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Flashcards in Barron's 20 Deck (20):
1

jibe

to be in agreement

2

geniality

cheerfulness; kindliness; sociability

3

errant

mistaken; straying from the proper course

4

etiology

causes or origins

5

motley

many colored; made up of many parts

6

apothegm

a terse, witty saying

7

chasten

to correct by punishment or reproof; to restrain or subdue

8

stupefy

to dull the senses of, stun, atonish

9

guileless

devoid of guile; innocent and without deception

10

vindictive

revengeful, unforgiving

11

quail

feel or show fear or apprehension

12

heterodox

not widely accepted

13

facilitate

make (an action or process) easy or easier

14

arabesque

ornate design featuring intertwined curves; a ballet position in which one leg is extended in back while the other supports the weight of the body

15

saturate

imbue througout, soak thoroughly

16

dismiss

put away from consideration; reject

17

capricous

given to sudden and unaccountable changes of mood or behaviour

18

bucolic

characteristic of the countryside; rustic; pastoral

19

forbearance

patience; self-control; restraint and tolerance

20

empirical

derived from observation or experiment