "only worn-out


Faggot   Dico Tools
A bundle of sticks and branches bound together


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Faggot   Dico Tools
Offensive terms for an openly homosexual man


Faggot   Dico Tools
Bind or tie up in or as if in a faggot; "faggot up the sticks"


Faggot   Dico Tools
Fasten together rods of iron in order to heat or weld them


Faggot   Dico Tools
Ornament or join (fabric) by faggot stitch; "He fagotted the blouse for his wife"


Faggot_up   Dico Tools
Bind or tie up in or as if in a faggot; "faggot up the sticks"


Fagin   Dico Tools
A villainous Jew in a novel by Charles Dickens; "Fagin was a fence who trained boys as pickpockets"


Fagopyrum   Dico Tools
Buckwheat; in some classifications included in the genus Polygonum


Fagopyrum_esculentum   Dico Tools
Or member of genus Fagopyrum; annual Asian plant with clusters of small pinkish white flowers and small edible triangular seeds which are used whole or ground into flour


Fagot   Dico Tools
A bundle of sticks and branches bound together


Fagot   Dico Tools
Offensive terms for an openly homosexual man


Fagot   Dico Tools
Bind or tie up in or as if in a faggot; "faggot up the sticks"


Fagot   Dico Tools
Fasten together rods of iron in order to heat or weld them


Fagot   Dico Tools
Ornament or join (fabric) by faggot stitch; "He fagotted the blouse for his wife"


Fagus   Dico Tools
Beeches


Fagus_americana   Dico Tools
North American forest tree with light green leaves and edible nuts


Fagus_grandifolia   Dico Tools
North American forest tree with light green leaves and edible nuts


Fagus_pendula   Dico Tools
Variety of European beech with pendulous limbs


Fagus_purpurea   Dico Tools
Variety of European beech with shining purple or copper-colored leaves


Fagus_sylvatica   Dico Tools
Large European beech with minutely-toothed leaves; widely planted as an ornamental in North America


Fagus_sylvatica_atropunicea   Dico Tools
Variety of European beech with shining purple or copper-colored leaves


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Fagus_sylvatica_pendula   Dico Tools
Variety of European beech with pendulous limbs


Fagus_sylvatica_purpurea   Dico Tools
Variety of European beech with shining purple or copper-colored leaves


Fag_end   Dico Tools
The frayed end of a length of cloth or rope


Fag_end   Dico Tools
The time of the last part of something; "the fag end of this crisis-ridden century"; "the tail of the storm"


Fag_out   Dico Tools
Exhaust or tire through overuse or great strain or stress; "We wore ourselves out on this hike"


Fahd   Dico Tools
King of Saudi Arabia since 1982 (born in 1922)


Fahd_ibn_Abdel_Aziz_al-Saud   Dico Tools
King of Saudi Arabia since 1982 (born in 1922)


Fahrenheit   Dico Tools
German physicist who invented the mercury thermometer and developed the scale of temperature that bears his name (1686-1736)


Fahrenheit_scale   Dico Tools
A temperature scale that defines the freezing point of water as 32 degrees and the boiling point of water a 212 degrees


Fahrenheit_thermometer   Dico Tools
A thermometer calibrated in degrees Fahrenheit


Faience   Dico Tools
Glazed earthenware decorated with opaque colors


Fail   Dico Tools
Get worse; "Her health is declining"


Fail   Dico Tools
Stop operating or functioning; "The engine finally went"; "The car died on the road"; "The bus we travelled in broke down on the way to town"; "The coffee maker broke"; "The engine failed on the way to town"; "her eyesight went after the accident"


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Prove insufficient; "The water supply for the town failed after a long drought"


Fail   Dico Tools
Disappoint, prove undependable to; abandon, forsake; "His sense of smell failed him this time"; "His strength finally failed him"; "His children failed him in the crisis"


Fail   Dico Tools
Become bankrupt or insolvent; fail financially and close; "The toy company went bankrupt after the competition hired cheap Mexican labor"; "A number of banks failed that year"


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Fall short in what is expected; "She failed in her obligations as a good daughter-in-law"; "We must not fail his obligation to the victims of the Holocaust"


Fail   Dico Tools
Fail to get a passing grade; "She studied hard but failed nevertheless"; "Did I fail the test?"


Fail   Dico Tools
Judge unacceptable; "The teacher failed six students"


Fail   Dico Tools
Be unsuccessful; "Where do today''s public schools fail?"; "The attempt to rescue the hostages failed miserably"


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Fail   Dico Tools
Fail to do something; leave something undone; "She failed to notice that her child was no longer in his crib"; "The secretary failed to call the customer and the company lost the account"


Fail   Dico Tools
Be unable; "I fail to understand your motives"


Fail-safe   Dico Tools
Eliminating danger by compensating automatically for a failure or malfunction; "a fail-safe device in a nuclear weapon to deactivate it automatically in the event of accident"


Fail-safe   Dico Tools
Guaranteed not to fail; "a fail-safe recipe for cheese souffle"


Failed   Dico Tools
Unable to meet financial obligations; "a failing business venture"


Failing   Dico Tools
Failure to reach a minimum required performance; "his failing the course led to his disqualification"


Failing   Dico Tools
A flaw or weak point; "he was quick to point out his wife''s failings"


Failing   Dico Tools
Below acceptable in performance; "received failing grades"


Failing   Dico Tools
Unable to meet financial obligations; "a failing business venture"


Faille   Dico Tools
A ribbed woven fabric of silk or rayon or cotton


Failure   Dico Tools
An unexpected omission; "he resented my failure to return his call"; "the mechanic''s failure to check the brakes"


Failure   Dico Tools
An act that fails; "his failure to pass the test"


Failure   Dico Tools
An event that does not accomplish its intended purpose; "the surprise party was a complete failure"


Failure   Dico Tools
A person with a record of failing; someone who loses consistently


Failure   Dico Tools
Loss of ability to function normally; "kidney failure"


Failure   Dico Tools
Lack of success; "he felt that his entire life had been a failure"; "that year there was a crop failure"


Failure   Dico Tools
Inability to discharge all your debts as they come due; "the company had to declare bankruptcy"; "fraudulent loans led to the failure of many banks"


Fain   Dico Tools
Having made preparations; "prepared to take risks"


Fain   Dico Tools
In a willing manner; "this was gladly agreed to"; "I would fain do it"


Faineance   Dico Tools
The trait of being idle out of a reluctance to work


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Faineant   Dico Tools
Disinclined to work or exertion; "faineant kings under whose rule the country languished"; "an indolent hanger-on"; "too lazy to wash the dishes"; "shiftless idle youth"; "slothful employees"; "the unemployed are not necessarily work-shy"


Faint   Dico Tools
A spontaneous loss of consciousness caused by insufficient blood to the brain


Faint   Dico Tools
Pass out from weakness, physical or emotional distress due to a loss of blood supply to the brain


Faint   Dico Tools
Lacking conviction or boldness or courage; "faint heart ne''er won fair lady"


Faint   Dico Tools
Lacking clarity or distinctness; "a dim figure in the distance"; "only a faint recollection"; "shadowy figures in the gloom"; "saw a vague outline of a building through the fog"; "a few wispy memories of childhood"


Faint   Dico Tools
Indistinctly understood or felt or perceived; "a faint clue to the origin of the mystery"; "haven''t the faintest idea"


Faint   Dico Tools
Barely perceptible; lacking clarity or brightness or loudness etc; "a faint outline"; "the wan sun cast faint shadows"; "the faint light of a distant candle"; "faint colors"; "a faint hissing sound"; "a faint aroma"


Faint   Dico Tools
Lacking strength or vigor; "damning with faint praise"; "faint resistance"; "feeble efforts"; "a feeble voice"


Faint   Dico Tools
Weak and likely to lose consciousness; "suddenly felt faint from the pain"; "was sick and faint from hunger"; "felt light in the head"; "a swooning fit"; "light-headed with wine"; "light-headed from lack of sleep"


Fainthearted   Dico Tools
Lacking conviction or boldness or courage; "faint heart ne''er won fair lady"


Faintheartedness   Dico Tools
The trait of lacking boldness and courage


Faintly   Dico Tools
To a faint degree or weakly perceived; "between him and the dim light a form was outlined faintly"; "stars shining faintly through the overcast"; "could hear his distant shouts only faintly"; "the rumors weren''t even faintly true"


Faintness   Dico Tools
The quality of being dim


Faintness   Dico Tools
Barely audible


Fair   Dico Tools
A traveling show; having sideshows and rides and games of skill etc.


Fair   Dico Tools
A sale of miscellany; often for charity; "the church bazaar"


Fair   Dico Tools
A competitive exhibition of farm products; "she won a blue ribbon for her baking at the county fair"


Fair   Dico Tools
Gathering of producers to promote business; "world fair"; "trade fair"; "book fair"


Fair   Dico Tools
Join so that the external surfaces blend smoothly


Fair   Dico Tools
Very pleasing to the eye; "my bonny lass"; "there''s a bonny bay beyond"; "a comely face"; "young fair maidens"


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Fair   Dico Tools
Visually appealing; "our fair city"


Fair   Dico Tools
(used of hair or skin) pale or light-colored; "a fair complexion";


Fair   Dico Tools
Free of clouds or rain; "today will be fair and warm"


Fair   Dico Tools
(of a baseball) hit between the foul lines; "he hit a fair ball over the third base bag"


Fair   Dico Tools
Free from favoritism or self-interest or bias or deception; or conforming with established standards or rules; "a fair referee"; "fair deal"; "on a fair footing"; "a fair fight"; "by fair means or foul"


Fair   Dico Tools
(of a manuscript) having few alterations or corrections; "fair copy"; "a clean manuscript"


Fair   Dico Tools
Not excessive or extreme; "a fairish income"; "reasonable prices"


Fair   Dico Tools
Of no exceptional quality or ability; "a novel of average merit"; "only a fair performance of the sonata"; "in fair health"; "the caliber of the students has gone from mediocre to above average"; "the performance was middling at best"


Fair   Dico Tools
Showing lack of favoritism; "the cold neutrality of an impartial judge"


Fair   Dico Tools
More than adequate in quality; "fair work"


Fair   Dico Tools
In a fair evenhanded manner; "deal fairly with one another"


Fair   Dico Tools
In conformity with the rules or laws and without fraud or cheating; "they played fairly"


Fair(a)   Dico Tools
Attractively feminine; "the fair sex"


Fair-and-square   Dico Tools
Just and honest


Fair-haired(a)   Dico Tools
Favorite; "the fair-haired boy of the literary set"


Fair-maids-of-France   Dico Tools
Rosette-forming perennial having compact panicles of white flowers; Europe


Fair-minded   Dico Tools
Of a person; just and impartial; not prejudiced


Fair-mindedness   Dico Tools
Ability to make judgments free from discrimination or dishonesty


Fairbanks   Dico Tools
United States film actor noted for his swashbuckling roles (1883-1939)


Fairbanks   Dico Tools
United States film actor; son of Douglas Elton Fairbanks, (1909-2000)


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Fairground   Dico Tools
An open area for holding fairs or exhibitions or circuses


