What does Acumen mean and what makes it such an important daily wisdom word? Let us first take a look at the meaning of acumen in our Webster Dictionary-1. the ability to make good judgements and quick decisions, typically in a particular domain. 2. Sharpness, shrewdness, acuity, cleverness, understanding, awareness and common sense.

Daily Wisdom Word Meaning-1. The ability of one to have wit, sharpness and clarity and being completely aware of their surroundings.

Do we all have acumen? I believe we do, but some of us have more than others. For some, it acumen comes out at different times in different manifestations. For instance, acumen can be seen in watching someone finish or do a crossword puzzle, and think quickly of every answer. Acumen can also be seen by going to an Ivy League School and watching students operate in their surroundings for a day, but you don’t have to attend an Ivy League School to have acumen.

Acumen is also seen in someone when they are in precarious situations. These people “think quick on their feet”. These are the people you see with quick ways out of troubling or cornered situations. These are also people that have a comeback for a sarcastic individual each and every time and it just rolls right off of their tongue. These are also the people that know just the proper vocabulary to explain the meaning of any word at any time.

Acumen is seen in the best and the brightest where it is obviously present, but also in “sleepers” where you would least expect it. In modern English, it conveys the sense that someone is perceptive enough to grasp a situation quickly and clever enough to use what they’ve grasped from the situation.

Acumen is the sharpness of the mind in any adversity. The above are just a few examples of how acumen may be seen in other individuals, but before you decide you don’t have acumen, I can assure you somewhere within you there is the ability to develop it but it is more noticeable in some individuals than others.

The English word, Acumen retains the spelling and figurative meaning of its direct Latin ancestor, a term that literally meant “point”. Latin acumen traces to the verb acuere, which means “to sharpen” and derives from acus, the Latin word for “needle.” Acumen is really summated best with a keen mind and a sharp wit.

Acumen comes out in others when you least expect it sometimes, and can be called, sarcasm on a bad day, but it is reserved especially for those who are quick thinkers and have a fast come back for everything.

Thank you so much for reading about acumen today. I look forward to quotes, poems and stories utilizing the word acumen within them posted on the daily wisdom words website on the community page,, which connects directly with twitter and you can post from here directly to twitter, facebook, and google plus.

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Samantha Leboeuf
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Samantha Leboeuf-founder/daily wisdom words, LLC
Founder: Daily Wisdom Words, LLC. I love Poetry and am an Author as well.   There is a lot of meaning in the title of my book, Daily Wisdom Words, Volume l. My previous experience is in Sales and Marketing. Previously, I was in charge of Development through the Marketing and Sales of New Homes' in new home communities for close to 20 years.  I was a licensed Real Estate Broker selling/listing homes in the Colorado market.  While doing this, I hosted a cable network show called, "From Trees to Keys", my portion for Colorado Living Inc.. I enjoyed creating interview questions, working for Developers of New Home Communities, hosting Live on actual construction sites, describing and displaying on television camera various stages of construction as the home was built from start to finish. I interviewed various land developers, New Home Builders, Real Estate Brokers, and other people in the Real Estate Business for one year. Previous Experience: I was licensed through the "Securities and Exchange Commission" as a Principal for Limited Partnerships and sold them as well. I held a Series 22, 63, as well as License, to manage a brokerage firm called a series 39. I enjoyed running a small branch office of an Oil and Gas Company in Colorado for approximately one year. Hobbies: I have always loved Poetry and Writing.  I was declared "Permanently Disabled" due to Breast Cancer and CRPS-(Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome).  I began focusing on my writing. I volunteered for an online poetry community,  "Realistic Poetry" for approximately six months. I decided to start Daily Wisdom Words, LLC after volunteering for an online poetry community and thinking of ways that I would improve this concept and offer something for every KIND of #Writer:  Authors, Bloggers, Poets, Songwriters, Original Quote Creatives, and short story writers. I have two grown children, a son, 33, and a daughter 31,  who lives in Idaho with her husband. They have a son, my first grandchild who will be three years old, soon!  They welcomed their second child, Easton Jay into the world, 5/4//2021. Updates are necessary as my son is now married to my lovely daughter-in-law who is awesome.  She just gave birth to their first son on 5/5/2021, who is so beautiful having the name Logan James Leboeuf. This is her and my son's first child.  Hard to believe their child has a birthday one day ahead of my daughter and son-in-law's second child, Little E.  So exciting!!  I love children! Thanks so much for reading!  We humbly love this community and the members who are part of it. We think of ourselves as a family, and every member makes up part of it.  Please view our website, fully as it is constantly changing!!  We are always adding new prompts, and new content, and are so very proud to be debuting with our first podcast, "Daily Wisdom Words Podcast."  Episode #101 with Dr. Dream, Kelly Sullivan Walden.  She will be our first guest.  Please watch as it airs 6/12/2021 June 12, 2021 9:00 am pacific time.  Thank you in advance if you are new to daily wisdom words, and welcome to the family. Samantha LeBoeuf
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