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acumen

a·cu·men

acumen

 
 
pronunciation:
kyu mn [or] ae kyu mn
part of speech: noun
definition: superior insight; quickness and shrewdness of judgment, esp. in practical matters.
Her business acumen made her the ideal choice to head the company.
synonyms:
astuteness, discernment, discrimination, keenness, perceptiveness, percipience, perspicacity, sagacity
antonyms:
dullness
similar words:
brains, ingenuity, insight, intelligence, penetration, perception, smarts, wisdom