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CRUX

Latin: "Cross"
Example Words: Excruciating, Crux, Crucial

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DOL

Latin: "To feel pain, to be grieved"
Example Words: Indolent, Doleful, Dolorous

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ACRI

Latin: "Sharp"
Example Words: Acerbic, Acrid, Acrimonious, Exacerbate

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FERV

Latin: "To boil, be warm"
Example Words: Fervent, Fervor, Effervescent

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Excruciating

Definition: adj. Extremely painful; agonizing.
Root: CRUX
Synonym: Unbearable
Antonym: Pleasant

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Crux

Definition: n. The most important or decisive point.
Root: CRUX
Synonym: Essence
Antonym: Extra

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Crucial

Definition: adj. Extremely necessary; essential.
Root: CRUX

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Indolent

Definition: adj. Lazy; averse to work.
Root: DOL
Synonym: Listless
Antonym: Robust

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Doleful

Definition: adj. Sad; mournful.
Root: DOL
Synonym: Depressed
Antonym: Cheerful

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Dolorous

Definition: adj. Mournful; gloomy.
Root: DOL
Synonym: Bleak
Antonym: Uplifting

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Acerbic

Definition: adj. Harsh and biting in tone.
Root: ACRI
Synonym: Sharp
Antonym: Bland

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Acrid

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

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Acrimonious

Definition: adj. Exhibiting harsh sharpness in speech or mood.
Root: ACRI
Synonym: Bitter
Antonym: Civil

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Exacerbate

Definition: v. To make worse or more severe.
Root: ACRI
Synonym: Aggravate
Antonym: Ease

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Fervent

Definition: adj. Passionately excited or enthusiastic.
Root: FERV
Synonym: Fiery
Antonym: Indifferent

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Fervor

Definition: n. Emotional excitement; heated enthusiasm.
Root: FERV
Synonym: Eagerness
Antonym: Apathy

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Effervescent

Definition: adj. Highly spirited; animated.
Root: FERV
Synonym: Bubbly
Antonym: Lifeless