spec-, spic-, spect-, spectat-, spectro- -spectr, -spectful, -spection, -spective

(Latin: to see, seeing; to look at, looking at; sight, to appear, appearing; to behold, to examine, examining)

spiciform (adjective), more spiciform, most spiciform
Pertaining to being spike-shaped.
spite (s), spites (pl) (nouns)
1. A desire to offend and implies a grudge, a desire to offend or to hurt the feelings of someone by actions or words.
2. Feeling a need to see others suffer or wishing evil on others.
3. Malevolence by virtue of being nasty or having the intention to cause harm.
4. Etymology: a shortened form of despit, "malice" from Old French despit (12th century, Modern French dépit, from Latin despectus, "a looking down on, scorn, contempt"; from Latin despicere, "to look down on, to scorn"; from de-, "down" + spicere or specere, "to look at".
spite, spites; spited; spiting (verbs)
To deliberately annoy, upset, or to hurt someone: "The daughter dropped the plates on the floor while she was washing the dishes to spite her mother for not letting the girl go to the dance."
spiteful (adjective), more spiteful, most spiteful
Pertaining to someone who has or indicates a desire to get revenge or to harm someone: Harry was responding with a spiteful remark when another passenger on the bus next to him complained about him smoking a cigarette, even though it was forbidden by law.
Showing ill will and animosity.

Conveying maliciousness and meanness.
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spy (s) (noun), spies (pl)
Etymology: related to Latin specere, "to look at".
spy (verb), spies; spied; spying
Suave, mari magno turbantibus aequora ventis, e terra magnum alterius spectare laborem.
It is pleasant when safe on the land to watch the great struggle of another out on a swelling sea, amid winds churning the deep. -Lucretius
sub specie (Latin phrase)
Translation: "Under the appearance of or under the pretext of."
suspect (s) (noun), suspects (pl)
Something that is thought of as a probable cause of a bad condition: The investigators are convinced that the food poisoning which occurred at the restaurant was the potato salad. In other words, the potato salad is the suspect of the food poisoning.
suspect (adjective), more suspect, most suspect

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-; vela-, veal-; video-, visuo-.