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Word: perspicacious

Definition: (of someone) having insight; penetrating; astute


More Vocab Words

::: chaff - worthless products of an endeavor; husk(outer seed cover) separated from grain; Ex. separate the wheat from the chaff
::: taper - very thin candle; gradual decrease in the width of a long object; V. make or become gradually narrower toward one end
::: pervasive - spread throughout; V. pervade: (of smells, ideas, feelings) spread throughout; charge; permeate
::: supersede - replace; cause to be set aside; make obsolete; N. supersession
::: jollity - gaiety; cheerfulness; ADJ. jolly: merry; gay
::: forbearance - patience; forgiveness; V. forbear: refrain from (in a generous and forgiving way); be patient; Ex. forbear to send him to prison
::: curator - superintendent; manager (in charge of a museum or a library)
::: militia - army composed of ordinary citizens rather than professional soldiers
::: paleontology - study of prehistoric life or fossils; CF. paleo-: ancient or prehistoric; Ex. paleography: study of ancient written documents
::: nugatory - worthless; futile