2000-02-19

perspicacious

Having or showing penetrating mental discernment.

This word was used in an excellent verbal jab at Worf by Q in this exchange from the Season 3 episode "Deja Q" (stardate 43539.1) from Star Trek: The Next Generation:

Q: "If I were to ask you a very simple question, do you think you might be able to answer it without it troubling your intellect too much? Ready? Here goes. Would I permit you to lock me away if I still had all my powers?"

Worf: "You have fooled us too often, Q."

Q: "Oh, perspicacity incarnate! Please don't feel compelled now to tell me the story of 'The Boy Who Cried Worf'."

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