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Vocab 5 / Level E (Quizlet Live!)

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altruistic
President Jimmy Carter started Habitat for Humanity, an __________ organization in which people give their time and resources to building homes for the poor.
assent
After all the deliberation, Jessie could not _________ to the his fellow juror's decision to find the deffendent guilty.
benefactor
By giving money to the Salvation Army, you become a __________ who helps the less fortunate.
chivalrous
Opening doors for all the girls, 6-year-old Jimmy believed he was being __________, at least until Tammy showed up and shoved him out of the way.
clemency
The king decided to show ___________, allowing the would be murderers to work as dung haulers for the rest of their lives.
dearth
After the hurricane devastated much of the Florida panhandle, there was a ____________ of food, water, and medicine.
diffident
Shyla was so ___________ that she almost didn't show for her own wedding.
discrepancy
The IRS began an investigation of Joan's taxes when they found a __________ in her tax returns.
embark
At the beginning of every school year, most students feel they are __________ (ing) on an educational adventure, until they can't keep up with the homework.
facile
Joey's __________ compliments showed he was either not interested in his date or distracted by someone else.
indomitable
Hitler remained __________ even after the Allies had won WWII, choosing to kill himself rather than surrender.
infallible
Only a supreme being like God could ever be __________.
plod
The family's grief was palpable as they __________(ed) behind the horse drawn hearse.
pungent
The sword's bite was __________ as it sunk deeper into the warrior's chest.
remiss
Buddy would be __________ if he forgot to sing as the elves taught him to do at the North Pole.
repose
After a long day of work, many people like to __________ in their favorite lounge chair.
temerity
Saudi Arabia had the __________ to assassinate a journalist in their own embassy and think no one would notice.
truculent
Ivan the Terrible was certainly__________, sending most of his opponents to their deaths.
unfeigned
Santa's hearty laugh is most certainly __________.
virulent
The Ebola is one of the most ___________ diseases known to man; spreading like wildfire, it kills hundreds of thousands of people in weeks.
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