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Acumen (n)

Quickness, accuracy, and keenness of judgement or insight

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Adroit (adj)

Clever and skillful

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Anecdote (n)

A short, usually humorous story

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Arcane (adj)

Known or understood by only a few

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Ascertain (v)

To find out through investigation or experimentation

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Assimilate (v)

To absorb or become absorbed; to make or become similar

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Astute (adj)

Shrewd; clever

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Autonomy (n)

Independence; self-determination

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Callous (adj)

Emotionally hardened; unfeeling

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Candid (adj)

Completely honest, straightforward

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Catharsis (n)

An emotional cleansing or release of emotional tensions, fears, or pity

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Circumspect (adj)

Careful; prudent; discreet

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Conjecture (n)

Inference; guesswork

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Convoluted (adj)

Intricate; hard to understand

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Cosmopolitan (adj)

Worldly; widely sophisticated

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Derivative (n)

Something that comes from another source

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Didactic (adj)

Instructive

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Disseminate (v)

To scatter widely, as in sowing seed

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Enigma (n)

A puzzle, mystery, or riddle

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Entourage (n)

A group of associates

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Erudition (n)

Deep, extensive learning

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Esoteric (adj)

Intended for or understood by only a small group

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Euphemism (n)

A mild or indirect term substituting a harsh, blunt, or offensive term

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Extrapolate (v)

To infer or estimate by extending or projecting known information

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Gaffe (n)

A clumsy social error, a faux-pas

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Husbandry (n)

The application of scientific principles to agriculture

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Incoherent (adj)

Lacking cohesion or connection

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Inscrutable (adj)

Difficult to fathom, understand; impenetrable

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Insinuate (v)

To imply or communicate stealthily

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Lucid (adj)

Easily understood; clear

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Perspicacious (adj)

Shrewd; clear-sighted

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Pragmatic (adj)

Practical

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Precocious (adj)

Exhibiting unusual early intellectual aptitude or maturity

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Prospectus (n)

Formal proposal

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Reticent (adj)

Inclined to keep silent; reserved

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Rhetorical (n)

The art of using language effective or persuasively

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Rudimentary (adj)

Basic or elementary; in the earliest stages of development

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Staid (adj)

Unemotional; serious