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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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GRAT

“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

“. 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/doct
“syn: obedient
ant: defiant”

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INDOCTRINATE

“v. To teach a certain point of view to”
Root- DOC/DOCT
syn: instill

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DOCTRINE

“n. That which is taught; body of beliefs or ideas”
Root- doc/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”
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