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Crux

Latin: Cross

Excruciating, Crux, Crucial

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Dol

Latin: To feel pain, to be grieved

Indolent, Doleful, Dolorent

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Acri

Latin: Sharp

Acerbic, Acrid, Acrimonious, Exacerbate

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Ferv

Latin: To boil, be warm

Fervent, Fervor, Effervescent

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Excruciating

Adj.
Extremely painful, agonizing
Syn: unbearable
Ant: Pleasant

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Crux (word)

Noun
The most important or decisive point
Syn: Essence
Ant: Extra

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Crucial

Adj.
Extremely necessary; essential

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Indolent

Adj.
Lazy; Averse to work
Syn: Listless
Ant: Robust

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Doleful

Adj.
Sad, mournful
Syn: Depressed
Ant: Cheerful

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Dolorous

Adj.
Mournful, gloomy
Syn: Bleak
Ant: Uplifting

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Acerbic

Adj.
Harsh and biting in tone
Syn: Sharp
Ant: Bland

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Acrid

Adj.
Stinging or biting in odor or taste

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Acrimonious

Adj.
Exhibiting harsh sharpness in speech or mood
Syn: Bitter
Ant: Civil

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Exacerbate

Verb
To make worse or more severe
Syn: Aggravate
Ant: Ease

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Fervent

Adj.
Passionately excited or enthusiastic
Syn: Fiery
Ant: Indifferent

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Fervor

Noun
Emotional excitement; heated enthusiasm
Syn: Eagerness
Ant: Apathy

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Effervescent

Adj.
Highly spirited; animated
Syn: bubbly
Ant: Lifeless