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      adj 1: cutting or able to cut as if with a knife
      2: having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine
         distinctions; "an acute observer of politics and
         politicians"; "incisive comments"; "icy knifelike
         reasoning"; "as sharp and incisive as the stroke of a
         fang"; "penetrating insight"; "frequent penetrative
         observations" [syn: acute, discriminating, incisive,
          keen, penetrating, penetrative, piercing, sharp]
      3: as physically painful as if caused by a sharp instrument; "a
         cutting wind"; "keen winds"; "knifelike cold"; "piercing
         knifelike pains"; "piercing cold"; "piercing criticism";
         "a stabbing pain"; "lancinating pain" [syn: cutting, keen,
          piercing, stabbing, lancinate, lancinating]
      4: having a sharp or distinct edge; "a narrow knifelike