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  1. Unit 10 Roots that have to do with THINKING, FEELING & BELIEVING

  2. PUT – to think, determine

  3. reputation • (n) an idea held by the public about something or someone • Many dogs have reputations for biting, but the fault is usually in the animal’s upbringing and training.

  4. compute • (v) to figure out an amount or number • Before there were calculators, people had to compute most math problems on paper. syn - calculate

  5. FID – to believe, trust

  6. confident • (adj) sure; certain • The officer said she was confident that the robbery would be solved, and a short time later, it was. syn: secure ant: unsure

  7. confidante • (n) someone to whom one tells a secret • Even when Alicia was a teenager, she used her stuffed teddy bear as her confidante and told it every secret she had.

  8. SENT, SENS – to feel

  9. sentimental • (adj) showing or causing a lot of emotion • The dress was probably worthless, but to Eli’s grandmother, it had great sentimental value.

  10. sensible • (adj) smart and practical • When the snow forced them to turn the car around, Mr. Kellmer reminded his wife that going up the mountain in the first place was not very sensible.

  11. sensation • (n) a feeling or experience • When I saw Jeremy Lin’s game-winning shot, I felt a tingling sensation all over.

  12. CRED, CREED – to believe

  13. incredible • (v) unbelievable • It seemed incredible to the teacher that everyone in the class got the exact same answer to test question three, so she suspected cheating.

  14. discredit • (n) to take away belief or trust in • The car company tried to discredit its competitors by claiming their cars were unsafe to drive. syn: reject ant: support

  15. creed • (n) a statement of belief • “Treat others as you would like to be treated” is one of the easiest creeds to live by.