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Units 5 and 6 Vocab

BHS Eng IV Units 5 and 6 Vocabulary

TermDefinition
accede to yield to; to assume an office or dignity
altruistic unselfish, concerned with the welfare of others
assent to express agreement
benefactor one who does good for others
brandish to wave or flourish in a menacing fashion
chivalrous marked by honor, courtesy, and courage; knightly
clemency mercy; humaneness; mildness; moderateness
comprise to include or contain, to be made up of
dearth a lack of; scarcity; inadequate supply; a famine
deft skillful; nimble
destitute deprived of the necessities of life; lacking in
diffident shy, lacking; self-confidence; modest, reserved
discrepancy a difference; a lack of agreement
embark to go aboard; to make a start; to invest
explicit definite, clearly stated
extripate to tear up by the roots; to totally destroy
facile easily done or attained; superficial; ready; fluent
indomitable unconquerable; refusing to yield
infallible free from error; absolutely dependable
inopportune coming at a bad time; not appropriate
ironic suggesting an incongruity between what might be expected to happen and what actually happens
musty stale; moldy; out-of-date
officious meddling; excessively forward in offering services or assuming authority
ominous unfavorable, threatening, of bad omen
pinnacle a high peak or point
plod to walk heavily or slowly; to work slowly
premeditated considered beforehand; deliberately planned
pungent causing a sharp sensation
rampant growing without check, running wild
remiss neglectful in performance of one's duty, careless
repose to rest; lie; place; relaxation; peace of mind; calmness
solace comfort, relief
stately dignified; majestic
supple bending easily; bending with agility; readily adaptable; servile
suppress to stop by force, put down
temerity rashness; boldness
truculent fierce and cruel; aggressive; deadly, destructive; scathingly harsh
unfeigned sincere, real, without pretense
venal open to or marked by bribery or corruption
virulent extremely poisonous; full of malice; spiteful
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