Words with "spec-" and "spic-"

Words that are derived from the Latin specere, and have to do with seeing, looking, or kind.
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  1. specimen
    a bit of tissue or fluid taken for diagnostic purposes
  2. spectrum
    a broad range of related objects, values, or qualities
  3. species
    a specific kind of something
  4. spectacle
    something or someone seen, especially a notable sight
  5. aspect
    a characteristic to be considered
  6. respect
    regard highly; think much of
  7. expectation
    belief about the future
  8. conspicuous
    obvious to the eye or mind
  9. introspective
    given to examining own sensory and perceptual experiences
  10. suspect
    someone who is believed to be guilty of a crime
  11. circumspect
    careful to consider potential consequences and avoid risk
  12. inspect
    look over carefully
  13. speculate
    reflect deeply on a subject
  14. perspective
    a way of regarding situations or topics
  15. retrospective
    concerned with or related to the past
  16. prospect
    belief about the future
  17. suspect
    regard as untrustworthy
  18. specific
    stated explicitly or in detail
  19. spectator
    a close observer; someone who looks at something
  20. specter
    a ghostly appearing figure
  21. auspicious
    indicating favorable circumstances and good luck
  22. perspicacious
    mentally acute or penetratingly discerning
  23. suspicion
    an impression that something might be the case
Created on March 13, 2012 (updated March 13, 2012)

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