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Unit 5 Vocabulary (Words)

Mrs. O'Keefe
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altruistic
(adjective) unselfish, concerned with the welfare of others
assent
(verb) to express agreement
(noun) agreement
benefactor
(noun) one who does good to others
chivalrous
(adjective) marked by honor, courtesy, and courage; knightly
clemency
(noun) mercy, humaneness; mildness, moderateness
dearth
(noun) a lack, scarcity, inadequate supply; a famine
diffident
(adjective) shy, lacking self-confidence; modest, reserved
discrepancy
(noun) a difference; a lack of agreement
embark
(verb) to go aboard; to make a start; to invest
facile
(adjective) easily done or attained; superficial; ready, fluent; easily shown but not sincerely felt
indomitable
(adjective) unconquerable, refusing to yield
infallible
(adjective) free from error; absolutely dependable
plod
(verb) to walk heavily or slowly; to work slowly
pungent
(adjective) causing a sharp sensation; stinging, biting
remiss
(adjective) neglectful in performance of one's duty, careless
repose
(verb) to rest; lie; place
(noun) relaxation, peace of mind, calmness
temerity
(noun) rashness, boldness
truculent
(adjective) fierce and cruel; aggressive; deadly, destructive; scathingly harsh
unfeigned
(adjective) sincere, real, without pretense
virulent
(adjective) extremely poisonous; full of malice; spiteful