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Crux

Latin Crux "cross"

Excruciating, crux, crucial

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excruciating

PartOfSpeech: adjective
Definition: extremely painful; agonizing
Synonym: unbearable
Antonym: pleasant

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crux

PartOfSpeech: noun
Definition: the most important or decisive point
Synonym: essence
Antonym: extra

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crucial

PartOfSpeech: adjective
Definition: extremely necessary; essential

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Dol

Latin Dolere "to feel pain, to be grieved"

indolent, doleful, dolorous

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indolent

PartOfSpeech: adjective
Definition: lazy; averse to work
Synonym: listless
Antonym: robust

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doleful

PartOfSpeech: adjective
Definition: sad; mournful
Synonym: depressed
Antonym: cheerful

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dolorous

PartOfSpeech: adjective
Definition: mournful; gloomy
Synonym: bleak
Antonym: uplifting

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Acri

Latin Acer "sharp"

acerbic, acrid, acrimonious, exacerbate

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acerbic

PartOfSpeech: adjective
Definition: harsh and biting in tone
Synonym: sharp
Antonym: bland

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acrid

PartOfSpeech: adjective
Definition: standing or biting in odor or taste; harsh; irritating

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acrimonious

PartOfSpeech: adjective
Definition: exhibiting harsh sharpness in speech or mood.
Synonym: bitter
Antonym: civil

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exacerbate

PartOfSpeech: verb
Definition: to make worse or more severe
Synonym: aggravate
Antonym: ease

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Ferv

Latin Fevere "to boil, be warm"

fervent, fervor, effervescent

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fervent

PartOfSpeech: adjective
Definition: passionately excited or enthusiastic
Synonym: fiery
Antonym: indifferent

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fervor

PartOfSpeech: noun
Definition: emotional excitement; heated enthusiasm
Synonym: eagerness
Antonym: apathy

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effervescent

PartOfSpeech: adjective
Definition: highly spirited; animated
Synonym: bubbly
Antonym: lifeless