/ fɒlt /
geological fault · fault line · fracture · break
ETYM Old Eng. faut, faute, French faute (cf. Italian, Spanish, and Portu. falta), from a verb meaning to want, fail, freq., from Latin fallere to deceive. Related to Fail, Default.
1. Responsibility for a bad situation or event.
2. A serve that lands outside the prescribed area.
3. (Geology) A fracture in the earth's crust with displacement of one side with respect to the other; SYN. geological fault, fault line, fracture, break.
/ vaɪs /
1. A specific form of evildoing; moral depravity or corruption; wickedness; a moral fault or failing; a habitual and usually trivial defect or shortcoming; foible.
2. Blemish, defect.
3. A physical imperfection, deformity, or taint.
4 An abnormal behavior pattern in a domestic animal detrimental to its health or usefulness.
5. Sexual immorality; especially; prostitution.