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20 terms

unit 5 definitions level e

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