Day-7 (Acumen)

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Word:
Acumen

Status:
Noun

Meaning:
The ability to think clearly and make good decisions. A depth of perception especially in practical matters.

Sentence:
1) Her political acumen won her the election.
2) His lack of business acumen is worrisome.

Origin:
Latin acuere which means 'point'.

First use:
1579

Synonyms:
astuteness, cunningness, shrewdness, intelligence, caginess/cageyness,clear-sightedness, canniness, foxiness, hardheadedness, sharpness, wit

Antonyms:
obtuse, unknowing, guileless, ingenuous, undesigning

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