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QUIS

Latin QUAERERE, QUISITUM "ask, seek, demand"

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Inquisitive

Adj. curious; asking many questions
Root: QUIS
Syn:
Ant: uninterested

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Acquisitive

Adj. seeking to get things; greedy
Root: QUIS
Syn: demanding
Ant: generous

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Requisition

N. (1) n. Act of ordering or demanding something (2) v. to make a request or demand
Root: QUIS
Syn:
Ant:

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SPOND/SPOUSE

Latin SPONDERE, SPONSUM "pledge, show support for"

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Espouse

V. to support; pledge support to
Root: SPOUSE
Syn: advocate
Ant: criticize

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Correspond

V. to be similar to; to compare to
Root: SPOND
Syn: match
Ant: differ

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Despondent

Adj. lacking all hope
Root: SPOND
Syn: despairing
Ant: joyful

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ROG

Latin ROGARE, ROGATUM "to ask, demand"

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Interrogate

V. to formally question
Root: ROG
Syn: grill
Ant:

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Derogatory

Adj. insulting; degrading
Root: ROG
Syn: belittling
Ant: complimentary

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Arrogant

Adj. excessively proud; haughty
Root: ROG
Syn: conceited
Ant: humble

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Abrogate

V. to cancel; to repeal
Root: ROG
Syn: abolish
Ant: ratify

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PREC

Latin PREX, PRECIS "prayer"

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Precarious

Adj. threatened or unsafe
Root: PREC
Syn: risky
Ant: safe

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Imprecation

V. a curse
Root: PREC
Syn: blessing
Ant:

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Deprecate

V. to show disapproval of
Root: PREC
Syn: belittle
Ant: praise