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perspicacity

per·spi·cac·i·ty

perspicacity

 
 
pronunciation:
puhr sp kae sih ti
part of speech: noun
definition: keenness of mental perception or grasp; astuteness.
His essays are filled with rich insights into the workings of politics, and it is this perspicacity that makes him a great contributor to the magazine.
synonyms:
acuity, astuteness, discernment, penetration, perceptiveness, wit
similar words:
acumen, awareness, clearheadedness, discrimination, insight, intelligence, sagacity, shrewdness