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Unit 5 English Vocab

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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; paucity
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; caustic; racy; piquant
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; effrontery
truculent
adj. fierce and cruel; agressive; deadly, destructive; scathingly harsh
unfeigned
adj. sincere, real, without pretense
virulent
adj. extremely poisonous; full of malice; spiteful; noxious; baneful. Antonym: innocuous