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Unit 1

benefactor (n)

one who supports or helps another

benign (adj)

harmless

benevolent (adj)

kind; considerate

benediction (n)

an expression of good wishes

euphemism (n)

the substitution of an inoffensive term for an offensive one

eulogy (n)

a praising tribute

ingratiate (v)

work (oneself) into favor

beneficiary (n)

one who receives benefits

gratuity (n)

a small payment in gratitude

gratis (adj)

free of charge

gratify (v)

To please

euphoria (n)

a feeling of extreme happiness

euphonious (n)

sweet sounding

ben, bene, bon

good

grat

to please, thank

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