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113 Cards in this Set

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accredit
to authorize; to certify; to believe
credence
belief; acceptance as true
creditable
deserving praise
credulous
believing too easily; gullible
creed
a statement of belief or principle
CREDO
"to believe"
DEUS
"god"
deify
to make a god of
deity
a god or goddess
DIVINO
"to fortell"
divine
1. to fortell by supernatural means
2. to know by intuition or insight
divinity
1. a god or goddess; a divine being
2. the state of being divine
3. the study of Christian theology
THEOS
"god"
apotheosis
1. making a god of something; deification
2. a glorified ideal; an essence
theocracy
government by divine power or priests
theology
the study of religion
atheist
a person who believes there is no god
pantheism
identifying God with nature; belief in all gods
pantheon
all the gods of a people or religion. (When capitalized, refers to teh circular domed temple in Rome built in 27 BC and dedicated to all the gods)
SACER
"sacred"
consecrate
1. to make or declare something sacred
2. to dedicate something to a goal
execrate
to denounce as vile or evil; to curse; to detest;
sacrament
something considered to have sacred significance
sacrilege
disrespect to something regarded as sacred
sacrosanct
sacred (often used ironically)
SANCTUS
"holy"
sanctimonious
pretending to be righteous
sanction
1. approval; support; permission
2. (usually plural) a penalty for breaking with law or custom
3. to approve; to encourage
sanctity
godliness; holiness
sanctuary
a sacred place; any place of refuge
HIEROS
"holy"
hierarchy
a group organized by rank
hieroglyphic
1. written with pictures to represent sounds or meanings of words
2. hard to read
expiate
to make amends for; to atone for
piety
religious devotion; great respect toward something, especially parents
impious
sacrilegious; profane; lacking appropriate reverence or respect
pittance
a meager portion of anything, especially an allowance or salary
DOXA
"opinion"
dogma
a system of doctrines put forward by an authority, especially a church, to be absolute truth
dogmatic
1. pertaining to dogma
2. expressed in an authoritative or arrogant manner
heterodox
not in agreement with accepted beliefs; holding unorthodox opinions
GNOS
"to know"
agnostic
a person who believes nothing can be known about the existence of God
physiognomy
the art of judging human character by facial features; facial features when regarded as revealing character
prognosis
a prediction of the outcome of a disease; any forecast or prediction
criterion
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
MNEMON
"mindful"
amnesty
a general pardon for offenders, especially for political offenses
mnemonic
relating to or assisting the memory
PHREN
"heart" "mind" "midriff"
frenetic
1. frantic, frenzied
2. a frenzied person
schizophrenia
1. a severe mental disorder in which a person becomes unable to act or reason in a rational way, often with delusions and withdrawl from relationship
2. a situation of extreme conflict between choices, loyalties, or ways of life
RATIO
"reason"
REOR
"to calculate"
arraign
1. (legal) to call to court to answer charges
2. to accuse; to charge with wrongdoing
rationale
the reasons underlying something; often presended as a statement (used with for)
rationalize
to provide a rational basis for something; often by faslse or self-serving reasoning
sapient
wise; insightful (often used ironically)
sage
1. a person, usually elderly, who is honored for wisdom and experience
2. wise; judicious
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
PUTO
"to reckon"
compute
to determine by mathematics
impute
to attribute or ascribe a quality, especially a fault, to a person
repute
to assign a reputation to (usuallly used with to be)
putative
supposed; reputed
SAGIO
"to percieve acutely"
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
LITTERA
"letter"
alliteration
the occurance of the same initial sound in several words in succession
literal
1. in accordance with the explicit or primary meaning of a word or phrase, not its metaphorical meaning
2. word for word; verbatim
3. concerned mainly with facts; unimaginative
literate
1. able to read and write
2. knowledgeable; educated
obliterate
to do away with completely; to wipe out; erase
SCRIBO, SCRIP
"to write"
ascribe
to attribute to a particular cause, source, or origin (used with to)
circumscribe
1. to draw a line around; to encircle
2. to confine; to limit
conscription
a military draft
proscribe
1. to denounce or condem
2. to prohibit; to forbid
subscribe
1. to pledge to pay for something or to contribute to something; to place an order by signing
2. to express consent or agreement; to assent
3. to sign one's name to something
transcribe
1. to make a copy of; to write out fully
2. to make a sound recording for later reproduction
3. to arrange music for an instrument different from the one first composed for
ONOMA
"name" <G.
acronym
a word composed of the first letters or parts of a name or series of words
onomatopoeia
a word that sounds like the thing it names
pseudonym
a fictious name
NOMEN
"name" <L.
ignominious
shameful; disgraceful
nomenclature
a system of naming, especially in the arts or sciences
GRAPH
"to draw"
GRAMMA
"picture"
epigram
a short, witty saying
epigraph
an inscription on a monument or building, on a coin, or at the beginning of a book or chapter
choreography
the art of creating dances
graffiti
words or drawing scratched or scribbled on a wall
graphic
1. relating to the visual arts like drawing, painting, lettering, or engraving
2. giving a vivid description
lithograph
a print produced by a printing process in which a smooth surface is treated so that ink will adhere only to the design to be printed
topography
the features of an area, such as its rivers, mountains, and roads
LEXIS
"speech"
eclectic
consisting of parts selected from various sources
lexicon
1. a specialized dictionary
2. the specialized vocabulary of a particular topic or profession
LOGOS
"word"
analogy
a comparison between things that are alike in some ways
apologist
a person who makes an arguement in support of someone or something
epilogue
short concluding section in a literary work
logo
a symbol or design that serves to identify an organization or institution
logistics
(used with a singular verb) the organization of supplies and services
eulogy
a speech or writing in praise of a person or thing, especially honoring the dead