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Viaduct

N. A bridge that carries a road or railroad over a valley.
Root: Via
Synonyms: bridge
Antonyms: tunnel

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Deviate

V. To depart especially from a path or plan.
Root: Via
Synonyms: stray
Antonyms: continue

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Obviate

V. To make unnecessary; to avoid.
Root: Via
Synonyms: prevent
Antonyms: cause

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Defer

(1) V. To put aside until later. (2) V. To yield respectfully.
Root: Fer
Synonyms: postpone
Antonyms: hasten

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Deference

V. Act or practice of yielding to another's authority.
Root: Fer
Synonyms: submission
Antonyms: rebellion

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Confer

(1) V. To discuss something with someone else; to consult. (2) V. To bestow.
Root: Fer
Synonyms: advise
Antonyms: withdraw

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Inference

N. A conclusion not directly supported by evidence, but able to be drawn from the facts at hand.
Root: Fer
Synonyms: assumption
Antonyms: fact

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Proffer

V. To present or offer.
Root: Fer
Synonyms: give
Antonyms: withhold

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Proliferate

V. To increase greatly in number; multiply.
Root: Fer
Synonyms: reproduce
Antonyms: extinct

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Comportment

N. Manner in which one acts or behaves.
Root: Port
Synonyms: demeanor
Antonyms: act

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Purpoted

Adj. Claimed as true, but probably false.
Root: Port
Synonyms: alleged
Antonyms: definite

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Via

Latin: "Road, Way."
Viaduct, Impervious, Deviate, Obviate

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Fer

Latin: "To carry, To bring."
Defer, Deference, Confer, Inference, Proffer, Proliferate

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Port

Latin: "To carry, To bring."
Comportment, Purported.

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Impervious

Adj. Unable to be affected.
Root: Via
Synonyms: invulnerable
Antonyms: vulnerable