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forebears - (forbears) ancestors
ingratiate - become popular with; bring (oneself) in favor of another; Ex. ingratiate himself with the boss
tutelary - protective; pertaining to a guardianship; Ex. tutelary deities
jaunt - trip; short journey
billowing - swelling out in waves; surging
cajole - persuade by praise or false promise; coax; wheedle
felicitous - (of a word or remark) apt; suitably expressed; well chosen
perjury - false testimony while under oath; V. perjure oneself: testify falsely under oath
empathy - ability to identify with another's feelings, ideas, etc.; identification with and understanding of another's feelings; V. empathize; CF. sympathy
pique - irritation; resentment from wounded pride (eg. loss in a contest); V: provoke; arouse; annoy; cause to feel resentment; Ex. pique her curiosity