The sans-serif generic font-family is characterized by:

  1. primarily decorate the characters while still containing their representations.
  2. either join strokes or other cursive characteristics beyond those of italic typefaces.
  3. stroke endings that are plain without any flaring, cross stroke, or other ornamentation.
  4. finish strokes, flared or tapering ends, or actual serifed endings.

answer:

stroke endings that are plain without any flaring, cross stroke, or other ornamentation.