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Unit 3 Vocab

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Altruistic
Adj. Unselfish, concerned with the welfare of others
Assent
V. To express agreement, concur, consent
Benefactor
N. One who does good for others, patron, humanitarian
Chivalrous
Adj. Marked by honor, courtesy, courage, knightly, valiant
Clemency
N. Mercy, humanness, mild moderation, leniency
Dearth
N. A lack, a scarcity, inadequate, a famine, paucity, insufficiency
Diffident
Adj. Shy, lacking confidence, modest, reserved, timid, bashful
Discrepancy
N. A difference, a lack of agreement, divergence, inconsistency
Embark
V. To launch, to make a start, to invest, to commence, to board
Facile
Adj. Easily done or attained, effortless, assured, poised, specious
Indomitable
Adj. Unconquerable, refusing to yield, invincible, unyielding
Infallible
Adj. Free from error, certain, absolutely dependable
Plod
V. To walk heavily and slowly, lumber, trudge, to work slowly
Pungent
Adj. Causing a sharp sensation, stinging, biting, spicy piquant
Remiss
Adj. Neglectful in performance of one's duty, careless
Repose
V. To rest, peaceful calm, relax, peace of mind, tranquil, respite
Temerity
N. Rashness, foolish boldness, recklessness, foolhardiness
Truculent
Adj. Cruel, fierce, aggressive, deadly destructive, savage, belligerent
Unfeigned
Adj. Sincere, real, genuine, without pretense
Virulent
Adj. Extremely poisonous, malice, spiteful, noxious, mean, baneful