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Honors English Vocab 5

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altruistic
unselfish, concerned with the welfare of others
assent
to express agreement; agreement
benefactor
one who does good to others
chivalrous
marked by honor, fairness, courtesy, and courage
clemency
mercy, humaneness, mildness, moderateness
dearth
a lack, scarcity, inadequate supply
diffident
shy, lacking self-confidence
discrepancy
a difference, lack of agreement
embark
to go aboard, make a start
facile
easily done or attained; superficial
indomitable
unconquerable; refusing to yield or give in
infallible
free from error; absolutely dependable
plod
to trudge, walk heavily
pungent
causing a sharp sensation; stinging, biting
remiss
neglectful in performance of one's duty; careless
repose
to rest; sleep, relaxation
temerity
rashness; boldness
truculent
fierce and cruel; harsh, aggressive
unfeigned
sincere, real, without pretense
virulent
extremely poisonous; full of malice