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Apparition (ap-uh–rish–uhn): a supernatural appearance of a person or thing, especially a ghost; a spector or phantom; wraith
Origin: 1400–50; late Middle English apparicio(u)n<Anglo-French, Old French <Late Latin appāritiōn- (stem of appāritiō, as calque of Greek epipháneiaepiphany), equivalent to Latin appārit(us) (past participle of appārēre;see appear) + -iōn--ion
Redemption (ri-demp-shuhn): an act of redeeming or atoning for a fault or mistake, or the state of being redeemed.
Origin: 1300–50; Middle English redempcioun (<Middle French redemption) <Late Latin redēmptiōn- (stem of redēmptiō), equivalent to Latin redēmpt(us) (past participle of redimere to redeem) + -iōn--ion
Entrepreneur (ahn-truh-pruh–nur): a person who organizes and manages any enterprise, especially a business, usually with considerable initiative and risk.
Origin: 1875–80; <French: literally, one who undertakes (some task), equivalent to entrepren(dre) to undertake (<Latin inter-inter- + prendere to take, variant of prehendere) + -eur-eur.