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perspicacious - (of someone) having insight; penetrating; astute
imperil - put in danger
sleigh - large vehicle drawn by a horse over snow or ice
jettison - throw overboard (from a ship or plane)
ghastly - horrible; terrifying; resembling ghosts; CF. aghast
parley - conference (between opponents); CF. speak
retentive - holding; able to retain things (esp. facts in the mind); having a good memory
zest - outer skin of an orange used for giving a special taste to food; spice; interest; flavor; spirited enjoyment; Ex. add a certain zest to the affair; Ex. zest for life
simile - comparison of one thing with another, using the word like or as
expurgate - clean; remove offensive parts of a book