Beliefs and religious

apostate
(n)
ǝ-POSS-tǝt
Meaning

one who abandons his religious faith or political beliefs

1st Sample Sentence

I was a passionate communist from the age of fourteen, but became an apostate at twenty-five.

Root

apo (away from) stenai (to stand) (Greek)

Antonyms

zealot

Mnemonics

apostate can be thought of as 'opposite state'. That is changing to the opposite state, and not loyal to his current state. apostate ~ apo + state; Prefix 'apo' means away; so away from state: One who's away from his state or religion. (Abandonment of religious values) Apostles do not apostate

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