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English Vocab 4

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sapient
wise, insightful (often used ironically)
sage
a person, usually elderly, who is honored for wisdom and experience
cognition
the act of perceiving or knowing
cognizant
aware; having knowledge of something
connoisseur
an expert or very discriminating person, especially in matters of art and taste
notorious
widely and unfavorably known; infamous
compute
to determine by mathematics
impute
to attribute or ascribe a quality, especially a fault, to a person
repute
to assign a reputation to (usually used with "to be")
putative
supposed; reputed
presage
1. a sign or feeling concerning some future event; omen; foreboding
2. to give a sign or warning about the future
sagacious
shrewd; having good judgement; perceptive
conscientious
1. guided by one's sense of right and wrong
2. thorough; with careful attention
plebiscite
a direct vote of all the people of a country or district on an important matter; a referendum
prescience
knowledge of events before they occur; foresight; foreknowledge