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perspicacious

per·spi·ca·cious

perspicacious

 
pronunciation:
puhr sp keI shs
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part of speech: adjective
definition: keenly perceptive or understanding; discerning.
She was awarded a prize for her perspicacious essay.
synonyms:
astute, clearheaded, discerning, keen, perceptive, percipient
similar words:
acute, alert, aware, brilliant, clever, incisive, intelligent, judicious, knowing, mordant, penetrating, sharp, shrewd, thoughtful, understanding
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derivations: perspicaciously (adv.), perspicaciousness (n.)
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