Vocabulary from Classical Roots D Lessons 4 & 5

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agnostic

a person who believes nothing can be known about the existence of a god

amnesty

a general pardon for offenders, especially for political offenses

arraign

1. to call to court to answer charges 2. to accuse; to charge with wrongdoing

cognition

the act of perceiving or knowing

cognizant

aware; having knowledge of something

compute

to determine by mathematics

connoisseur

an expert or very discriminating person, especially in matters of art and taste

conscientious

1. guided by one's sense of right and wrong 2. thorough; with careful attention

criterion

a standard, rule, or test on which a decision or judgment can be made

dogma

a system of doctrines put forward by an authority, especially a church, to be absolute truth

dogmatic

expressed in an authoritative or arrogant manner

frenetic

frantic; frenzied

heterodox

not in agreement with accepted beliefs

hypocrisy

pretending to have feelings, beliefs, or virtues that one does not have

impute

to to attribute or ascribe a quality, especially a fault, to a person

mnemonic

relating to or assisting the memory

notorious

wisely and unfavorably known; infamous

physiognomy

the art of judging human character by facial features; facial features when regarded as revealing character

plebiscite

a direct vote of all the people of a country or district on an important matter; a referendum

presage

a sign or feeling concerning some future event; omen; foreboding

prescience

knowledge of events before they occur; foresight; foreknowledge

prognosis

a prediction of the outcome of a disease; any forecast or prediction

putative

supposed; reputed

rationale

the reasons underlying something, often presented as a statement

rationalize

to provide a rational basis for something, often by false or self-serving reasoning

repute

to assign a reputation to

sagacious

shrewd; having good judgment; perceptive

sage

a person, usually elderly, who is honored for wisdom and experience

sapient

wise; insightful (often used ironically)

schizophrenia

a situation of extreme conflict between choices, loyalties, or ways of life

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