VCR LESSON 3 PRESENTATIONS
adjective. not in agreement with accepted beliefs; holding unorthodox opinions
root: doxa, opinion or judgment
The main character in He Who Would Swallow God was very heterodox, the only scientist at the university who believed it was possible to overcome death with a machine.
noun. a person who believes nothing can be known about the existence of a god
root: gignoskein, to know
My brother is an agnostic, believing we have no proof or knowledge for God's existence and refusing to attend church with our family now.
noun. a standard, rule, or test on which a decision or judgment can be made
root: kirinein, to separate or to judge or to decide
I'm sorry, you lack all the necessary background and experience to fulfill the criteria of this job.
noun. a general pardon for offenders, especially with political offenses
root: mnemonikos, mindful
The General was granted an amnesty, pardoned from his offenses, although, he committed treason.
adjective. frantic; frenzied
root: phren or phrenos, heart or mind or midriff
I was frenetic last week, crazily rushing around the place in an absolute panic trying to get everything done.
verb. to provide a rational basis for something, often by false or self-serving reasoning
root: ratio, reason
The pretty little liars rationalized their actions and lies as attempts to protect those they really loved from A.