dogma

noun

-a system of doctrines put forward by an authority, especially a church, to be absolute truth

"doxa"

The central dogma of biology explains the flow of genetic information within a biological system.

prognosis

noun

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

"gignoskein"

The prognosis of the Ebola virus is deadly, with a mortality rate up to 90% after infection.

hypocrisy

noun

-pretending to have feelings, beliefs, or virtues that one does not have

"krinein"

After realizing his own hypocrisy, Brian feels like he has deceived all of his Christian friends. He decides he should explain his atheism.

frenetic

adjective

-frantic;frenzied

"phren"

When Sarah woke up, she realized her alarm clock did not go off. She became frenetic because she was going to be late for a job interview.

rationalize

verb

-to provide a rational basis for something, often by false or self-preserving reasoning

"ratio"

I found it being easy to rationalize eating my entire birthday cake. I don't eat cake often, I exercise regularly, and it's my birthday!

amnesty

noun

-a general pardon for offenders, especially for political offenses

"mnemonikos"

Danny Ocean was granted amnesty from violating his parole. After serving six months, he was released from jail.

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