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Crux

Latin CRUX “cross”

excruciating, crucial, crux

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Excruciating

adj. Extremely painful; agonizing
Root:Crux

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Crux

n. The most important or decisive point
Root: Crux

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crucial

adj. Extremely necessary; essential
Root: Crux

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Dol

Latin DOLERE “to feel pain, to be grieved”

Doleful,Dolorous, Indolent

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Indolent

adj. Lazy; averse to work
Root:Dol

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Doleful

adj. Sad; mournful
Root:Dol
syn: depressing

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Dolorous

adj. Mournful and gloomy
Root: Dol
syn: bleak
ant: uplifting

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Acri

Latin ACER “sharp”

acerbic, acrid, acrimonious, excerbate.

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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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excerbate

v. To make worse or more severe
Root: Acri
syn: aggravate

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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: sympathy

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effervescent

adj. Highly spirited; animated
root: Ferv
syn:bubbly
ant:lifeless