Fairish   Dico Tools
(used of hair or skin) pale or light-colored; "a fair complexion";


Fairish   Dico Tools
Not excessive or extreme; "a fairish income"; "reasonable prices"


Fairlead   Dico Tools
A pulley-block used to guide a rope forming part of a ship''s rigging to avoid chafing


Fairly   Dico Tools
To a moderately sufficient extent or degree; "the shoes are priced reasonably"; "he is fairly clever with computers"; "they lived comfortably within reason"


Fairly   Dico Tools
In a fair evenhanded manner; "deal fairly with one another"


Fairly   Dico Tools
In conformity with the rules or laws and without fraud or cheating; "they played fairly"


Fairness   Dico Tools
The quality of being good looking and attractive


Fairness   Dico Tools
Conformity with rules or standards; "the judge recognized the fairness of my claim"


Fairness   Dico Tools
The property of having a naturally light complexion


Fairness   Dico Tools
Ability to make judgments free from discrimination or dishonesty


Fairness_commission   Dico Tools
A commission delegated to ensure opportunities for the expression of opposing views


Fairway   Dico Tools
The area between the tee and putting green where the grass is cut short


Fairway   Dico Tools
A tract of ground free of obstacles to movement


Fairway   Dico Tools
The usual course taken by vessels through a harbor or costal waters


Fairway_crested_wheat_grass   Dico Tools
Eurasian grass grown in United States great plains area for forage and erosion control


Fairy   Dico Tools
Small, human in form, playful, having magical powers


Fairy   Dico Tools
Offensive terms for an openly homosexual man


Fairy-ring_mushroom   Dico Tools
Mushroom that grows in a fairy ring


Fairy-slipper   Dico Tools
Rare north temperate bog orchid bearing a solitary white to pink flower marked with purple at the tip of an erect reddish stalk above 1 basal leaf


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Fairyland   Dico Tools
The enchanted realm of fairies


Fairyland   Dico Tools
Something existing solely in the imagination (but often mistaken for reality)


Fairytale   Dico Tools
An interesting but highly implausible story; often told as an excuse


Fairytale   Dico Tools
A story about fairies; told to amuse children


Fairy_armadillo   Dico Tools
Very small Argentine armadillo with pale silky hair and pink plates on head and neck


Fairy_bell   Dico Tools
Tall leafy European biennial or perennial having spectacular clusters of large tubular pink-purple flowers; leaves yield drug digitalis and are poisonous to livestock


Fairy_bluebird   Dico Tools
Fruit-eating mostly brilliant blue songbird of the East Indies


Fairy_circle   Dico Tools
A ring of fungi marking the periphery of the perennial underground growth of the mycelium


Fairy_cup   Dico Tools
Miterwort of northeastern North America usually with two opposite leaves on erect flowering stems that terminate in erect racemes of white flowers


Fairy_cup   Dico Tools
A scarlet European fungus with cup-shaped ascocarp


Fairy_godmother   Dico Tools
A female character is some fairy stories who has magical powers and can bring unexpected good fortune to the hero or heroine


Fairy_godmother   Dico Tools
A generous benefactor


Fairy_lantern   Dico Tools
Any of several plants of the genus Calochortus having egg-shaped flowers


Fairy_light   Dico Tools
A small colored light used for decoration (especially at Christmas)


Fairy_ring   Dico Tools
A ring of fungi marking the periphery of the perennial underground growth of the mycelium


Fairy_shrimp   Dico Tools
Small freshwater branchiopod having a transparent body with many appendages; swims on its back


Fairy_story   Dico Tools
An interesting but highly implausible story; often told as an excuse


Fairy_story   Dico Tools
A story about fairies; told to amuse children


Fairy_swallow   Dico Tools
Fancy domestic pigeon having blue-and-white plumage and heavily muffed feet


Fairy_tale   Dico Tools
An interesting but highly implausible story; often told as an excuse


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Fairy_tale   Dico Tools
A story about fairies; told to amuse children


Fair_ball   Dico Tools
(baseball) a ball struck with the bat so that it stays between the lines (the foul lines) that define the width of the playing field


Fair_catch   Dico Tools
(American football) a catch of a punt on the fly by a defensive player who has signalled that he will not run and so should not be tackled


Fair_chance   Dico Tools
A reasonable probability of success


Fair_copy   Dico Tools
A clean copy of a corrected draft


Fair_deal   Dico Tools
Fair treatment


Fair_game   Dico Tools
A person who is the aim of an attack (especially a victim of ridicule or exploitation) by some hostile person or influence; "he fell prey to muggers"; "everyone was fair game"; "the target of a manhunt"


Fair_hearing   Dico Tools
A hearing that is granted in extraordinary situations where the normal judicial process would be inadequate to secure due process because the person would be harmed or denied their rights before a judicial remedy became available (as in deportation or los


Fair_to_middling   Dico Tools
About average; acceptable; "more than adequate as a secretary"


Fair_use   Dico Tools
The conditions under which you can use material that is copyrighted by someone else without paying royalties


Fair_weather   Dico Tools
Moderate weather; suitable for outdoor activities


Faisal   Dico Tools
King of Saudi Arabia from 1964 to 1975 (1906-1975)


Faisalabad   Dico Tools
City in northeast Pakistan


Faisal_ibn_Abdel_Aziz_al-Saud   Dico Tools
King of Saudi Arabia from 1964 to 1975 (1906-1975)


Faith   Dico Tools
Loyalty or allegiance to a cause or a person; "keep the faith"; "they broke faith with their investors"


Faith   Dico Tools
Complete confidence in a person or plan etc; "he cherished the faith of a good woman"; "the doctor-patient relationship is based on trust"


Faith   Dico Tools
A strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny; "he lost his faith but not his morality"


Faith   Dico Tools
Institution to express belief in a divine power; "he was raised in the Baptist religion"; "a member of his own faith contradicted him"


Faithful   Dico Tools
A group of people who adhere to a common faith and habitually attend a given church


Faithful   Dico Tools
Any loyal and steadfast following


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Faithful   Dico Tools
Marked by fidelity to an original; "a close translation"; "a faithful copy of the portrait"; "a faithful rendering of the observed facts"


Faithful   Dico Tools
Steadfast in affection or allegiance; "years of faithful service"; "faithful employees"; "we do not doubt that England has a faithful patriot in the Lord Chancellor"


Faithful   Dico Tools
Not having sexual relations with anyone except your husband or wife, or your boyfriend or girlfriend; "he remained faithful to his wife"


Faithfully   Dico Tools
In a faithful manner; "it always came on, faithfully, like the radio"


Faithfulness   Dico Tools
The quality of being faithful


Faithless   Dico Tools
Deliberately and abominably disloyal or likely to betray trust or confidence; "the faithless Benedict Arnold"; "a lying traitorous insurrectionist"


Faithlessly   Dico Tools
In a disloyal and faithless manner; "he behaved treacherously"; "his wife played him false"


Faithlessness   Dico Tools
Unfaithfulness by virtue of being unreliable or treacherous


Faith_cure   Dico Tools
Care provided through prayer and faith in God


Faith_healing   Dico Tools
Care provided through prayer and faith in God


Fait_accompli   Dico Tools
An irreversible accomplishment


Fake   Dico Tools
(football) a deceptive move made by a football player


Fake   Dico Tools
Something that is a counterfeit; not what it seems to be


Fake   Dico Tools
A person who makes deceitful pretenses


Fake   Dico Tools
Talk through one''s hat; "The politician was not well prepared for the debate and faked it"


Fake   Dico Tools
Make a copy of with the intent to deceive; "he faked the signature"; "they counterfeited dollar bills"; "She forged a Green Card"


Fake   Dico Tools
Fake or falsify; "Fudge the figures"; "cook the books"; "falsify the data"


Fake   Dico Tools
Fraudulent; having a misleading appearance


Fake   Dico Tools
Not genuine or real; being an imitation of the genuine article; "it isn''t fake anything; it''s real synthetic fur"; "faux pearls"; "false teeth"; "decorated with imitation palm leaves"; "a purse of simulated alligator hide"


Fakeer   Dico Tools
A Muslim or Hindu mendicant monk who is regarded as a holy man


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Faker   Dico Tools
A person who makes deceitful pretenses


Fakery   Dico Tools
The act of faking (or the product of faking)


Fake_book   Dico Tools
A fake in the form of an imitation book; used to fill bookcases of people who wish to appear scholarly


Fakir   Dico Tools
A Muslim or Hindu mendicant monk who is regarded as a holy man


Falafel   Dico Tools
Small croquette of mashed chick peas or fava beans seasoned with sesame seeds


Falcate   Dico Tools
Curved like a sickle; "a falcate leaf"; "falcate claws"; "the falcate moon"


Falcatifolium   Dico Tools
Sickle pines: dioecious evergreen tropical trees and shrubs having sickle-shaped leaves; similar to Dacrycarpus in habit; Malaysia and Philippines to New Guinea and New Caledonia


Falcatifolium_falciforme   Dico Tools
Small tropical rain forest tree of Indonesia and Malaysia


Falcatifolium_taxoides   Dico Tools
A rain forest tree or shrub of New Caledonia having a conic crown and pale green sickle-shaped leaves; host species for the rare parasite yew


Falchion   Dico Tools
A short broad slightly convex medieval sword with a sharp point


Falciform   Dico Tools
Curved like a sickle; "a falcate leaf"; "falcate claws"; "the falcate moon"


Falciform_ligament   Dico Tools
A ligament that attaches part of the liver to the diaphragm and the abdominal wall


Falco   Dico Tools
A genus of Falconidae


Falcon   Dico Tools
Diurnal birds of prey having long pointed powerful wings adapted for swift flight


Falcon   Dico Tools
Hunt with falcons; "The Arabs like to falcon in the desert"


Falcon-gentil   Dico Tools
Female falcon especially a female peregrine falcon


Falcon-gentle   Dico Tools
Female falcon especially a female peregrine falcon


Falconer   Dico Tools
A person who breeds and trains hawks and who follows the sport of falconry


Falconidae   Dico Tools
A family of birds of the order Falconiformes


Falconiformes   Dico Tools
Chiefly diurnal carnivorous birds having hooked beaks and long talons with opposable hind toe: falcons; hawks; eagles; ospreys; caracaras; vultures


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Falconine   Dico Tools
Relating to or resembling a falcon


Falconry   Dico Tools
The art of training falcons to hunt and return


Falco_columbarius   Dico Tools
Small falcon of Europe and America having dark plumage with black-barred tail; used in falconry


Falco_peregrinus   Dico Tools
A widely distributed falcon formerly used in falconry


Falco_rusticolus   Dico Tools
Large and rare arctic falcon having white and dark color phases


Falco_sparverius   Dico Tools
Small North American falcon


Falco_subbuteo   Dico Tools
Small Old World falcon formerly trained and flown at small birds


Falco_tinnunculus   Dico Tools
Small Old World falcon that hovers in the air against a wind


Falderal   Dico Tools
Ornamental objects of no great value


Falkland_Islands   Dico Tools
A group of over 100 islands in the southern Atlantic off the coast of Argentina; a British crown colony


Falkner   Dico Tools
United States novelist (originally Falkner) who wrote about people in the southern United States (1897-1962)


