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PLAC

Latin means "To please"

Complacent, Placebo, Placid

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GRAT

Latin means “Pleasing, earning thanks” or “Thankful”

Gratuitous, Ingratiate, Ingrate

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DOC/DOCT

Latin means “To teach”

Docile, Indoctrinate, Doctrine

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Complacent

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



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Placebo

Noun
Something which has a positive mental effect, but no physical effect
Root: Plac
Syn: Quick fix

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Placid

Adjective
Calm; undisturbed
Root: Plac
Syn: Peaceful
Ant: Agitated

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Gratuitous

Adjective
Unnecessary or unwanted
Root: Grat
Syn: Unessential
Ant: Important

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Ingratiate

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

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Ingrate

Noun
One who is not properly thankful
Root: Grat

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Docile

Adjective
Easily taught; submissive to instruction
Root: Doc/Doct
Syn: Obedient
Ant: Definant

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Indoctrinate

Verb
To teach a certain point of view to
Root: Doc/Doct
Syn: Instill

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Doctrine

Noun
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

15

Temperance

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

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Intemperate

Adjective
Lacking moderation; severe or extreme
Root: Temper
Syn: Rigorous