IELTS Vocabulary: Acumen

Acumen 
/ak-yoo-man/
(n.)
keenness of judgment (acus sharp).

The book shows the writer’s acumen in practical affairs.
Kitab amli mamlaat mein likhari ki zahanat zahar karti hai. 
Correct answer is A: Insight

Synonyms
discernment, perspicacity, shrewdness, insightfulness
Antonyms
Ignorance, stupidity, inability

Examples in speaking

  • I respect her business acumen.
  • Most politicians don’t have political acumen.

Examples in writing

  • I have always possessed great business acumen.
  • The point is not my poor financial acumen but training.

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