20 terms

English 10 Unit 5 Definitions

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Altruistic
Unselfish, concerned with the welfare of others
Assent
To express agreement; an 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 duties, careless
Repose
To lie, to rest, to 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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