astute

definition: 
very intelligent, smart, clever
sentence: 
Astute humans know that alien life isn’t just the stuff of fiction.
After 25 years of astute economic management, Chinese leaders deserve to be given the benefit of the doubt.
difficulty: 
easy
toefl frequency: 
2
toefl classification: 
adverb: 
astutely
adjective: 
adverb sentence: 
They astutely determined that there would be no chance to finish on time.
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noun: 
astuteness
noun sentence: 
Nowadays, shrewdness means intelligence and, more precisely, astuteness.
Mr Huang is known locally for his political astuteness, which has helped him build a property and retailing empire.