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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

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Fus

Latin: fundere, fusum "to pour out"


Diffuse, effusive, profuse

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Diffuse

(1)adj. not concentrated or focused; wordy (2)v. To spread out or distribute
Root: fus
Syn: (1) scattered (2) disperse
Ant: (1)concentrated (2) 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
Syn: unshakeable

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Dissolute

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

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Insoluble

Adj. (1) impossible to solve or fix (2) unable to be dissolved
Root: solu
Syn: (1) puzzling (2) 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