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Vocab Unit 5 D E

Jenkins Vocabulary Unit 5 Defintions 10th grade level e

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, moderation
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 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; aggressive; deadly, destructive; scathingly harsh
Unfeigned adj. sincere, real, without pretense
Virulent adj. extremely poisonous; full of malice; spiteful
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