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Adherent

n. A follower of a person or idea.
Root: Her/Hes
Syn: disciple
Ant: opponent

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Incoherent

adj. Not able to be understood; nonsensical
Root: Her/Hes
Syn: confused
Ant: clear

3

Inherent

adj. Existing as a natural part.
Root: Her/Hes
Syn: innate, inborn
Ant: artificial

4

Diffuse

(1) adj. Not concentrated or focused; wordy. (2) v. T spread out or distribute.
Root: Fus
Syn: disperse
Ant: concentrate

5

Effusive

adj. Overflowing with words or feelings; gushing.
Root: Fus
Syn: enthusiastic
Ant: restrained

6

Profuse

adj. Plentiful; abundant.
Root: Fus
Syn: bounteous
Ant: arid

7

Resolute

adj. Determined; steadfast.
Root: Solu/Solv
Syn: unshakeable
Ant: undecided

8

Dissolute

adj. Devoted to sensual pleasure; lacking moral restraint.
Root: Solu/Solv
Syn: dissipated; decadent
Ant: ecstatic

9

Insoluble

adj. (1) Impossible to solve or fix. (2) Unable to be dissolved.
Root: Solu/Solv
Syn: tough
Ant: weak

10

Diligent

adj. Hardworking and careful.
Root: Leg
Syn: assiduous
Ant: lazy

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Recollect

v. To remember; to recall.
Root: Leg
Syn: remember
Ant: forget

12

Sacrilege

n. An act against a holy person or place.
Root: Leg
Syn: profanity
Ant: reference

13

Her/Hes

Latin: "to attach, be fixed"
adherent, incoherent, inherent

14

Fus

Latin: "to pour out"
fuse, effusive, profuse

15

Solu/Solv

Latin: "to loosen, to solve"
resolute, dissolute, insoluble

16

Leg

Latin: to select, to choose, to gather"
diligent, recollect, sacrilege