Stupid to wise

acumen
(n)
AC-yoo-mǝn
Meaning

mental keenness

1st Sample Sentence

After two years of miserable struggle, I was forced to face the fact that I simply did not have the acumen for university studies.

Root

acer acris (sharp, pungent, bitter, eager, fierce) (Latin)

Mnemonics

acumen sounds like IQ-men. men with high IQ have ability to judge quickly (has keen insight). acumen sounds like "IQ-man" or "a quick man" which grasps quickly ACUTE+MIND. acute means sharp

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