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Acuteness of perception and understanding
Perspicacity
The five-year-old's perspicacity amazed all who heard him answer the question
All over; Omnipresent and noticeable
Ubiquitous
The new principal was ubiquitous that fall; he went out of his way to show student that he cared and that he was always around if they needed him
To confuse or distress; to cause perplexity and uncertainty
Abash
He abashed his opponent by unearthing a past embarrassing incident that few people knew about
Cause to become unclear or confusing
Addle
Rene addled the frail, old librarian by being rude and indifferent to the man's senior position and personal feeling
Confusion and disruption; without clearness in mind and purpose
Anarchy
After the overthrow of the king, anarchy ruled throughout the country
To confuse; to forestall action or understanding
Baffle
The prosecution lawyer tried to baffle the witness with his cleverness, but the witness was too smart and would not be dissuaded from her testimony
To trick and confuse
Bamboozle
The wily student's attempt to bamboozle the counselor with double-talk did not work, and he was promptly sent back to class
A place of noisy and confusion; an insane asylum
Bedlam
When the substitute teacher arrived, she found the classroom in a state of bedlam and it took her the remainder of the hour to restore order
Clearness of thought; capacity to perceive the thought
Lucidity
Clarence, however, lacked the lucidity to recognize Emily's adoration
To show plainly; to reveal
Manifest
He manifested his displeasure in his body language and tone of voice
Apparent; easily seen or seen through; without subterfuge
Obvious
Laurel's obvious pleasure was apparent in her facial expression
Seeming to mean something or to be interpreted as such
Ostensibly
Although we were ostensibly invited because wew were friends of the host, in reality, he was using our presence to enhance his political position in the community
Clear and discernible; noticeable by touch
Palpable
The unease among the group members was palpable as they stare at their feet and cleared their throats
Openly; plainly; clearly
Patently
It was patently clear from the reaction of the jury that the defense attorney had the upper hand
Clear in style, manner, or appearance
Pellucid
Her pellucid attempts to impress the young man were useless since he was more interested in watching the football game
Acuteness of perception and understanding
Perspicacity
The five-year-old's perspicacity amazed all who heard him answer the question
All over; Omnipresent and noticeable
Ubiquitous
The new principal was ubiquitous that fall; he went out of his way to show student that he cared and that he was always around if they needed him
To confuse or distress; to cause perplexity and uncertainty
Abash
He abashed his opponent by unearthing a past embarrassing incident that few people knew about
Cause to become unclear or confusing
Addle
Rene addled the frail, old librarian by being rude and indifferent to the man's senior position and personal feeling
Confusion and disruption; without clearness in mind and purpose
Anarchy
After the overthrow of the king, anarchy ruled throughout the country
To confuse; to forestall action or understanding
Baffle
The prosecution lawyer tried to baffle the witness with his cleverness, but the witness was too smart and would not be dissuaded from her testimony
To trick and confuse
Bamboozle
The wily student's attempt to bamboozle the counselor with double-talk did not work, and he was promptly sent back to class
A place of noisy and confusion; an insane asylum
Bedlam
When the substitute teacher arrived, she found the classroom in a state of bedlam and it took her the remainder of the hour to restore order
Clearness of thought; capacity to perceive the thought
Lucidity
Clarence, however, lacked the lucidity to recognize Emily's adoration
To show plainly; to reveal
Manifest
He manifested his displeasure in his body language and tone of voice
Apparent; easily seen or seen through; without subterfuge
Obvious
Laurel's obvious pleasure was apparent in her facial expression
Seeming to mean something or to be interpreted as such
Ostensibly
Although we were ostensibly invited because wew were friends of the host, in reality, he was using our presence to enhance his political position in the community
Clear and discernible; noticeable by touch
Palpable
The unease among the group members was palpable as they stare at their feet and cleared their throats
Openly; plainly; clearly
Patently
It was patently clear from the reaction of the jury that the defense attorney had the upper hand
Clear in style, manner, or appearance
Pellucid
Her pellucid attempts to impress the young man were useless since he was more interested in watching the football game