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 for perspicacious
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Perspicacious \Per`spi*ca"cious\ (p[~e]r`sp[i^]*k[=a]"sh[u^]s),
     a. [L. perspicax, -acis, fr. perspicere to look through: cf.
     F. perspicace. See Perspective.]
     1. Having the power of seeing clearly; quick-sighted; sharp
        of sight.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. Fig.: Of acute discernment; keen.
        [1913 Webster] -- Per`spi*ca"cious*ly, adv. --
        Per`spi*ca"cious*ness, n.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: acutely insightful and wise; "much too perspicacious to
             be taken in by such a spurious argument"; "observant and
             thoughtful, he was given to asking sagacious questions";
             "a source of valuable insights and sapient advice to
             educators" [syn: perspicacious, sagacious, sapient]
      2: mentally acute or penetratingly discerning; "too clear-eyed
         not to see what problems would follow"; "chaos could be
         prevented only by clear-sighted leadership"; "much too
         perspicacious to be taken in by so spurious an argument"
         [syn: clear-eyed, clear-sighted, perspicacious]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  48 Moby Thesaurus words for "perspicacious":
     acute, all-knowing, apperceptive, appercipient, apprehending,
     apprehensive, argute, astute, aware, cagey, cogent, cognizant,
     comprehending, conscious, discerning, farseeing, farsighted,
     foreseeing, foresighted, forethoughted, forethoughtful, heady,
     incisive, insightful, intelligent, judicious, knowing,
     knowledgeable, longheaded, longsighted, mindful, omniscient,
     penetrating, perceptive, percipient, perspicuous, piercing,
     prehensile, provident, sagacious, savvy, sensible, sharp-sighted,
     sharp-witted, shrewd, trenchant, understanding, wise

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