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adj. Satisfied with a situation that should changed or improved.
Stacy is complacent with a C- even though she is a potential A student.
n. Something which has a positive mental effect, but no physical effect.
Tiny gave Toya a placebo pill to make her think it would make her pass the test.
adj. Calm; undisturbed
Because of Brenda's placid personality, she never seemed to let anything bother her.
adj. Unnecessary or unwanted
Paula was awakened by gratuitous noise outside her bedroom.
v. To gain another's favor by flattery or false friendliness.
Melissa tried to ingratiate her math teacher by showering her with compliments.
n. One who is not properly thankful
John appeared to be an ingrate when he did not thank his mother for his new car.
adj. Easily taught; submissive to instruction
Amy was more docile than her co-workers so her boss made her the store manager.
v. To teach a certain point of view to
The cult leader attempted to indoctrinate his new followers in the ways of his teachings.
n. That which is taught: body of beliefs or ideas
The doctrine convinced the children that aliens were real.
v. To decrease the strength of
Lisa tempers her appetite by drinking protein shakes.
n. Restraint or moderation, especially in regards to alcohol or food.
Connie's temperance at the bar sparred her a hangover the next morning.
adj. Lacking moderation; severe or extreme
Everyone stayed inside because the weather was intemperate today.