Sage

noun
a person; usually elderly, who is honored for wisdom and experience
root: SAPERE
definition of root: "to taste", "to percieve", "to be sensible or wise"

Sarah's grandmother was considered a sage because she had lived through so much hardship.


Notorious

adjective
known; infamous
roots: "NOSCO", "NOSCERE", "NOVI", "NOTUM"
definition of root: "to get to know", "to get acquainted with"

Blackbeard was a notorious pirate, known around the world for his ruthless ways.


Impute

verb
to attribute or ascribe a quality, usually a fault, to a person
roots: "PUTO", "PUTARE", "PUTARI", "PUTATUM"
definition of root: "to settle", "to consider", "to reckon"

Many students imputed Aiden as a dumb jock, but his close friends knew that his full ride scholarship was purely academic.


Presage

noun
a sign or feeling concerning some future event; omen; foreboding
root: "SAGIO", "SAGIRE"
definition of root: "to perceive acutely or keenly with the senses or mind"

When Jude woke up on the morning of 9/11, she had a presage that something terrible was going to happen.


Conscientious

adjective
guided by one's sense of right and wrong
roots: "SCIO", "SCIRE", "SCIVI", "SCITUM"
definition of roots: "to know", "to understand"

The conscientious warriors refused to fight in the war they believed to be pointless.

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