100 important words: acumen

Means: Quickness, accuracy, and keenness of judgment or insight.
Review: Handy and fairly well-known. I actually encountered this word in real life. "Exhuming McCarthy", an early song of REM, contains the lyrics: "Sharpening stones, walking on coals, to improve your business acumen."
First Google link is to dictionary: No, but Google includes links to dictionary sites in the results.
When Hank's boss found him slouched over his desk, asleep and drooling, she became less convinced of his professional acumen.

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Posted by cronopio at 02:18 PM, June 15, 2006