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diffident
adj. shy; not assertive
syn=baSHFUL
ant= confident
FIDE= TO TRUST/BELIEVE
"My sister is always diffident about going places without a friend; she feels embarrassed and ackward and always likes to go with Gaby"
fidelity
n.faithfulness; loyalty

FID= TO TRUST/BELIEVE
ant= treachery

"Husband and wife should have a lot if fidelity between them; they should trust each other and never believe either one is being fallacious. They should always feel comfortable confiding special secrets in each other"
confide
v. to trust (another) with information or a secret

FID= TO TRUST/BELIEVE
ANT= TO CONCEAL OR HIDE SOMETHING

"I totally confide in my mother; she would never tell me something that was fallacious"
fallacy
n. a misleading or mistaken iDEA ( A WRONG IDEA OR BELIEF)

syn=misconception
ant - the truth

"It's a fallacy that we all knew Jacob was taking that bottle to Horror Nights"
fallacious
adj.misleading or deceptive USUALLY BY INTENT
1.containing a fallacy; logically unsound: fallacious arguments.
2.deceptive; misleading: fallacious testimony.

FALL=TO DECEIVE/FALSE

"Chumbley is always giving me fallacious information about homework; I think he wants me to fail"
fallible
adjective
1. persons WHO USUALLY errS, especially in being deceived or mistaken.
2.liable to be erroneous or false; not accurate: fallible information.
ANT=flawless and infallible
FALL=TO DECEIVE/false
fallacious means intended to deceive; fallible means likely to make a mistake or to be inaccurate or erroneous;

"chumbley provided me fallible (incorrect) information for the test; i failed it, but I don't think he did it on purpose as he is not a fallacious person"
credible
adj.able to be trusted in or believed

syn= valid
ant: doubtful
CRED=BELIEVE

"Danny's story was not very credible; I don't think anyone believed what he said"
credence
n. trust or belief , especially with regards to the truth being told
CRED=TO BELIEVE
syn" acceptance
ant: mistrust

"I don't give a lot of credence to Danny's story about why he was driving 82mph; there is no good reason or excuse for that"
"I give credence to everything my science teacher says; I believe pretty much everything he says b/c he is real smart"
credulity
n. tendency to believe things too quickly or easily, specially without proper evidence

syn= gullibility
ant- skepticism
CRED=TO BELIEVE

" Sometimes I wish my mother had more credulity so that she would believe me when I am trying to trick her; but she doesn't and is always incredulous when I am trying to trick her"
incredulous
adj.unable to believe something; amazed; SKEPTICAL

CRED=TO BELIEVE

"My mom was incredulous when I told her I got 100 in my math test; she didn't believe me"
dubious
uncertain; doubtful
adj - ambiguous, obscure, unclear.

DUB=DOUBTFUL

"Chumbley gave me a dubious answer when I asked him if he liked Isa- he was not very clear in his response"
indubitable
adj. certain beyond doubt or question, unquestionable
syn= absolute

DUB=DOUBTFUL; IN=no

"Ransom will indubitably win the game on Friday; they are by far the best team in this league"
redoubtable
ADJ.worth of fear or respect; mighty
formidable, unnerving, glorious, illustrious, respected
SYN= FORMIDABLE
DUB=DOUBTFUL

"Ransom has a redoubtable basketball team; they are in a different league - everyone respects them and is a bit scared to play against them"