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CRUX

Latin CRUX "cross"

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Excruciating

Adj. extremely painful; agonizing
Root: CRUX
Syn: unbearable
Ant: pleasant

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Crux

N. the most important or decisive point
Root: CRUX
Syn: essence
Ant: extra

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Crucial

Adj. extremely necessary; essential
Root: CRUX
Syn:
Ant:

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DOL

Latin DOLERE "to feel pain, to be grieved"

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Indolent

Adj. Lazy, averse to work
Root: DOL
Syn: listless
Ant: robust

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Doleful

Adj. sad, mournful
Root: DOL
Syn: depressed
Ant: cheerful

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Dolorous

Adj. mournful, gloomy
Root: DOL
Syn: bleak
Ant: uplifting

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ACRI

Latin ACER "sharp"

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Acerbic

Adj. harsh and bitting in tone
Root: ACRI
Syn: sharp
Ant: bland

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Acrid

Adj. stinging or biting in odor or taste; harsh; irritating
Root: ACRI
Syn:
Ant:

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Acrimonious

Adj. exhibiting harsh sharpness in speech or mood
Root: ACRI
Syn: bitter
Ant: civil

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Exacerbate

V. to make worse or more severe
Root: ACRI
Syn: aggravate
Ant: ease

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FERV

Latin FERVERE "to boil; be warm"

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Fervent

Adj. passionately excited or enthusiastic
Root: FERV
Syn: fiery
Ant: indifferent

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Fervor

N. emotional excitement; heated enthusiasm
Root: FERV
Syn: eagerness
Ant: apathy

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Effervescent

Adj. highly spirited, animated
Root: FERV
Syn: bubbly
Ant: lifeless