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auspices

Protection or support; patronage. An omen.

auspicious

Attended by favorable circumstances.

circumspect

Heedful of circumstances or consequences; prudent

despicable

Deserving of scorn or content; vile

introspective

Self-examining; thinking about one's own thoughts and feelings.

perspicuity

The quality of being clearly expressed of easily understood. The ability to perceive or understand keenly.

prospective

Likely to become or be. Likely to happen; expected

specious

Having the ring of truth but actually false.

specter

A phantom; apparition. A threatening or haunting possibility.

specturm

A brad sequence or range of related qualities, ideas or activities. A range of values of a quantity or set of related quantities.

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