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2022-05-07 13:00 作者: 来源: 本站 浏览: 21 views Make a Comment 字号:

摘要: Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 7, 2022 is: sagacious • \suh-GAY-shus\  R...

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 7, 2022 is:

sagacious • \suh-GAY-shus\  • adjective

Sagacious means "having or showing an ability to understand difficult ideas and situations and to make good decisions." It implies being wise or discerning.

// Student reviews paint the writing professor as a sagacious mentor and a compassionate teacher.

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Examples:

"If depression crept in, she would phone her sagacious dad for advice…." — Tom Lanham, Spin, 8 Sept. 2021

Did you know?

You might expect the root of sagacious to be sage, which, as an adjective, means "wise" or, as a noun, "a wise person." Despite similarities of spelling, sound, and sense, the two words are not closely related. Sagacious comes from sagire, a Latin verb meaning "to perceive keenly." Etymologists believe that sage comes from a different Latin verb, sapere, which means "to taste," "to have good taste," or "to be wise."



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