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PLAC

Latin: Placere, Placitum means to "please."

Complacent, Placebo, Placid.

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Complacent

adj. Satisfied with a situation that should be changed or improved.
Root: Plac
Syn: Smug

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Placebo

n. Something which has a positive mental effect, but no physical effect.
Root: Plac
Syn: Quick Fix

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Placid

adj. Calm; undisturbed.
Root: Plac
Syn: Peaceful
Ant: Agitated

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GRAT

Latin: Gratus means "pleasing, earning thanks" or "thankful."

Gratuitous, Ingratiate, Ingrate.

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Gratuitous

adj. Unnecessary or unwanted.
Root: Grat
Syn: Unessential
Ant: Important

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Ingratiate

v. To gain another's favor by flattery or false friendliness.
Root: Grat

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Ingrate

n. One who is not properly thankful.
Root: Grate

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DOC/ DOCT

Latin: Docere, Doctum means to "teach."

Docile, Indoctrinate, Doctrine.

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Docile

adj. Easily taught, submissive to instruction.
Root: Doc
Syn: Obedient
Ant: Defiant

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Indoctrinate

v. To teach a certain point of view to.
Root: Doct
Syn: Instill

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Doctrine

n. That which is taught; body of beliefs or ideas.
Root: Doct
Syn: Creed

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TEMPER

Latin: Temperare, Temperatum means to "temper, make less severe."

Temper, Temperance, Intemperate.

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Temper

v. To decrease the strength of.
Root: Temper

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Temperance

n. Restrain or moderation, especially in regards to alcohol or food.
Root: Temper
Syn: Frugality
Ant: Indulgence

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Intemperate

adj. Lacking moderation; severe or extreme.
Root: Temper
Syn: Rigorous