Fall   Dico Tools
The act of surrendering (under agreed conditions); "they were protected until the capitulation of the fort"


Fall   Dico Tools
A sudden drop from an upright position; "he had a nasty spill on the ice"


Fall   Dico Tools
A lapse into sin; a loss of innocence or of chastity; "a fall from virtue"


Fall   Dico Tools
A sudden sharp decrease in some quantity; "a drop of 57 points on the Dow Jones index"; "there was a drop in pressure in the pulmonary artery"; "a dip in prices"; "when that became known the price of their stock went into free fall"


Fall   Dico Tools
A free and rapid descent by the force of gravity; "it was a miracle that he survived the drop from that height"


Fall   Dico Tools
A movement downward; "the rise and fall of the tides"


Fall   Dico Tools
A sudden decline in strength or number or importance; "the fall of the House of Hapsburg"


Fall   Dico Tools
When a wrestler''s shoulders are forced to the mat


Fall   Dico Tools
The lapse of mankind into sinfulness because of the sin of Adam and Eve; "women have been blamed ever since the Fall"


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Fall   Dico Tools
A downward slope or bend


Fall   Dico Tools
The time of day immediately following sunset; "he loved the twilight"; "they finished before the fall of night"


Fall   Dico Tools
The season when the leaves fall from the trees; "in the fall of 1973"


Fall   Dico Tools
Pass suddenly and passively into a state of body or mind; "fall into a trap"; "She fell ill"; "They fell out of favor"; "Fall in love"; "fall asleep"; "fall prey to an imposter"; "fall into a strange way of thinking"; "she fell to pieces after she lost he


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Decrease in size, extent, or range; "The amount of homework decreased towards the end of the semester"; "The cabin pressure fell dramatically"; "her weight fall to under a hundred pounds"; "his voice fell to a whisper"


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Come as if by falling; "Night fell"; "Silence fell"


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Go as if by falling; "Grief fell from our hearts"


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Occur at a specified time or place; "Christmas falls on a Monday this year"; "The accent falls on the first syllable"


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Begin vigorously; "The prisoners fell to work right away"


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Be born, used chiefly of lambs; "The lambs fell in the afternoon"


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Come out; issue; "silly phrases fell from her mouth"


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Be cast down; "his eyes fell"


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Assume a disappointed or sad expression; "Her face fell when she heard that she would be laid off"; "his crest fell"


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Fall or flow in a certain way; "This dress hangs well"; "Her long black hair flowed down her back"


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Move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way; "The temperature is going down"; "The barometer is falling"; "The curtain fell on the diva"; "Her hand went up and then fell again"


Fall   Dico Tools
Descend in free fall under the influence of gravity; "The branch fell from the tree"; "The unfortunate hiker fell into a crevasse"


Fall   Dico Tools
Drop oneself to a lower or less erect position; "She fell back in her chair"; "He fell to his knees"


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Lose an upright position suddenly; "The vase fell over and the water spilled onto the table"; "Her hair fell across her forehead"


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Slope downward; "The hills around here fall towards the ocean"


Fall   Dico Tools
Move in a specified direction; "The line of men fall forward"


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Fall   Dico Tools
Be inherited by; "The estate fell to my sister"; "The land returned to the family"; "The estate devolved to an heir that everybody had assumed to be dead"


Fall   Dico Tools
Fall to somebody by assignment or lot; "The task fell to me"; "It fell to me to notify the parents of the victims"


Fall   Dico Tools
Come into the possession of; "The house accrued to the oldest son"


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Be captured; "The cities fell to the enemy"


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To be given by assignment or distribution; "The most difficult task fell on the youngest member of the team"; "The onus fell on us"; "The pressure to succeed fell on the yougest student"


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To be given by right or inheritance; "The estate fell to the oldest daughter"


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Lose office or power; "The government fell overnight"; "The Qing Dynasty fell with Sun Yat-sen"


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Suffer defeat, failure, or ruin; "We must stand or fall"; "fall by the wayside"


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Yield to temptation or sin; "Adam and Eve fell"


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Lose one''s chastity; "a fallen woman"


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Touch or seem as if touching visually or audibly; "Light fell on her face"; "The sun shone on the fields"; "The light struck the golden necklace"; "A strange sound struck my ears"


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Die, as in battle or in a hunt; "Many soldiers fell at Verdun"; "Several deer have fallen to the same gun"; "The shooting victim fell dead"


Fall   Dico Tools
Be due; "payments fall on the 1st of the month"


Fall   Dico Tools
Come under, be classified or included; "fall into a category"; "This comes under a new heading"


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Fall from clouds; "rain, snow and sleet were falling"; "Vesuvius precipitated its fiery, destructive rage on Herculaneum"


Fall-blooming_hydrangea   Dico Tools
Deciduous shrub or small tree with pyramidal flower clusters


Fall-board   Dico Tools
The hinged protective covering that protects the keyboard of a piano when it is not being played


Falla   Dico Tools
Spanish composer and pianist (1876-1946)


Fallacious   Dico Tools
Based on an incorrect or misleading notion or information; "fallacious hope"


Fallacious   Dico Tools
Intended to deceive; "deceitful advertising"; "fallacious testimony"; "smooth, shining, and deceitful as thin ice" - S.T.Coleridge; "a fraudulent scheme to escape paying taxes"


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Fallacious   Dico Tools
Containing or based on a fallacy; "fallacious reasoning"; "an unsound argument"


Fallaciousness   Dico Tools
Result of a fallacy or error in reasoning


Fallacy   Dico Tools
A misconception resulting from incorrect reasoning


Fallal   Dico Tools
Cheap showy jewelry or ornament on clothing


Fallback   Dico Tools
To break off a military action with an enemy


Fallen   Dico Tools
Killed in battle; "to honor fallen soldiers"


Fallen   Dico Tools
Having lost your chastity; "a fallen woman"


Fallen   Dico Tools
Having fallen in or collapsed; "a fallen building"


Fallen   Dico Tools
Having dropped by the force of gravity; "fallen leaves covered the forest floor"; "sat on a fallen tree trunk"


Fallen_arch   Dico Tools
An instep flattened so the entire sole rests on the ground


Faller   Dico Tools
A person who falls; "one of them was safe but they were unable to save the faller"; "a faller among thieves"


Faller   Dico Tools
A person who fells trees


Fallibility   Dico Tools
The likelihood of making errors


Fallible   Dico Tools
Likely to fail or be inaccurate; "everyone is fallible to some degree"


Fallible   Dico Tools
Having the attributes of man as opposed to e.g. divine beings; "I''m only human"; "frail humanity"


Falling   Dico Tools
Coming down freely under the influence of gravity; "the eerie whistle of dropping bombs"; "falling rain"


Falling   Dico Tools
Suddenly losing an upright position; "they ran from the falling tree"; "a falling wall crushed the car"


Falling   Dico Tools
Becoming lower or less in degree or value; "a falling market"; "falling incomes"


Falling   Dico Tools
Decreasing in amount or degree; "falling temperature"


Falling_off   Dico Tools
A noticeable deterioration in performance or quality; "the team went into a slump"; "a gradual slack in output"; "a drop-off in attendance"; "a falloff in quality"


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Falling_out   Dico Tools
A personal or social separation (as between opposing factions); "they hoped to avoid a break in relations"


Falloff   Dico Tools
A noticeable deterioration in performance or quality; "the team went into a slump"; "a gradual slack in output"; "a drop-off in attendance"; "a falloff in quality"


Fallopian_tube   Dico Tools
Either of a pair of tubes conducting the egg from the ovary to the uterus


Fallot   Dico Tools
French physician who described cardiac anomalies including Fallot''s tetralogy (1850-1911)


Fallot's_syndrome   Dico Tools
A congenital heart defect producing cyanosis; characterized by four symptoms: pulmonary stenosis and ventricular septal defect and malposition of the aorta over both ventricles and hypertrophy of the right ventricle


Fallot's_tetralogy   Dico Tools
A congenital heart defect producing cyanosis; characterized by four symptoms: pulmonary stenosis and ventricular septal defect and malposition of the aorta over both ventricles and hypertrophy of the right ventricle


Fallout   Dico Tools
Any adverse and unwanted secondary effect; "a strategy to contain the fallout from the accounting scandal"


Fallout   Dico Tools
The radioactive particles that settle to the ground after a nuclear explosion


Fallout_shelter   Dico Tools
A shelter to protect occupants from the fallout from an atomic bomb


Fallow   Dico Tools
Cultivated land that is not seeded for one or more growing seasons


Fallow   Dico Tools
Undeveloped but potentially useful; "a fallow gold market"


Fallow   Dico Tools
Left unplowed and unseeded during a growing season; "fallow farmland"


Fallow_deer   Dico Tools
Small Eurasian deer


Falls   Dico Tools
A steep descent of the water of a river


Fall_all_over   Dico Tools
Display excessive love or show excessive gratitude towards; "This student falls all over her former professor when she sees him"


Fall_apart   Dico Tools
Become separated into pieces or fragments; "The figurine broke"; "The freshly baked loaf fell apart"


Fall_apart   Dico Tools
Break or fall apart into fragments; "The cookies crumbled"; "The Sphinx is crumbling"


Fall_apart   Dico Tools
Go to pieces; "The lawn mower finally broke"; "The gears wore out"; "The old chair finally fell apart completely"


Fall_apart   Dico Tools
Lose one''s emotional or mental composure; "She fell apart when her only child died"


Fall_armyworm   Dico Tools
Larva of a migratory American noctuid moth; destroys grasses and small grains


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Fall_asleep   Dico Tools
Change from a waking to a sleeping state; "he always falls asleep during lectures"


Fall_away   Dico Tools
Diminish in size or intensity


Fall_away   Dico Tools
Get worse; "My grades are slipping"


Fall_back   Dico Tools
Go back to bad behavior; "Those who recidivate are often minor criminals"


Fall_back   Dico Tools
Retreat


Fall_back   Dico Tools
Move back and away from; "The enemy fell back"


Fall_back   Dico Tools
Hang (back) or fall (behind) in movement, progress, development, etc.


Fall_back   Dico Tools
Fall backwards and down


Fall_back   Dico Tools
Have recourse to; "The government resorted to rationing meat"


Fall_behind   Dico Tools
Retreat


Fall_behind   Dico Tools
Hang (back) or fall (behind) in movement, progress, development, etc.


Fall_board   Dico Tools
The hinged protective covering that protects the keyboard of a piano when it is not being played


Fall_by_the_wayside   Dico Tools
Give up in the face of defeat of lacking hope; admit defeat; "In the second round, the challenger gave up"


Fall_cankerworm   Dico Tools
Green or brown white-striped looper; larva of Alsophila pometaria


Fall_dandelion   Dico Tools
Fall-blooming European herb with a yellow flower; naturalized in the United States


Fall_down   Dico Tools
Lose an upright position suddenly; "The vase fell over and the water spilled onto the table"; "Her hair fell across her forehead"


Fall_equinox   Dico Tools
September 22


Fall_flat   Dico Tools
Fail utterly; collapse; "The project foundered"


Fall_for   Dico Tools
Fall in love with; become infatuated with; "She fell for the man from Brazil"


Fall_for   Dico Tools
Be deceived, duped, or entrapped by; "He fell for her charms"; "He fell for the con man''s story"


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Fall_from_grace   Dico Tools
Revert back to bad behavior after a period of good behavior; "The children fell from grace when they asked for several helpings of dessert"


Fall_guy   Dico Tools
A person who is gullible and easy to take advantage of


Fall_in   Dico Tools
Break down, literally or metaphorically; "The wall collapsed"; "The business collapsed"; "The dam broke"; "The roof collapsed"; "The wall gave in"; "The roof finally gave under the weight of the ice"


Fall_in   Dico Tools
To take one''s place in a military formation or line; "Troops fall in!"


