VCR PRESENTATION #3
Amanda Denno

Heterodox

Root: Dokein & Doxa //

Part of speech: adjective //

Definition: not in agreement with accepted beliefs; holding unorthodox opinions //

Allie's strong personal opinion supporting feminism caused her to be seen as heterodox by some of the boys in her class.

Agnostic

Root: Gignoskein //

Part of Speech: 1. noun  2. adjective //

Definition: 1. a person who believes nothing can be known about the existence of a god. 2. relating the belief that the existence of a god is unknowable //

In attempt to get his son to eliminate his agnostic views, John took him to church every Sunday.

Criterion

Root: Krinein //

Part of speech: noun //

Definition: a standard, rule, or test on which a decision or judgment can be made//

Though the criteria for college seems to be fairly simple, it is known that many factors come into play during the admissions process.

Mnemonic

Root: Mnemonikos //

Part of speech: adjective //

Definition: relating to or assisting the memory // noun // a device used for remembering //

My sister has to use the mnemonic device "ROYGBIV" to remember the colors of the rainbow.

Frenetic

Roots: Phren & Phrenos //

Part of speech: adjective //

Definition: frantic; frenzied //

My frenetic schedule often leaves me exhausted by the end of the day.

Arraign

Roots: Ratio, Reor, Reori, & Ratum //

Part of speech: transitive verb //

Definition: 1. To call to court to answer charges 2. to accuse, to charge with wrongdoing

Kate arraigned the school for false accusations of vandalism.

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