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clever

adjective
 
 
/ˈklevər/
INTELLIGENT A1 able to learn and understand things quickly and easily: a clever studentIntelligencePerceptive
EFFECTIVE B1 designed in an effective and intelligent way: a clever idea a clever toolIntelligencePerceptive
cleverly adverb a cleverly designed toy cleverness noun [U]
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