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astute

adjective     /əˈstjuːt/ US  /-ˈstuːt/
clever and quick to see how to take advantage of a situation: an astute investor/businesswoman his astute handling of the situation an astute observer of human behaviourIntelligencePerceptive astutely     /-li/ adverb IntelligencePerceptive astuteness     /-nəs/ noun [U] IntelligencePerceptive
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