vocab test chapter 5

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

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