Flashcards in Unit 8 Deck (16):
Latin: placere, placitum "to please"
Complacent, placebo, placid
Adj. satisfied with a situation that should be changed or improved
N. something which has a positive mental effect, but no physical effect
Syn: quick fix
Adj. calm; undisturbed
Latin: gratus "pleasing, earning thanks" or "thankful"
Gratuitous, ingratiate, ingrate
Adj. unnecessary or unwanted
V. To gain another's favor by flattery or false friendliness
N. one who is not properly thankful
Latin: docere, doctum "to teach"
Docile, indoctrinate, doctrine
Adj. easily taught; submissive to instruction
V. To teach a certain point of view to
N. that which is taught; body of beliefs or ideas
Latin: temperare, temperatum "to temper, make less severe"
Temper, temperance, intemperate
V. To decrease the strength of serita tempers her spicy stew with a little milk or yogurt
N. restraint or moderation, especially in regards to alcohol or food