Vocabulary Workshop Level E Unit 5

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altruistic

(adj.) unselfish, concerned with the welfare of others.

Synonyms: selfless. Antonyms: selfish, self-centred.

<p>(adj.) unselfish, concerned with the welfare of others.</p><p>Synonyms: selfless. Antonyms: selfish, self-centred.</p>
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assent

(v.) to express agreement; (n.) agreement.

Synonyms: (v.) concur, consent, accede. Antonyms: (v.) disagree, differ, dissent.

<p>(v.) to express agreement; (n.) agreement.</p><p>Synonyms: (v.) concur, consent, accede. Antonyms: (v.) 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.</p><p>Synonyms: patron, humanitarian. Antonyms: misanthrope, malefactor.</p>
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chivalrous

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

Synonyms: galant, civil, valiant. Antonyms: crude, uncouth, churlish, loutish.

<p>(adj.) marked by honor, courtesy, and courage; knightly.</p><p>Synonyms: galant, civil, valiant. Antonyms: crude, uncouth, churlish, loutish.</p>
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clemency

(n.) mercy, humaness; mildness, moderateness.

Synonyms: leniency, forbearance, gentleness. Antonyms: harshness, severity, cruelty, inflexibility.

<p>(n.) mercy, humaness; mildness, moderateness.</p><p>Synonyms: leniency, forbearance, gentleness. Antonyms: harshness, severity, cruelty, inflexibility.</p>
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dearth

(n.) a lack, scarcity, inadequate supple; a famine.

Synonyms: insufficiency, want, paucity. Antonyms: surplus, oversupply, glut, abundance.

<p>(n.) a lack, scarcity, inadequate supple; a famine.</p><p>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Synonyms: timid, bashful, unassertive, withdrawn.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.</p><p>Synonyms: timid, bashful, unassertive, withdrawn.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.</p><p>Synonyms: disagreement, divergence, inconsistency. Antonyms: agreement, convergence, consistency.</p>
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embark

(v.) to go aboard; to make a start; to invest.

Synonyms: commence, launch, begin, board.

<p>(v.) to go aboard; to make a start; to invest.</p><p>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.</p><p>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.</p><p>Synonyms: unbeatable, invincible, unyielding. Antonyms: surrendering, submissive, yielding.</p>
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infallible

(adj.) free from error; absolutely dependable.

Synonyms: unerring, certain. Antonym: imperfect.

<p>(adj.) free from error; absolutely dependable.</p><p>Synonyms: unerring, certain. Antonym: 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.</p><p>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.</p><p>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.</p><p>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.</p><p>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.</p><p>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.</p><p>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, phoney.

<p>(adj.) sincere, real, without pretense.</p><p>Synonyms: genuine, heartfelt. Antonyms: insincere, simulated, phoney.</p>
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virulent

(adj.) extremely poisonous; full of malice; spiteful.

Synonyms: venomous, noxious, baneful, hateful. Antonyms: innocuous, harmless, bening.

<p>(adj.) extremely poisonous; full of malice; spiteful.</p><p>Synonyms: venomous, noxious, baneful, hateful. Antonyms: innocuous, harmless, bening.</p>
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