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CRUX

Latin. 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. 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. Beak
Ant. Uplifting

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ACRI

Latin. 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. 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