Fall_in   Dico Tools
Become part of; become a member of a group or organization; "He joined the Communist Party as a young man"


Fall_into   Dico Tools
Be included in or classified as; "This falls under the rubric ''various''"


Fall_into_place   Dico Tools
Become clear or enter one''s consciousness or emotions; "It dawned on him that she had betrayed him"; "she was penetrated with sorrow"


Fall_in_line   Dico Tools
Agree on (a position, for example)


Fall_in_love   Dico Tools
Begin to experience feelings of love towards; "She fell in love with her former student"


Fall_off   Dico Tools
Diminish in size or intensity


Fall_off   Dico Tools
Fall heavily or suddenly; decline markedly; "The real estate market fell off"


Fall_off   Dico Tools
Come off; "This button had fallen off"


Fall_of_Man   Dico Tools
(Judeo-Christian mythology) when Adam and Eve ate of the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil in the Garden of Eden, God punished them by driving them out of the Garden and into the world where they would be subject to sickness and pain and eve


Fall_open   Dico Tools
Open involuntarily; "His mouth dropped open"; "Her jaw dropped"


Fall_out   Dico Tools
Come to pass; "What is happening?"; "The meeting took place off without an incidence"; "Nothing occurred that seemed important"


Fall_out   Dico Tools
Have a breach in relations; "We fell out over a trivial question"


Fall_out   Dico Tools
Leave (a barracks, for example) in order to take a place in a military formation, or leave a military formation; "the soldiers fell out"


Fall_out   Dico Tools
Come forth or out; "You stick the coins in, but they come out again"; "His hair and teeth fell out"


Fall_out   Dico Tools
Come as a logical consequence; follow logically; "It follows that your assertion is false"; "the theorem falls out nicely"


Fall_over   Dico Tools
Fall forward and down; "The old woman went over without a sound"


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Fall_over_backwards   Dico Tools
Try very hard to please someone; "She falls over backwards when she sees her mother-in-law"


Fall_short   Dico Tools
Fail to meet (expectations or standards)


Fall_short_of   Dico Tools
Fail to satisfy, as of expectations, for example


Fall_through   Dico Tools
Fail utterly; collapse; "The project foundered"


Fall_under   Dico Tools
Be included in or classified as; "This falls under the rubric ''various''"


Fall_upon   Dico Tools
Find unexpectedly; "the archeologists chanced upon an old tomb"; "she struck a goldmine"; "The hikers finally struck the main path to the lake"


Fall_webworm   Dico Tools
A variety of webworm


False   Dico Tools
(used especially of persons) not dependable in devotion or affection; unfaithful; "a false friend"; "when lovers prove untrue"


False   Dico Tools
Arising from error; "a false assumption"; "a mistaken view of the situation"


False   Dico Tools
Adopted in order to deceive; "an assumed name"; "an assumed cheerfulness"; "a fictitious address"; "fictive sympathy"; "a pretended interest"; "a put-on childish voice"; "sham modesty"


False   Dico Tools
Inaccurate in pitch; "a false (or sour) note"; "her singing was off key"


False   Dico Tools
Designed to deceive; "a suitcase with a false bottom"


False   Dico Tools
Not genuine or real; being an imitation of the genuine article; "it isn''t fake anything; it''s real synthetic fur"; "faux pearls"; "false teeth"; "decorated with imitation palm leaves"; "a purse of simulated alligator hide"


False   Dico Tools
Inappropriate to reality or facts; "delusive faith in a wonder drug"; "delusive expectations"; "false hopes"


False   Dico Tools
Deliberately deceptive; "hollow (or false) promises"; "false pretenses"


False   Dico Tools
Not in accordance with the fact or reality or actuality; "gave false testimony under oath"; "false tales of bravery"


False   Dico Tools
Erroneous and usually accidental; "a false start"; "a false alarm"


False   Dico Tools
In a disloyal and faithless manner; "he behaved treacherously"; "his wife played him false"


Falsehood   Dico Tools
The act of rendering something false as by fraudulent changes (of documents or measures etc.) or counterfeiting


Falsehood   Dico Tools
A false statement


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Falsely   Dico Tools
In an incorrect manner; "to credit Lister with the first formulation of the basic principle of stratigraphy would be to bestow credit falsely"


Falsely   Dico Tools
In an insincerely false manner; "a seduction on my part would land us with the necessity to rise, bathe and dress, chat falsely about this and that, and emerge into the rest of the evening as though nothing had happened"


Falseness   Dico Tools
The quality of not being open or truthful; deceitful or hypocritical


Falseness   Dico Tools
Unfaithfulness by virtue of being unreliable or treacherous


Falseness   Dico Tools
The state of being false or untrue; "argument could not determine its truth or falsity"


Falsetto   Dico Tools
A male singing voice with artificially high tones in an upper register


Falsetto   Dico Tools
Artificially high; above the normal voice range; "a falsetto voice"


False_alarm   Dico Tools
A warning that is given about something that fails to occur


False_alumroot   Dico Tools
Plant growing in clumps with mostly basal leaves and cream or pale pink fringed flowers in several long racemes; Alaska to coastal central California and east to Idaho


False_asphodel   Dico Tools
A plant of the genus Tofieldia having linear chiefly basal leaves and small spicate flowers


False_azalea   Dico Tools
Straggling shrub of northwestern North America having foliage with a bluish tinge and umbels of small bell-shaped flowers


False_baby's_breath   Dico Tools
Eurasian herb with ample panicles of small white flowers; naturalized in North America


False_beachdrops   Dico Tools
Fleshy tawny or reddish saprophytic herb resembling the Indian pipe and growing in woodland humus of eastern North America; in some classifications placed in a separate genus Hypopitys


False_belief   Dico Tools
A misconception resulting from incorrect reasoning


False_bittersweet   Dico Tools
Twining shrub of North America having three-valved yellow capsules enclosing scarlet seeds


False_bracken   Dico Tools
Resembles Pteridium aquilinum; of Queensland, Australia


False_buckthorn   Dico Tools
Deciduous tree of southeastern United States and Mexico


False_bugbane   Dico Tools
Tall perennial of the eastern United States having large basal leaves and white summer flowers


False_calyx   Dico Tools
A group of bracts simulating a calyx as in a carnation or hibiscus


False_chamomile   Dico Tools
Any of various autumn-flowering perennials having white or pink to purple flowers that resemble asters; wild in moist soils from New Jersey to Florida and Texas


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False_deathcap   Dico Tools
Agaric often confused with the death cup


False_dogwood   Dico Tools
Evergreen of tropical America having pulpy fruit containing saponin which was used as soap by native Americans


False_dragonhead   Dico Tools
North American plant having a spike of two-lipped pink or white flowers


False_dragon_head   Dico Tools
North American plant having a spike of two-lipped pink or white flowers


False_face   Dico Tools
A mask worn as part of a masquerade costume


False_foxglove   Dico Tools
Multi-stemmed North American annual having solitary axillary dark golden-yellow flowers resembling those of the foxglove; sometimes placed in genus Gerardia


False_foxglove   Dico Tools
Sparsely branched North American perennial with terminal racemes of bright yellow flowers resembling those of the foxglove; sometimes placed in genus Gerardia


False_fruit   Dico Tools
A fleshy fruit (apple or pear or related fruits) having seed chambers and an outer fleshy part


False_garlic   Dico Tools
Pungent Old World wild onion


False_gavial   Dico Tools
Crocodile of southeast Asia similar to but smaller than the gavial


False_glottis   Dico Tools
The opening between the false vocal folds


False_goatsbeard   Dico Tools
North American astilbe with panicles of creamy white flowers


False_gromwell   Dico Tools
Any of several North American perennial herbs with hairy foliage and small yellowish or greenish flowers


False_hair   Dico Tools
A covering or bunch of human or artificial hair used for disguise or adornment


False_heather   Dico Tools
North American decumbent evergreen heathlike plant with yellow flowers


False_hellebore   Dico Tools
Perennial herbs of the lily family having thick toxic rhizomes


False_imprisonment   Dico Tools
(law) confinement without legal authority


False_indigo   Dico Tools
An erect to spreading hairy shrub of the Pacific coast of the United States having racemes of red to indigo flowers


False_indigo   Dico Tools
Dense shrub of moist riverbanks and flood plains of the eastern United States having attractive fragrant foliage and dense racemes of dark purple flowers


False_indigo   Dico Tools
Any of several plants of the genus Baptisia


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False_labor   Dico Tools
Painless contractions of the muscles of the uterus that continue throughout pregnancy with increasing frequency


False_lily_of_the_valley   Dico Tools
Small two-leaved herb of the northern United States and parts of Canada having racemes of small fragrant white flowers


False_lily_of_the_valley   Dico Tools
Small white-flowered plant of western Europe to Japan


False_lupine   Dico Tools
Western United States bushy herb having yellow pealike flowers


False_mallow   Dico Tools
An American plant of the genus Malvastrum


False_mallow   Dico Tools
Genus of coarse herbs and subshrubs of arid North and South America having pink or scarlet flowers and globose fruits


False_mildew   Dico Tools
Any of various fungi of the family Peronosporaceae parasitic on e.g. grapes and potatoes and melons


False_mistletoe   Dico Tools
American plants closely resembling Old World mistletoe


False_miterwort   Dico Tools
Stoloniferous white-flowered spring-blooming woodland plant


False_miterwort   Dico Tools
Plant with tiny white flowers hanging in loose clusters on leafy stems; moist woods from Alaska to central California and east to Montana


False_mitrewort   Dico Tools
Stoloniferous white-flowered spring-blooming woodland plant


False_mitrewort   Dico Tools
Plant with tiny white flowers hanging in loose clusters on leafy stems; moist woods from Alaska to central California and east to Montana


False_morel   Dico Tools
A fungus of the family Helvellaceae


False_name   Dico Tools
A name that has been assumed temporarily


False_nettle   Dico Tools
Any of several flowering weeds of the genus Boehmeria lacking stinging hairs


False_oat   Dico Tools
Coarse perennial Eurasian grass resembling oat; found on roadside verges and rough grassland and in hay meadows; introduced in North America for forage


False_pimpernel   Dico Tools
Weedy plant having short dry chafflike leaves


False_pregnancy   Dico Tools
Physiological state in which a woman exhibits symptoms of pregnancy but is not pregnant


False_pretence   Dico Tools
(law) an offense involving intent to defraud and false representation and obtaining property as a result of that misrepresentation


