Astute

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Definition: insightful and penetrating; keen and discerning; exhibiting combined shrewdness, perspicacity, and diplomacy

Derivation: Latin, “crafty”

Synonyms: critical, discerning, sagacious, subtle

Consequential Qualities: artful, tactful

Quote:

When you have an elephant by the hind legs and it is trying to run away, it is best to let it run. — Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) 16th President of the United States