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FID

Latin: "to trust, believe"
Example Words: Diffident, Fidelity, Confide

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FALL

Latin: "to deceive"
Example Words: Fallacy, Fallacious, Fallible

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CRED

Latin: "to trust, believe"
Example Words: Credible, Credence, Credulity, Incredulous

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DUB

Latin: "doubtful"
Example Words: Dubious, Indubitable, Redoubtable

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Diffident

Definition: adj. Shy; not assertive.
Root: FID
Synonym: Bashful
Antonym: Confident

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Fidelity

Definition: n. Faithfulness; loyalty.
Root: FID
Antonym: Treachery

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Confide

Definition: v. To trust (another) with information or a secret.
Root: FID
Antonym: Conceal

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Fallacy

Definition: n. A misleading or mistaken idea.
Root: FALL
Synonym: Misconception
Antonym: Truth

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Fallacious

Definition: adj. Misleading or deceptive.
Root: FALL

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Fallible

Definition: adj. Capable of being mistaken; imperfect.
Root: FALL
Synonym: Infallible, Flawless

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Credible

Definition: adj. Able to be trusted in or believed.
Root: CRED
Synonym: Valid
Antonym: Doubtful

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Credence

Definition: n. Trust or belief.
Root: CRED
Synonym: Acceptance
Antonym: Mistrust

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Credulity

Definition: n. Tendency to believe things too quickly or easily.
Root: CRED
Synonym: Gullibility
Antonym: Skepticism

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Incredulous

Definition: adj. Unable to believe something; amazed.
Root: CRED
Synonym: Skeptical
Antonym: Mistrusting

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Dubious

Definition: adj. Uncertain; doubtful.
Root: DUB
Synonym: Unconvinced
Antonym: Positive

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Indubitable

Definition: adj. Certain beyond doubt or question.
Root: DUB
Synonym: Absolute
Antonym: Unsure

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Redoubtable

Definition: adj. Worthy of fear or respect; mighty.
Root: DUB
Synonym: Formidable