perspicacity (pûr-spĭ-KĂS-ĭ-tē)


Definition (Noun) Clearness of understanding or insight; great mental penetration; discernment. In Context "By now Coucy was a member of the Royal Council, clearly relied on by Charles V for his perspicacity and diplomacy." Barbara W. Tuchman, A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century, 1978. This word was suggested by Jeff Bergman in the Office of Human Resources.