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English unit 5

unit 5 vocab by teresa
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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, lackind 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 yeild
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; agreeive; deadly, destructive; scathingly harsh
unfeigned
(adj) suncere, real, without pretense
virulent
(adj) extremely poisonous; full of malice; spiteful