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

  Sagacious \Sa*ga"cious\, a. [L. sagax, sagacis, akin to sagire
     to perceive quickly or keenly, and probably to E. seek. See
     Seek, and cf. Presage.]
     1. Of quick sense perceptions; keen-scented; skilled in
        following a trail.
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              Sagacious of his quarry from so far.  --Milton.
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     2. Hence, of quick intellectual perceptions; of keen
        penetration and judgment; discerning and judicious;
        knowing; far-sighted; shrewd; sage; wise; as, a sagacious
        man; a sagacious remark.
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              Instinct . . . makes them, many times, sagacious
              above our apprehension.               --Dr. H. More.
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              Only sagacious heads light on these observations,
              and reduce them into general propositions. --Locke.
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     Syn: See Shrewd.
          [1913 Webster] -- Sa*ga"cious*ly, adv. --
          Sa*ga"cious*ness, n.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the mental ability to understand and discriminate between
           relations [syn: sagacity, sagaciousness, judgment,
           judgement, discernment]
      2: the trait of forming opinions by distinguishing and
         evaluating [syn: judiciousness, sagacity,

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