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Crux

Latin: crux "cross"

Excruciating, crux, crucial

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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

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Dol

Latin: dolere "to feel pain, to be grieved"

Indolent, doleful, dolorous

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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"

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: fervere "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