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VID/VIS

Latin: "to see"
Envisage, Visage

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PARI

Latin: "be visible, appear"
Apparition

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SPEC

Latin: "to look"
Perspicacious, Retrospective, Aspect, Introspective

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PHAN

Greek: "to appear, show"
Phenomenon, Diaphanous, Epiphany, Sycophant

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Envisage

v. To imagine; to conceive of.
Root: VID/VIS
Synonym: Perceive

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Visage

n. Face; facial expression.
Root: VID/VIS
Synonym: Expression

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Apparition

n. An unreal figure; a ghost.
Root: PARI
Synonym: Specter

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Perspicacious

adj. Wise; insightful; acutely intelligent.
Root: SPEC
Synonym: Perceptive
Antonym: Dim-witted; short-sighted

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Retrospective

adj. Looking backward over a period of time.
Root: SPEC

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Aspect

n. A part that can be considered or viewed.
Root: SPEC
Synonym: Facet

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Introspective

adj. Contemplating one's own thoughts and feelings.
Root: SPEC
Synonym: Meditative
Antonym: Shallow

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Phenomenon

n. A fact or event which can be observed and/or documented.
Root: PHAN

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Diaphanous

adj. Lightweight and transparent.
Root: PHAN
Synonym: Opaque

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Epiphany

n. A moment of great insight; revelation.
Root: PHAN

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Sycophant

n. A person who flatters; a yes-man.
Root: PHAN