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)

disrespectful (adjective), more disrespectful, most disrespectful
disrespectfully (adverb), more disrespectfully, most disrespectfully
disrespectfulness (s) (noun) (no plural)
1. A taxonomic species considered in terms of its ecological characteristics and usually including several interbreeding ecotypes.
2. An index species that is characteristic of a particular biome or ecosystem.
1. Relating to, or involving church government by bishops.
2. Involving or recognizing a church government by bishops.
3. Etymology: from Middle French épiscopal (14th century), from Late Latin episcopalis, from Latin episcopus, "an overseer"; from Gk. episkopos "watcher, overseer"; from epi-, "over" + skopos, "watcher"; and from skeptesthai, "to look at".
espionage (s) (noun), espionages (pl)
The systematic use of someone who secretly collects and reports information about the activities, movements, and plans of an enemy or an organization or country that is engaged in commercial or economic competition with others: Gertrude has been assigned to be an agent of espionage for her company to see what a similar business is doing to make such high profits with its products.
The act of spying to learn military secrets about other nations.
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The practice of spying on other people or countries.
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expect (ik SPEKT) (verb), expects; expected; expecting
1. To look forward to, plan on, look for, anticipate: "The skiers expected deep snow in this winter."
2. Demand, look for, require, count on: "The company expects promptness of every employee."
3. Assume, presume, calculate, contemplate: "I expect to see her here soon."
4. Etymology: from the 1550's, "wait, defer action"; from Latin expectare/exspectare, "await, look out for, desire, hope"; from Latin expectare, "look out for", from ex-, "out" + spectare, "to look".

expectancy (s) (noun), expectancies (pl)
expectant (adjective)
expectantly (adverb)
expectation (s) (noun), expectations (pl)
extrospection (s) (noun), extrospections (pl)
The process of observing attentively and carefully: Extrospection is quite important when monitoring a patient after surgery to see if his or her condition is stable and can then be allowed to be moved to the ward.

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-.