False_pretense   Dico Tools
(law) an offense involving intent to defraud and false representation and obtaining property as a result of that misrepresentation


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False_ragweed   Dico Tools
Tall annual marsh elder common in moist rich soil is central North America that can cause contact dermatitis; produces much pollen that is a major cause of hay fever


False_return   Dico Tools
An incorrect income tax return


False_rue   Dico Tools
Slender erect perennial of eastern North America having tuberous roots and pink-tinged white flowers; resembles meadow rue


False_rue_anemone   Dico Tools
Slender erect perennial of eastern North America having tuberous roots and pink-tinged white flowers; resembles meadow rue


False_saber-toothed_tiger   Dico Tools
North American cat of the Miocene and Pliocene; much earlier and less specialized than members of the genus Smiledon


False_saffron   Dico Tools
Thistlelike Eurasian plant widely grown for its red or orange flower heads and seeds that yield a valuable oil


False_sago   Dico Tools
Southeastern Indian cycad with palmlike foliage


False_sarsaparilla   Dico Tools
Common perennial herb having aromatic roots used as a substitute for sarsaparilla; central and eastern North America


False_scorpion   Dico Tools
Small nonvenomous arachnid resembling a tailless scorpion


False_smut   Dico Tools
Disease of rice; grains covered by a green powder consisting of conidia


False_statement   Dico Tools
A false statement


False_tamarisk   Dico Tools
Eurasian shrub resembling the tamarisk


False_teeth   Dico Tools
A removable denture


False_topaz   Dico Tools
A yellow quartz


False_truffle   Dico Tools
Any of various fungi of the genus Scleroderma having hard-skinned subterranean fruiting bodies resembling truffles


False_truffle   Dico Tools
Any of various fungi of the family Rhizopogonaceae having subterranean fruiting bodies similar to the truffle


False_vampire   Dico Tools
Any New or Old World carnivorous bat erroneously thought to suck blood but in fact feeding on insects


False_vampire_bat   Dico Tools
Any New or Old World carnivorous bat erroneously thought to suck blood but in fact feeding on insects


False_verdict   Dico Tools
A manifestly unjust verdict; not true to the evidence


False_vocal_cord   Dico Tools
Either of the upper two vocal cords that are not involved in vocalization


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False_vocal_fold   Dico Tools
Either of the upper two vocal cords that are not involved in vocalization


False_wintergreen   Dico Tools
Evergreen of eastern North America with leathery leaves and numerous white flowers


False_witness   Dico Tools
A person who deliberately gives false testimony


Falsie   Dico Tools
A breast-shaped mass of padding worn in a brassiere


Falsifiable   Dico Tools
Capable of being tested (verified or falsified) by experiment or observation


Falsification   Dico Tools
The act of determining that something is false


Falsification   Dico Tools
The act of rendering something false as by fraudulent changes (of documents or measures etc.) or counterfeiting


Falsification   Dico Tools
A willful perversion of facts


Falsification   Dico Tools
Any evidence that helps to establish the falsity of something


Falsifier   Dico Tools
Someone who falsifies


Falsify   Dico Tools
Insert words into texts, often falsifying it thereby


Falsify   Dico Tools
Falsify knowingly; "She falsified the records"


Falsify   Dico Tools
Prove false; "Falsify a claim"


Falsify   Dico Tools
Make false by mutilation or addition; as of a message or story


Falsify   Dico Tools
Fake or falsify; "Fudge the figures"; "cook the books"; "falsify the data"


Falsifying   Dico Tools
The act of determining that something is false


Falsity   Dico Tools
A false statement


Falsity   Dico Tools
The state of being false or untrue; "argument could not determine its truth or falsity"


Falstaff   Dico Tools
A dissolute character in Shakespeare''s plays


Falstaffian   Dico Tools
Of or resembling Falstaff


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Falter   Dico Tools
The act of pausing uncertainly; "there was a hesitation in his speech"


Falter   Dico Tools
Speak haltingly; "The speaker faltered when he saw his opponent enter the room"


Falter   Dico Tools
Walk unsteadily; "The drunk man stumbled about"


Falter   Dico Tools
Move hesitatingly, as if about to give way


Falter   Dico Tools
Be unsure or weak; "Their enthusiasm is faltering"


Faltering   Dico Tools
The act of pausing uncertainly; "there was a hesitation in his speech"


Faltering   Dico Tools
Unsteady in speech or action


Falteringly   Dico Tools
In an unsteady manner; "he walked unsteadily toward the exit"; "The wounded soldier was swinging unsteadily on his legs"


Falun_gong   Dico Tools
A spiritual movement that began in China in the latter half of the 20th century and is based on Buddhist and Taoist teachings and practices


Fal_la   Dico Tools
Meaningless syllables in the refrain of a part-song


Fame   Dico Tools
The state or quality of being widely honored and acclaimed


Fame   Dico Tools
Favorable public reputation


Famed   Dico Tools
Widely known and esteemed; "a famous actor"; "a celebrated musician"; "a famed scientist"; "an illustrious judge"; "a notable historian"; "a renowned painter"


Familial   Dico Tools
Tending to occur among members of a family usually by heredity; "an inherited disease"; "familial traits"; "genetically transmitted features"


Familial   Dico Tools
Relating to or having the characteristics of a family; "children of the same familial background"; "familial aggregation"


Familial_hypercholesterolemia   Dico Tools
Congenital disorder characterized by high levels of cholesterol and early development of atherosclerosis


Familiar   Dico Tools
A spirit (usually in animal form) that acts as an assistant to a witch or wizard


Familiar   Dico Tools
A person who is frequently in the company of another; "drinking companions"; "comrades in arms"


Familiar   Dico Tools
A person attached to the household of a high official (as a pope or bishop) who renders service in return for support


Familiar   Dico Tools
Having mutual interests or affections; of established friendship; "on familiar terms"; "pretending she is on an intimate footing with those she slanders"


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Familiar   Dico Tools
Well known or easily recognized; "a familiar figure"; "familiar songs"; "familiar guests"


Familiar   Dico Tools
Within normal everyday experience; common and ordinary; not strange; "familiar ordinary objects found in every home"; "a familiar everyday scene"; "a familiar excuse"; "a day like any other filled with familiar duties and experiences"


Familiar(p)   Dico Tools
(usually followed by `with'') well informed about or knowing thoroughly; "conversant with business trends"; "familiar with the complex machinery"; "he was familiar with those roads"


Familiarisation   Dico Tools
The experience of becoming familiar with something


Familiarise   Dico Tools
Make familiar or acquainted; "you should acquaint yourself with your new computer"; "We familiarized ourselves with the new surroundings"


Familiarised   Dico Tools
Having achieved a comfortable relationship with your environment


Familiarising   Dico Tools
Serving to make familiar


Familiarity   Dico Tools
An act of undue intimacy


Familiarity   Dico Tools
Close or warm friendship; "the absence of fences created a mysterious intimacy in which no one knew privacy"


Familiarity   Dico Tools
Usualness by virtue of being familiar or well known


Familiarity   Dico Tools
A casual manner


Familiarity   Dico Tools
Personal knowledge or information about someone or something


Familiarization   Dico Tools
The experience of becoming familiar with something


Familiarize   Dico Tools
Make familiar or acquainted; "you should acquaint yourself with your new computer"; "We familiarized ourselves with the new surroundings"


Familiarized   Dico Tools
Having achieved a comfortable relationship with your environment


Familiarizing   Dico Tools
Serving to make familiar


Familiarly   Dico Tools
In an intimately familiar manner; "Sid, as he was familiarly known by his friends, was one of the most respected and devoted members of the socialist minority group"


Familiar_spirit   Dico Tools
A spirit (usually in animal form) that acts as an assistant to a witch or wizard


Familiar_with(p)   Dico Tools
Having fair knowledge of; "they were acquainted"; "fully acquainted with the facts"


Family   Dico Tools
Primary social group; parents and children; "he wanted to have a good job before starting a family"


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Family   Dico Tools
People descended from a common ancestor; "his family has lived in Massachusetts since the Mayflower"


Family   Dico Tools
A collection of things sharing a common attribute; "there are two classes of detergents"


Family   Dico Tools
A social unit living together; "he moved his family to Virginia"; "It was a good Christian household"; "I waited until the whole house was asleep"; "the teacher asked how many people made up his home"


Family   Dico Tools
(biology) a taxonomic group containing one or more genera; "sharks belong to the fish family"


Family   Dico Tools
An association of people who share common beliefs or activities; "the message was addressed not just to employees but to every member of the company family"; "the church welcomed new members into its fellowship"


Family   Dico Tools
A loose affiliation of gangsters in charge of organized criminal activities


Family   Dico Tools
A person having kinship with another or others; "he''s kin"; "he''s family"


Family_Acanthaceae   Dico Tools
Widely distributed herbs and shrubs and trees; sometimes placed in the order Scrophulariales


Family_Acanthisittidae   Dico Tools
Alternative names for the family comprising the New Zealand wrens


Family_Acanthuridae   Dico Tools
Surgeonfishes


Family_Acaridae   Dico Tools
Mites


Family_Accipitridae   Dico Tools
Hawks; Old World vultures; kites; harriers; eagles


Family_Aceraceae   Dico Tools
A family of trees and shrubs of order Sapindales including the maples


Family_Acipenseridae   Dico Tools
Sturgeons


Family_Acrididae   Dico Tools
Short-horned grasshoppers; true locusts


Family_Actinidiaceae   Dico Tools
Tropical trees or shrubs or woody vines


Family_Actinomycetaceae   Dico Tools
Filamentous anaerobic bacteria


Family_Adelgidae   Dico Tools
Plant lice


Family_Adiantaceae   Dico Tools
Used in some classification systems for some genera of the family Polypodiaceae (or Pteridaceae)


Family_Aegypiidae   Dico Tools
In some classifications considered the family comprising the Old World vultures which are more often included in the family Accipitridae


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Family_Aepyornidae   Dico Tools
Coextensive with the order Aepyorniformes


Family_Agamidae   Dico Tools
An Old World reptile family of Sauria


Family_Agaricaceae   Dico Tools
Large family including many familiar mushrooms


Family_Agavaceae   Dico Tools
Chiefly tropical and xerophytic plants: includes Dracenaceae (Dracaenaceae); comprises plants that in some classifications are divided between the Amaryllidaceae and the Liliaceae


Family_Agonidae   Dico Tools
Poachers


Family_Ailuropodidae   Dico Tools
In some classifications considered the family comprising the giant pandas


Family_Aizoaceae   Dico Tools
Succulent herbs or small shrubs mostly of South Africa but also New Zealand and North America: carpetweeds; fig marigolds


Family_Akeridae   Dico Tools
Bubble shells


Family_Alaudidae   Dico Tools
Larks


Family_Albuginaceae   Dico Tools
Fungi that produce white sori resembling blisters on certain flowering plants


Family_Albulidae   Dico Tools
Bonefish


Family_Alcedinidae   Dico Tools
Kingfishers


Family_Alcidae   Dico Tools
Web-footed diving seabirds of northern seas: auks; puffins; guillemots; murres; etc.


