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Plac

Latin: placere, placitum "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

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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Gray

Latin: gratus "pleasing, earning thanks" or "thankful"


Gratuitous, ingratiate, ingrate

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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

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Ingrate

N. one who is not properly thankful
Root: grat

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Doc/doct

Latin: docere, doctum "to teach"


Docile, indoctrinate, doctrine

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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

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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: temperare, temperatum "to temper, make less severe"


Temper, temperance, intemperate

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Temper

V. To decrease the strength of serita tempers her spicy stew with a little milk or yogurt
Root: temper

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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