Lesson #8: The GIVING GROUP Words relating to GENEROSITY in spending money or time or showing concern for others
ALTRUISTIC Adj. showing unselfish concern for others
ALTRUISTIC ALTRUISTIC l never thinks of himself; he devotes all of his time to helping others. Barbara’s motives were not altogether ALTRUISTIC. She had much to gain from serving as the head of the school’s blood drive.
BENEVOLENT Adj. giving freely and easily to others; charitable
BENEVOLENT A BENEVOLENT STREAK IN Dr. Little compelled him to give up his lucrative practice in New York and fight AIDS in Africa. No one has helped our library as much as you have. Your BENEVOLENCE is appreciated.
LARGESS Sam is famous for his LARGESS. Knowing that he’s a big tipper, the staff at his favorite hotel is always glad to see him. The LARGESS of their alumni has enabled many colleges to offer scholarships to deserving students.
LAVISH Adj. generous in giving to others or in spending money
LAVISH For her sixteenth birthday, Sarah received LAVISH gifts, including a trip to Hawaii and a BMW convertible. Despite a modest income, the McTaveys make LACISH donations to their church. Because Rod spent LAVISHLY on scuba diving gear and hot air ballooning, he could not pay his phone bill.
MAGNANIMOUS Adj. generous in overlooking insult or injury by others; rising above pettiness
MAGNANIMOUS After the attempt on his life, the Pope MAGNANIMOUSLY forgave the man who shot him. Mr. Appel MAGNANIMOUSLY offered full college scholarships to any children in the sixth grade who stayed in school and graduated from high school.