Vocab Test 3

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Vocabulary Workshop Units 5 and 6

Altruistic

(adj.) unselfish, concerned with the welfare of others

Assent

(v.) to express agreement; (n.) agreement

Benefactor

(n.) one who does good to others

Chivalrous

(adj.) marked by honor, courtesy, and courage; knightly

Clemency

(n.) mercy, humaneness; mildness, modrateness

Dearth

(n.) a lack, scarcity, inadequate supply; a famine

Diffident

(adj.) shy, lacking self-confidence; modest, reserved

Discrepancy

(n.) a difference; a lack of agreement

Embark

(v.) to go aboard; to make a start; to invest

Facile

(adj.) easily done or attained; superficial; ready, fluent; easily shown but not sincerely felt

Indomitable

(adj.) unconquerable, refusing to yield

Infallible

(adj.) free from error; absolutely dependable

Plod

(v.) to walk heavily or slowly; to work slowly

Pungent

(adj.) causing a sharp sensation; stinging, biting

Remiss

(adj.) neglectful in performance of one's duty, careless

Repose

(v.) to rest; lie; place; (n.) relaxation, peace of mind, calmness

Temerity

(n.) rashness, boldness

Truculent

(adj.) fierce and cruel; aggressive; deadly, destructive; scathingly harsh

Unfeigned

(adj.) sincere, real, without pretense

Virulent

(adj.) extremely poisonous; full of malice; spiteful

Accede

(v.) to yield to; to assume an office or dignity

Brandish

(v.) to wave or flourish in a menacing or vigorous fashion

Comprise

(v.) to include or contain; to be made up of

Deft

(adj.) skillful, nimble

Destitute

(adj.) deprived of the necessities of life; lacking in

Explicit

(adj.) definite, clearly stated

Extirpate

(v.) to tear up by the roots; to destroy completely

Inopportune

(adj.) coming at a bad time; not appropriate

Ironic

(adj.) suggesting an incongruity between what might be expected and what actually happens; given to irony sarcastic

Musty

(adj.) stale, moldy; out-of-date

Officious

(adj.) meddling; excessively forward in offering services or assuming authority

Ominous

(adj.) unfavorable, threatening, of bad omen

Pinnacle

(n.) a high peak or point

Premeditated

(adj., part.) considered beforehand, deliberatly planned

Rampant

(adj.) growing without check, running wild

Solace

(n.) comfort, relief; (v.) to comfort, console

Stately

(adj.) dignified, majestic

Supple

(adj.) bending easily; bending with agility; readily adaptable; servile

Suppress

(v.) to stop by force, put down

Venal

(adj.) open to or marked by bribery or corruption

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