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acumen

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noun
  • quick, keen, or accurate knowledge or insight [Princeton Review]
  • ability to understand and judge things quickly and clearly; shrewdness [Barron]
  • mental keenness; sharpness of judgment; ability to judge quickly and well [Nandigam]

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