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13 terms

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acumen
quickness, accuracy, and keenness of judgment or insight
Sentence: Joyce was known as being a person who had acumen, because she could always tell when someone was lying.
adroit
dexterous; deft, neat
ascertain
find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort

Sentence; We were ascertain the game would be cancelled after we found out it had snowed.
astute
shrewed; clever, showing sharp powers of judgement.

Sentence: John was very astute; he always did his homework ahead of time.
circumspect
careful; prudent; discreet

Sentence: The road had bottles everywhere, so we were very circumspect where we stepped.
disseminate
to scatter widely

Sentence: When we heard the gun shot we all had to disseminate into the house.
erudition
deep, extensive learning

Sentence: Katelyn was excited it about the class because it had erudition and taught you in detail.
pedantic
excessively concerned with book learning and formal rules

Sentence: Nobody wanted to hang out with Justin, because he was so pedantic; he would rather read a book than play outside.
perspicacious
shrewd; clear-sighted

Perspicacious: After they turned the defrost on, the windows becam perspicacious.
pragmatic
practical
Sentence: The committee wasn't happy with Jonah's ideas because they weren't practical at all.
precocious
exhibiting unusually early intellectual aptitude or maturity.

Sentence: All of the adults admired kim, because she was precocious; even though she was 7 years old, she was interested in politics.
prolific
very productive; producing great quantities.

Sentence: our teacher was very angey with us because we weren't prolific with building our rollercoaster.
prospectus
formal proposal
Sentence: Billy didn't want to be rude, so he found a prospectus way to tell the company he wanted a raise.

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