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May 26, 2023

Word of the Day: Sapient

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Word of the Day
: May 26, 2023

\SAY-pee-unt\ adjective

What It Means

Sapient is a formal word that means “possessing or expressing great wisdom.”

// She was grateful to have in her mentor an ever-reliable source of sapient career advice.

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