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penetrative

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Penetrative \Pen"e*tra*tive\, adjective [Cf. F. p['e]n['e]tratif.]

1. Tending to penetrate; of a penetrating quality; piercing; as, the penetrative sun.

His look became keen and penetrative. --Hawthorne.

2. Having the power to affect or impress the mind or heart; impressive; as, penetrative shame. --Shak.

3. Acute; discerning; sagacious; as, penetrative wisdom. "The penetrative eye." --Wordsworth.

Led on by skill of penetrative soul. --Grainger.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

penetrative

adjective

1: 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}, {knifelike}, {penetrating}, {penetrative}, {piercing}, {sharp}]

2: tending to penetrate; having the power of entering or piercing; "a toxic penetrative spray applied to the surface"; "a cold penetrating wind"; "a penetrating odor" [syn: {penetrative}, {penetrating}]


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In the interest of FULL DISCLOSURE, there is a particularly interesting partial SCREENSHOT of the home page here.

I used Abduction! for Firefox or Webpage Screenshot for Chrome to get this series of SCREENSHOTS.

Electronic Frontier Foundation Golden Key Campaign

I don't want Uncle Sam having my SIM Card PRIVATE keys.

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This is a Thumbnail of the particularly interesting partial SCREENSHOT above. The really fine print is not legible, but if it's slightly oversized, it can be read in the thumbnail. Generally, in the thumbnail, you can't read the fine print. In the fine print I say that I'm using all of these copyrighted and trademarked seals and logos and images without the permission of the intellectual property owners. I am stating that these parties are not endorsing my website and that I am not related to them in any capacity. I state that my ideas and suggestions might affect them or might be related to their industries or areas of interests and that I am addressing these parties and institutions.

I allow commentary on the home page and variants of "Cool." I may not stay with DISQUS but right now it suits me - at least in these places.

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