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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

3

PLACEBO

“n. Something which has a positive mental effect, but no physical effect”
Root: Plac
syn: quick fix

4

PLACID

“adj. Calm; undisturbed
Root: plac
syn: peaceful
ant: agitated

5

GRAT

Latin “pleasing, earning thanks” or “thankful”

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GRATUITOUS

“adj. Unnecessary or unwanted”
Root: grat
syn: unessential
ant: important

7

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

9

DOC/DOCT

“Latin to teach”

10

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 “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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INTEMPERATE

“adj. Lacking moderation; severe or extreme”
Root: temper
Syn: rigorous