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Crux

Latin: means "cross"
Excruciating, crux, crucial

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Excrucuating

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

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Dol

Latin: means "to feel pain, to be grieved"
Indolent, doleful, dolorous

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Indolent

Adj. Lazy; adverse 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: means "sharp"
Acerbic, acrid, acrimonious, exacerbate

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Acerbic

Adj. Harsh and biting 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

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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: means "to boil, be warm"
Fervent, fervor, effervescent

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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