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shrewd

adjective     /ʃruːd/ approving
C2 having or based on a clear understanding and good judgment of a situation, resulting in an advantage: [+ to infinitive] He was shrewd enough not to take the job when there was the possibility of getting a better one a few months later. She is a shrewd politician who wants to avoid offending the electorate unnecessarily. It was a shrewd move to buy your house just before property prices started to rise.Wise and sensible shrewdly     /ˈʃruːd.li/ adverb She shrewdly predicted the stock market crash.Wise and sensible shrewdness     /ˈʃruːd.nəs/ noun [U]
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