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crux (root)

Latin; "cross"
Words: excruciating, crux, crucial

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excruciating

adj. Extremely painful; agonizing
Synonym: unbearable
Antonym: pleasant

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crux

n. The most important or decisive point
Synonym: essence
Antonym: extra

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crucial

adj. Extremely necessary; essential

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dol (root)

Latin; "to feel pain, to be grieved"
Words: indolent, doleful, dolorous

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indolent

adj. Lazy; averse to work
Synonym: listless
Antonym: robust

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doleful

adj. Sad; mournful
Synonym: depressed
Antonym: cheerful

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dolorous

adj. Mournful; gloomy
Synonym: bleak
Antonym: uplifting

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acri (root)

Latin; "sharp"
Words: acerbic, acrid, acrimonious, exacerbate

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acerbic

adj. Harsh and biting in tone
Synonym: sharp
Antonym: bland

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acrid

adj. Stinging or biting in odor or taste; harsh; irritating

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acrimonious

adj. Exhibiting harsh sharpness in speech or mood
Synonym: bitter
Antonym: civil

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exacerbate

v. To make worse or more severe
Synonym: aggravate
Antonym: ease

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ferv (root)

Latin; "to boil, be warm"
Words: fervent, fervor, effervescent

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fervent

adj. Passionately excited or enthusiastic
Synonym: fiery
Antonym: indifferent

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fervor

n. Emotional excitement; heated enthusiasm
Synonym: eagerness
Antonym: apathy

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effervescent

adj. Highly spirited; animated
Synonym: bubbly
Antonym: lifeless