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PLAC

Latin: "to please"

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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: Peacful
Ant: Agitated

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GRAT

Latin: "pleasing, earning thanks" or thankful

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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: GRAT

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DOC/DOCT

Latin: "to teach"

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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: DOC
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: "to temper, make less severe"

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Temper

Temper
V: To decrease the strength of
Root: TEMPER

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Temperance

N: Restraint 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