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Hot SAT Words Lessons 21-30
LESSON # 28 Like an owl! Words Relating to Being Wise and Sharp- Minded
ACUTE Adj. keen- minded, sharp
ACUTE Because it supposedly improves mental ACUITY, fish is called “brain food.” Dee had a dull ache in her tooth yesterday, but today the pain is much more ACUTE.
ASTUTUE Adj. sharp- minded, clever
ASTUTE As an ASTUTE reader of poetry, Helen seems always to find meanings hiddn between the lines.
DISCERNING Adj. able to judge people and situations clearly
DISCERNING As a DISCERNING collector, Harry buys only the best bluegrass recordings on the market. If you look carefully, you may DISCERN a small boat out there in the fog.
D is for DISCERNING
D is for DISCERNING DIOGENES… Or just plain CYNICAL?
ERUDITE Adj. wise due to much reading and studying; scholarly
ERUDITE Morris pretends to be ERUDITE, but he’s really an airhead couch potato. Joel attributes his ERUDITION to a lifetime of studying and reading good books.
INCISIVE Adj. sharp; keen
INCISIVE Brian’s INCISIVE comments went right to the heart of the matter. It took many INCISIVE minds to unravel the mysteries of the genome.
INGENIOUS Adj. very clever or inventive
INGENIOUS INGENIOUS it may be, but the digital belt buckle is a pretty much useless item.
INANE NOT INGENIOUS!
INGENUOUS Sincere and genuine DISINGENUOUS = insincere and not genuine
JUDICIOUS Adj. showing wisdom in judging people and situations
JUDICIOUS By sticking to a budget, Marlene makes JUDICIOUS use of her limited income. Henry chose a college without much thought, but Nora is trying to be more JUDICIOUS.
PERSPICACIOUS Adj. using wise judgment; sharp-minded
PERSPICACIOUS As a PERSPICACIOUS observer of teenagers, Mr. Krystal knew immediately that Kenny had a problem. Dana can do a PERSPICACIOUS impersonation of the president.
PRUDENT Adj. careful, cautious, and wise …but a bit PEDANTIC!
PRUDENT It is PRUDENT not to drive when the roads are covered with ice. Before agreeing to buy an old house, it would be PRUDENT to have it checked for termintes.
SAGACIOUS Adj. WISE
SAGACIOUS For a three-year-old, my brother says the most SAGACIOUS things. Unlike me, he’s probably a budding genius.
SAVVY Adj. SMART, INFORMED
SAVVY SAVVY investors knew better than to put their money in Vince’s risky business venture.
SHREWD Adj. insightful, clever
SHREWD Dennis is a shred negotiator, always getting the deal he wants but leaving the other side pleased with the outcome, too.
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