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Complacent

Adj. Satisfied with a situation that should be changed or improved.
Root: Plac
Syn: smug
Ant: dissatisfied

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Placebo

N. Something which has a positive mental effect but no physical effect.
Root: Plac
Syn: quick fix
Ant: antibiotic

3

Placid

adj. Calm;undisturbed.
Root: Plac
Syn: peaceful
Ant: agitated

4

Gratuitous

Adj. Unnecessary or unwanted.
Root: Grat
Syn: unessential
Ant: important

5

Ingratiate

V. To gain another's by flattery or false friendliness.
Root: Grat
Syn: hypocrite
Ant: honest

6

Ingrate

N. One who is not properly thankful.
Root: Grat
Syn: spoiled
Ant: gratuitous

7

Docile

Adj.Easily taught; submissive to instruction.
Root: Doc/Doct
Syn: obedient
Ant: defiant

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Indoctrinate

V. To teach certain point of view to.
Root: Doc/Doct
Syn: instill
Ant: forget

9

Doctrine

N. That which is taught; body of beliefs or ideas.
Root: Doc/Doct
Syn: creed
Ant: idea

10

Temper

V. To decrease the strength of.
Root: Temper
Syn: weaken
Ant: strengthen

11

Temperance

N. Restraint or moderation, especially in regards to alcohol and food.
Root: Temper
Syn: frugality
Ant: indulgence

12

Intemperate

Adj. Lacking moderation; severe or extreme.
Root: Temper
Syn: rigorous
Ant: small.

13

Plac

Latin: to please
Complacent, placebo, placid.

14

Grat

Latin: pleasing, earning thanks or thankful.
Gratuitous, ingratiate, ingrate.

15

Doc/Doct

Latin: to teach.
Docile, indoctrinate, doctrine.

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Temper

Latin: to temper; to make less severe.
Temper, temperate, intemperance.