Vocabulary from Classical Roots: Book B - lesson 10

Vigilate et orate.

Watch and pray. - Matthew 26:41


"to look at"

1. Auspicious

showing signs that promise success.

2. Introspection

Examination of one's own thoughts and feelings.

3. Retrospect

A survey of past times or events.

4. Specimen

A single thing that is taken as an example of a whole category.

5. Specter

1. A ghost
2. A haunting fear of future trouble

6. Spectrum

1. The distribution of characteristics of a physical system, especially bands of colors seen as a rainbow or bands of differing sound waves.
2. A wide range of related qualities or ideas.

7. Speculate

1. To form opinions without definite knowledge or evidence.
2. To buy or sell something to make a profit but with risk of loss.


"to watch"

8. Surveillance

Supervision or close observation, especially of a suspected person.

9. Vigil

A period of staying awake to keep watch or to pray.

10. Vigilant

Watchful; on the lookout for danger.

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