-lepsy, -lepsia, -lepsis, -leptic

(Greek: a suffix; a violent attack, a seizing)

prolepsis, proleptic, proleptical
1. Bringing the future into the present not via technology but by way of language; such as, the anticipation and the answering of an objection or argument in advance of its being put forward by one's opponent. An example might be: "I know we will have to work harder with this project, but the benefits outweigh the sacrifices."
2. The presentation of a future potentiality as an accomplished fact.
3. A response to criticism before hearing it.
4. Placing a redundant descriptive phrase that refers to a term in the middle of the sentence, or at the beginning of the sentence.
5. Dealing with an event before it could have taken place; anticipatory.
psycholepsy (s), psycholepsies (pl) (nouns)
An intense mental depression that has a sudden onset; sudden mood changes accompanied by feelings of hopelessness and inertia; also known as psychic seizure: "Lloyd was diagnosed as having psycholepsy, a condition that is characterized by sudden changes in mood that tend toward depression."
pyknolepsy, pycnolepsy
A brief, sudden loss of consciousness symptomatic of petit mal epilepsy or a form of epilepsy with very brief, unannounced lapses in consciousness.

A petit mal seizure involves a brief loss of awareness, which can be accompanied by blinking or mouth twitching.

1. In medicine, the fertilization of the ovum by the spermatozoon, occurring in the human female usually about the twelfth to fifteenth day after the first day of menstrual flow.
2. The use of a word that relates to, qualifies, or governs two or more other words but agrees in number, gender, or case with only one of them: "Neither my wife nor I want to" is an example of syllepsis, where "want" agrees with "I" but not "wife".
3. The use of a word that relates to, qualifies, or governs two or more other words but has a different meaning in relation to each; for example, "Mary picked up her coat and a ride home."
theolepsy (s) (noun), theolepsies (pl)
Seizure or possession by a deity or god.