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quick-witted

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishquick-wittedˌquick-ˈwitted adjective  INTELLIGENTable to think and understand things quickly opp slow-witted Toby was quick-witted and entertaining. a quick-witted reply
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quick-wittedBrady is quick-witted and articulate.The quick-witted Despina is a delightful character, the archetypal soubrette, just like Adèle in Die Fledermaus.Throughout a lifetime of public service, he proved himself a quick-witted negotiator.The female characters, too, are made of sterner stuff than the quick-witted schemers of Figaro.John was always so quick-witted that I used to think he would have made a good secret agent.The quick-witted will have gone instantly to the heart of the problem: what mysterious attribute distinguishes sport from games?
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