fac-, facil-, fact-, feas-, -feat, -fect, -feit, -facient, -faction, -fic-, -fy, -ficate, -fication

(Latin: to make, to do, to build, to cause, to produce; forming, shaping)

fashion
fashionable (adjective)
fashionableness
fashionably
fax (s) (noun), faxes (pl)
1. An exact copy, or reproduction, of something; such as, a document, a coin, or somebone's handwriting.
2. 3. A method, or device, for transmitting documents, drawings, photographs, or the like, by means of radio, or telephone, for exact reproduction elsewhere.

An abbreviated form of "fax" is normally used for "facsimile messages".

From an etymological perspective, it is redundant to say, "Would you make a facsimile of this document, please." The term facsimile came from the Latin phrase fac simile, meaning "to make similar", and it was at one time written in English as two words.

In its first recorded English use, facsimile meant "the copying of anything; an imitation".

feasance
feasibility
feasible (adjective), more feasible, most feasible
1. A reference to something which can be accomplished or successfully achieved: James had a feasible explanation as to why he was able to finish his project on time.
2. Pertaining to something that can be done properly without too much difficulty: The construction company chose the most feasible solution available by asking an experienced contractor to build a new hotel in town.
Relating to something that can be done.
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Pertaining to something that is nonsense.
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Descriptive of an unsuccessful thought.
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Characteristic of not being done successfully.
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feasibly
feasibly
feat
feature
febrifacient
1. A substance that produces fever.
2. Causing or favoring the development of fever.
3. Anything that produces fever.
feckless
fetish (s) (noun), fetishes (pl)
1. Something that a person enjoys very much in a way that is unusual, nonsensical, or unreasonable: When Mary saw her daughter’s collection of pencils, she thought it was quite an uncommon fetish.
2. An irrational or abnormal fixation or preoccupation about doing something; an obsession: Joe had a fetish about his favorite football team and collected everything he could find about it, including banners, streamers, T-shirts, posters, photos, newspaper articles, etc. and hanging up many of them on the walls of his bedroom!
Anything that is of extreme devotion.
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