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shrewdness

[ shrood-nis ]
/ ˈʃrud nɪs /
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noun
the quality of being astute or sharp in practical matters; the ability to find and pursue the most advantageous course of action, sometimes at the cost of moral compromise: He had the gift of storytelling, but not the ordinary shrewdness to convert the talent into a bankable asset.Michnik says that the marketplace frequently “chooses banality over excellence, shrewdness over nobility, empty promise over true competence.”
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OTHER WORDS FROM shrewdness

un·shrewd·ness, noun
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