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Vinc/vict

Latin: Vincere, Victum means "to conquer"

Invincible, provincial, evince

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Invincible

Adj. Unable to be conquered.
Root: Vinc
Syn: invulnerable
Ant: vulnerable.

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Provincial

Adj. Limited in knowledge of the world; narrow-minded
Root: Vinc
Ant: Sophisticated

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Evince

V. To establish; to reflect the truth of
Root: Vinc

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Duc/duct

Latin: Ducere, Ductum means "to lead"

Conducive, induce, deduce

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Conducive

Adj. supportive; encouraging; helping the bring out
Root: duc
Syn: helpful, favorable

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Induce

V. To lead towards some action
Root: duc
Syn: persuade
Ant: discourage

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Deduce

V. To draw a conclusion from fact; to infer
Root: duc
Syn: conclude

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Tract

Latin: trahere, tractum means "to drag"

Protracted, intractable, retract

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Protracted

Adj. extended in time; prolonged
Root: tract
Syn: lingering
Ant: brief

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Intractable

Adj. Stubborn; obstinate; hard to move forward
Root: tract
Syn: immovable
Ant: malleable

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Retract

V. To draw back; withdraw
Root: tract
Syn: repeal

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Peto

Latin: petere, petitum " to seek aggressively, to assail, to rush"

Petulant, impetuous, impetus

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Petulant

Adj. irritable or short-tempered
Root: peto

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Impetuous

Adj. acting passionately and without forethought
Root: peto
Syn: rash
Ant: careful

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Impetus

N. that which drives one; momentum
Root: peto
Syn: stimulus