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PLAC (root)

Latin; "to please"
Words: complacent, placebo, placid

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Complacent

Adj. Satisfied with a situation that should be changed or improved. (plac)
Synonym: smug

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Placebo

N. Something which has a positive mental effect, but no physical effect. (plac)
Synonym: quick-fast

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Placid

Adj. calm; undisturbed (plac)
Synonym:peaceful
Antonym: agitated

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GRAT (root)

Latin; "pleasing, earring thanks" or "thankful"
Words: gratuitous, ingratiate, ingrate

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Gratuitous (grat)

Adj. unnecessary or unwanted (grat)
Synonym: inessential
Antonym: important

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Ingratiate

V. To gain another's favor by flattery or false friendliness (grat)

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Ingrate

n. One who is not properly thankful (grat)

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DOC/DOCT (root)

Latin; "to teach"
Words: docile, indoctrinate, doctrine

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docile

adj. Easily taught; submissive to instructions (doc/doct)
Synonym: obedient
Antonym: defiant

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indoctrinate

v. To teach a certain point of view to (doc/doct)
Synonym: instill

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doctrine

n. That which is taught; body of beliefs or ideas (doc/doct)
Synonym: creed

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TEMPER (root)

Latin; "to temper, make less severe"
Words: temper, temperance, intemperate

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temper

v. To decrease strength of (temper)

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temperance

n. Restraint or moderation, especially in regards to alcohol or food (temper)
Synonym: frugality
Antonym: indulgence

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intemperate

adj. Lacking moderation; severe or extreme
Synonym: rigorous