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adversary

someone who offers opposition

alienate

to turn away; to make indifferent or hostile

altruistic

unselfish, concerned with the welfare of others

artifice

a skillful or ingenious device; a clever trick; a clever skill; trickery

assent

agreement

benefactor

one who does good to others

chivalrous

marked by honor, courtesy, and courage; knightly

clemency

mercy

dearth

a lack, scarcity, inadequate supply; a famine

diffident

lacking self-confidence

discrepancy

a difference; a lack of agreement

embark

set out on

facile

easily

coerce

to cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means

craven

cowardly

culinary

having to do with the kitchen or cooking

tacit

unspoken, silent

demise

the time when something ends

exhilarate

to enliven, cheer, give spirit or liveliness to

fallow

inactive; unproductive

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