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PLAC

Latin. 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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GRAT

Latin “pleasing, earning thanks” or “thankful”

GRATUITOUS, INGRATIATE, INGRATE

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GRATUITOUS

“adj. Unnecessary or unwanted”
Root: GRAT
Syn: inessential
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, " 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. To temper, make less severe

Temperance, intemperate

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Temperate

“v. To decrease the strength of”
Root: TEMPER

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TEMPERANCE

“n. Restraint or moderation, especially in regards to alcohol or food.”

Root: TEMPER