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Fid

Latin: fidere, fisus "to trust, believe"

Diffident, fidelity, confide

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Diffident

Adj. shy; not as 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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Fall

Latin: fallere, falsum "to deceive"

Fallacy, fallacious, fallible

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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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Cred

Latin: credere, creditum "to trust, believe"

Credible, credence, credulity, incredulous

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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: gullibility
Ant: skepticism

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Incredulous

Adj. unable to believe something; amazed
Root: cred
Syn: skeptical
Ant: trusting

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Dub

Latin: dubius "doubtful" dubitare, dubitatum "to doubt"

Dubious, indubitable, redoubtable

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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