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

  Sagacity \Sa*gac"i*ty\, n. [L. sagacitas. See Sagacious.]
     The quality of being sagacious; quickness or acuteness of
     sense perceptions; keenness of discernment or penetration
     with soundness of judgment; shrewdness.
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           Some [brutes] show that nice sagacity of smell.
                                                    --Cowper.
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           Natural sagacity improved by generous education. --V.
                                                    Knox.
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     Syn: Penetration; shrewdness; judiciousness.
  
     Usage: Sagacity, Penetration. Penetration enables us to
            enter into the depths of an abstruse subject, to
            detect motives, plans, etc. Sagacity adds to
            penetration a keen, practical judgment, which enables
            one to guard against the designs of others, and to
            turn everything to the best possible advantage.
            [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  sagacity
      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,
         sagaciousness]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  67 Moby Thesaurus words for "sagacity":
     acuity, acumen, acuteness, anticipation, apperception, astuteness,
     background, blaseness, cogency, comprehension, contemplation,
     discernment, discretion, envisagement, envisionment, experience,
     farseeingness, farsightedness, forecast, foreglance, foregleam,
     foreglimpse, forehandedness, foreseeing, foresight,
     foresightedness, grasp, incisiveness, insight, judiciousness,
     longheadedness, longsightedness, looking ahead, past experience,
     penetration, perception, perceptiveness, percipience,
     perspicaciousness, perspicacity, perspicuity, perspicuousness,
     practical knowledge, practice, prediction, preparation,
     prepublication, preview, prevision, prospect, prospection,
     providence, provision, prudence, readiness, sagaciousness,
     sageness, sapience, seasoning, sensibility, sensitivity,
     sophistication, tempering, trenchancy, understanding, wisdom,
     worldly wisdom
  
  

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