GRE Word List

INCISIVE

(appreciatively) cutting; sharp; Ex. incisive remarks; V. incise: make a cut into

The meaning of the word incisive is (appreciatively) cutting; sharp; Ex. incisive remarks; V. incise: make a cut into.

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