Vulpine – English Terms about Animals

Vulpine – English Terms about Animals for ESL learners in authentic and real content /’vəl-ˌpīn/ (adj) Definition relating to foxes or resembling them in appearance or behavior, characteristic or typical of foxes, canine, vixen – foxy and insidious, guileful, crafty, astute, shrewd, cunning, tricky, artful, crafty, wily, sly Example Sherlock Holmes is a fictional detective … Read more

Politic GRE Vocabulary Flashcard

Politic GRE Vocabulary Flashcard /ˈpɒl.ɪ.tɪk/ (adj) Definition tactful and shrewd, wise, able to make sound decisions, sensible, sagacious, discreet, judicious, canny, diplomatic, astute, tactical, expedient, prudent Example To begin with, why are you cross-examining the witness in the first place? The point of cross is not to get information from the witness. The point of … Read more

Wily GRE Vocabulary Flashcard

Wily GRE Vocabulary Flashcard /ˈwaɪ.li/ (adj) clever and deceitful in getting what you want, crafty in deceiving people, cunning, sly, guileful, devious, shrewd, sneaky, astute, scheming, artful, tricky Compare Dahl’s portrayal of the fox, a noble and sympathetic creature, with another: licking his lips, eyes narrowed and thickly kohled beneath comic, angry eyebrows, often surrounded … Read more

Sage 1100 Words You Need Week 25 Day 3

Sage 1100 Words You Need /seɪdʒ/ (adj & noun) an old and experienced person, a wise person, adviser, mentor, guru, elder, wise, a type of plant A sage, in classical philosophy, is someone who has attained wisdom. The term has also been used interchangeably with a ‘good person’, and a ‘virtuous person’. Source: Sages … Read more

Perspicacious 1100 Words You Need Week 23 Day 1

Perspicacious 1100 Words You Need Perspicacious 1100 Words You Need /ˌpɜː.spɪˈkeɪ.ʃəs/ (adj) quick in noticing and understanding things accurately, perceptive, astute, insightful, wise, sagacious, smart, clear-sighted, highbrow, sharp, shrewd, ingenious A born naturalist (“She even collected owl pellets. And she took them apart”), Kimmy eagerly shares her knowledge about dinosaurs and fossils on a trip … Read more

Astute 1100 Words You Need Week 9 Day 3

Astute 1100 Words You Need Astute 1100 Words You Need /əˈstjuːt/ (adj) clever and quick to see how to take advantage of a situation, wise, judicious, shrewd, smart, perceptive, incisive, intelligent, perspicacious: an astute investor/businesswoman his astute handling of the situation an astute observer of human behavior antonym: stupid, lowbrow, imprudent adv: astutely Noun: astuteness … Read more