acumen [ uh-kyoo-muh n ]
The word of the day is ‘acumen’.
The word is a noun, i.e., it is the main subject of a sentence.
No, the word is a noun. Therefore, it does not have a past form
1. Ability to understand and reason
2. Ability to make good judgements and take quick decisions.
1. Yet the old man’s confidence in the young man’s acumen was invulnerable.
2.She hides a shrewd business acumen.
3. She set a too high value upon her acumen, upon the keenness of her instincts.
4. Warburton meets this objection with his usual fierté and acumen.
5. The Parisian police, so much extolled for acumen, are cunning, but no more.
Some synonyms of today’s word are:
acuity, awareness, brilliance, guile, ingenuity, insight, intellect, intelligence, intuition, judgment, sensitivity, shrewdness, vision, wisdom, wit, astuteness, brains, cleverness, comprehension, cunning, discernment, discrimination, farsightedness, keenness, perception, perspicacity, perspicuity, refinement, sagacity, sharpness, smartness, understanding, percipience astuteness, sharp-wittedness, brightness, common sense, canniness, intuitiveness, vision, powers of reasoning, savvy, know-how, horse sense, grey matter, sapience etc.
witlessness, ignorance, insensitivity, stupidity, misinterpretation, mistake, misunderstanding, denseness, inability, ineptness, obtuseness
It’s not about whether we should have a conservative or a liberal. It’s about, do we have someone that has the mental acumen to understand what the laws are, and not write laws but defend the laws. That’s the whole purpose of three branches of government.Dave Rubin
Did you miss out on reading this Word of the Day? Catch up now!