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Flashcards in Unit 5 Vocab Deck (20):
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altruistic

unselfish concern for the welfare of others; selflessness

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assent

agreement with a statement or proposal; to agree or express agreement

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benefactor

a doer of kindly and charitable acts

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chivalrous

characterized by consideration and courtesy, especially toward women

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clemency

mercy, forgiveness

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dearth

scarcity, as of something customary, essential, or desirable

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diffident

bashful or unassertive

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discrepancy

divergence or disagreement, as between facts or claims; difference

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embark

to make a start, begin something

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facile

not difficult to do

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indomitable

not to be subdued; unconquerable

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infallible

free from error judgment, perfect

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plod

to move or walk heavily or laboriously; trudge

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pungent

affecting the sense of smell

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remiss

negligent

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repose

the state of being at rest or relaxing; to rest or relax

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temerity

audacity, boldness

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truculent

fierce, harsh, aggressive

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unfeigned

genuine; not pretended; sincerely felt or expressed

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virulent

exceedingly noxious or dangerous