Monday, August 13, 2012

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Fructose (noun) 
the simple sugar found in honey and fruits
While Glucose and Fructose are absorbed directly into the blood stream, Sucrose is
hydrolyzed during digestion according to the following equation:
Sucrose + H2O v Glucose + Fructose

Fuel (noun) 
material burned or used as a source of heat or power 
Fats are necessary for some things such as fuel for our body, so it is important to get
about 30% of our calories from fats. 

Fugitive (noun) 
one who flees, as from home, confinement, captivity, justice, etc.
Because Bloodhounds have an innate ability to pick up even the smallest traces of a scent,
they are most effective in tracking down fugitives.

Function (noun) 
a large or important social gathering
When we are surrounded by a group of adults at a formal function which our parents are
attending, we must say, "Could you please pass me that plate, if you don't mind?" 

Fundamental (adjective) 
a broad and basic rule or truth
The court described marriage as one of the basic civil rights of man and the most
important relation in life. The court also noted that the right to marry is part of the
fundamental right to privacy in the U.S. Constitution. 

Fungicide (noun)   
a substance which destroys any of a group or non-photosynthetic organisms feeding on
organic matter
General causes for primary brain cancer can include a prior head injury, infections,
exposure to chemical toxins such as insecticides and fungicides and exposure to
radiation such as microwave or radio frequencies.
Funnel (verb) 
to move to a focal point or into a conduit or central channel 
There also have been persistent reports that Saudi charities and members of the royal
family have funneled money to terrorists, including Osama bin Laden. 

Fuse (verb)
to put together into one mass so that the constituent parts are more or 
less homogeneous
The core thus begins to fuse helium into carbon to make enough energy to maintain its
balance with the crushing force of gravity.

Fuselage (noun) 
the central body portion of an airplane designed to accommodate 
passengers, crew, and cargo 
In designing an aircraft, every square inch of wing and fuselage must be considered in
relation to the physical characteristics of the metal of which it is made. 

Gadget (noun) 
an often small mechanical or electronic device with a practical use but often thought of as a 
Online search engine Google introduced several new gadgets in its popular toolbar 
for Web browsers, hoping to build even greater brand loyalty amid heightened 

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