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quick(Discerning), adjective acute, adept, adroit, agile, aggressive, astute, brainy, bright, brilliant, clever, deft, dexterous, discerning, educable, fiery, intelligent, irascible, irritable, keen, of ready intelligence, peppery, sagacious, sharp, skillful, snappish, teachable, trainable
quick(Fleeting), adjective active, artful, born, brief, caducous, cursory, deft, elusive, ephemeral, evanescent, expeditious, express, facile, fast, fleet, fleeting, frisky, hasty, hurried, immediate, impermanent, impulsive, instantaneous, meteoric, momentary, nimble, perfunctory, perishable, perspicacious, precipitate, proficient, prompt, rapid, ready, short-lived, speedy, sudden, summary, swift, temporary, transient, vivacious, volatile, wide-awake
See also: alert, artful, born, brief, conscious, cursory, deft, expeditious, facile, immediate, impulsive, instantaneous, live, perfunctory, perspicacious, precipitate, proficient, prompt, rapid, ready, summary, volatile