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informal very clever or original
good at thinking clearly and quickly, at understanding difficult ideas and subjects, and at gaining and using knowledge
a wise person is able to make good choices and decisions because they have a lot of experience
a bright person is intelligent and usually young and likely to do well at school or in their careers
intelligent or good at doing something
showing good judgment about things such as art, music, and books and able to tell whether something is valuable or well made
able to judge situations quickly and accurately and make sensible decisions
able to understand things very easily
the action of deliberately dropping your microphone at the end of a speech or performance to show you think it was so good that nothing better could follow it
a coloured substance that you can put on your eyelids
moving with rhythm, together as one
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