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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

Noun, 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, means "pleasing, earning thanks" "thankful"

Gratuitous, ingratiate, ingrate

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Gratuitous

Adj., unnecessary or unwanted
Root: GRAT
Syn: unessential
Ant: important

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Ingratiate

verb, to gain another's favor by flattery or false friendliness
Root: GRAT

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Ingrate

Noun, one who is not properly thankful

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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/DOCT
Syn: obedient
Ant: defiant

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Indoctrinate

Verb, to teach a certain point of view to
Root: DOC/DOCT
Syn: instill

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Doctrine

Noun, that which is taught; body of beliefs or ideas
Root: DOC/DOCT
Syn: creed

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TEMPER

Latin, means "to temper, to make less severe"

Temper, temperance, intemperate

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Temper

verb, to decrease the strength of
Root: TEMPER

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Temperance

Noun, restraint or moderation, especially in regards to alcohol or foods
Root: TEMPER
Syn: frugality
Ant: indulgent

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Intemperate

Verb, lacking moderation; severe or extreme
Root: TEMPER
Syn: rigorous