Family_Aleyrodidae   Dico Tools
Whiteflies


Family_Alismataceae   Dico Tools
Perennial or annual aquatic or marsh plants


Family_Alliaceae   Dico Tools
One of many families or subfamilies into which some classification systems subdivide the Liliaceae but not widely accepted; includes especially genus Allium


Family_Alligatoridae   Dico Tools
Alligators; caimans


Family_Allioniaceae   Dico Tools
A family of flowering plants of the order Caryophyllales


Family_Aloeaceae   Dico Tools
One of many families or subfamilies into which some classification systems subdivide the Liliaceae but not widely accepted


Family_Alopiidae   Dico Tools
Thresher sharks


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Family_Alstroemeriaceae   Dico Tools
One of many families or subfamilies into which some classification systems subdivide the Liliaceae but not widely accepted; sometimes included in subfamily Amaryllidaceae


Family_Amaranthaceae   Dico Tools
Cosmopolitan family of herbs and shrubs


Family_Amaryllidaceae   Dico Tools
Snowdrop; narcissus; daffodil; in some classification systems considered a subfamily of the Liliaceae


Family_Ambrosiaceae   Dico Tools
In some classifications considered a separate family comprising a subgroup of the Compositae including the ragweeds


Family_Ambystomatidae   Dico Tools
New World salamanders


Family_Ameiuridae   Dico Tools
North American catfishes


Family_Amiidae   Dico Tools
Only the bowfins


Family_Ammodytidae   Dico Tools
Sand lances


Family_Amphioxidae   Dico Tools
Lancelets


Family_Amphisbaenidae   Dico Tools
Worm lizards


Family_Amphiumidae   Dico Tools
Congo snakes


Family_Amygdalaceae   Dico Tools
Used in former classifications for plum and peach and almond trees which are now usually classified as members of the genus Prunus


Family_Anabantidae   Dico Tools
Small freshwater spiny-finned fishes of Africa and southern Asia


Family_Anacardiaceae   Dico Tools
The cashew family; trees and shrubs and vines having resinous (sometimes poisonous) juice; includes cashew and mango and pistachio and poison ivy and sumac


Family_Anarhichadidae   Dico Tools
Wolffishes


Family_Anatidae   Dico Tools
Swimming birds having heavy short-legged bodies and bills with a horny tip: swans; geese; ducks


Family_Ancylidae   Dico Tools
Freshwater gastropod


Family_Ancylostomatidae   Dico Tools
Hookworms


Family_Andrenidae   Dico Tools
A large family of solitary short-tongued bees most of which burrow in the ground


Family_Anguidae   Dico Tools
Alligator lizards


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Family_Anguillidae   Dico Tools
Eels that live in fresh water as adults but return to the sea to spawn


Family_Anhimidae   Dico Tools
Screamers


Family_Anhingidae   Dico Tools
Snakebirds


Family_Anniellidae   Dico Tools
Legless lizards


Family_Annonaceae   Dico Tools
Chiefly tropical trees or shrubs


Family_Anobiidae   Dico Tools
Deathwatch beetles


Family_Anomalopidae   Dico Tools
A family of fish including: flashlight fishes


Family_Anomiidae   Dico Tools
Saddle oysters


Family_Antedonidae   Dico Tools
Feather stars


Family_Antennariidae   Dico Tools
Frogfishes; tropical spiny-finned marine fishes having large nearly vertical mouths; related to toadfishes and anglers


Family_Anthocerotaceae   Dico Tools
Hornworts


Family_Antilocapridae   Dico Tools
Comprising only the pronghorns


Family_Aphididae   Dico Tools
Small soft-bodied plant lice


Family_Aphyllanthaceae   Dico Tools
One of many families or subfamilies into which some classification systems subdivide the Liliaceae but not widely accepted; includes genus Aphyllanthes


Family_Apiaceae   Dico Tools
Plants having flowers in umbels: parsley; carrot; anise; caraway; celery; dill


Family_Apidae   Dico Tools
Honeybees; carpenter bees; bumblebees


Family_Aplodontiidae   Dico Tools
Mountain beavers


Family_Aplysiidae   Dico Tools
Sea hares


Family_Apocynaceae   Dico Tools
Chiefly tropical trees or shrubs or herbs having milky juice and often showy flowers; many are sources of drugs


Family_Apodidae   Dico Tools
Swifts; in former classifications included in the order Coraciiformes


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Family_Apogonidae   Dico Tools
Bright-colored marine fishes that incubate eggs in the mouth


Family_Apterygidae   Dico Tools
Coextensive with the order Apterygiformes


Family_Aquifoliaceae   Dico Tools
Widely distributed shrubs and trees


Family_Araceae   Dico Tools
Anthurium; calla lily; jack-in-the-pulpit; philodendron


Family_Araliaceae   Dico Tools
Mostly tropical trees and shrubs and lianas: ginseng; hedera


Family_Araucariaceae   Dico Tools
Tall evergreen cone-bearing trees of South America and Australia with broad leathery leaves; in some classifications included in the Pinaceae


Family_Arcellidae   Dico Tools
Soil and freshwater protozoa; cosmopolitan in distribution


Family_Arcidae   Dico Tools
Ark shells


Family_Arctiidae   Dico Tools
Tiger moths


Family_Ardeidae   Dico Tools
Herons; egrets; night herons; bitterns


Family_Arecaceae   Dico Tools
Chiefly tropical trees and shrubs and vines usually having a tall columnar trunk bearing a crown of very large leaves; coextensive with the order Palmales


Family_Argasidae   Dico Tools
Soft ticks


Family_Argentinidae   Dico Tools
Small marine soft-finned fishes with long silvery bodies; related to salmons and trouts


Family_Argiopidae   Dico Tools
Orb-weaving spiders; cosmopolitan in distribution


Family_Argonautidae   Dico Tools
Represented solely by the genus Argonauta


Family_Ariidae   Dico Tools
Sea catfishes


Family_Aristolochiaceae   Dico Tools
Family of birthworts (including wild ginger)


Family_Armadillidiidae   Dico Tools
Pill bugs


Family_Artamidae   Dico Tools
Wood swallows


Family_Ascaphidae   Dico Tools
Family of one species of frog: tailed frog


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Family_Ascaridae   Dico Tools
Large roundworms parasitic in intestines of vertebrates


Family_Asclepiadaceae   Dico Tools
Widely distributed family of herbs and shrubs of the order Gentianales; most with milky juice


Family_Asilidae   Dico Tools
Robber flies


Family_Asparagaceae   Dico Tools
One of many families or subfamilies into which some classification systems subdivide the Liliaceae: includes genera Asparagus and sometimes Ruscus


Family_Aspergillaceae   Dico Tools
Family of fungi including some common molds


Family_Asphodelaceae   Dico Tools
One of many subfamilies into which some classification systems subdivide the Liliaceae


Family_Aspleniaceae   Dico Tools
One of a number of families into which Polypodiaceae has been subdivided in some classification systems; includes genera Asplenium; Pleurosorus; Schaffneria


Family_Astacidae   Dico Tools
Crayfish


Family_Asteraceae   Dico Tools
Plants with heads composed of many florets: aster; daisy; dandelion; goldenrod; marigold; lettuces; ragweed; sunflower; thistle; zinnia


Family_Atherinidae   Dico Tools
Small spiny-finned fishes of both salt and fresh water


Family_Athiorhodaceae   Dico Tools
Small motile sulphur bacteria


Family_Athyriaceae   Dico Tools
Alternative names for one of a number of families into which the family Polypodiaceae has been subdivided in some classification systems


Family_Atrichornithidae   Dico Tools
Scrubbirds


Family_Atropidae   Dico Tools
Booklice


Family_Aulostomidae   Dico Tools
Trumpetfishes


Family_Auriculariaceae   Dico Tools
Fungi having gelatinous sporophores


Family_Avicenniaceae   Dico Tools
Used in some classifications: coextensive with the genus Avicennia


Family_Azollaceae   Dico Tools
Used in some classifications for the genus Azolla


Family_Babesiidae   Dico Tools
Piroplasms and cattle pathogens


Family_Bacillaceae   Dico Tools
Typically rod-shaped usually gram-positive bacteria that produce endospores


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Family_Bacteroidaceae   Dico Tools
Family of bacteria living usually in the alimentary canal or on mucous surfaces of warm-blooded animals; sometimes associated with acute infective processes


Family_Balaenicipitidae   Dico Tools
Shoebills


Family_Balaenidae   Dico Tools
Right whales


Family_Balaenopteridae   Dico Tools
Rorquals; blue whales


Family_Balanidae   Dico Tools
Stalkless barnacles


Family_Balistidae   Dico Tools
Triggerfishes


Family_Balsaminaceae   Dico Tools
Distinguished from the family Geraniaceae by the irregular flowers


Family_Bangiaceae   Dico Tools
A family of protoctista


Family_Bathyergidae   Dico Tools
Mole rats; sand rats


Family_Batidaceae   Dico Tools
Family coextensive with genus Batis: saltworts


Family_Batrachoididae   Dico Tools
Toadfishes; related to anglers and batfishes


Family_Begoniaceae   Dico Tools
Monoecious succulent herbs or shrubs of tropical and warm regions especially America


Family_Belemnitidae   Dico Tools
Family of extinct Mesozoic cephalopods


Family_Belonidae   Dico Tools
Ferocious fishes of warm regions resembling but unrelated to the freshwater gars


Family_Belostomatidae   Dico Tools
Water bugs


Family_Bennettitaceae   Dico Tools
A family of fossil gymnospermous plants of the Carboniferous


Family_Berberidaceae   Dico Tools
Shrubs or herbs


Family_Betulaceae   Dico Tools
Monoecious trees and shrubs (including the genera Betula and Alnus and Carpinus and Corylus and Ostrya and Ostryopsis)


Family_Bible   Dico Tools
A large Bible with pages to record marriages and births


Family_Bignoniaceae   Dico Tools
Trees or shrubs or woody vines or herbs having fruit resembling gourds or capsules; sometimes placed in the order Scrophulariales


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Family_Bittacidae   Dico Tools
A family of predacious tropical insects of the order Mecoptera


Family_Blastodiaceae   Dico Tools
A family of saprobic fungi of order Blastocladiales


Family_Blattidae   Dico Tools
Domestic cockroaches


Family_Blechnaceae   Dico Tools
One of a number of families into which the family Polypodiaceae has been subdivided in some classification systems; includes genera Blechnum; Doodia; Sadleria; Stenochlaena; Woodwardia


Family_Blenniidae   Dico Tools
A family of fish including: combtooth blennies


Family_Boidae   Dico Tools
Boas and pythons


Family_Boletaceae   Dico Tools
Family of pore-bearing fleshy fungi having the spores easily separating from the cup and often from each other


Family_Bombacaceae   Dico Tools
Tropical trees with large dry or fleshy fruit containing usually woolly seeds


Family_Bombycidae   Dico Tools
Chinese silkworm moth


Family_Bombycillidae   Dico Tools
A family of birds of the suborder Oscines


Family_Bombyliidae   Dico Tools
Bee flies


Family_Boraginaceae   Dico Tools
A widely distributed family of plants distinguished by circinate flowers and nutlike fruit


