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QUIS

Latin: "Ask, seek, demand"
Example Words: Inquisitive, Acquisitive, Requisition

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SPOND/SPOUSE

Latin: "Pledge, show support for"
Example Words: Espouse, Correspond, Despondent

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ROG

Latin: "To ask, demand"
Example Words: Interrogate, Derogatory, Arrogant, Abrogate

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PREC

Latin: "Prayer"
Example Words: Precarious, Imprecation, Deprecate

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Inquisitive

Definition: adj. Curious, asking many questions.
Root: QUIS
Antonym: Uninterested

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Acquisitive

Definition: adj. Seeking to get things; greedy.
Root: QUIS
Synonym: Demanding
Antonym: Generous

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Requisition

Definition: (1) n. Act of ordering or demanding something. (2) v. To make a request or demand.
Root: QUIS

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Espouse

Definition: v. To support; pledge support to.
Root: SPOND/SPOUSE
Synonym: Advocate
Antonym: Criticize

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Correspond

Definition: v. To be similar to; compare to.
Root: SPOND/SPOUSE
Synonym: Match
Antonym: Differ

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Despondent

Definition: adj. Lacking all hope.
Root: SPOND/SPOUSE
Synonym: Despairing
Antonym: Joyful

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Interrogate

Definition: v. To formally question.
Root: ROG
Synonym: Grill

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Derogatory

Definition: adj. Insulting; degrading
Root: ROG
Synonym: Belittling
Antonym: Complimentary

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Arrogant

Definition: adj. Excessively proud; haughty.
Root: ROG
Synonym: Conceited
Antonym: Humble

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Abrogate

Definition: v. To cancel; to repeal.
Root: ROG
Synonym: Abolish
Antonym: Ratify

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Precarious

Definition: adj. Threatened or unsafe.
Root: PREC
Synonym: Risky
Antonym: Safe

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Imprecation

Definition: v. A curse.
Root: PREC
Antonym: Blessing

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Deprecate

Definition: v. To show disproval of.
Root: PREC
Synonym: Belittle
Antonym: Praise