F is for

Flee, v. to run away (from)
Flea, n. a small insect

The fleas flee from the gas in the flea collar.


Flair, n. talent, skill, or style
Flare, v. to blaze, to burst out, to spread outward
n. a sudden burst or blaze of flame

The waiter’s flared jeans added some flair to an otherwise boring uniform, much like the flare of the flambé made the dinner more interesting.


Flew, v. past of “fly”
Flu, n. influenza
Flue, n. a duct or passage, typically for smoke or gas

Because her father had a bad case of the flu, Beth flew home to care for him. When she arrived, she found the house a bit chilly, so she opened the flue and lit a fire.


Feel, v. to examine by touch, to be emotionally affected by
n.the quality of an object perceived by touch, native ability
(feeling, felt)
Fell, v. past of “fall,” to knock down
(felling, felled)

“Sorry I laughed when you fell. Do you feel okay? Are you ready to fell the tree?”


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Definitions used or adapted from dictionary.com
See also: Intro, A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z, Outro


3 thoughts on “F is for

  1. Donna Smith says:

    Four words for F how fortuitous for us. But I’m looking to the fore, where G is sure to forge a new word path. Forward! Don’t flee! Awaiting your Great flair with words!
    Donna Smith
    A to Z Challenge and NaPoWriMo
    Mainely Write

    • maggiemcg says:

      Thank you! I’m definitely looking forward to a break tomorrow… although I should probably use it to get a bit ahead!

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