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PLAC

Latin: "to please"
Complacent, Placebo, Placid

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GRAT

Latin: "pleasing, earning thanks" or "thankful"
Gratuitous, Ingratiate, Ingrate

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DOC/DOCT

Latin: "to teach"
Docile, Indoctrinate, Doctrine

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TEMPER

Latin: "to temper, to make less severe"
Temper, Temperance, Intemperate

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Complacent

adj. Satisfied with a situation that should be changed or improved.
Root: PLAC
Synonym: Smug

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Placebo

n. Something which has a positive mental effect, but no physical effect.
Root: PLAC
Synonym: Quick fix

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Placid

adj. Calm; undisturbed.
Root: PLAC
Synonym: Peaceful
Antonym: Agitated

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Gratuitous

adj. Unnecessary or unwanted.
Root: GRAT
Synonym: Unessential
Antonym: 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.

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Docile

adj. Easily taught; submissive to instruction.
Root: DOC/DOCT
Synonym: Obedient
Antonym: Defiant

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Indoctrinate

v. 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
Synonym: Creed

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Temper

v. To decrease the strength of.
Root: TEMPER

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Temperance

n. Restraint of moderation, especially in regards to alcohol or food.
Root: TEMPER
Synonym: Frugality
Antonym: Indulgence

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Intemperate

adj. Lacking moderation; severe or extreme.
Root: TEMPER
Synonym: Rigorous