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trenchant
adj. clearly or sharply defined to the mind; "clear-cut evidence of tampering"; "Claudius was the first to invade Britain with distinct...intentions of conquest"; "trenchant distinctions between right and wrong"
hard-hitting, trenchant
adj. characterized by or full of force and vigor; "a hard-hitting expose"; "a trenchant argument"
trenchant, searching
adj. having keenness and forcefulness and penetration in thought, expression, or intellect; "searching insights"; "trenchant criticism"
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shrewd, sharp, astute
adj. marked by practical hardheaded intelligence; "a smart businessman"; "an astute tenant always reads the small print in a lease"; "he was too shrewd to go along with them on a road that could lead only to their overthrow"
razor-sharp
adj. as sharp as a razor
efficacious
adj. marked by qualities giving the power to produce an intended effect; "written propaganda is less efficacious than the habits and prejudices...of the readers"-Aldous Huxley; "the medicine is efficacious in stopping a cough"
graphic
adj. describing nudity or sexual activity in graphic detail; "graphic sexual scenes"
penetrating, penetrative
adj. tending to penetrate; having the power of entering or piercing; "a toxic penetrative spray applied to the surface"; "a cold penetrating wind"; "a penetrating odor"
virile, potent
adj. (of a male) capable of copulation
powerful
adj. having great power or force or potency or effect; "the most powerful government in western Europe"; "his powerful arms"; "a powerful bomb"; "the horse's powerful kick"; "powerful drugs"; "a powerful argument"
muscular
adj. having or suggesting great physical power or force; "the muscular and passionate Fifth Symphony"
wise
adj. having or prompted by wisdom or discernment; "a wise leader"; "a wise and perceptive comment"
sapient, sagacious, perspicacious
adj. acutely insightful and wise; "much too perspicacious to be taken in by such a spurious argument"; "observant and thoughtful, he was given to asking sagacious questions"; "a source of valuable insights and sapient advice to educators"
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razor-sharp
adj. as sharp as a razor
impelling
adj. markedly effective as if by emotional pressure; "impelling skill as a teller of tales"; "an impelling personality"
telling, impressive
adj. producing a strong effect; "gave an impressive performance as Othello"; "a telling gesture"
nimble, agile
adj. mentally quick; "an agile mind"; "nimble wits"
quick-witted
adj. mentally nimble and resourceful; "quick-witted debater"; "saved an embarrassing situation with quick-witted tact"
perceptive, discerning, apprehensive
adj. quick to understand; "a kind and apprehensive friend"- Nathaniel Hawthorne
ready, quick
adj. apprehending and responding with speed and sensitivity; "a quick mind"; "a ready wit"
smart as a whip, brilliant, brainy
adj. having or marked by unusual and impressive intelligence; "some men dislike brainy women"; "a brilliant mind"; "a brilliant solution to the problem"
smart, bright
adj. characterized by quickness and ease in learning; "some children are brighter in one subject than another"; "smart children talk earlier than the average"
prehensile
adj. having a keen intellect; "poets--those gifted strangely prehensile men"- A.T.Quiller-Couch
thinking, reasoning, intelligent
adj. endowed with the capacity to reason
scintillating
adj. brilliantly clever; "scintillating wit"; "a play full of scintillating dialogue"
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slow, obtuse, dumb, dull, dim, dense
adj. slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity; "so dense he never understands anything I say to him"; "never met anyone quite so dim"; "although dull at classical learning, at mathematics he was uncommonly quick"- Thackeray; "dumb officials make some really dumb decisions"; "he was either normally stupid or being deliberately obtuse"; "worked with the slow students"
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