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.