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1

Envisage

v. To imagine; to conceive of.
Root: Vid/Vis
Syn: perceive
Ant: destroy

2

Visage

n. Face; facial expression.
Root: Vid/Vis
Syn: expression
Ant: secretive

3

Apparition

n. An unreal figure; a ghost.
Root: Pari
Syn: spectre
Ant: object

4

Perspicacious

adj. Wise; insightful; acutely intelligent.
Root: Spec
Syn: perceptive
Ant: dim-witted; short-sighted

5

Retrospective

adj. Looking backward over a period of time
Root: Spec
Syn: reminiscing
Ant: foreshadowing

6

Aspect

n. A part that can be considered or viewed.
Root: Spec
Syn: facet
Ant: invisible

7

Introspective

adj. Contemplating one's own thoughts and feelings.
Root: Spec
Syn: meditative
Ant: shallow

8

Phenomenon

n. A fact or event which can be observed and/or documented.
Root: Phan
Syn: occurrence
Ant: thought

9

Diaphanous

adj. Lightweight and transparent.
Root: Phan
Syn: opaque
Ant: visible

10

Epiphany

n. A moment of great insight; revelation.
Root: Phan
Syn: enlightenment
Ant: depression

11

Sycophant

n. A person who flatters; a yes-man.
Root: Phan
Syn: gentleman
Ant: jerk

12

Vid/Vis

Latin: "to see"
Envisage, Visage.

13

Pari

Latin: "Be visible; appear.
Apparition.

14

Spec

Latin: "to look."
perspicacious, retrospective, aspect, introspective.

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Phan

Greek: "to appear, to show."
phenomenon, diaphanous, epiphany, sycophant.