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A system of doctrines put forward by an authority, sepecially a church, to be absolute truth.
dogma
-Pertaining to dogma
-Expressed in an authoritative or arrogant manner.
dogmatic
Not in agreement with accepted beliefs; holding to unorthodox opinions.
heterodox
-A person who believes nothing can be known about the existence of a god
-Relating to the belief that the existence of a god is unknowable
agnostic
the art of judging human character by facial features; facial features when regarded as revealing character.
physiognomy
a prediction of the outcome of a disease; any forcecast or prediction
prognosis
a standard, rule, or test on which a decision or judgement can be made
criterion
pretending to have feelings, beliefs, or virtues that one does not have
hypocrisy
a general pardon for offenders, especially for political offenses.
amnesty
-relating to or assisting the memory
mnemonic
frantic; frenzied
frenetic
-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.
-a situation or extreme conflict between choices, loyalties, or ways of life.
schizophrenia
-to call to court to answer charges
-to accuse; to charge with wrongdoing
arraign
the reasons underlying something, often presented as a statement
rationale
to provide a rational basis for something, often by false or self-serving reasoning
rationalize
wise; insightful (often used ironically)
sapient
-a person, usually elderly, who is honored for wisdom and experience
-wise; judicious
sage
the act of perceiving or knowing
cognition
aware; having knowledge of something
cognizant
an expert or very discriminating person, especially in matters of art and taste
connoisseur
widely and unfavorably known; infamous
notorious
to determine by mathematics
compute
to attribute or ascribe a quality, especially a fault, to a person
impute
to assign a reputation to
repute
-a sign or feeling concerning some future event; omen; foreboding
-to give a sign or warning about the future
presage
shrewd; having good judgement; perceptive
sagacious
-guided by one's sense of right and wrong
-thorough; with careful attention
conscientious
a direct vote of all the people of a country or district on an important matter; a referendum.
plebiscite
knowledge of events before they occur; foresight; foreknowledge
prescience
supposed; reputed
putative