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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/Hes
syn: disciple
ant: opponent

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Incoherent

adj. Not able to be understood; nonsensical
Root: Her/Hes
syn:confused
ant: clear

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Inherent

adj. Existing as a natural part
Root: Her/Hes
syn:Innate, Inborn

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Fus

Latin FUNDERE, FUSUM “to pour out”

Diffuse, Effusive, Profuse

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Diffuse

adj. not concentrated or focused; wordy (2) v. to spread out or distribute
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

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Solu/Solv

Latin SOLVERE, SOLUTUM “to loosen, to solve”

Resolute, Dissolute, Insoluble

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Resolute

adj. Determined; steadfast
Root: Solu/Solv
syn: unshakeable

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Dissolute

adj. Devoted to sensual pleasure; lacking moral restraint
Root: Solu/Solv
syn: dissipated

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Insoluble

adj. (1) Impossible to solve or fix (2) Unable to be dissolved
Root: Solu/Solv
syn: puzzling, tough
ant: uncomplicated

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Leg

Latin 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

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Sacrilege

n. An act against a holy person or place
Root: Leg
syn: Profanity
ant: Reverence