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VIA

Latin: Via means "road, way"

Viaduct, Impervious, Deviate, Obviate.

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Viaduct

n. A bridge that carries a road or railway over a valley.
Root: Via

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Impervious

adj. Unable to be affected.
Root: Via
Syn: Invulnerable

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Deviate

v. To depart, especially from a path or plan.
Root: Via
Syn: Stray
Ant: Continue

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Obviate

v. To make unnecessary; to avoid.
Root: Via
Syn: Prevent

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FER

Latin: Ferre means to "carry, to bring"

Defer, Deference, Confer, Inference, Proffer, Proliferate.

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Defer

v. To put aside until later.
To yield respectfully.
Root: Fer
Syn: Postpone
Ant: Hasten

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Deference

n. Act or practice of yielding to another's authority.
Root: Fer
Syn: Submission
Ant: Rebellion

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Confer

v. To discuss something with someone else; consult.
To bestow.
Root: Fer

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Inference

n. A conclusion not directly provided by evidence, but able to be drawn from the facts at hand.
Root: Fer

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Proffer

v. To present or offer.
Root: Fer
Ant: Withhold

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Proliferate

v. To increase greatly in number.
Root: Fer
Syn: Reproduce

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PORT

Latin: Portare, Portatum means to "carry, to bring"

Comportment, Purported.

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Comportment

n. Manner in which one acts or behaves.
Root: Port
Syn: Demeanor

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Purported

adj. Claimed as true, but probably false.
Root: Port
Syn: Alleged
Ant: Definite