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per·spi·ca·cious  audio  (pûrsp-kshs) KEY 

ADJECTIVE:
Having or showing penetrating mental discernment; clear-sighted. See Synonyms at shrewd.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin perspicx, perspicc-, from perspicere, to look through ; see perspective

OTHER FORMS:
perspi·cacious·ly(Adverb), perspi·cacious·ness(Noun)


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