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perspicacious

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Etymology

First attested 1548, from Late Latin perspicācitās (discernment), from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] perspicax (sharp-sighted), from perspiciō (look through), from per- (through) + speciō (look at). See also perspective.

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Adjective

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  1. (figuratively) Of acute discernment; having keen insight; mentally perceptive.
  2. (obsolete) Having the power of seeing clearly; quick-sighted; sharp-sighted.

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