MEANING: adjective: Careful to consider all circumstances and potential consequences; prudent.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin circumspicere (to look around; to take heed), from circum (around) + specere (to look). Earliest documented use: 1422.

CIRCUMSPENT - all-around just plain broke

CIRCUS PECT - can't wait to get to out see the Big Top and the wild animals (especially the trained chickens)

SIR CUMSPECT - an occasional visitor the the Round Table, never without his eyeglasses