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perspicacious

view main entry for perspicacious adjective very formal  /ˌpɜrspɪˈkeɪʃəs/
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perspicaciously

adverb

perspicacity

  /ˌpɜrspɪˈkæsəti/ noun [uncountable]
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nanodegree

a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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hypocaust

an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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