sage

noun

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

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

Billy Graham, founder of the Billy Graham Library, is recognized as a sage by his fellow Pastors throughout the world.

notorious

adj.

nosco, noscere, novi, notum "to get to know," "to get acquainted with"

Widely and unfavorably known; infamous.

The high school student was notorious for saving all of his homework until the last minute, but still managing to make straight A's.

compute

verb

puto, putare, putavi, putatum "to settle," "to consider," "to reckon"

To determine by mathematics.

I have an acceptable grade in my math class because I rely on my calculator to compute all of the answers that I need.

sagacious

adj.

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

Shrewd; having good judgement; perceptive

The older that you get, the more sagacious you become.  I seek knowledge and wisdom from my experienced Grandmother.

conscientious

adj.

scio, scire, scivi, scitum "to know," "to understand"

Thorough; with careful attention.

My mother has always told me to be conscientious about the things I touch before I eat food.  She warns me about germs and has always reminded me to wash my hands.

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