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Crux

Latin
Cross
Excruciating, crux, crucial

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Excruciating

Adjective
Extremely painful; agonizing
Crux
Syn: unbearable
Ant: pleasant

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Crux

Noun
The most important or decisive point
Crux
Syn: essence
Ant: extra

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Crucial

Adjective
Extremely necessary; essential
Crux

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Dol

Latin
To feel pain, to be grieved
Indolent, doleful, dolorous

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Indolent

Adjective
Lazy; averse to work
Dol
Syn: listless
Any: Robust

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Doleful

Adjective
Sad; mournful
Dol
Syn: depressed
Ant: cheerful

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Dolorous

Adjective
Mournful; gloomy
Dol
Syn: bleak
Ant: uplifting

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Acri

Latin
Sharp
Acerbic, acrid, acrimonious

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Acerbic

Adjective
Harsh and bitting in tone
Acri
Syn: sharp
Ant: bland

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Acrid

Adjective
Stinging or bitting in odor or taste; harsh; irritating
Acri

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Acrimonious

Adjective
Exhibiting harsh sharpness in speech or mood
Acri
Syn: bitter
Ant: civil

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Exacerbate

Verb
To make worse or more severe
Acri
Syn: aggravate
Ant: ease

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Ferv

Latin
To boil, be warm
Fervent, fervor, effervescent

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Fervent

Adjective
Passionately excited or enthusiastic
Ferv
Syn: fiery
Ant: indifferent

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Fervor

Noun
Emotional excitement; heated enthusiasm
Ferv
Syn: eagerness
Ant: apathy

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Effervescent

Adjective
Highly spirited; animated
Ferv
Syn: bubbly
Ant: lifeless