Flashcards in Unit Seventeen Deck (16):
(im pyōōt´) v. To assign blame or responsibility for
L. in, “on, against” + putare = to think against
syn: attribute ant: vindicate
(dis pyōōt´) (1) v. To disagree with (2) n. A disagreement or argument
syn: deny ant: agree
syn: argument ant: agreement
(dis rep´ yōō tə bəl) adj. Not respectable; having a bad reputation
L. dis, “bad,” + re, “again,” + putare =
“syn: notorious ant: respectable”
(kän ə tā´ shən) n. An image or idea associated with a word
L. con, “together with,” + notatum = noted with
I fully understand the negative connotation of the word you used to describe me.
(dē no tā´ shən) n. The dictionary definition of a word
L. de, “down,” + notare = noted from
In order to grasp the denotation of the word, I looked it up in several dictionaries.
(an´ ə tāt) v. To explain or discuss through a note
L. ad, “towards,” + notare = noted upon
The difficult book would have attracted more readers if the author had decided to annotate it.
(ir rash´ən əl) adj. Not based on reason or logic
L. in, “not,” + ratio = (having) no reason
As a child, Christopher was teased for his irrational fear of water.
syn: illogical ant: reasonable, rational
rash ə nal´) n. A reason for doing something; explanation
What rationale does the author provide for designing the book this way?
rash´ ən əl īz) v. Justify; give reason for
I tried my best to rationalize spending so much money on one piece of furniture.
kän shē en´ shəs) adj. Diligent and careful
L. com, “with,” + scire = in accordance with knowledge
Rebecca was a conscientious student and a leader in several school clubs.
un kän´ shə nə bəl) adj. Not obeying moral laws; unscrupulous
L. un, “not,” + con, “with,” + scire = not in accordance with knowledge
The current administration’s repeal of environmental laws has been called unconscionable by many naturalists.
presh´ ənt) adj. Showing knowledge of events before they happen
L. pre, “in advance,” + scire = to know in advance
The baseball coach made some decisions that now seem amazingly prescient.
syn: far-sighted ant: rash”
Latin SCIRE “to know”
Latin to note