Vocab Unit 5 (sophomore)

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  1. altruistic
    • (adj.) unselfish, concerned with the welfare of others
    • synonyms: selfless
    • antonyms: selfish, self-centered
  2. assent
    • (v.) to express agreement; (n.) agreement
    • synonyms: (v.) concur, consent, accede
    • antonyms: (v.) disagree, differ, dissent
  3. benefactor
    • (n.) one who does good to others
    • synonyms: patron, humanitarian
    • antonyms: misanthrope, malefactor
  4. chivalrous
    • (adj.) marked by honor, courtesy, and courage; knightly
    • synonyms: gallant, civil, valiant
    • antonyms: crude, uncouth, churlish, loutish
  5. clemency
    • (n.) mercy, humaneness; mildness, moderateness
    • synonyms: leniency, forbearance, gentleness
    • antonyms: harshness, severity, cruelty, inflexible
  6. dearth
    • (n.) a lack, scarcity, inadequate supply; a famine
    • synonyms: insufficiency, want, paucity
    • antonyms: surplus, oversupply, glut, abundance
  7. diffident
    • (adj.) shy, lacking self-confidence; modest, reserved
    • synonynms: timid, bashful, unassertivc, withdrawn
    • antonyms: bold, brash, audacious, self-confident, jaunty
  8. discrepancy
    • (n.) a difference; a lack of agreement
    • synonynms: disagreement, divergence, inconsistency
    • antonyms: agreement, convergence, consistency
  9. embark
    • (v.) to go aboard; to make a start; to invest
    • synonyms: commence, launch, begin, board
    • antonyms: (none)
  10. facile
    • (adj.) easily done or attained; superficial; ready, fluent; easily shown but not sincerely felt
    • synonyms: effortless, assured, poised, specious
    • antonyms: labored, awkward, halting
  11. indomitable
    • (adj.) unconquerable, refusing to yield
    • synonyms: unbeatable, invincible, unyielding
    • antonyms: surrendering, submissive, yielding
  12. infallible
    • (adj.) free from error; absolutely dependable
    • synonyms: unerring, certain
    • antonyms: imperfect
  13. plod
    • (v.) to walk heavily or slow; to work slowly
    • synonyms: lumber, trudge
    • antonyms: scamper, skip, prance
  14. pungent
    • (adj.) causing a sharp sensation; stinging, biting
    • synonyms: sharp, spicy, piquant, caustic, racy
    • antonyms: bland, unappetizing, colorless, insipid
  15. remiss
    • (adj.) neglectful in performance of one's duty, careless
    • synonyms: negligent, lax, slack
    • antonyms: scrupulous, dutiful, punctilious
  16. repose
    • (v.) to rest; lie; place; (n.) relaxation, peace of mind, calmness
    • synonyms: (v.) sleep; (n.) tranquility, respite
    • antonyms: (n.) exertion, wakefulness, tumult, bustle, ado
  17. temerity
    • (n.) rashness, boldness
    • synonyms: recklessness, follhardiness, effrontery
    • antonyms: timidity, fearfulness, diffidence, humility
  18. truculent
    • (adj.) fierce and cruel; aggressive; deadly, destructive, scathingly harsh
    • synonyms: brutal, savage, belligerent, vitriolic
    • antonyms: gentle, mild, meek, unthreatening
  19. unfeigned
    • (adj.) sincere, real, without pretense
    • synonyms: genuine, heartfelt
    • antonyms: insincere, simulated, phony
  20. virulent
    • (adj.) extremely poisonous; full of malice; spiteful
    • synonyms: venomous, noxious, baneful, hateful
    • antonyms: innocuous, harmless, benign
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Vocab Unit 5 (sophomore)
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