Friday, November 23, 2007

Vocabulary for Today

I've had a chance over this holiday break to catch up on some pleasure reading. I have devoured the Winter 2008 edition of Pipes and Tobaccos Magazine and read a decent article on the US Marines in the Civil War in Leatherneck (thanks to Dad for not throwing that issue away). Anyway, in all my reading I have managed to expand my vocabulary and I have a new favorite word.

Perspicacity - the ability to see beyond appearances, read between the lines, and penetrate to the essence or core of an issue, problem, or situation; the simple, fundamental ability to recognize bullshit.

The preceding is the definition given by the author of the particular article from which I pulled it. So, reflect on perspicacity when you get a chance.

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