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Unit 5 Level E

Vocabulary Level E Unit 5 for Ms. Howey's Enriched English 2010-2011
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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, courtesy, and courage; knightly
clemency
(n.) mercy, humaneness; mildness, moderateness
dearth
(n.) a lack, scarcity, inadequate supply; a famine
diffident
(adj.) shy, lacking self-confidence; modest, reserved
discrepancy
(n.) a difference; a lack of agreement
embark
(v.) to go aboard; to make a start; to invest
facile
(adj.) easily done or attained; superficial; ready, fluent; easily shown but not sincerely felt
indomitable
(adj.) unconquerable, refusing to yield
infallible
(adj.) free from error; absolutely dependable
plod
(v.) to walk heavily or slowly; to work slowly
pungent
(adj.) causing a sharp sensation; stinging, biting
remiss
(adj.) neglectful in performance of one's duty, careless
repose
(v.) to rest; lie; place; (n.) relaxation, peace of mind, calmness
temerity
(n.) rashness, boldness
truculent
(adj.) fierce and cruel; aggressive; deadly, destructive; scathingly harsh
unfeigned
(adj.) sincere, real, without pretense
virulent
(adj.) extremely poisonous; full of malice; spiteful