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CRUX

Latin. Means "cross".
Excruciating, Crux, Crucial

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Excrutiating

Adjective. Extremely painful; agonizing
Root: CRUX
Synonym: unbearable
Antonym: pleasant

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Crux

Noun. The most important or decisive point.
Root: CRUX
Synonym: essence
Antonym: extra

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Crucial

Adjective. 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

Adjective. Lazy; averse to work.
Root: DOL
Synonym: listless
Antonym: robust

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Doleful

Adjective. Sad; mournful.
Root: DOL
Synonym: depressed
Antonym: cheerful

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ACRI

Latin. Means "sharp".
Acerbic, Acrid, Acrimonious, Exacerbate.

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Acerbic

Adjective. Harsh and biting in tone.
Root: ACRI
Synonym: sharp
Antonym: bland

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Acrid

Adjective. Stinging or biting in odor or taste; harsh; irritating
Root: ACRI

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Acrimonious

Adjective. Exhibiting harsh sharpness in speech or mood.
Root: ACRI
Synonym: bitter
Antonym: civil

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Exacerbate

Verb. To make worse or more severe.
Root: ACRI
Synonym: aggravate
Antonym: ease

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FERV

Latin. Means "to boil, be warm".
Fervent, Fervor, Effervescent.

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Fervent

Adjective. Passionately excited or enthusiastic.
Root: FERV
Synonym: fiery
Antonym: indifferent

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Fervor

Noun. Emotional excitement; heated enthusiasm.
Root: FERV
Synonym: eagerness
Antonym: apathy

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Effervescent

Adjective. Highly spirited; animated.
Root: FERV
Synonym: bubbly
Antonym: lifeless