Sadlier Oxford Unit 5

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Sadlier Oxford Unit 5
2013-12-03 02:36:40
english vocab
the vocab words from unit 5
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  1. altruistic
    • (adj.) unselfish, concerned with the welfare of others
    • SYNONYMS: selfless
    • ANTONYMS: selfish, self-centered
    • (al tru is' tic)
  2. assent
    • (v.) to express agreement; (n.) agreement
    • SYNONYMS: (v.) concur, consent, accede
    • ANTONYMS: (v.) disagree, differ, dissent
    • (a ssent')
  3. benefactor
    • (n.) one who does good to others
    • SYNONYMS: patron, humanitarian
    • ANTONYMS: misanthrope, malefactor
    • (ben' e fac tor)
  4. chivalrous
    • (adj.) marked by honor, courtesy, and courage; knightly
    • SYNONYMS: gallant, civil, valiant
    • ANTONYMS: crude, uncouth, churlish, loutish
    • (chiv' al rous)
  5. clemency
    • (n.) mercy, humaneness; mildness, moderateness
    • SYNONYMS: leniency, forbearance, gentleness
    • ANTONYMS: harshness, severity, cruelty, inflexibility
    • (clem' en cy)
  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
    • SYNONYMS: timid, bashful, unassertive, withdrawn
    • ANTONYMS: bold, brash, audacious, self-confident, jaunty
    • (diff' i dent)
  8. discrepancy
    • (n.) a difference; a lack of agreement
    • SYNONYMS: disagreement, divergence, inconsistency
    • ANTONYMS: agreement, convergence, consistency
    • (dis crep' an cy)
  9. embark
    • (v.) to go aboard; to make a start; to invest
    • SYNONYMS: commence, launch, begin, board
    • (em bark')
  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
    • (fac' ile)
  11. indomitable
    • (adj.) unconquerable, refusing to yield
    • SYNONYMS: unbeatable, invincible, unyielding
    • ANTONYMS: surrendering, submissive, yielding
    • (in dom' it a ble)
  12. infallible
    • (adj.) free from error; absolutely dependable
    • SYNONYMS: unerring, certain
    • ANTONYMS: imperfect
    • (in fall' i ble)
  13. plod
    • (v.) to walk heavily or slowly; 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
    • (pun' gent)
  15. remiss
    • (adj.) neglectful in performance or one's duty, careless
    • SYNONYMS: negligent, lax, slack
    • ANTONYMS: scrupulous, dutiful, punctilious
    • (re miss')
  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
    • (re pose')
  17. temerity
    • (n.) rashness, boldness
    • SYNONYMS: recklessness, foolhardiness, effrontery
    • ANTONYMS: timidity, fearfulness, diffidence, humility
    • (te mer' i ty)
  18. truculent
    • (adj.) fierce and cruel; aggressive; deadly, destructive; scathingly harsh
    • SYNONYMS: brutal, savage, belligerent, vitriolic
    • ANTONYMS: gentle, mild, meek, unthreatening
    • (truc' u lent)
  19. unfeigned
    • (adj.) sincere, real, without pretense
    • SYNONYMS: genuine, heartfelt
    • ANTONYMS: insincere, simulated, phony
    • (un feigned')
  20. virulent
    • (adj.) extremely poisonous; full of malice; spiteful
    • SYNONYMS: venomous, noxious, baneful, hateful
    • ANTONYMS: innocuous, harmless, benign
    • (vir' u lent)