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Monday, March 09, 2009

incisive

\in-SAHY-siv\ , adjective;
1.
penetrating; cutting; biting; trenchant
2.
remarkably clear and direct; sharp; keen; acute
3.
adapted for cutting or piercing
4.
of or pertaining to the incisors
Quotes:
It is difficult to produce a television documentary that is both incisive and probing when every twelve minutes one is interrupted by twelve dancing rabbits singing about toilet paper.
-- Rod Serling,
Origin:
by 1528, from Latinincisivus, from incis-/incidere "to cut into"
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