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shrewdness

noun [U]
 
 
/ˈʃruːdnəs/
the ability to judge people and situations well and make good decisions: Her greatest asset may prove to be her shrewdness.
good judgment or understanding: Billboards are placed with pinpoint shrewdness. It is a task he has approached with commitment, intelligence, and shrewdness.
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