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Plac

Latin: 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: agitiated

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Grat

Latin: means "pleasing, earning thanks"
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: Grat

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Doc/Doct

Latin: 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: 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. 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