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Change your default dictionary to American English. View the pronunciation for lack. Definition and synonyms of lack from the online English dictionary from Macmillan Education. Show more.
Show less. What are red words? Using the thesaurus. Close What are red words? Close Thesaurus. Other entries for this word. Related words. Synonyms and related words. Lacking and not having something: lack , deprived , want for Execrable - eks' sek rab bl Atrocious, wretched, deplorable, extremely inferior.
We were appalled to discover that even though he had a master's degree, his spelling was execrable. Eximious - Choice, excellent, select or distinguished. The bejeweled necklace was an eximious treasure in an already noteworthy collection. Expiation - The act of making amends or reparation for guilt or wrongdoing; atonement. He showed up with a bundle of flowers as expiation, but it wouldn't be enough to get him off the couch at night. Facile - Appearing neat and comprehensive only by ignoring the true complexities of an issue; superficial.
His facile economic theories were quickly undone by an army of experts pointing out the nuances of reality. Factotum - A person having many diverse activities or responsibilities. My workload was pushed aside for a pile of tedious chores the week the office factotum went on vacation. Fantods - A state of extreme anxiety, nervousness or distress; the willies to the max.
Jeremy's love for islands was tempered by the fact that driving over high bridges always gave him the raging fantods. Word submitted by: lannis smith. Farrago - An assortment or medley, a jumble or a hodgepodge. The art exhibit was a farrago of different styles and periods. Fatuous - Foolish, silly, inane, insipid.
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Listening to the senator's fatuous remarks, we wondered if he was naive, ignorant -- or perhaps just not interested. Word submitted by: joe hoffman , grosse pointe. Feckless - Ineffectual, ineffective, incompetent, weak. After a few feckless attempts to change the tire on his Aston-Martin, Jeremy sighed, called AAA and ate a nice, juicy peach while he waited for help.
Fecund - Intellectually productive or inventive to a marked degree. He had a fecund imagination, constantly churning out new books, reports and lectures. Felicitous - Very well suited or expressed. In a felicitous turn of events, he found the hundred dollar bill in the laundry just before he ran out to begin Christmas shopping. Word submitted by: Chris Williams , Ann Arbor , mi.
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Ferret - To bring something to light by searching usually with "out" ; to search for something lost or hidden. Despite the councilwoman's rumored liaison with the mayor, we ferreted through her emails for two hours without finding anything incriminating. Festoon - To adorn or decorate, principally in a loop between two points. After lunch we decided to festoon the tree with garlands of electric loons, moons, spoons, puccoons, cocoons, bassoons, baboons and vinegaroons.
Fetching - Attractive. I was captivated by her beauty; she really was quite fetching. Fetid - Smelling extremely unpleasant. They crept into the basement, the fetid odor of mildew and rot growing stronger as they went. Finagle - Obtain something by devious or dishonest means. Don't ask me how, but I was able to finagle three extra tickets to the concert on Saturday.
Flapdoodle - Nonsense. His talk show was a collection of flapdoodle about politics and conspiracies. Fleshment - Excitement associated with a new beginning. Students came to campus today fueled by the fleshment that followed a productive first week. Flibbertigibbet - A scatterbrained or ditzy person. When the latest scandal came to light, the local flibbertigibbets couldn't begin chattering about it fast enough. Floccinaucinihilipilification - The action or habit of estimating something as worthless. Deputy Speaker, be rude about them!
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Let my indulge in the floccinaucinihilipilification of judges in the European Union. Flummox - Bewilder; baffle; confuse. To her dismay, Beth was completely flummoxed by the instructions for taking her new birth control pills. Foist - To pass off as genuine or worthy. We made our way up the boardwalk, where merchants attempted to foist cheap jewelry and knock-off clothing on unsuspecting tourists. Folderol - 1. A pretty but useless trinket. I listened to both arguments, but the whole discussion was just a lot of folderol to me.
Foment - Instigate or stir up an undesirable or violent sentiment or course of action. The politician had a knack for fomenting division and unrest. Fortnight - Two weeks.
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When I resign, I have to submit a fortnight's notice. Word submitted by: Derek L. Fractious - Cranky. He is an incorrigibly fractious individual, but he has a certain undeniable charm. Frangible - Fragile; brittle. He picked up the frangible remains of the stained-glass display, which promptly fell apart in his hands. Frazzle - As a verb, to exhaust physically or emotionally; as a noun, the state of being exhausted or spent.
I love New York, but after a week there I'm so frazzled that home looks better than ever. Frisson - An involuntary shiver, often signaling great emotion. Albert knew he'd be glad to see Victoria, but he wasn't expecting a powerful frisson of pleasure when he took her hand. Fubsy - Fat and squat. The accountant, a fubsy man whose suit was far too tight, squeezed himself into the tiny booth. Fug - A heavy, stale, suffocating atmosphere; warm, unpleasantly thick, humid air. Saying goodbye to the cats, Roger stepped out of his cool house into the fug of August in southern Louisiana.
Word submitted by: Jerry Herron. Fugacious - Tending to disappear; fleeting. It was only now, as he sat on the cusp of a new year, that he realized how fugacious all of those beautiful moments of the past 12 months were. Fulminate - To condemn or denounce.
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Usually followed by "against. Fulsome - Excessively, even offensively, flattering or ingratiating.
Beware attempts to give this word a positive spin. As an art critic, his observations of emerging artists are more fulsome than encouraging. Word submitted by: Mackie J. Furtive - Attempting to avoid notice or attention, typically because of guilt or a belief that discovery would lead to trouble; secretive. He made a furtive escape, hoping none of his colleagues noticed him as he dashed out to the job interview. Fussbudget - An excessively picky or fault-finding person. Alice, I'm never having lunch with a fussbudget like you again. Even the salt wasn't salty enough for you.
Word submitted by: Michael Wright. Fusty - Smelling stale, damp, or stuffy.
A fusty odor seeped out from the door of the pantry. Futz - Fool around; pass time idly and aimlessly.