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Eng. Voc. Chpt.9

Words About Intelligence

Acumen Shrewdness, keenness, & quickness in understanding and dealing with a situation.
Acute Ken or quick of mind, shrewd.
Astute Having or showing a clever or shrewd mind; cunning.
Befuddle To confuse.
Coruscation A sudden brilliant display of wit.
Discerning Having or showing good judgment or understanding.
Dolt A stupid, slow-witted person, a blockhead.
Erudite Learned, scholarly.
Fatuous Silly, foolish, complacently stupid, or inane.
Folly A lack of understanding or sense, foolish.
Incisive Sharp, keen, or acute.
Inane Lacking sense, foolish, silly.
Ingenious Clever, resourceful.
Judicious Wise and careful, showing sound judgment.
Nescient Ignorant, lacking knowledge.
Obtuse Slow to understand, dull.
Omniscient Knowing all things.
Pedant A school teacher, especially one who puts unnecessary stress on minor or trivial points of learning.
Perspicacious Having keen judgment or understanding, acutely perceptive.
Polymath A person of great and diversified learning.
Prodigy A child of highly unusual talent or genius.
Pundit A person who has or professes to have great learning or authority.
Resourceful Able to deal creatively and effectively with problems and difficulties.
Sagacious Showing keen perception and sound judgment.
Vacuous Stupid, showing lack of intelligence.
Created by: JAlbrough17
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