Family_Bothidae   Dico Tools
A family of fish of the order Heterosomata


Family_Bovidae   Dico Tools
True antelopes; cattle; oxen; sheep; goats


Family_Bradypodidae   Dico Tools
True sloths; in some


Family_Bramidae   Dico Tools
Deep-bodied percoid fishes of the open seas


Family_Branchiobdellidae   Dico Tools
Small annelid worms with the posterior end modified into an adhesive sucker; especially formerly regarded as modified leeches


Family_Branchiostegidae   Dico Tools
Small family of marine fishes having covered gills


Family_Branchiostomidae   Dico Tools
Lancelets


Family_Brassicaceae   Dico Tools
Plants with four-petaled flowers


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Family_Brevicipitidae   Dico Tools
Narrow-mouthed toads and sheep frogs; some burrow and some are arboreal; found worldwide


Family_Bromeliaceae   Dico Tools
A family of tropical American plants of order Xyridales including several (as the pineapple) of economic importance


Family_Brotulidae   Dico Tools
Chiefly deep-sea fishes related to the Ophidiidae


Family_Bruchidae   Dico Tools
Seed beetles


Family_Bryaceae   Dico Tools
A family of acrocarpous mosses


Family_Buccinidae   Dico Tools
Whelks


Family_Bucconidae   Dico Tools
Puffbirds


Family_Bucerotidae   Dico Tools
Hornbills


Family_Bufonidae   Dico Tools
True toads


Family_Burhinidae   Dico Tools
Large wading birds resembling the plovers: stone curlews


Family_Burmanniaceae   Dico Tools
Family of chiefly tropical herbs with basal leaves like bracts and small flowers


Family_Burseraceae   Dico Tools
Resinous or aromatic chiefly tropical shrubs or trees


Family_business   Dico Tools
A corporation that is entirely owned by the members of a single family


Family_Buxaceae   Dico Tools
Widely distributed evergreen shrubs and trees


Family_Cactaceae   Dico Tools
Constituting the order Opuntiales


Family_Caeciliadae   Dico Tools
Coextensive with the order Gymnophiona: legless amphibians


Family_Caeciliidae   Dico Tools
Coextensive with the order Gymnophiona: legless amphibians


Family_Caenolestidae   Dico Tools
Small marsupials of southern South America


Family_Caesalpiniaceae   Dico Tools
Spiny trees, shrubs, or perennial herbs, including the genera Caesalpinia, Cassia, Ceratonia, Bauhinia; commonly included in the family Leguminosae


Family_Callionymidae   Dico Tools
Dragonets


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Family_Calliphoridae   Dico Tools
Blowflies


Family_Callithricidae   Dico Tools
Marmosets


Family_Callitrichaceae   Dico Tools
Dicot aquatic herbs


Family_Calostomataceae   Dico Tools
A family of fungi belonging to the order Tulostomatales


Family_Calycanthaceae   Dico Tools
Shrubs or small trees having aromatic bark; the eastern United States and eastern Asia


Family_Camelidae   Dico Tools
Camels and llamas and vicunas


Family_Campanulaceae   Dico Tools
Family of plants of the order Campanulales; in some classifications includes Lobeliaceae


Family_Cancridae   Dico Tools
Many of the best known edible crabs


Family_Canellaceae   Dico Tools
1 genus: aromatic tropical trees of eastern Africa and Florida to West Indies


Family_Canidae   Dico Tools
Dogs; wolves; jackals; foxes


Family_Cannabidaceae   Dico Tools
2 genera of erect or twining wind-pollinated herbs: genera Cannabis and Humulus; term not used in all classifications; in some the genus Cannabis is placed in the family Moraceae and the genus Humulus in the family Urticaceae


Family_Cannaceae   Dico Tools
Coextensive with the genus Canna


Family_Capitonidae   Dico Tools
Barbets


Family_Capparidaceae   Dico Tools
A dilleniid dicot family of the order Rhoeadales that includes: genera Capparis; Cleome; Crateva; Polanisia


Family_Caprifoliaceae   Dico Tools
Shrubs and small trees and woody vines


Family_Caprimulgidae   Dico Tools
Goatsuckers


Family_Caproidae   Dico Tools
Boarfishes


Family_Capromyidae   Dico Tools
Coypus


Family_Capsidae   Dico Tools
Leaf bugs


Family_Carabidae   Dico Tools
Ground beetles


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Family_Carangidae   Dico Tools
Large family of narrow-bodied marine food fishes with widely forked tails; chiefly of warm seas


Family_Carapidae   Dico Tools
Pearlfishes: related to the Brotulidae


Family_Carcharhinidae   Dico Tools
Largest family of living sharks; found worldwide especially in tropical waters; dorsal fin lacks spines: requiem sharks including tiger sharks and soupfin sharks


Family_Carchariidae   Dico Tools
Sand sharks; in some classifications coextensive with family Carcharhinidae


Family_Cardiidae   Dico Tools
Somewhat heart-shaped sand-burrowing bivalve mollusks


Family_Cariamidae   Dico Tools
Cranelike South American wading birds


Family_Caricaceae   Dico Tools
Trees native to tropical America and Africa with milky juice and large palmately lobed leaves


Family_Carpinaceae   Dico Tools
Used in some classification systems for the genera Carpinus; Ostryopsis; and Ostryopsis


Family_Caryocaraceae   Dico Tools
Small genus of tropical South American trees


Family_Caryophyllaceae   Dico Tools
Large family of herbs or subshrubs (usually with stems swollen at the nodes)


Family_Castoridae   Dico Tools
Beavers


Family_Casuaridae   Dico Tools
A family of large ostrich-like birds including cassowaries


Family_Casuarinaceae   Dico Tools
1 genus: Casuarina


Family_Cathartidae   Dico Tools
Condors; turkey buzzards; king vultures


Family_Catostomidae   Dico Tools
Suckers; closely related to the family Cyprinidae


Family_Caviidae   Dico Tools
A family of Hystricomorpha


Family_Cebidae   Dico Tools
All the New World monkeys except marmosets and tamarins


Family_Cecidomyidae   Dico Tools
Gall midges


Family_Cecropiaceae   Dico Tools
In some classifications included in family Moraceae


Family_Celastraceae   Dico Tools
Trees and shrubs and woody vines usually having bright-colored fruits


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Family_Centrarchidae   Dico Tools
Sunfish family


Family_Centriscidae   Dico Tools
Shrimpfishes


Family_Centropomidae   Dico Tools
A family of fish or the order Perciformes including robolos


Family_Cephalobidae   Dico Tools
A family of Nematoda


Family_Cephalotaceae   Dico Tools
A family of plants of order Rosales; coextensive with the genus Cephalotus


Family_Cephalotaxaceae   Dico Tools
A family of Cephalotaxaceae


Family_Cerambycidae   Dico Tools
Long-horned beetles


Family_Ceratodontidae   Dico Tools
Lungfishes having hornlike ridges on the teeth


Family_Ceratophyllaceae   Dico Tools
Coextensive with the genus Ceratophyllum: hornworts


Family_Ceratopogonidae   Dico Tools
Biting midges; sand flies


Family_Ceratopsidae   Dico Tools
American ceratopsian dinosaurs


Family_Ceratostomataceae   Dico Tools
Fungi having carbonous perithecia with long necks


Family_Cercidiphyllaceae   Dico Tools
1 genus


Family_Cercopidae   Dico Tools
Froghoppers or spittlebugs


Family_Cercopithecidae   Dico Tools
Old World monkeys: guenon; baboon; colobus monkey; langur; macaque; mandrill; mangabey; patas; proboscis monkey


Family_Certhiidae   Dico Tools
Creepers


Family_Cervidae   Dico Tools
Deer: reindeer; moose or elks; muntjacs; roe deer


Family_Cestidae   Dico Tools
Coextensive with the order Cestida; ctenophores having a greatly flattened and elongated body


Family_Cetorhinidae   Dico Tools
In some older classifications considered the family of the basking sharks


Family_Chaetodontidae   Dico Tools
Butterfly fishes


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Family_Chalcidae   Dico Tools
An arthropod family including: chalcidflies


Family_Chalcididae   Dico Tools
An arthropod family including: chalcidflies


Family_Chamaeleonidae   Dico Tools
Old World chameleons; in some classifications Rhiptoglossa is considered a superfamily of Sauria


Family_Chamaeleontidae   Dico Tools
Old World chameleons; in some classifications Rhiptoglossa is considered a superfamily of Sauria


Family_Characeae   Dico Tools
Green algae superficially resembling horsetail ferns: stoneworts


Family_Characidae   Dico Tools
Tropical freshwater fishes of Africa and South America and Central America


Family_Characinidae   Dico Tools
Former name of the Characidae


Family_Charadriidae   Dico Tools
Plover family


Family_Chelonidae   Dico Tools
Green turtles; hawksbills


Family_Cheloniidae   Dico Tools
Green turtles; hawksbills


Family_Chelydridae   Dico Tools
Snapping turtles


Family_Chenopodiaceae   Dico Tools
Includes spinach and beets


Family_Chermidae   Dico Tools
Jumping plant lice


Family_Chimaeridae   Dico Tools
A family of Holocephali


Family_Chinchillidae   Dico Tools
Small bushy-tailed South American burrowing rodents


Family_Chironomidae   Dico Tools
Midges


Family_Chlamydiaceae   Dico Tools
Gram-negative parasites in warm-blooded vertebrates


Family_Chlamydomonadaceae   Dico Tools
Green algae some of which are colored red by hematochrome


Family_Chloranthaceae   Dico Tools
Small family of tropical herbs and shrubs and trees


Family_Chlorophthalmidae   Dico Tools
Small family of soft-finned bottom-livers with large eyes; relatives of lizardfishes


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Family_Chrysochloridae   Dico Tools
Golden moles


Family_Chrysomelidae   Dico Tools
Leaf beetles


Family_Chrysopidae   Dico Tools
Green lacewings


Family_Chytridiaceae   Dico Tools
A family of aquatic fungi of order Chytridiales


Family_Cicadellidae   Dico Tools
Leafhoppers


Family_Cicadidae   Dico Tools
Cicadas


Family_Cichlidae   Dico Tools
Cichlids


Family_Cicindelidae   Dico Tools
Tiger beetles


Family_Ciconiidae   Dico Tools
Storks


Family_Cimicidae   Dico Tools
Wingless flat-bodied blood-sucking insects


Family_Cinclidae   Dico Tools
Water ouzels


Family_circle   Dico Tools
Rearmost or uppermost area in the balcony containing the least expensive seats


Family_Cistaceae   Dico Tools
Shrubs or woody herbs of temperate regions especially Mediterranean


Family_Cladoniaceae   Dico Tools
A family of lichens


Family_Clathraceae   Dico Tools
Family of fleshy fungi resembling stinkhorns


Family_Clavariaceae   Dico Tools
Fleshy fungi: coral fungi


Family_Cleridae   Dico Tools
Beetles that prey on other insects


Family_Clethraceae   Dico Tools
Coextensive with the genus Clethra


Family_Clinidae   Dico Tools
Viviparous blennies of temperate and tropical seas


Family_Clupeidae   Dico Tools
Herrings; shad; sardines; etc.


