Root Word of the Day: CIRCUMSPECT

circumspect (adj) – cautious, prudent, or watchful
BREAKDOWN: CIRCUM- (around) + SPEC- (look)
circumspection is caution or prudence


This word is built on the root CIRC-, which means about, around, or round.
Common CIRC- words include circle, circumference, and circus.
More esoteric CIRC- words include circumlocution, circumnavigate, and circumvolve.

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