soph



This ROOT-WORD is SOPH which means WISDOM. It comes from the Greek sophos. The list points up the fact that the SOPH laughs at true wisdom at the very moment when he himself tries to appear wise. The poor SOPHomore is hard put to it pretending to be wise when he has only just come out of the freshman class. His SOPHistication sits uneasily on his immaturity. SOPHocles was the writer of the great Greek tragedies Antigone, Electra, Oedipus Rex. SOPHocles lived up to his name.


1. Sophic : SOPH ie (sof’ ik) adj.

Full of wisdom; intellectual


2. Sophical : SOPH ical (sof’ i kal) adj.

Relating to wisdom


3. Sophiology : SOPH iology (sof i ol’ o ji) n.

The science of human ideas


4. Sophism : SOPH ism (sof’ iz um) n.

An argument deceptively reasonable, but hiding a fallacy


5. Sophist : SOPH ist (sof’ ist) n.

One who reasons falsely


6. Sophistry : SOPH istry (sof’ i stree) n.

Deceptive reasoning


7. Sophistical : SOPH istical (so fis’ ti k’l) adj.

In the nature of sophistry; deceptive


8. Sophisticate : SOPH isticate (sof is’ ti kate) v.

Falsify; to make worldly-wise


9. Sophisticated : SOPH isticated (so fis’ ti kat ed) adj.

Worldly-wise; artificial


10. Sophistication : SOPH istication (so fis ti kay’ shun) n.

A state of worldliness; artificiality



11. Unsophisticated : un SOPH isticated (un so fis’ ti kate ed) adj.

Not artificial; not worldly-wise


12. Sophisticator : SOPH isticator (so fis’ ti kay tor) n.

One who falsifies, sophisticates


13. Unsophisticatedness: un SOPH insticatedness(un so fis ti kate’ ed nes).

Naturalness


14. Sophomore : SOPH omore (Sof’ om or) n.

Student in the second year of high school or college


15. Sophomoric : SOPH omoric (sof o more’ ik) adj.

Like a sophomore; immature


16. Sophoclean : SOPH oclean (sof’ o klee an) adj.

Relating to the great Greek playwright called “The wise one”


17. Philosopher : philo SOPH er (fi los’ o fer) n.

One who loves wisdom


18. Philosophism : philo SOPH ism (fi los’ o fiz um) n.

Sophistry; falsification


19. Unsophisticate : un SOPH isticate (un so fis’ ti kate) n.

A person who is not sophisticated

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