Flashcards in 1.2: Think Before You Judge Deck (14):
After much thought, I decided that the most JUDICIOUS thing to do was to avoid the swamp full of alligators.
showing sound judgement; prudent
(jud+ious) / (judge+full of)
Sometimes when my two children fight, I feel like I'm ADJUDICATING a capital crime rather than settling a quarrel.
to hear and judge a case
(jud+ate) / (judge+to do)
The young Sherlock Holmes was quite the ASTUTE investigator; he always unraveled even the toughest mysteries.
Before buying an apple, SCRUTINIZE it to be sure it has no bruises.
to examine carefully
(scruta+ize) / (examine+to do)
The architects chose a solarium design that was less aesthetic than PRAGMATIC: it was beautiful, but it kept heating and lighting cost down.
concerned with practical outcomes
The mobster told blatant lies while on the stand, PERJURING himself to keep his partners out of jail.
to lie under oath
(per+jur) / (through+oath)
It would not be PRUDENT to sneak out of your room again tonight; your parents will ground you if they catch you!
using good judgment
(prudentia) / (knowledge)
To illustrate human rights JURISPRUDENCE, let me mention a case involving two young severely disabled sisters in their twenties.
the science of philosophy of law
(jur+prudentia) / (law+knowledge)
The lord of the manor also exercised JURISDICTION over his tenants by a system of manorial courts.
the sphere of authority or control
(jur+dicto) / (law+declaration)
The priest ADJUREd his followers to use thief faith to find the strength to overcome temptation.
to command solemnly, as under oath
(ad+jur) / (to+oath)
From the corner which followed, robinson was harshly ADJUDGEd to have handled in the box & a penalty was awarded.
to determine based upon law
(ad+jud) / (to+judge)
Had he possessed the financial ACUMEN to go with his engineering brilliance, he would have made a fortune.
keenness of judgment
(acus) / (sharp)
The duke's room remained INSCRUTABLE behind its shutters.
beyond comprehension or examination
(in+scruta) / (not+examine)