Perspicaciousness
Perspicacious Per`spi*ca"cious, 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]


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