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1

unselfish, concerned with the welfare of others

altruistic

2

to express agreement
agreement

assent

3

one who does good to others

benefactor

4

marked by honor, courtesy, and courage; knightly

chivalrous

5

mercy, humaneness, mildness moderateness

clemency

6

a lack, scarcity, inadequate supply; a famine

dearth

7

shy, lacking self-confidence; modest, reserved

diffident

8

a difference; a lack of agreement

discrepancy

9

to go aboard; to make a start; to invest

embark

10

easily done or attained; superficial; ready, fluent; easily shown but not sincerely felt

facile

11

unconquerable, refusing to yield

indomitable

12

free from error; absolutely dependable

infallible

13

to walk heavily or slowly, to work slowly

plod

14

causing a sharp sensation; stinging, biting

pungent

15

neglectful in performance of one's duty, careless

remiss

16

to rest; lie; place
relaxation, peace of mind, calmness

repose

17

rashness, boldness

temerity

18

fierce, and cruel; aggressive; deadly; destructive; scathingly harsh

truculent

19

sincere, real, without pretense

unfeigned

20

extremely poisonous; full of malice; spiteful

virulent