Sadler-Oxford Level E Unit 5

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Unit 5

altruistic

(adj.) unselfish, concerned with the welfare of others
Synonym: selfless
Antonyms: selfish, self-centered

assent

(v.) to express agreement; (n.) agreement
Synonyms: (v.) concur, consent, accede
Antonyms: (v.) disagree, differ, dissent

benefactor

(n.) one who does good to others
Synonyms: patron, humanitarian
Antonyms: mis

chivalrous

(adj.) marked by honor, courtesy, and courage; knightly
Synonyms: gallant, civil, valiant
Antonyms: crude, uncouth, churlish, loutish

clemency

(n.) mercy, humaneness; mildness, moderateness
Synonyms: leniency, forbearance, gentleness
Antonyms: harshness, severity, cruelty, inflexibility

dearth

(n.) a lack, scarcity, inadequate supply; a famine
Synonyms: insufficiency, want, paucity
Antonyms: surplus, oversupply, glut, abundance

diffident

(adj.) shy, lacking self-confidence; modest, reserved
Synonyms: timid, bashful, unassertive, withdrawn
Antonyms: bold, brash, audacious, self-confident, jaunty

discrepancy

(n.) a difference; a lack of agreement
Synoyms: disagreement, divergence, inconsistency
Antonyms: agreement, convergence, consistency

embark

(v.) to go abroad; to make a start; to invest
Synonyms: commence, launch, begin, board

facile

(adj.) easily done or attained; superficial; ready, fluent; easily shown but not sincerely felt
Synonyms: effortless, assured, poised, specious
Antonyms: labored, awkward, halting

indomitable

(adj.) unconquerable, refusing to yield
Synonyms: unbeatable, invincible, unyielding
Antonyms: surrendering, submissive, yielding

infallible

(adj.) free from error; absolutely dependable
Synonyms: unerring, certain
Antonym: imperfect

plod

(v.) to walk heavily or slowly; to work slowly
Synonyms: lumber, trudge
Antonyms: scamper, skip, prance

pungent

(adj.) causing a sharp sensation; stinging, biting
Synonyms: sharp, spicy, piquant, caustic, racy
Antonyms: bland, unappetizing, colorless, insipid

remiss

(adj.) neglectful in performance of one's duty, careless
Synonyms: negligent, lax, slack
Antonyms: scrupulous, dutiful, punctilious

repose

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

temerity

(n.) rashness, boldness
Synonyms: recklessness, foolhardiness, effrontery
Antonyms: timidity, fearfulness, diffidence, humility

truculent

(adj.) fiere and cruel; agressive; deadly, destructive; scathingly harsh
Antonyms: gentle, mild, meek, unthreatening

unfeigned

(adj.) sincere , real, without pretense
Synonyms: genuine, heartfelt
Antonyms: insincere, simulated, phony

virulent

(adj.) extremely poisonous; full of malice; spiteful
Synonyms: venomous, noxious, baneful, hateful
Antonyms: innocuous, harmless, benign

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