sapient

adjective

wise;insightful (often used ironically)

"sapere"

Socrates is recognized as a sapient influence on the development of seminar. His method of asking questions is known as Socratic seminar.

notorious

adjective

widely and unfavorably known; infamous

"notum"

Adolf Hitler was notorious throughout Europe for leading the Nazi party and organizing the "death camps" in Germany.

compute

verb

to determine by mathematics

"puto"

Unable to compute the answer to question one on the algebra test, Timmy begins to panic about his grade in the class.

sagacious

adjective

shrewd; having good judgement; perceptive

"sagio"

Captain Jack Sparrow's sagacious strategy of distracting the guards succeeded as he was able to sneak onto the vessel.

plebiscite

noun

a direct vote of all the people of a country or district on an important matter; a referendum

"scitum"

A plebiscite was called to decide whether the district's electricity should be powered by the new nuclear power plant or not.

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