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FID

Latin: Fidere, Fitus means to "trust, believe"

Diffident, Fidelity, Confide.

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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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FALL

Latin: Fallere, Falsum means 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.
Fall: 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 means 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 to 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 means "doubtful" Dubitare, Dubitatum means 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: Unconvinced

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Redoubtable

adj. Worthy of fear or respect; mighty.
Root: Dub
Syn: Formidable