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

(syn.) selfless

(ant.) selfish, self-centered
assent
(v.) to express agreement;
(n.) agreement

(syn.) (v.) concur, consent, accede

(ant.) (v.) disagree, differ, dissent
benefactor
(n.) one who does good to others
(syn.) patron, humanitarian
(ant.) misanthrope, malefactor
chivalrous
(adj.) marked by honor, courtesy, and courage; knightly
(syn.) gallant, civil valiant
(ant.) crude, uncouth, churlish, loutish
clemency
(n.) mercy, humaneness; mildness, modernateness
(syn.) leniency, forbearance, gentleness
(ant.) harshness, severity, cruelty, inflexibility
dearth
(n.) a lack, scarcity, inadequate supply; a famine
(syn) insufficiency, want, paucity
(ant.) surplus, oversupply, glut, abundance
diffident
(adj.) shy, lacking self-confidence; modest, reserved
(syn.) timid, bashful, unassertive, withdrawn
(ant.) bold, brash, audacious, self-confident, jaunty
discrepancy
(n.) a difference; a lack of agreement
(syn.)disagreement, divergence, inconsistency
(ant.) agreement, convergence, consistency
embark
(v.) to go aboard; to make a start; to invest
(syn.) commerce, launch, begin, board
facile
(adj.) easily done or attained; superficial; ready, fluent; easily shown but not sincrely felt
(syn.) effortless, assured, poised, specious
(ant.) labored, awkward, halting
indomitable
(adj.) unconquerable, refusing to yield
(syn.) unbeatable, invincible, unyielding
(ant.) surrendering, submissive, yielding
infallible
(adj.) free from error; absolutely dependable
(syn.) unerring, certain
(ant.) imperfect
plod
(v.) to walk heavily or slowly; to work slowly
(syn.) lumber, trudge
(ant.) scamper, skip, prance
pungent
(adj.) causing a sharp sensation; stinging, biting
(syn.) sharp, spicy, piquant, caustic, racy
(ant.) bland, unappetizing, colorless, insipid
remiss
(adj.) neglectful in performance of one's duty, careless
(syn.) negligent, lax, slack
(ant.) scrupulous, dutiful, punctilious
repose
(v.) to rest; lie; place; (n.) relaxation, peace of mind, calmness
(syn.) (v.) sleep; (n.) tranquility, respite
(ant.) exertion, wakefulness, tumult, bustle, ado
temerity
(n.) rashness, boldness
(syn.) recklessness, foolhardiness, effrontery
(ant.) timidity, fearfulness, diffidence, humility
truculent
(adj.) fierce and cruel; aggressive; deadly, destructive; scathingly harsh
(syn.) brutal, savage, belligerent, vitriolic
(ant.) gentle, mild, meek, unthreatening
unfeigned
(adj.) sincere, real, without pretense
(syn.) genuine, heartfelt
(ant.) insincere, simulated, phony
virulent
(adj.) extremely poisonous; full of malice; spiteful
(syn.) venomous, noxious, baneful, hateful
(ant.) innocuous, harmless, benign