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Crux

Latin. Crux means 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. Dolere means to feel pain, to be grieved
Indolent, Doleful, Dolorous

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Indolent

Adj. Lazy, adverse 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: Bleak
Ant: Uplifting

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Acri

Latin. Acer means 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. Fervere means 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: Eager
Ant: Apathy

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Effervescent

Adj. Highly spirited, animated
Root: Ferv
Syn: Bubbly
Ant: Lifeless