“Apercu (noun): A quick, penetrating insight; immediate expression.
‘The program won an Emmy award in 1969, and its host, though frequently controversial for his acerbic apercus, has earned the respect of conservatives and liberals alike.’ Michio Kakutani, The New York Times”
Excerpted from: Grambs, David. The Random House Dictionary for Writers and Readers. New York: Random House, 1990.