Honors English Vocab 5

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altruistic

unselfish, concerned with the welfare of others

assent

to express agreement; agreement

benefactor

one who does good to others

chivalrous

marked by honor, fairness, courtesy, and courage

clemency

mercy, humaneness, mildness, moderateness

dearth

a lack, scarcity, inadequate supply

diffident

shy, lacking self-confidence

discrepancy

a difference, lack of agreement

embark

to go aboard, make a start

facile

easily done or attained; superficial

indomitable

unconquerable; refusing to yield or give in

infallible

free from error; absolutely dependable

plod

to trudge, walk heavily

pungent

causing a sharp sensation; stinging, biting

remiss

neglectful in performance of one's duty; careless

repose

to rest; sleep, relaxation

temerity

rashness; boldness

truculent

fierce and cruel; harsh, aggressive

unfeigned

sincere, real, without pretense

virulent

extremely poisonous; full of malice

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