Cool Words for Gamers: Faffle – Fustian

If you are a fan of fustian language and you have a fecund imagination these words will no doubt fage you…

By William McAusland (Outland Arts)
By William McAusland (Outland Arts)


Last week, I tackled the “e” words. This week, we hurl ourselves in the f’s!:

  • Faffle to blow in sudden gusts, to stammer or fumble
  • Fage to coax, flatter and beguile
  • Famulus a medieval sorcerer’s assistant
  • Fanger a guardian, one who protects, as do fanged animals
  • Farouche sullen or shy
  • Farraginous consisting of a confused mixture; formed of various materials in no fixed order or arrangement
  • Fary a state of consternation, tumult
  • Fatidical having the power to foretell future events; prophetic
  • Febrile of or relating to fever; feverish
  • Fecund fertile; intellectually productive
  • Fetor (or foetor) an offensive, stale or putrid odour
  • Firefanged scorched, overheated and producing a singed taste or smell
  • Flagitious atrocious, heinous or appalling wicked
  • Flerd deceit, fraud
  • Flexuous having curves, turns or windings; lithe or fluid in action or movement
  • Fliperous a proud gossip, a prattler
  • Flosh a swamp or stagnant pool overgrown with weeds
  • Flummery meaningless flattery
  • Fonkin a little fool
  • Foozle to manage clumsily; to bungle
  • Fop a man who is excessively concerned with fashion and elegance
  • Fopdoodle a simpleton; an insignificant fool
  • Formicate swarm like ants
  • Frowsy musty, stale; having a slovenly or uncared-for appearance
  • Frush to crush, strike, break
  • Fulgent shining brilliantly; gleaming
  • Fulsome excessive; cloying through surfeit
  • Fulvous dull brownish yellow; tawny
  • Fustian ridiculously pompous, bombastic or inflated language

More Cool Words?

Do you know other cool, but odd, words beginning with the letter “F”? If you do, share them in the comments below and add to your fellow gamers’ vocabulary!

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Creighton is the publisher at Raging Swan Press and the designer of the award winning adventure Madness at Gardmore Abbey. He has designed many critically acclaimed modules such as Retribution and Shadowed Keep on the Borderlands and worked with Wizards of the Coast, Paizo, Expeditious Retreat Press, Rite Publishing and Kobold Press.

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