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Latin "cross"
Excruciating, crux, crucial

Crux

1

Adj. extremely painful; agonizing
Root: crux
Syn: unbearable
Ant: pleasant

Excruciating

2

N. the most important or decisive point
Root: crux
Syn: essence
Ant: extra

Crux

3

Adj. Extremely necessary; essential
Root: crux

Crucial

4

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

Dol

5

Adj. lazy; averse to work
Root: dol
Syn: listless
Ant: robust

Indolent

6

Adj. sad; mournful
Root: dol
Syn: depressed
Ant: robust

Doleful

7

Adj. mournful; gloomy
Root: dol
Syn: bleak
Ant: uplifting

Dolorous

8

Latin "sharp"
Acerbic, acrid, acrimonious, exacerbate

Acri

9

Adj. harsh and biting in tone
Root: acri
Syn: sharp
Ant: bland

Acerbic

10

Adj. Stinging or biting in odor or taste; harsh; irritating
Root: acri

Acrid

11

Adj. Exhibiting harsh sharpness in speech or mood
Root: acri
Syn: bitter
Ant: civil

Acrimonious

12

V. To make worse or more severe
Root: acri
Syn: aggravate
Ant: ease

Exacerbate

13

Latin "to boil, be warm"
Fervent, fervor, effervescent

Ferv

14

Adj. passionately excited or enthusiastic
Root: ferv
Syn: fiery
Ant: indifferent

Fervent

15

N. emotional excitement; heated enthusiasm
Root: ferv
Syn: eagerness
Ant: apathy

Fervor

16

Adj. highly spirited; animated
Root: ferv
Syn: bubbly
Ant: lifeless

Effervescent