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English 1-2A Final Exam Vocabulary

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Altruistic
unselfish, concerned with the welfare of others
Benefactor
one who does good to others
Chivalrous
marked by honor, courtesy, and courage; knightly
Clemency
mercy, humaneness; mildness, moderateness
Destitute
deprived of the necessities of life; lacking in
Discrepancy
a difference; a lack of agreement
Explicit
definite, clearly stated
Extirpate
to tear up by the roots; to destroy totally
Facile
easily done or attained; superficial; ready, fluent; easily shown but not sincerely felt
Indomitable
unconquerable, refusing to yeild
Infallible
free from error; absolutely dependable
Musty
stale, moldy; out-of-date
Obviate
to anticipate and prevent; to remove, dispose of
Ominous
unfavorable, threatening, of bad omen
Rampant
growing without check, running wild
Repose
to rest; lie; place; relaxation, peace of mind, calmness
Solace
comfort, relief; to comfort, console
Supple
bending easily; bending with agility; readily adaptable; servile
Temerity
rashness, boldness
Truculent
fierce and cruel; aggressive; deadly, destructive; scathingly harsh