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

  Perspicuous \Per*spic"u*ous\, a. [L. perspicuus, from perspicere
     to look through. See Perspective.]
     1. Capable of being through; transparent; translucent; not
        opaque. [Obs.] --Peacham.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. Clear to the understanding; capable of being clearly
        understood; clear in thought or in expression; not obscure
        or ambiguous; as, a perspicuous writer; perspicuous
        statements. "The purpose is perspicuous." --Shak.
        [1913 Webster] -- Per*spic"u*ous*ly, adv. --
        Per*spic"u*ous*ness, n.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: (of language) transparently clear; easily understandable;
             "writes in a limpid style"; "lucid directions"; "a
             luculent oration"- Robert Burton; "pellucid prose"; "a
             crystal clear explanation"; "a perspicuous argument"
             [syn: limpid, lucid, luculent, pellucid, crystal
             clear, perspicuous]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  105 Moby Thesaurus words for "perspicuous":
     Attic, Ciceronian, acute, apparent, apperceptive, appercipient,
     argute, astute, chaste, classic, clean-cut, clear,
     clear as crystal, clear as day, clear-cut, cogent, coherent,
     connected, consistent, crisp, crystal, crystal-clear, crystalline,
     defined, definite, direct, discernible, discerning, distinct, easy,
     elegant, evident, explicit, express, farseeing, farsighted,
     finished, foreseeing, foresighted, forethoughted, forethoughtful,
     graceful, gracile, incisive, indisputable, indubitable, limpid,
     longheaded, longsighted, loud and clear, lucent, lucid, luculent,
     luminous, manifest, natural, neat, noticeable, observable, obvious,
     open-and-shut, palpable, patent, pellucid, penetrating,
     perceivable, perceptible, perceptive, percipient, perspicacious,
     piercing, plain, plain as day, polished, provident, pure, refined,
     restrained, round, sagacious, seeable, self-evident,
     self-explaining, self-explanatory, simple, straightforward,
     tangible, tasteful, terse, to be seen, translucent, transparent,
     transpicuous, trenchant, trim, unaffected, unambiguous, unconfused,
     understanding, unequivocal, univocal, unlabored, unmistakable,
     visible, well-defined

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