perspicacity :

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  • n  intelligence manifested by being astute (as in business dealings)
  • n  the capacity to assess situations or circumstances shrewdly and to draw sound conclusions

  • He was born on a distant planet called Krypton, whose inhabitants had a physical structure far more advanced than that of earth dwellers, but not enough perspicacity to keep .
  • That would take a perspicacity most politicians lack.
  • But when the banker thinks of Indiana he thinks of Evans Woollen, a banker whose fortune is moderate, whose perspicacity unsurpassed.

  • Jon Kyl in AFP
    ...Kyl praised Gregg, a former New Hampshire governor who is the senior Republican on the Senate budget committee, as a "phenomenal" senator whose selection showed "a great deal of perspicacity" by Obama.

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