Perspicacious

Perspicacious

ˌpərspəˈkāSHəs

Adjective

  • Having a ready insight into and understanding of things.

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Latin, early 17th century

Word Origin

“Perspicacious” has origins in Latin words that mean “to look through” or “to be sharp-sighted.” What gives someone perspicacious traits? They might be a skilled test taker with the ability to make strong educated guesses. A perspicacious individual is also likely able to analyze situations and come up with useful solutions.

Why this word?

“Perspicacious” has origins in Latin words that mean “to look through” or “to be sharp-sighted.” What gives someone perspicacious traits? They might be a skilled test taker with the ability to make strong educated guesses. A perspicacious individual is also likely able to analyze situations and come up with useful solutions.

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