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Vocab Unit 5


altruistic adj unselfish, concerned with the welfare of others
assent v to express agreement
assent 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 dependeable
plod v to walk heavily or slowly, to work slowly
pungent adj causing a sharp sensation, stinging or biting
remiss adj neglectful in performance of one's duty, careless
repose v to rest, lie, or place
repose n relaxation, peace of mind, calmness
temerity n rashness or 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