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Vocabulary Cheat Sheet (DRAFT) by

vocab words for the 3rd lesson in "Vocabulary from Classical Roots D" by Norma Fifer and Nancy Flowers

This is a draft cheat sheet. It is a work in progress and is not finished yet.

Vocabulary Lesson 3

dogma
a system of doctrines put forward by an authority, especially a church, to be the absoulte truth
dogmatic
expressed in an author­itive or arrogant manner
heterodox
not in agreement with accepted beliefs, holding unorthodox opinions
agnostic
1) a person who believes nothing can be known about the existance of a god
agnostic (2)
2) relating to the belief that the esistance of a god is unknowable
physio­gnamony
the art of judging human character by facual features; facial features when regarded as revealing character
prognosis
a prediction of the outcome of a disease, any forecast or prediction
criterion (plural: criteria)
a standard, rule, or test on which a decision or judgement can be made
hypocrisy
pretending to have feelings, beliefs, or virtues that one does not have
amnesty
a general pardon for offenders, especially for political offences
mnemonic
1) relating to or assisting the memory
mnemonic (2)
2) a device used in rememb­ering
frenetic
frantic, frenzied
schizo­phrenia
1) a severe mental disorder in which a person becomes unable to act or reason in a rational way, often with delusions and withdrawal from relati­onship
schizo­phrenia (2)
2) a situation of extreme conflict between choices, loyalties, or ways of life
arraign
1) to call to court to answer questions
arraign (2)
2) to accuse , to charge with wrongdoing
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
 

Vocabulary Lesson 4

sapient
wise, insightful (often used ironic­ally)
sage
a person, usually elderly, who is honored for wisdom and experi­ence, wise or judicious
cognition
the act of perceiving or knowing
cognizant
aware, havaing 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
putative
supposed, reputed
presage
a sign or feeling concerning some future event ; omen; foreboding
sagacious
shrewd, having good judgement, perceptive
consci­entious
guided by one's sense of right and wrong
consci­entious (2)
thorough, with careful attention
plebiscite
a direct vote for all the people of a country or district on an important matter, referendum
prescience
knowlege of events before they occur, foresight, forekn­owledge

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