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wit

1. the talent or quality of using unexpected associations between contrasting or disparate words or ideas to make a clever humorous effect
2. speech or writing showing this quality
3. a person possessing, showing, or noted for such an ability, esp in repartee
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Quick witted and maybe better suited for a position on Comedy Central's ``The Daily Show'' than ``SportsCenter,'' Selwyn is ``very clever and funny,'' said Jaffe, in charge of recruiting and negotiating with ESPN's anchors and reporters.
FASHION models are undeservedly stereotyped as slightly dim- witted clothes horses.
He is a quick witted Gemini with a dislike for authority figures.