Classical Roots D Lessons 3-4
|Dogma||Noun. A system of doctrines put forth by an authority, especially a Church, to be the absolute truth.|
|Dogmatic|| Adj. 1. Pertaining to dogma.|
2. Expressed in an authoritative or arrogant manner.
|Heterodox||Adj. Not in agreememnt with accepted beliefs; holding unorthodox opinions.|
|Agnostic|| 1. Noun. A person who believes nothing can be known about the existence of a god.|
2. Adj. Relating to the belief that existence of a God is unknowable.
|Physiognomy||Noun. Art of judging human character by facial features; facial features when regarded as revealing character.|
|Prognosis||Noun. A prediction of the outcome of a disease; any forecast or prediction.|
|Criterion (Criteria)||Noun. A standard, rule, or test on which a decision or judgement can be made.|
|Hypocrisy||Noun. Pretending to have feelings, beliefs, or virtues that one does not have.|
|Amnesty||Noun. A general pardon for offenders; especially for political offenses.|
|Mnemonic||Adj. Relating to or assisting the memory.|
|Frenetic||Adj. Frantic; Frenzied.|
|Schizophrenia|| 1. Noun. A severe mental disorder in which a person becomes unable to act or reason in a rational way, often with delusions and with withdrawal from relationships.|
2. Noun. A situation of extreme conflict between choices, loyalties, or ways of life.
|Arraign|| Tr.v. 1.(Legal) to call to court to answer charges.|
2. To accuse; to charge with wrongdoing.
|Rationale||Noun. The reasons underlying something, often presented as a statement.|
|Rationalize||Tr.v. To provide a rational basis for something, often by false or self-serving reasoning.|
|Sapient||Adj. Wise, insightful (often used ironically, but not all the time).|
|Sage|| 1. Noun. A person, usually elderly, who is honored for wisdom and experience.|
2. Adj. Wise; judicious
|Cognition||Noun. The act of percieving or knowing.|
|Cognizant||Adj. Aware; having knowledge of something.|
|Connoisseur||Noun. An expert, or very discriminating person, especially in matters of art and taste.|
|Notorious||Adj. Widely and unfavorably known; infamous.|
|Compute||Tr.v. To determine by mathematics.|
|Impute||Tr.v. To attribute or ascribe a quality, especially a FAULT, to a person.|
|Repute||Tr.v. To assign a reputation to (usually used with "to be").|
|Putative||Adj. Supposed; reputed.|
|Presage||Noun. A sign or feeling concerning some future event; an omen; foreboding.|
|Sagacious||Adj. Shrewd; having good judgement; perceptive.|
|Conscientious|| Adj. 1. Guided by one's sense of right and wrong.|
2. Thorough; with careful attention.
|Plebiscite||Noun. A direct vote of all the people of a country or district on an important matter; a referandum.|
|Prescience||Noun. Knowledge of events before they occur; foresight; foreknowledge.|