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Vocab Unit 5

Sadlier-Oxford Level E

altruistic unselfish, concerned with the welfare of others syn: selfless, considerate, charitable
assent to express agreement; agreement syn: concur, consent, accede, concurrent
benefactor one who does good to others syn: patron, humanitarian
chivalrous marked by honor, courtesy, and courage; knightly syn: gallant, civil, valiant
clemency mercy, humaneness; mildness, moderateness syn: leniency, forbidence , gentleness
dearth a lack, scarcity, inadequate supply; a famine syn: insufficency, want, paucity
diffident shy, lacking self-confidence, modest, reserved syn: timid, bashful, unassertive, withdrawn
discrepancy a difference; a lack of agreement syn: disagreement, divergence, inconsistence
embark to go abroard; to make a start; to invest syn: commence, launch, begin, board
facile easily done or attained; superficial; ready, fluent; easily syn: effortless, assured, poised, specious
indomitable unconquerable, refusing to yield syn: unbeatable, invincible, unyielding
infallible free from error; absolutely dependable syn: unerring, certain
plod to walk heavily or slowly; to work slowly syn: lumber, trudge
pungent causing a sharp sensation; stinging, biting syn: sharp, spicy, piqhant, caustic, racy
remiss neglecctful in performance of one's duty, careless syn: negligent, lax, slack
repose to rest; lie; place; relaxation, peace of mind, calmness sleep, respite
temerity rashness, boldness syn: recklessness, foolhardiness, respite
truculent fierce and cruel; aggressive; deadly, destructive; scathingly harsh syn: brutal, savage, belligerent, vitriolic
unfeigned sincere, real, without pretense syn: genuine, heartfull
virulent extremely poisonous; full of malice; spiteful syn: venomous, noxious, hateful
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