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Words About Books: conspectus

conspectus (kuhn-SPEK-tuhs) noun

A general survey, synopsis, outline, or digest of something.

[From Latin conspectus, past participle of conspicere, from con- (complete)
+ spicere (to look). Ultimately from Indo-European root spek- (to observe)
which is also the ancestor of such words as suspect, spectrum, bishop
(literally, overseer), espionage, despise, telescope, spectator, and

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