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HER/HES

Latin haerere, haesum "to attach, be fixed".
Adherent, incoherent, inherent.

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Adherent

N. a follower of a person or idea.
Root: HER
Syn: disciple
Ant: opponent

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Incoherent

Adj. not able to be understood; nonsensical.
Root: HER
Syn: confused
Ant: clear

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Inherent

Adj. existing as a natural part
Root: HER
Syn: innate, inborn
Ant:

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FUS

Latin for fundere, fusum "to pour out"
Diffuse, effusive, profuse.

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Diffuse

Adj. not concentrated or focused; wordy.
Root: FUS
Syn: disperse
Ant: concentrate

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Effusive

Adj. overflowing with words or feelings; gushing.
Root: FUS
Syn: enthusiastic
Ant: restrained

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Profuse

Adj. plentiful; abundant
Root: FUS
Syn: bounteous
Ant:

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SOLU/ SOLV

Latin for solvere, solutum "to loosen, to solve".
Resolute, dissolute, insoluble.

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Resolute

Adj. determined; steadfast.
Root: SOLU
Syn: unshakable
Ant:

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Dissolute

Adj. devoted to sensual pleasure; lacking moral restraint.
Root: SOLU
Syn: dissipated, decadent.
Ant:

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Insoluble

Adj. 1. impossible to solve or fix... 2. unable to be dissolved.
Root: SOLU
Syn: tough
Ant:

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LEG

Latin from Lego, lectum "to select, to choose, to gather"
Diligent, recollect, sacrilege.

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Diligent

Adj. hard-working and careful.
Root: LEG
Syn: assiduous
Ant: lazy

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Recollect

V. to remember, to recall.
Root: LEG
Syn:
Ant:

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Sacrilege

N. an act against a holy person or place.
Root:LEG
Syn: profanity
Ant: reverence