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::: etymology - study of word parts; study of the origins of words
::: motley - multi-colored (as of a garment worn by a jester); mixed; heterogeneous; CF. jester: one who jests (as a paid fool at medieval courts)
::: discredit - defame; disgrace; destroy confidence in; disbelieve; N. CF. discreditable: causing discredit; shameful
::: frivolous - lacking in seriousness; flippant; self-indulgently carefree; unworthy of serious attention; relatively unimportant; trivial
::: arbitrate - act as judge (at the request of both sides)
::: synthesis - combining parts or separate things into a whole; the whole so formed; PL. syntheses; V. synthesize
::: contiguous - adjacent to; touching upon
::: ribald - marked by vulgar lewd humor; wanton; profane; N. ribaldry: ribald language or joke
::: diadem - crown
::: plasticity - ability to be molded; ADJ. plastic: capable of being shaped or molded; Ex. plastic material such as clay