vid-, video-, vis-, -vision, -visional, -visionally, visuo-, vu-

(Latin: videre, "to see"; plus words with other related meanings: to notice, noticing, noticed; observe, observing, observed; look, looking, looked; perceive, perceiving, perceived, perception; see, seeing, saw, seen, sight; view, viewing, viewed; manifest, manifesting, manifested; reveal, revealing, revealed, revelelation)

Although many of the words in this unit seem to be from other Latin origins, all of them are etymologically derived from the main Latin videre, "to see" element.

improvident (adjective), more improvident, most improvident
1. Relating to not having foresight about what can or will happen; incautious, unwary about future needs: Mark's improvident spending splurges and abnormal lack of concern about his retirement resulted in his not having enough money to live on and ending up as a homeless beggar.
2. Etymology: from Latin improvidus, "not foreseeing".
Not providing for the future, lacking foresight.
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A reference to someone not foreseeing and providing for the future.
1. A creation spoken or written or composed extemporaneously (without prior preparation).
2. An artifact that has been brought into existence by someone; especially a musical passage or a dramatic skit.
improvisator, improvvisatore
Someone who improvises or makes, invents, or arranges offhand to fabricate out of what is conveniently on hand.
improvise (verb), improvises; improvised; improvising
1. To invent, to compose, or to perform extemporaneously; that is, with little or no preparation: The conductor of the jazz band had improvised some special musical renditions which the audience found very melodious and pleasant to hear.
2. To make or to provide something from available materials: Martin's wife had to improvise dinner from what she found in the refrigerator when her aunt and uncle came to visit without any warning.
To prepare something quickly or to immediately arrange an issue.
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Characterized by, made, or said without previous preparation: "She prepared an improvised skit."
Someone who speaks or performs without preparation: "He became an improviser when he started his opening speech because he forgot his notes."
imprudence (s) (noun), imprudences (pl)
1. A situation or act in which there is a lack of common sense or wisdom.
2. Etymology: from Latin imprudens, "not foreseeing, lack of fore sight"; from Latin in-, "not", and prudens, prudentis, "foreseeing".
imprudent (adjective), more imprudent, most imprudent
1. Relating to showing carelessness, with no forethought, or without good judgment: In a moment of imprudent carelessness, Tommi decided to go for a long walk without first checking the weather report which was predicting freezing rain.
2. A reference to being unwise or indiscreet, and foolish: Rebecca's sister made some imprudent investments which she regretted later because they significantly decreased in value.
3. Descriptive of being incautious, unwise, indiscreet, and foolishly impulsive: It was imprudent of the doctor not to discuss Joe's medical problems with him.
Ill-advised, lacking in discretion or caution.
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Lacking in good judgment and without a thought of the consequences.
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imprudently (adverb), more imprudently, most imprudently
1. Relating to being without caution; discretion: "Jane spoke to her manager in an imprudently disrespectful manner."
2. A reference to being unwise or lacking good judgment and objectivity: "It was imprudently dangerous for Mark's friend to drive with those worn-out tires on his car."
In lumine tuo videbimus lumen. (Latin motto)
Translation: "In Thy light we shall see the light."

Also translated as, "In Thy light shall we see light." Motto of Columbia University, New York City, USA; the College of Great Falls; Great Falls, Montana; and Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, Ohio.

indirect vision
The sight perceived by the peripheral retina (the outer boundary or edge of the light-sensitive membrane lining the inner eyeball and connected by the optic nerve to the brain).
1. A meeting during which someone is asked questions; for example, by a prospective employer, a journalist, or a researcher.
2. A transcript, report on, or recording of a questioning session.
3. A session during which a person is asked a series of questions.
4. Etymology: "face-to-face meeting, formal conference"; from Middle French entrevue, a verbal noun from s'entrevoir, "to see each other, to visit each other briefly, to have a glimpse of"; from entre-, "between"; from Latin inter- + Old French voir, "to see"; which came from Latin videre, "to see".
interviewable (adjective) (not comparable)
1. Disposed to be asked questions for a report: For his German class at school, Doug was interviewable for the other students so that they could complete their composition regarding the private life of a teenager!
2. Capable of answering facts, or statements, which are elicited from another person: When the newspaper reporters came to the firm, Mr. Thompson was interviewable and could respond to any queries made by the journalists regarding the company's financial situation.
1. Someone who interviews or conducts a formal meeting, in person, for the assessment of a candidate or applicant.
2. Anyone who is responsible for a conversation in which facts or opinions are sought.

Cross references of word families that are related directly, or indirectly, to: "appear, visible, visual, manifest, show, see, reveal, look": blep-; delo-; demonstra-; opt-; -orama; pare-; phanero-; phant-; pheno-; scopo-; spec-; vela-, veal-.