synonyms: perform, bring about, inititate
antonyms: to halt, to leave, to prevent
from Latin perpetrat- ‘performed’
from the verb perpetrare, from per- ‘to completion’ + patrare ‘bring about’.
from Latin perpetrāre, from per- (thoroughly) + patrāre to perform, perhaps from pater father, leader in the performance of sacred rites]
Mid 16th century: In Latin the act perpetrated might be good or bad; in English the verb was first used in the statutes referring to crime, hence the negative association.
perpetrated, perpetrating, perpetrator
WORDS WITH THE SAME PREFIX, "PER" (thorough or complete) are perennial, persistent, persevere
connotations: usually negative, like, you should care but you don't or won't
synonyms: uncaring, unfeeling, appathetic
antonyms: concerned, involved, interested, passionate
prefix - "in" = not
root = differre "set apart"
etymology of "indifferent":
from Old French, late 14c., "unbiased, impartial, not preferring one to the other" (of persons), "alike, equal" (of things)
from Latin "not differing, not particular, of no consequence, neither good nor evil"
Extended sense of "apathetic, no more inclined to one thing than to another" first recorded early 15c.
that meaning of "neither good nor bad" is from 1530s
also, meaning of "neither more nor less advantageous," but since 17c. it has tended toward meaning "rather bad."
diffident, which means 'shy and lacking in confidence'