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Apr 3, 2013
This week's theme
Words to describe people

This week's words
magnanimous
percipient
sagacious
temerarious
malapert

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sagacious

PRONUNCIATION:
(suh-GAY-shuhs)

MEANING:
adjective: Having keen judgment or wisdom.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin sagire (to perceive keenly). Ultimately from the Indo-European root sag- (to seek out), which is also the source of seek, ransack, ramshackle, forsake, and hegemony. Earliest documented use: 1607.

USAGE:
"Even Warren Buffett is looking less than sagacious after his holding company posted its worst year ever."
The Long and the Short; The Economist (London, UK); Mar 12, 2009.

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

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