Unit 3 Vocab

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Altruistic

Adj. Unselfish, concerned with the welfare of others

Assent

V. To express agreement, concur, consent

Benefactor

N. One who does good for others, patron, humanitarian

Chivalrous

Adj. Marked by honor, courtesy, courage, knightly, valiant

Clemency

N. Mercy, humanness, mild moderation, leniency

Dearth

N. A lack, a scarcity, inadequate, a famine, paucity, insufficiency

Diffident

Adj. Shy, lacking confidence, modest, reserved, timid, bashful

Discrepancy

N. A difference, a lack of agreement, divergence, inconsistency

Embark

V. To launch, to make a start, to invest, to commence, to board

Facile

Adj. Easily done or attained, effortless, assured, poised, specious

Indomitable

Adj. Unconquerable, refusing to yield, invincible, unyielding

Infallible

Adj. Free from error, certain, absolutely dependable

Plod

V. To walk heavily and slowly, lumber, trudge, to work slowly

Pungent

Adj. Causing a sharp sensation, stinging, biting, spicy piquant

Remiss

Adj. Neglectful in performance of one's duty, careless

Repose

V. To rest, peaceful calm, relax, peace of mind, tranquil, respite

Temerity

N. Rashness, foolish boldness, recklessness, foolhardiness

Truculent

Adj. Cruel, fierce, aggressive, deadly destructive, savage, belligerent

Unfeigned

Adj. Sincere, real, genuine, without pretense

Virulent

Adj. Extremely poisonous, malice, spiteful, noxious, mean, baneful

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