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

  Savvy \Sav"vy\, Savvey \Sav"vey\, v. t. & i. [Written also
     savey.] [Sp. saber to know, sabe usted do you know?]
     To understand; to comprehend; know. [Slang, U. S.]
     [Webster 1913 Suppl.] Savvy

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Savvy \Sav"vy\, Savvey \Sav"vey\, n.
     Comprehension; knowledge of affairs; mental grasp; also,
     practical know-how; common sense. [Slang, U. S.] also adj.
     knowledgeable; well-informed; clever; canny; wise.
     [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the cognitive condition of someone who understands; "he has
           virtually no understanding of social cause and effect"
           [syn: understanding, apprehension, discernment,
      v 1: get the meaning of something; "Do you comprehend the
           meaning of this letter?" [syn: grok, get the picture,
           comprehend, savvy, dig, grasp, compass,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  166 Moby Thesaurus words for "savvy":
     ability, absorb, acuity, acuteness, address, adeptness, adroitness,
     airmanship, appreciate, apprehend, apprehension, aptitude, aptness,
     artfulness, artisanship, artistry, assimilate, astute,
     be acquainted with, be apprised of, be aware of, be cognizant of,
     be conscious of, be conversant with, be informed, be with one,
     braininess, bravura, brightness, brilliance, cagey, capability,
     capacity, catch, catch on, clairvoyance, clear thinking,
     cleverness, cognize, command, competence, comprehend,
     comprehension, conceive, conception, conceptualization,
     conceptualize, control, coordination, craft, craftsmanship,
     cunning, deftness, dexterity, dexterousness, dextrousness, dig,
     digest, diplomacy, discern, efficiency, esprit, expertise,
     facility, fathom, finesse, flair, follow, foreknowledge, genius,
     get, get hold of, get the drift, get the idea, get the picture,
     giftedness, gifts, grace, grasp, grip, handiness, have,
     have information about, have it taped, have knowledge of, heady,
     horsemanship, ideation, ingeniousness, ingenuity, intellection,
     intelligence, keen-wittedness, keenness, ken, know, know-how,
     learn, make out, marksmanship, master, mastership, mastery,
     mental alertness, mental grasp, mercurial mind, native cleverness,
     nimble mind, nimble-wittedness, nimbleness, nous, perceive,
     perspicacious, possess, practical ability, precognition, prehend,
     prehension, proficiency, prowess, quick parts, quick thinking,
     quick wit, quick-wittedness, quickness, read, readiness, ready wit,
     realize, recognize, resource, resourcefulness, sagacious,
     savoir-faire, seamanship, see, seize, seize the meaning, sense,
     sharp-wittedness, sharpness, skill, skillfulness, smartness,
     smarts, sprightly wit, style, tact, tactfulness, take, take in,
     talent, technical brilliance, technical mastery, technical skill,
     technique, timing, understand, understanding, virtuosity, wisdom,
     wit, wizardry, workmanship, wot, wot of

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