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  • sharply perceptive; keen; penetrating [Princeton Review]
  • strongly and effectively expressed; penetrating [Barron]
    1. incisive or keen, as language or a person; caustic; cutting: trenchant wit
    2. vigorous; effective; energetic: a trenchant policy of political reform
    3. clearly or sharply defined; clear-cut; distinct

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