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Apr 2, 2013
This week's theme
Words to describe people

This week's words
magnanimous
percipient
sagacious
temerarious
malapert

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with Anu Garg

percipient

PRONUNCIATION:
(per-SIP-ee-ant)

MEANING:
adjective: Having deep insight or understanding.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin percipere (to perceive), from per- (thoroughly) + capere (to seize). Ultimately from the Indo-European root kap- (to grasp), which also gave us captive, capsule, capable, capture, cable, chassis, occupy, deceive, gaff, caitiff, and captious. Earliest documented use: 1659.

USAGE:
"I am a percipient and keen observer and manage an asset class which has long-term return potential."
Sanket Dhanorkar; Fund Manager's Pharma; The Economic Times (New Delhi, India); Mar 6, 2012.

See more usage examples of percipient in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Everyone, in some small sacred sanctuary of the self, is nuts. -Leo Rosten, author (1908-1997)

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