Glossary of Terms: Becoming Minnesotan

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Definition
facilitator

Noun:  A person who contributes to the fulfillment of a need or advancement of an effort or purpose.

factors

Noun:  Things that contribute to a result.

faith

Noun:  A trust in the intentions or abilities of a person, object, or belief.

faithful

Adjective:  Loyal; following a person or cause.

famished

Adjective:  Very hungry.

fasting

Noun:  The act or practice of abstaining from food or of eating very little food.

fate

Noun:  The cause, force, principle, or divine will that predetermines events.

fathom

Verb:  To get to the bottom of; to manage to comprehend.  (fathoms, fathoming, fathomed)

federal

Adjective: Relating to the national government, as opposed to state or local government.

feedback

Noun:  A critical response to something.

fellow

Noun:  A graduate awarded a fellowship, a temporary position at an academic institution with limited teaching duties and ample time for research.

fellowship

Noun: An academic position or merit based scholarship.

fertility

Noun:  The ability to have children.

field

Noun:  A course of study or an area of knowledge or practice.

file

Verb:  To hand-in official papers to an office or person.  (files, filing, filed)

financial

Adjective:  Related to finances, the management of money and other assets.

finca

Noun: Spanish word for a large farm or ranch.

flee

VerbTo run away; to escape.  (flees, fleeing, fled)

fluent

Adjective: Able to speak a language accurately, rapidly, and confidently; in a flowing way.

forefathers

Noun:  Ancestors; cultural ancestors.

forefront

Noun: The leading position.

foreign

Adjective:  From a different country; belonging to a different culture.

foresee

Verb: To anticipate; to predict. (foresees, foreseeing, foresaw/foreseen)

fortunate

Adjective: Lucky, favored by fortune.

found

Verb:  To establish; to set-up.  (founds, founding, founded)

founder

Noun:  Someone who starts or establishes something new, like an organization or company.

freeloader

Noun:  One who does not contribute or pay appropriately; one who gets a free ride, etc. without paying a fair share.

fulfill

Verb:  To satisfy, carry out, bring to completion (an obligation, a requirement, etc.).  (fulfills, fulfilling, fulfilled)

funding

Noun:  Source of revenue (money) to maintain services.

fundraising

Noun:  The legitimate process of collecting money by requesting donations from individuals and businesses.

funds

Noun:  Financial resources; money.

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