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Altruistic

(Adj) unselfish, concerned with the welfare of others
Synonym: selfless
Antonym: selfish
If he keeps up the altruistic demeanor, everyone will forget his wrongs of the past.

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Assent

(V) to express agreement
Synonym: consent
Antonym: disagree
If you assent to this contract, there is no going back u de any circumstance.

3

Benefactor

(N) one who does good to others
Synonym: patron
Antonym: malefactor
You can't expect to be known as a benefactor when you are constantly looking out for yourself and not others.

4

Chivalrous

(Adj) marked by honor, courtesy and courage
Synonym: civil
Antonym: churlish
The chivalrous soldier known as Sir Gawain attempted to save his king from certain death.

5

Clemency

(N) mercy, humanness; mildness
Synonym: leniency
Antonym: harshness
People have lost their sense of clemency over the years as people continue to desire more things.

6

Dearth

(N) a lack, scarcity, inadequate supply; a famine
Synonym: insufficiency
Antonym: surplus
The winter caused a dearth for the entire world, as all the major plantations were frozen over.

7

Diffident

(Adj) shy, lacking self confidence; modest
Synonym: timid
Antonym: brave
The new kid acted so diffident that some people began to make a effort to introduce him.

8

Discrepancy

(N) a difference, lack of agreement
Synonym: disagreement
Antonym: agreement
The discrepancy in the bank statements showed someone was giving fraudulent checks.

9

Embark

(V) to go aboard, to make a start
Synonym: commence
Antonym: end
It was settled, we would embark on our journey to Fiji in July of next year.

10

Facile

(Adj) easily done or attained; superficial; ready, fluent easily
Synonym: effortless
Antonym: labored
The task proved to be facile after we saw the example from the professional.

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Indomitable

(Adj) unconquerable, refusing to yield
Synonym: unbeatable
Antonym: surrendering
The indomitable soldier faced a thousand enemies alone, and came back victorious.

12

Infallible

(Adj) free from error, absolutely
Synonym: certain
Antonym: imperfect
The man always thought he was infallible, until someone proved him wrong.

13

Plod

(V) to walk heavily or slowly, to work slowly
Synonym: lumber
Antonym: scamper
If you continue to plod your way through life, you'll never accomplish anything.

14

Pungent

(Adj) causing a sharp sensation, stinging
Synonym: sharp
Antonym: unappetizing
The pungent smell of the trash can made me lose my appetite.

15

Remiss

(Adj) neglectful in performance of ones duty, careless
Synonym: lax
Antonym: scrupulous
Homeless people are often thought to be remiss people, but some actually suffered hardships.

16

Repose

(V) to rest, lie; place; relaxation
Synonym: sleep
Antonym: exertion
I love to repose when I get home, but sadly have to do homework.

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Temerity

(N) rashness, boldness
Synonym: recklessness
Antonym: timidity
Not many people are capable of standing up for themselves, but if you are temerity, you should stand up for those who are not.

18

Truculent

(Adj) fierce and cruel, aggressive
Synonym: savage
Antonym: gentle
Truculent people often just have issues at home and just crave to be loved.

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Unfeigned

(Adj) sincere, real, without pretense
Synonym: genuine
Antonym: insincere
His unfeigned personality has gotten him further than any degree could have.

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Virulent

(Adj) extremely poisonous, full of malice
Synonym: hateful
Antonym: harmful
Nobody is truly virulent, some people just have bad days and come off as such.