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discerning - mentally quick and observant; having insight; perceptive; able to make good judgments; V. discern: perceive
responsiveness - state of reacting readily to appeals, orders, etc.; ADJ. responsive: readily reacting; Ex. responsive to treatment
capitulate - surrender; give up all resistance
firebrand - piece of burning wood; hothead; troublemaker; person who stirs up trouble
astringent - binding; causing contraction (stopping bleeding); harsh or severe; stringent; Ex. astringent criticism
obliterate - destroy completely; wipe out; Ex. obliterate the village
jibe - agree; be in harmony with; gibe
executor - person designated to execute the terms of a will;
regimen - prescribed course of diet or exercise; prescribed diet and habits; Ex. daily regimen of a dancer
Machiavellian - crafty; double-dealing; of the political doctrine of Machiavelli, which holds that craft and deceit are justified in pursuing political power