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cunning (part of speech: adjective)
aware (part of speech: adjective)
intelligent (part of speech: adjective)
intuitive (part of speech: adjective)
witty (part of speech: adjective)
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- No one realized better than this suave and astute diplomatist that the bonds which still held together the three nations were about to break. - "Italy at War and the Allies in the West", E. Alexander Powell.
- You, my astute Fairfax, are interested in the man, not because you want to save him from her, but because he has done a little something which he should not have done elsewhere. - "My Strangest Case", Guy Boothby.
- The aim of the Czar and of Kaulbars now was to render all government impossible; but they had to deal with a man far more resolute and astute than Prince Alexander. - "The Development of the European Nations, 1870-1914 (5th ed.)", John Holland Rose.