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PLAC

Means "to please".
Complacent, Placebo, Placid.

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Complacent

Adjective. Satisfied with a situation that should be changed or improved.
Root: Plac
Synonym: Smug

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Placebo

Noun. Something which has a positive mental effect, but no physical effect.
Root: Plac
Synonym: quick fix

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Placid

Adjective. Calm; undisturbed.
Root: Plac
Synonym: Peaceful
Antonym: agitated

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GRAT

Means "pleasing, earning thanks", or "thankful".
Gratuitous, Ingratiate, Integrate.

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Gratuitous

Adjective. Unnecessary or unwanted.
Root: Grat
Synonym: unessential
Antonym: important

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Ingratiate

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

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Integrate

Noun. One who is not properly thankful.
Root: Grat

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DOC/DOCT

Latin. Means "to teach".
Docile, Indoctrinate, Doctrinate.

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Docile

Adjective. Easily taught; submissive to instruction.
Root: Doc/Doct
Synonym: obedient
Antonym: defiant

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Indoctrinate

Verb. To teach a certain point of view to.
Root: Doc/Doct
Synonym: instill

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Doctrine

n. That which is taught; body of beliefs or ideas.
Root: Doc/Doct
syn: creed

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TEMPER

Latin. Means “to temper, make less severe”.
Temper, Temperance, Intemperate.

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Temper

Verb. To decrease the strength of.
Root: Temper

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Temperance

Noun. Restraint or moderation, especially in regards to alcohol or food.
Root: Temper
Synonym: frugality
Antonym: indulgence

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Intemperate

Adjective. Lacking moderation; severe or extreme.
Root: Temper
Synonym: rigorous