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acuity

a·cu·i·ty

acuity

pronunciation:
kyu ih ti
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part of speech: noun
definition: sharpness or keenness, as of sense perception or understanding.
The bird's visual acuity allows it to locate small prey from a great distance in the air.
similar words:
perspicacity, sensibility, wit
Word Parts
The word acuity contains the following part:
ac, acr, acer Latin root that means sharp, bitter, sour