Dogmatic

adjective
expressed in an authoritative or arrogant manner
root: DOKEIN, DOXA
definition of the root: "to appear" "to seem" "to think", "opinion" "judgment"

Because of his dogmatic attitude, most people were intimidated Bob and disliked spending time with him.


Prognosis

noun
a prediction of the outcome of a disease; any forecast or prediction
root: GIGNOSKEIN
definition of root: "to know"

The doctor's prognosis for Michelle's disease was that she would live, but would never walk again.


Hypocrisy

noun
pretending to have feelings, beliefs, or virtues that one does not have
root: KRINEIN
definition of root: "to separate" "to decide" "to judge"

Elizabeth was viewed as a hypocrite when she lectured Susie about eating healthy but was found two hours later eating a donut.


Amnesty

noun
a general pardon for offenders, especially for political offenses
root: MNEMONIKOS
definition of root: "mindful"

In 1986, President Ronald Reagan granted amnesty to three million illegal immigrants in the United States.


Schizophrenia

noun
a severe mental disorder in which a person becomes unable to act or reason in a rational way, often with delusions and withdrawal from relationships
root: PHREN, PHRENOS
definition of the root: "heart" "mind" "midriff"

Jim's schizophrenia caused him to lock himself in a dark room for days at a time with no human contact.


Rationalize

verb
root: RATIO, REORI, RATUM
definition of the root: "to reason" "to calculate" "to think"

When Julie was caught taking cookies from the cookie jar, she rationalized that her actions were justifiable since she hadn't had dessert after lunch.

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