Vocab Unit 5

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Vocab Unit 5
2011-10-29 14:52:25
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  1. altruistic
    adj. unselfish, concerned with the welfare of others
  2. assent
    v.to express agreement
  3. assent
    n. agreement
  4. benefactor
    n. one who does good to others
  5. chivalrous
    adj. marked by honor, courtesy, and courage; knightly
  6. clemency
    n. mercy, humaneness; mildness, moderateness
  7. dearth
    n. a lack, scarcity, inadequate supply; a famine
  8. diffident
    adj. shy, lacking self-confidence; modest, reserved
  9. discrepancy
    n. a difference; a lack of agreement
  10. embark
    v. to go aboard; to make a start; to invest
  11. facile
    adj. easily done or attained; superficial; ready, fluent; easily shown but not sincerely felt
  12. indomitable
    adj. unconquerable, refusing to yield
  13. infallible
    adj. free from error; absolutely dependable
  14. plod
    v. to walk heavily or slowly; to work slowly
  15. pungent
    adj. causing a sharp sensation; stinging, biting
  16. remiss
    adj. neglectful in performance of one's duty, careless
  17. repose
    v. to rest; lie; place
  18. repose
    n. relaxation, peace of mind, calmness
  19. temerity
    n. rashness, boldness
  20. truculent
    adj. fierce and cruel; aggressive; deadly, destructive; scathingly harsh
  21. unfeigned
    adj. sincere, real, without pretense
  22. virulent
    adj. extremely poisonous; full of malice; spiteful