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adjective     /ɪnˈtel.ɪ.dʒənt/
B1 showing intelligence, or able to learn and understand things easily: a highly intelligent young man an intelligent remark Helen had a few intelligent things to say on the subject.IntelligencePerceptive intelligently     /-li/ adverb
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