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Level E Unit 5 Altruistic

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altruistic
Unselfish, concerned with the welfare if others.
assent
to express agreement; agreement
benefactor
one who does good to others
chivalrous
marked by honor, courtesy, and courage: knightly
clemency
mercy, humaneness; mildness, moderateness
dearth
a lack, scarcity, inadequate supply; a famine
diffident
shy, lacking self-confidence; modest, reserved
discrepancy
a difference; a lack of agreement
embark
to go aboard; to make a start; to invest
facile
easily done or attained; superficial; ready, fluent; easily shown but not sincerely felt
indomitable
unconquerable, refusing to yield
infallible
free from error; absolutely dependable
plod
to walk heavily or slowly, to work slowly
pungent
causing a sharp sensation; stinging, biting
remiss
neglectful in performance of one's duty, careless
repose
to rest; lie; place; relaxation; peace of mind, calmness
temerity
rashness, boldness
truculent
fierce and cruel; aggressive; deadly, destructive; scathingly harsh
unfeigned
sincere, real, without pretense
virulent
extremely poisonous; full of malice, spiteful
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