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Monday, January 16, 2012

Definitions for perspicacious

  1. Having keen mental perception and understanding; discerning.
  2. Archaic. Having keen vision.

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Citations for perspicacious
You are perspicacious, know the ways of the world, and are more tactful than most men of your age. Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo
More perspicacious neighbors, the Paulsens among them, suspected that Joey also enjoyed being the smartest person in the house. Jonathan Franzen, Freedom
Origin of perspicacious
1610-1620
Perspicacious is derived from the Late Latin word perspicācitās meaning "sharpness of sight."