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Fid

Latin FIDERE, FISUS “to trust, believe”

fidelity, diffident, confide

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Fall

Latin FALLERE, FALSUM “to deceive”

Fallacy, fallacious, fallible

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Cred

Latin CREDERE, CREDITUM “to trust, believe”

Credible, credence, credulity

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Dub

Latin DUBIUS “doubtful” DUBITARE, DUBITATUM, “to doubt”

Dubious, indubitable, redoubtable

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Diffident

adj. Shy; not assertive
Root: Fid
Syn bashful
Ant confident

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Fidelity

n. Faithfulness; loyalty
Root fid
Ant treachery

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Confide

v. To trust (another) with information or a secret
Root Fid
Ant conceal

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Fallacy

n. A misleading or mistaken idea
Root fall
Syn misconception
Ant truth

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Fallacious

adj. Misleading or deceptive
Root fall

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Fallible

adj. Capable of being mistaken; imperfect
Root fall
Ant infallible, flawless

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Credible

adj. Able to be trusted in or believed
Root cred
Syn valid
Ant doubtful

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Credence

n. Trust or belief
Root cred
Syn acceptance
Ant mistrust

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Credulity

n. Tendency to believe things too quickly or easily
Root cred
Syn gulliblity
Ant skepticism

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Incredulous

adj. Unable to believe something; amazed
Root cred
Syn skeptical
Ant trusting

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Dubious

adj. Uncertain; doubtful
Root dub
Syn unconvinced
Ant positive

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Indubitable

adj. Certain beyond doubt or question
Root dub
Syn absolute
Ant unsure

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Redoubtable

adj. Worthy of fear or respect; mighty
Root dub
Syn formidable