adj. wise; judicious

n. A person, usually elderly, who is honored for wisdom and experience.

sapere - "to taste", "to perceive", "to be sensible or wise"

Many consider Proffessor Stephen Hawking to be a sage of this time period.


adj. widely and unfavorably known; infamous

nosco, noscere, novi, notum - "to get to know", "to get aquainted with"

Rapper Christopher George Latore Wallace; known to many as the Notorious B.I.G. or Biggie Smalls, was a famous artist of the 90's.


tr. v. to attribute or ascribe a quality, especially a fault, to a person

pluto, plutare, putavi, putatum - "to settle", "to consider", "to reckon"

Many americans impute the economy plagued with corruptions on solely President Obama.


n. a sign or feeling some future event; omen; foreboding

tr.v. to give a sign or warning about the future

sagio, sagire - "to perceive acutely or keenly with the senses or mind"

Lance Armstrong, a putative biker, was found to be using performance enhancing drugs such as HgH to improve his ability to win races.

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