20 terms

English 10 Vocab - Unit 5

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altruistic
(adj) unselfish, concerned with the welfare of others
Syn: selfless
Atm: selfish, self-centered
assent
(v)to express agreement; (n) agreement
Syn: (verb) consent, concur, accede
Atm: disagree, differ, dissent
benefactor
(noun) one who does good to others
Syn: patron, humanitarian
Atm: misanthrope, malefactor
chivalrous
(adj) marked by honor, courtesy, and courage; knightly
Syn: civil, valiant
crude, uncouth, churlish, loutish
clemency
(noun) mercy, humaneness; mildness, moderateness
Syn: leniency, forbearance
Atm: harshness, severity, cruelty, loutish
dearth
(noun) a lack, scarcity, inadequate supply; a famine
Syn: insufficiency, want
Atm: surplus, oversupply, glut, abundance
diffident
(adj.) shy, lacking self-confidence; modest, reserved
Syn: timid, bashful, unassertive, reserved
Atm: bold, brash, audacious, self-confident, jaunty
discrepancy
(noun) a difference; a lack of agreement
Syn: disagreement, divergence, inconsistency
Atm: agreement, convergence, consistency
embark
(verb) to go aboard; to make a start; to invest
Syn.: commence, begin, board
facile
(adj.) easily done or attained; superficial; ready, fluent; easily shown but not sincerely felt
Syn.: effortless, assured, poised, specious
Atm: labored, awkward, halting
indomitable
(adj.) unconquerable, refusing to yield
Syn.: unbeatable, invincible, unyielding
Atm: surrendering, submissive, yielding
infallible
(adj.) free from error; absolutely dependable
Syn.: unerring, certain
Atm: imperfect
plod
(verb) to walk heavily or slowly; to work slowly
Syn.: lumber, trudge
Atm: scamper, skip, prance
pungent
(adj.) causing a sharp sensation; stinging, biting
Syn.: sharp, spicy, piquant, caustic, racy
Atm: bland, unappetizing, colorless, insipid
remiss
(adj.) neglectful in performance of one's duty, careless
Syn.: negligent, lax, slack
Atm: scrupulous, dutiful, punctilious
repose
(verb) to rest; lie; place; (noun) relaxation, peace of mind, calmness
Syn.: (verb) sleep; (noun) tranquility, respite
Atm: (n) exertion, wakefulness, tumult, bustle, ado
temerity
(noun) rashness, boldness
Syn.: recklessness, foolhardiness, effrontery
Atm: timidity, fearfulness, diffidence, humility
truculent
(adj.) fierce and cruel; aggressive; deadly, destructive; scathingly harsh
Syn.: brutal, savage, belligerent, vitriolic
Atm: gentle, mild, meek, unthreatening
unfeigned
(adj.) sincere, real, without pretense
Syn.: genuine, heartfelt
Atm: insincere, simulated, phony
virulent
(adj.) extremely poisonous; full of malice; spiteful
Syn.: venomous, noxious, baneful, hateful
Atm: innocuous, harmless, benign

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