Dogmatic

Adj.

                          Expressed in an authoritative or arrogant manner.  

Stem: Dokein- to appear, to seem, to think Doxa- opinion, judgment

The dogmatic way African Americans were treated when they were first freed showed the need for a human right movement in our nation.

Prognosis

Noun

A prediction of the outcome of a disease, any forecast or prediction.

Stem: Gignoskein- to know

The boy wept when the doctor read his mother's prognosis, the cancer was slowly killing her.

Criterion

Noun

A standard, rule, or test on which a decision or judgement can be made.

Stem: Krinein- to separate, to decide.

Some of the critenions are you have to be a natural born citizen and lived in the U.S.A for 14 years.

Mnemonic

Adj.

Relating to or assisting the memory.

Stem: Mnemonikos- mindful

Accoronyms are good mnemonic devices for remebering long, important names/phrases.

Frenetic

Adj.

Frantic; frenzied

Stems: Phren, Phrenos- Heart

Molly's frenetic movement when the bee landed on her scared away the deer we were watching.

Rationale

Noun

THe reasons underlying something, often presented as a statement.

Stem: Ration- reason ; Reor, Reori, Ratum- to calculate, to think

His rationale for not doing his homeworl was that his internet was down.

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