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In the word "spectator," what does "spec" mean?

2 years ago
In the word spectator, spec- means ____.
a. need
b. look
c. feel
d. make

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In the word spectator, spec- means look. A spectator is a person who watches an event, show, game, activity, or something else, usually as the member of an audience.

Here are some other words with the spec- root. Do you know what they mean?

  • aspect
  • inspect
  • prospect
  • perspective
  • respect
  • retrospect
  • specify
  • specimen
  • spectacle
  • spectacular
  • spectator
  • spectrum
  • speculate
  • suspect