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dogma
A system of doctrines put forward by an authority especially a church, to be an 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
agnostic
A person who believes nothing can be known about the existence of a 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 judgment 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 offenses
mnemonic
Relating to or assisting the memory
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

2. A situation of extreme conflict between choices, loyalties, or ways of life
arraign
1. To call to court to answer charges

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
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
putative
Supposed; reputed
presage
A sign or feeling concerning some future event; omen; foreboding
sagacious
Shrewd; having good judgment; 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 imporant matter; a referendum
prescience
Knowledge of events before they occur; foresight; foreknowledge