Perspicacity



[pur-spi-kas-i-tee] /ˌpɜr spɪˈkæs ɪ ti/

noun
1.
keenness of mental perception and understanding; discernment; penetration.
2.
Archaic. keen vision.
n.

1540s, from Middle French perspicacité (15c.) and directly from Late Latin perspicacitas “sharp-sightedness, discernment,” from Latin perspicax “sharp-sighted, having the power of seeing through,” from perspicere “look through, look closely at” (see perspective).

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