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Family_Clusiaceae   Dico Tools
Widely distributed family of chiefly tropical trees and shrubs and vines that produce oils and resins and some usable timber


Family_Cobitidae   Dico Tools
Loaches


Family_Coccidae   Dico Tools
Scale insects


Family_Coccinellidae   Dico Tools
The ladybugs


Family_Coerebidae   Dico Tools
The honeycreepers


Family_Colchicaceae   Dico Tools
One of many subfamilies into which some classification systems subdivide the Liliaceae but not widely accepted: Colchicum; Gloriosa


Family_Colubridae   Dico Tools
Nonvenomous snakes; about two-thirds of all living species


Family_Columbidae   Dico Tools
Doves and pigeons


Family_Comatulidae   Dico Tools
Former usage synonymous with Antedonidae


Family_Combretaceae   Dico Tools
A family of tropical trees and shrubs of the order Myrtales


Family_Commelinaceae   Dico Tools
Large widely distributed family of chiefly perennial herbs or climbers: spiderworts


Family_Compositae   Dico Tools
Plants with heads composed of many florets: aster; daisy; dandelion; goldenrod; marigold; lettuces; ragweed; sunflower; thistle; zinnia


Family_Congridae   Dico Tools
Marine eels


Family_Connaraceae   Dico Tools
Mostly tropical climbing shrubs or small trees; closely related to Leguminosae


Family_Convallariaceae   Dico Tools
One of many subfamilies into which some classification systems subdivide the Liliaceae but not widely accepted


Family_Convolvulaceae   Dico Tools
Morning glory; bindweed; sweet potato; plants having trumpet-shaped flowers and a climbing or twining habit


Family_Coprinaceae   Dico Tools
Used in some classifications for the genus Coprinus


Family_Coraciidae   Dico Tools
Rollers


Family_Cordaitaceae   Dico Tools
Chiefly Paleozoic plants; Cordaites is the chief and typical genus


Family_Cordylidae   Dico Tools
Small family of spiny ovoviviparous African lizards


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Family_Coregonidae   Dico Tools
Soft-finned fishes comprising the freshwater whitefishes; formerly included in the family Salmonidae


Family_Coreidae   Dico Tools
Squash bugs and leaf-footed bugs


Family_Corixidae   Dico Tools
Water bugs


Family_Cornaceae   Dico Tools
A rosid dicot family of the order Umbellales including: genera Aucuba; Cornus; Corokia; Curtisia; Griselinia; Helwingia


Family_Cortinariaceae   Dico Tools
A family of fungi belonging to the order Agaricales


Family_Corvidae   Dico Tools
Crow; raven; rook; jackdaw; chough; magpie; jay


Family_Corydalidae   Dico Tools
Dobsons


Family_Corylaceae   Dico Tools
Used in some classification systems for the genus Corylus


Family_Corynebacteriaceae   Dico Tools
A large family of mostly gram-positive and aerobic and nonmotile rod-shaped bacteria of the order Eubacteriales


Family_Coryphaenidae   Dico Tools
Large active pelagic percoid fish


Family_Cotingidae   Dico Tools
Cotingas; umbrella birds


Family_Cottidae   Dico Tools
Sculpins


Family_court   Dico Tools
A court in some states in the United States that has jurisdiction over family disputes (especially those involving children)


Family_Cracidae   Dico Tools
Curassows; guans; chachalacas


Family_Cracticidae   Dico Tools
Australian birds formerly included in the family Laniidae


Family_Crangonidae   Dico Tools
Shrimps


Family_Crassulaceae   Dico Tools
Succulent shrubs and herbs


Family_Cricetidae   Dico Tools
Mostly small New World rodents including New World mice and lemmings and voles and hamsters


Family_Crocodylidae   Dico Tools
True crocodiles


Family_Crotalidae   Dico Tools
New World vipers: pit vipers


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Family_Cruciferae   Dico Tools
Plants with four-petaled flowers


Family_Cryptobranchidae   Dico Tools
Large aquatic salamanders: hellbenders; giant salamanders


Family_Cryptocercidae   Dico Tools
A family of Blattodea


Family_Cryptogrammataceae   Dico Tools
One of a number of families into which the family Polypodiaceae has been subdivided in some classification systems


Family_Ctenizidae   Dico Tools
Large burrowing spiders


Family_Cuculidae   Dico Tools
Includes cuckoo; ani; roadrunner


Family_Cucurbitaceae   Dico Tools
A family of herbaceous vines (such cucumber or melon or squash or pumpkin)


Family_Culicidae   Dico Tools
Mosquitoes


Family_Cunoniaceae   Dico Tools
Trees or shrubs or climbers; mostly southern hemisphere


Family_Cupressaceae   Dico Tools
Cypresses and junipers and many cedars


Family_Curculionidae   Dico Tools
True weevils: snout beetles


Family_Cuterebridae   Dico Tools
New World botflies


Family_Cyatheaceae   Dico Tools
Tropical tree ferns


Family_Cycadaceae   Dico Tools
Ancient palmlike plants closely related to ferns in that fertilization is by means of spermatozoids


Family_Cyclopteridae   Dico Tools
Lumpfishes


Family_Cymatiidae   Dico Tools
Tritons


Family_Cynipidae   Dico Tools
A family of Hymenoptera


Family_Cynocephalidae   Dico Tools
A family of Dermoptera


Family_Cynoglossidae   Dico Tools
Tonguefishes


Family_Cyperaceae   Dico Tools
Bulrush; chufa; cotton grass; papyrus; umbrella plant


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Family_Cypraeidae   Dico Tools
Family of marine gastropods comprising the cowries


Family_Cyprinidae   Dico Tools
A family of fish including: carp; tench; roach; rudd; dace


Family_Cyprinodontidae   Dico Tools
Large family of small soft-finned fishes; killifishes; flagfishes; swordtails; guppies


Family_Cyrilliaceae   Dico Tools
Shrubs and trees with leathery leaves and small white flowers in racemes: genera Cyrilla and Cliftonia


Family_Dacninae   Dico Tools
The honeycreepers


Family_Dacrymycetaceae   Dico Tools
A family of basidiomycetous fungi belonging to the order Tremellales having a bifurcate basidium that lacks septa


Family_Dactylopiidae   Dico Tools
Cochineal insects


Family_Dactylopteridae   Dico Tools
Flying gurnards


Family_Dactyloscopidae   Dico Tools
Sand stargazers


Family_Danaidae   Dico Tools
Small family of usually tropical butterflies: monarch butterflies


Family_Dasyatidae   Dico Tools
Sting rays


Family_Dasypodidae   Dico Tools
Armadillos


Family_Dasyproctidae   Dico Tools
Agoutis and pacas


Family_Dasyuridae   Dico Tools
Dasyures; native cats; pouched mice; banded anteaters; Tasmanian devils


Family_Dasyurinae   Dico Tools
Dasyures; native cats; pouched mice; banded anteaters; Tasmanian devils


Family_Daubentoniidae   Dico Tools
Comprising solely the aye-aye


Family_Davalliaceae   Dico Tools
One of a number of families into which Polypodiaceae has been subdivided in some classification systems


Family_Delphinidae   Dico Tools
Dolphins


Family_Dematiaceae   Dico Tools
Family of imperfect mushrooms having dark-colored hyphae or conidia


Family_Dendrocolaptidae   Dico Tools
Woodhewers or woodcreepers


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Family_Dennstaedtiaceae   Dico Tools
One of a number of families into which Polypodiaceae has been subdivided in some classification systems


Family_Dermestidae   Dico Tools
Carpet beetles


Family_Dermochelyidae   Dico Tools
Sea turtles


Family_Desmidiaceae   Dico Tools
Unicellular algae


Family_Desmodontidae   Dico Tools
True vampire bats


Family_Diapensiaceae   Dico Tools
North temperate low evergreen plants; in some classifications placed in its own order Diapensiales


Family_Diaspididae   Dico Tools
Armored scales


Family_Dicamptodontidae   Dico Tools
Large and small highly aquatic salamanders


Family_Dicksoniaceae   Dico Tools
Tree ferns: genera Dicksonia; Cibotium; Culcita; Thyrsopteris


Family_Dicranaceae   Dico Tools
Mosses having costate leaves and long-stalked capsules with cleft peristome


Family_Didelphidae   Dico Tools
Opossums


Family_Dilleniaceae   Dico Tools
Chiefly tropical shrubs and trees and climbers having leathery leaves or flattened leaflike stems: genera Dillenia; Hibbertia


Family_Dinornithidae   Dico Tools
Moas


Family_Diodontidae   Dico Tools
Spiny puffers


Family_Diomedeidae   Dico Tools
Albatrosses


Family_Dioscoreaceae   Dico Tools
Yams


Family_Dipodidae   Dico Tools
Old World jerboas


Family_Dipsacaceae   Dico Tools
Chiefly southern European herbs with flowers usually in dense cymose heads


Family_Dipterocarpaceae   Dico Tools
Chiefly tropical Asian trees with two-winged fruits; yield valuable woods and aromatic oils and resins


Family_Discoglossidae   Dico Tools
Family of Old World toads having a fixed disklike tongue


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Family_doctor   Dico Tools
A general practitioner who treats all the family members


Family_Doliolidae   Dico Tools
Oceanic tunicates


Family_Dracunculidae   Dico Tools
Greatly elongated roundworm


Family_Drepanididae   Dico Tools
Hawaiian honeycreepers


Family_Dromaeosauridae   Dico Tools
Swift-running bipedal dinosaurs


Family_Droseraceae   Dico Tools
A family of carnivorous herbs and shrubs


Family_Drosophilidae   Dico Tools
Fruit flies


Family_Dryopteridaceae   Dico Tools
Alternative names for one of a number of families into which the family Polypodiaceae has been subdivided in some classification systems


Family_Dugongidae   Dico Tools
A family of mammals of order Sirenia including dugongs and Steller''s sea cow


Family_Dytiscidae   Dico Tools
Water beetles


Family_Ebenaceae   Dico Tools
Fruit and timber trees of tropical and warm regions including ebony and persimmon


Family_Echeneidae   Dico Tools
Fishes having a sucking disk on the head for clinging to other fishes and to ships


Family_Echeneididae   Dico Tools
Fishes having a sucking disk on the head for clinging to other fishes and to ships


Family_Edaphosauridae   Dico Tools
A family of reptiles of the order Pelycosauria


Family_Eimeriidae   Dico Tools
A family of protoctista in the order Coccidia


Family_Elaeagnaceae   Dico Tools
Shrubs or small trees often armed


Family_Elaeocarpaceae   Dico Tools
Genus of trees and shrubs widely distributed in warm regions some yielding useful timber; in some classifications included in the family Santalaceae


Family_Elapidae   Dico Tools
Cobras; kraits; mambas; coral snakes; Australian taipan and tiger snakes


Family_Elateridae   Dico Tools
Click beetles and certain fireflies


Family_Electrophoridae   Dico Tools
Small family comprising the electric eels


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Family_Eleotridae   Dico Tools
Sleepers


Family_Elephantidae   Dico Tools
Elephants


Family_Elopidae   Dico Tools
Tarpons and ladyf