Heterodox

Part of Speech: Adjective

Not in agreement with accepted beliefs; holding unorthodox opinions

Doxa (Greek) "opinion, judgement"

As a philosopher with heterodox views, the French monarchy found it best to send Voltaire to exile.

Prognosis

Part of Speech: Noun

A prediction of the outcome of a disease; any forecast or prediction

Gignoskein (Greek) "to know"

After the doctor completed a quick analysis of the patient's test results, he then concluded the prognosis of his condition was negative.

Criterion

Part of Speech: noun

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

Krinein (Greek) "to separate; to decide"

Colleges across the country have different criteria in which they use to choose future students.

Amnesty

Part of Speech: noun

A general pardon for offenders, especially for political offenses

Mnemonikos (Greek) "mindful"

The soldier was granted amnesty for his offenses before the court marshal.

Schizophrenia

Part of Speech: noun

A severe mental disorder in which a person becomes unable to act or reason in a rational way, often with delusions and withdrawal from relationship.

Phren, Ohrenos (Greek) "heart"

Joseph's schizophrenia caused for delusions therefore making him believe his father was going to kill him.

Arraign

Part of Speech: verb

To call to court to answer charges

Ratio (Greek) "reason"

After committing a very serious crime, the criminal was set to be arraigned in court and after he'd be expected to set a plea.

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