legi-, -leg-, -ligi-, -lig-, -lect-, -lectic, -lection

(Latin: read, readable [to choose words; to gather, to collect; to pick out; to read, to recite])

Closely related to lexi-, -lexia, -lexic, -lexis (Greek: a word; a saying, a phrase; speaking).

Referring to the lack of refinement and good taste.
1. Lacking grace, sophistication, and good taste in appearance or behavior.
2. Lacking precision or unnecessarily complicated or long.
Characterized by a lack of refinement or polish; not elegant.
The quality, or state, of not being legally entitled or qualified to do, to be, or to get something.
1. Disqualified by law, rule, or provision; such as, being ineligible to run for office or ineligible for health benefits.
2. Unworthy of being chosen; unfit: "The company considered her ineligible for the job."
A reference to anyone who is not meeting the proper standards, requirements, and training for a position, occupation, or activity.
1. Someone's ability to think, reason, and understand.
2. Very intelligent and knowledgeable.
1. The ability to learn facts and skills and apply them; especially, when this ability is highly developed.
2. The capacity to acquire and apply knowledge or the faculty of thought and reason.
3. Information about secret plans or activities; especially, those of foreign governments, the armed forces, business enemies, or criminals.
4. Etymology: from Latin intelligent-, formed from intellegere,, “to perceive, to discern”; from inter-, “between” plus legere, “to choose, to read”.
1. Having intelligence, especially to a highly developed degree.
2. Aware, knowledgeable, or informed.
3. Etymology: from Latin intelligent-, formed from intellegere, “to perceive, to discern”; from inter-, “between” plus legere, “to choose, to read” (source of English "select" and "legible").
intelligent design
The assertion or belief that physical and biological systems observed in the universe result from purposeful design by an Intelligent Being (God) rather than from chance or undirected natural processes.

Intelligent design (ID) is an anti-evolution belief that asserts that naturalistic explanations of some biological entities are not possible and such entities can only be explained by intelligent causes.

Advocates of intelligent design maintain that their belief is scientific and provides empirical proof for the existence of God. They claim that intelligent design should be taught in the science classroom as an alternative to the science of evolution.

In an intelligent manner or characterized by an ability to think and understand things clearly and logically.
The most intelligent, intellectual, or highly educated members of a society or community, especially those who are interested in the arts, literature, philosophy, and politics.
1. Capable of being understood.
2. Perceptible only by the mind, not the senses.
In an intelligible manner or characterized by a well articulated, enunciated, and loud enough to be heard distinctly.
1. Hostile, opposed, or indifferent, to religion.
2. Not religious; not practicing a religion and feeling no religious impulses or emotions.

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