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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: peaceful
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 someone'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
An: 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. "To temper, make less severe"

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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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Temper

V. To decrease the strength of
Root: TEMPER

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Intemperate

Adj. lacking moderation; severe or extreme
Root: TEMPER
Syn: rigorous