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Plac

Latin; Placere, placitum "to please"

complacent, placebo, placid

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complacent

Part of Speech: adjective
Definition: satisfied with a situation that should be changed or improved.
Synonyms: smug

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placebo

Part of Speech: noun
Definition: something which has a positive mental effect, but no physical effect.
Synonyms: quick fix

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placid

Part of Speech: adjective
Definition: calm; undisturbed
Synonyms: peaceful
Antonyms: agitated

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Grat

Latin; Gratus "pleasing, earning thanks"

gratuitous, ingratiate, ingrate

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gratuitous

Part of Speech: adjective
Definition: unnecessary or unwanted
Synonyms: unessential
Antonyms: important

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ingratiate

Part of Speech: verb
Definition: to gain another favor by flattery or false friendliness

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ingrate

Part of Speech: noun
Definition: one who is not properly thankful

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doc/doct

Latin; docere, doctum "to teach"

docile, indoctrinate, doctrine

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docile

Part of Speech: adjective
Definition: easily taught; submissive to instruction
Synonyms: obedient
Antonyms: defiant

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indoctrinate

Part of Speech: verb
Definition: to teach a certain point of view to
Synonyms: instill

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doctrine

Part of Speech: noun
Definition: that which is taught; body of beliefs or ideas
Synonyms: creed

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temper

latin; temperare, temperatum "to temper, make less severe"

temper, temperance, intemperate

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temper

Part of Speech: verb
Definition: to decrease the strength of

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temperance

Part of Speech: noun
Definition: restraint or moderation, especially in regards to alcohol or food.
Synonyms: frugality
Antonyms: indulgence

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intemperate

Part of Speech: adjective
Definition: lacking moderation; severe or extreme
Synonyms: rigorous