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PLAC

Latin PLACERE, PLACITUM “to please”

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COMPLACENT

Adj. Satisfied with a situation that should be changed or improved
Root: PLAC
Syn: smug
Ant:

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PLACEBO

N. Something which has a positive mental effect, but no physical effect
Root: PLAC
Syn: quick fix
Ant:

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PLACID

Adj. Calm; undisturbed
Root: PLAC
Syn: peaceful
Ant: agitated

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GRAT

Latin GRATUS “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
Syn:
Ant:

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INGRATE

N. One who is not properly thankful
Root: GRAT
Syn:
Ant:

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DOC/DOCT

Latin DOCERE, DOCTUM “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: DOCT
Syn: instill
Ant:

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DOCTRINE

N. That which is taught; body of beliefs or ideas
Root: DOCT
Syn: creed
Ant:

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TEMPER

Latin TEMPERARE, TEMPERATUM “to temper, make less severe”

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TEMPER

V. To decrease the strength of
Root: TEMPER
Syn:
Ant:

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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
Ant: