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 for acumen
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Acumen \A*cu"men\, n. [L. acumen, fr. acuere to sharpen. Cf.
     Quickness of perception or discernment; penetration of mind;
     the faculty of nice discrimination. --Selden.
     [1913 Webster]
     Syn: Sharpness; sagacity; keenness; shrewdness; acuteness.
          [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a tapering point
      2: shrewdness shown by keen insight [syn: insightfulness,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  34 Moby Thesaurus words for "acumen":
     acuity, acuteness, apperception, astuteness, cogency,
     critical discernment, discernment, discrimination, farseeingness,
     farsightedness, flair, foresight, foresightedness, incisiveness,
     insight, judgment, keenness, longheadedness, longsightedness,
     penetration, perception, perceptiveness, percipience,
     perspicaciousness, perspicacity, perspicuity, perspicuousness,
     providence, sagaciousness, sagacity, sensibility, sharpness,
     shrewdness, trenchancy

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