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In this worksheet, we examine the root spec/spic, which means look in Latin. Put each of the following words into the correct sentences in the correct form. Then check your answers.

aspect, circumspect, conspicuous, expectation, inspection, introspective, perspective, prospect, respect, suspect

1. If I pass this translation exam, my (1) for finding work as a translator will be excellent.

2. We should all (2) other people's views, even if we don't agree with them.

3. After the (3) the college received a good report from the Department for Education.

4. John's parents had very high (4) of him doing well, so his poor exam results were very disappointing.

5. When dealing with such an important and complicated matter, it is necessary to be (5) and take everything into consideration before coming to a conclusion.

6. Before making a decision on the future of the company, we have to examine every (6) of the business plan.

7. Talking to someone else about your problems helps you to see them from a new (7) .

8. Peter looked very (8) in his white suit. He really stood out from the crowd.

9. Police (9) Robson of killing his wife, but they had no evidence, so they coudn't charge him.

10. Jane should stop blaming everybody else for her problems and think more about what she's doing wrong in her life. She should be far more (10) .