prescience, prescient - vocabulary
Prescience: knowledge of events before they take place.
Prescient: perceiving significance of events before they take place.
Note: The first syllable is pronounced either pree- or presh-.
He said, I’m just out of hospital, but I’m still flying. I answered, of course, angry, prescient, knowing. what fire lay behind his wide stare . . . .
—Hilda Doolittle “R.A.F . . .”