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Flashcards in 1.2: Think Before You Judge Deck (14):
1

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)
J

2

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)
A

3

The young Sherlock Holmes was quite the ASTUTE investigator; he always unraveled even the toughest mysteries.

shrewd; keen
A

4

Before buying an apple, SCRUTINIZE it to be sure it has no bruises.

to examine carefully
(scruta+ize) / (examine+to do)
S

5

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
P

6

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)
P

7

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)
P

8

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)
J

9

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)
J

10

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)
A

11

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)
A

12

Had he possessed the financial ACUMEN to go with his engineering brilliance, he would have made a fortune.

keenness of judgment
(acus) / (sharp)
A

13

The duke's room remained INSCRUTABLE behind its shutters.

beyond comprehension or examination
(in+scruta) / (not+examine)
I

14

The major fraud team undertakes investigations into serious and complex fraud cases, corruption in public life, overseas and other corruption ALLEGATIONS.

a formal accusation
(ad+legare) / (to+dispute)
A