Acumen

What is the definition of acumen?

 Acumen is a noun that refers to the ability to make good judgements. 

Coming from the Latin, acuere (ah kware ay) meaning ‘to sharpen,’ our word of the day came to refer to a mental sharpness or shrewdness.

How is acumen used in a sentence?

Jeff was a great football player, but he simply lacks the acumen to be an effective head coach. We need someone with a sharper, more keen mind.

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