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Flashcards in Vocab Unit 5 Deck (20):
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altruistic

adj. unselfish, concerned with the welfare of others

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assent

v. to express agreement n. agreement

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benefactor

n. one who does good to others

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chivalrous

adj. marked by honor, courtesy, and courage; knightly

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clemency

n. mercy, humanness; mildness, moderateness

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dearth

n. a lack, scarcity, inadequate supply; a famine

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diffident

adj. shy, lacking self-confidence; modest, reserved

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discrepancy

n. a difference; a lack of agreement

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embark

v. to go abroad; to make a start; to invest

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facile

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

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indomitable

adj. unconquerable, refusing to yield

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infallible

adj. free from error; absolutely dependable

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plod

v. to walk heavily or slowly; to work slowly

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pungent

adj. causing a sharp sensation; stinging, biting

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remiss

adj. neglectful in performance of one's duty, careless

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repose

v. to rest; lie; place n. relaxation, peace of mind, calmness

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temerity

n. rashness, boldness

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truculent

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

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unfeigned

adj. sincere, real, without pretense

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virulent

adj. extremely poisonous; full of malice; spiteful