English Honors Unit V Vocabulary Workshop

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altruistic

(adj) unselfish, concerned with the welfare of others synonyms: selfless antonyms: selfish, self-centered

<p>(adj) unselfish, concerned with the welfare of others synonyms: selfless antonyms: selfish, self-centered</p>
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assent

(v) to express agreement; (n) agreement synonyms: concur, consent, accede antonyms: disagree, differ, dissent

<p>(v) to express agreement; (n) agreement synonyms: concur, consent, accede antonyms: disagree, differ, dissent</p>
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benefactor

(n) one who does good to others synonyms: patron, humanitarian antonyms: misanthrope, malefactor

<p>(n) one who does good to others synonyms: patron, humanitarian antonyms: misanthrope, malefactor</p>
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chivalrous

(adj) marked by honor, courtesy, and courage; knightly synonyms: gallant, civil, valiant antonyms: harshness, severity, cruelty, inflexibility

<p>(adj) marked by honor, courtesy, and courage; knightly synonyms: gallant, civil, valiant antonyms: harshness, severity, cruelty, inflexibility</p>
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clemency

(n) mercy, humaneness, mildness, moderateness synonyms: leniency, forbearance, gentleness antonyms: harshness, severity, cruelty, inflexibility

<p>(n) mercy, humaneness, mildness, moderateness synonyms: leniency, forbearance, gentleness antonyms: harshness, severity, cruelty, inflexibility</p>
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dearth

(n) a lack, scarcity, inadequate supply; a famine synonyms: insufficiency, want, paucity antonyms: surplus, oversupply, glut, abundance

<p>(n) a lack, scarcity, inadequate supply; a famine synonyms: insufficiency, want, paucity antonyms: surplus, oversupply, glut, abundance</p>
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diffident

(adj) shy, lacking self-confidence; modest, reserved synonyms: timid, bashful, unassertive, withdrawn antonyms: bold, brash, audacious, self-confident, jaunty

<p>(adj) shy, lacking self-confidence; modest, reserved synonyms: timid, bashful, unassertive, withdrawn antonyms: bold, brash, audacious, self-confident, jaunty</p>
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discrepancy

(n) a difference; a lack of agreement synonyms: disagreement, divergence, inconsistency antonyms: agreement, convergence, consistency

<p>(n) a difference; a lack of agreement synonyms: disagreement, divergence, inconsistency antonyms: agreement, convergence, consistency</p>
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embark

(v) to go abroad; to make a start; to invest synonyms: commence, launch, begin, board

<p>(v) to go abroad; to make a start; to invest synonyms: commence, launch, begin, board</p>
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facile

(adj) easily done or attained; superficial; ready, fluent; easily shown, but not sincerely felt synonyms: effortless, assured, poised, specious antonyms: labored, awkward, halting

<p>(adj) easily done or attained; superficial; ready, fluent; easily shown, but not sincerely felt synonyms: effortless, assured, poised, specious antonyms: labored, awkward, halting</p>
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indomitable

(adj) unconquerable; refusing to yield synonyms: unbeatable, invincible, unyielding antonyms: surrendering, submissive, yielding

<p>(adj) unconquerable; refusing to yield synonyms: unbeatable, invincible, unyielding antonyms: surrendering, submissive, yielding</p>
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infallible

(adj) free from error; absolutely dependable synonyms: unerring, certain antonyms: imperfect

<p>(adj) free from error; absolutely dependable synonyms: unerring, certain antonyms: imperfect</p>
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plod

(v) to walk heavily or slowly; to work slowly synonyms: lumber, trudge antonyms: scamper, skip, prance

<p>(v) to walk heavily or slowly; to work slowly synonyms: lumber, trudge antonyms: scamper, skip, prance</p>
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pungent

(adj) causing a sharp sensation; stinging, biting synonyms: sharp, spicy, piquant, caustic, racy antonyms: bland, unappetizing, colorless, insipid

<p>(adj) causing a sharp sensation; stinging, biting synonyms: sharp, spicy, piquant, caustic, racy antonyms: bland, unappetizing, colorless, insipid</p>
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remiss

(adj) neglectful in performance of one's duty, careless synonyms: negligent, lax, slack antonyms: scrupulous, dutiful, punctilious

<p>(adj) neglectful in performance of one&apos;s duty, careless synonyms: negligent, lax, slack antonyms: scrupulous, dutiful, punctilious</p>
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repose

(v) to rest; lie; place (n) relaxation, peace of mind, calmness synonyms: (v) sleep (n) tranquility, respite antonyms: (n) exertion, wakefulness, tumult, bustle, ado

<p>(v) to rest; lie; place (n) relaxation, peace of mind, calmness synonyms: (v) sleep (n) tranquility, respite antonyms: (n) exertion, wakefulness, tumult, bustle, ado</p>
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temerity

(n) rashness; boldness synonyms: recklessness, foolhardiness, effrontery antonyms: timidity, fearfulness, diffidence, humility

<p>(n) rashness; boldness synonyms: recklessness, foolhardiness, effrontery antonyms: timidity, fearfulness, diffidence, humility</p>
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truculent

(adj) fierce and cruel; aggressive; deadly destructive; scathingly harsh synonyms: brutal, savage, belligerent, vitriolic antonyms: gentle, mild, meek, unthreatening

<p>(adj) fierce and cruel; aggressive; deadly destructive; scathingly harsh synonyms: brutal, savage, belligerent, vitriolic antonyms: gentle, mild, meek, unthreatening</p>
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unfeigned

(adj) sincere, real, without pretense synonyms: genuine, heartfelt antonyms: insincere, simulated, phony

<p>(adj) sincere, real, without pretense synonyms: genuine, heartfelt antonyms: insincere, simulated, phony</p>
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virulent

(adj) extremely poisonous; full of malice; spiteful synonyms: venomous, noxious, baneful, hateful antonyms: innocuous, harmless, benign

<p>(adj) extremely poisonous; full of malice; spiteful synonyms: venomous, noxious, baneful, hateful antonyms: innocuous, harmless, benign</p>
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