Unit 5 Vocabulary (Words)

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altruistic

(adjective) unselfish, concerned with the welfare of others

assent

(verb) to express agreement
(noun) agreement

benefactor

(noun) one who does good to others

chivalrous

(adjective) marked by honor, courtesy, and courage; knightly

clemency

(noun) mercy, humaneness; mildness, moderateness

dearth

(noun) a lack, scarcity, inadequate supply; a famine

diffident

(adjective) shy, lacking self-confidence; modest, reserved

discrepancy

(noun) a difference; a lack of agreement

embark

(verb) to go aboard; to make a start; to invest

facile

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

indomitable

(adjective) unconquerable, refusing to yield

infallible

(adjective) free from error; absolutely dependable

plod

(verb) to walk heavily or slowly; to work slowly

pungent

(adjective) causing a sharp sensation; stinging, biting

remiss

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

repose

(verb) to rest; lie; place
(noun) relaxation, peace of mind, calmness

temerity

(noun) rashness, boldness

truculent

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

unfeigned

(adjective) sincere, real, without pretense

virulent

(adjective) extremely poisonous; full of malice; spiteful

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