Vocabulary Workshop Level E Unit 5

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Question Answer
altruistic(adj.) unselfish, concerned with the welfare of others
assent(v.) to express agreement; (n.) agreement
benefactor(n.) one who does good to help others
chivalrous(adj.) marked by honor, courtesy, and courage; knightly
clemency(n.) mercy, humaneness; mildness, moderateness
dearth(n.) a lack, scarcity, inadequate supply; a famine
diffident(adj.) shy, lacking self-confidence; modest, reserved
discrepancy(n.) a difference; a lack of agreement
embark(v.) to go aboard; to make a start; to invest
facile(adj.) easily done or attained; superficial; ready, fluent; easily shown but not sincerely felt
indomitable(adj.) unconquerable, refusing to yield
infallible(adj.) free from error; absolutely dependable
plod(v.) to walk heavily or slowly; to work slowly
pungent(adj). causing a sharp sensation; stinging, biting
remiss(adj.) neglectful in performance of one's duty, careless
repose(v.) to rest; lie; place; (n.) relaxation, peace of mind, calmness
temerity(n.) rashness, boldness
truculent(adj.) fierce and cruel; aggressive; deadly, destructive; scathingly harsh
unfeigned(adj.) sincere, real, without pretense
virulent(adj.) extremely poisonous; full of malice; spiteful