Word of the Week (WOW) is a weekly meme created by Heena Rathore P. It’s a fun way to improve vocabulary by learning new words every week.
To participate, simply do a post with your word and leave the link to your post as a comment on Heena’s WOW post.
Here is my WOW for this week:
Part of Speech: Adjective
(Adverb: Perspicaciously; Noun: Perspicaciousness)
Pronunciation: Per-spi –ca -cious (pur – spi -key – shuhs)
Meaning: Acutely insightful or wise.
Quick in noticing, understanding or judging things accurately
Perceptive, aware, sharp, keen, acute, alert, penetrating, shrewd, discerning, astute, observant, clear-sighted, percipient, sharp-witted, sagacious
Word Origin: 1630’s, formed as an adjective to the Latin perspicax, from perspicere: sharp sighted, having the power to see through
Use in a sentence:
1. The lawyer was much too perspicacious to be taken in by the spurious document.
2. The event offered a number of interesting facts to the perspicacious reporter.
I rather like this word. It adds a little more interest to a sentence than just saying smart or sharp, or even wise – in the right setting of course. It wouldn’t suit on every occasion.
If you want to check out more words like this, then visit Heena’s page: Word Treasure.
Have a fun day.
22 thoughts on “Word Of The Week (WOW) – Perspicacious”
Great word Millie! I’m surely gonna use it while writing my first short story (if it can be used!) You’ve done the post wonderfully 🙂
Thanks for participating in WOW meme! 😀
I’m glad you approve of it. I won’t get my wrist slapped this week, thank goodness. Haha!
I think you are quite a perspicacious woman yourself. 🙂 Wow to you Millie! A great word!
Wow! Thank you for the great comment! Isn’t it your bedtime over there? Haha!
Awww, yes it’s bedtime, but, I am staying up with the adults/bloggers. 🙂
That reply was simply ace. You’ve really made my day, Joycelin. Humour is the best medicine for everything, so they say.
Wonderful word! 😉 Thank you for choosing “perspicacious” for WOW! I wouldn’t know what it means if you didn’t mention it here. It helps who speaks English as a second language (I’m one of them) 😉
You speak English incredibly well! Most British people are very lazy when it comes to learning other languages. I suppose it’s simply because English is spoken in so many countries worldwide. French is taught as our second language and it’s most schoolkid’s worst lesson! You do wonderfully! 🙂
Aww how sweet!!! (blushing blushing now) 😀 I wish I had a chance to learn French as my second language so that I could speak one more language now lol 😛
Thank you for your informative post. Although perspicacious is a word I may use only once in my lifetime, I have filed its meaning with it. I’ll be sure to know what it means when the time comes.
I agree. It’s not a word for everyday use. Only a very stuffy person would do so, perhaps! It just popped into my head when I was trying to think of something a little unusual for Heena’s blog. Thank you for sharing your thoughts, Judith Much appreciated. 🙂
Ooh I’m glad this is a thing! I love finding out new words, especially their origins- looking forward to learning some more ☺
If you’ve time (!!!) you can always do some of these WOW’s yourself. I know Heena would be pleased. They don’t take long to do.
Maybe I will!
I’m sure many folk have never comes across this word…
Yet, I’m quite familiar with it because of my spiritual studies…
I don’t remember where I first came across it – just in general reading I think. I quite like the sound of it but it does still retain a slightly archaic sound. I don’t think it’s a word for everyday use. The setting would have to be just right. I imagine it would feature in spiritual studies. Thank you for that, Alexander.
As long as your up for challenges, Millie, try this one:
Use perspicacious in a poem—its own little rhythm could play with the poem’s larger rhythms 🙂
had never come across that one 🙂 thanks
Thank you for liking it, Heath, although can’t believe you can’t quote every word in the dictionary! You have an amazingly extensive vocabulary – as all your lovely poems illustrate. 🙂
This word of the week is such a wonderful idea!!
I loved doing my WOW posts all last year. I’m up to J on my second time through the alphabet but I haven’t had time to do a post for ages. I started with Perspicacious, then decided it would be better to work through the alphabet and add illustrations, too. I’ll get back to them once Book 3 is finished. Thank you for liking the WOW idea! 🙂