1 saucy, impudent, or forward
a pert little hat
3 Obsolete clever or brisk (C13: variant of earlier apert, from Latin apertus open, from aperire to open; influenced by Old French aspert, from Latin expertus expert)
n acronym for programme evaluation and review technique
abbrev. for pertaining
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