Words about Ability:
keen insight/keen discernment, shrewdness in practical matters/acuteness of mind/keenness of perception, discernment and discrimination
business acumen and judicious handling of capital
loses confidence in the acumen of reviewers
a lack of business acumen
remarkable acumen in business matters
a gifted orator with a lack of business acumen
the triumph of national brands over local loyalty, of business acumen over
upper Northwest idealism
Her political acumen won her the election
Here was a man of extraordinary sensitivity, political acumen, spiritual
power, sexual wildness, a free spirit if ever there was one
the historical acumen, the steady shrewdness, and the uncommon common
sense had the business acumen to know that the market for sportswear
was becoming oversaturated.
the acumen of an accountant
to have a rare combination of charm, intelligence, and political acumen
a man with some statistics acumen
He sickens me with his arrogance and lack of technical acumen.
War has left many p[eople with little education, let alone business acumen.
At 22, his baseball intellect and acumen is surprisingly refined.
He has been credited with a businessman’s acumen and the tact of a
expertise in a particular field/practical know-how/practical understanding/practical knowledge/common sense/practical grasp/practical experience
business savvy/baseball savvy
a candidate who seemed to have no political savvy
She is an excellent scholar of political science, but lacks the kind of savvy
needed to run for public office.
I don’t have the savvy necessary to do the job.
All this suggests that, with a little marketing savvy, the possibilities for
celebrating the unfamous are limitless.
A very savvy(a) investor, he was among the first to see the potential in
tech stocks. (= experienced/well-informed/shrewd/showing practical
cleverness or judgment)
a savvy digital music owner
Savvy theater owners already knew the key to success, adapt or die.
In your research paper, you come across as pretty savvy with respect to
terminology and technology of information (to come across as = to give
the impression of being/to produce an impression).
He is savvy about computers.
Most of them are pretty savvy fellows, they know the answers.
The answer to the question is a resounding no, boys are not more math
It’ll be shown in this election whether or not it pays to be social
If you really are as computer-savvy as you say, then you already know that.
College presidents appear to be more tech-savvy than the members of the
For any fashion savvy individual, these products are prized possessions.
to do sg savvily
To savvy (vt, vi): to understand/to comprehend.
The man growled, “Don’t ever date my daughter again. You savvy?”
He savvied them, they fitted into his language.
I take of myself- savvy?
No savvy! (= I don’t understand)
待 examples dict.
exceptional or extraordinary ability or skill ; (military) exceptional bravery in combat or battle
his prowess/military prowess/political prowess/technical
prowess/intellectual prowess/executive prowess/organizing prowess
his prowess as a public speaker/the politician’s prowess in debate
power derived from technical prowess
America’s naval and military prowess
an extraordinary display of prowess on the battlefield(= strength of mind to
carry on in spite of danger)
He is known for his prowess on the football field
the intellectual prowess melded (= blended/merged) with a willingness to
be politically incorrect
the prowess in human athletes
She stood 6 feet tall and had enough bulk and muscle to amze audiences
with her prowess.
Apple does not have the executive prowess to run a huge but struggling
Nothing is the gastric prowess of pigs.
No serious player attributes his prowess to mere equipment.
His supple intellect, burgeoning political ambitions, and organizing
prowess, have garnered far less attention.
In admitting graduate students, you look for promise and potential as much
He has no particular record either of military prowess, or of outstanding
He goes on and on about his prowess in that area.
state of the art:
the latest and most advanced stage of a technology, art, or science/the highest level of development/very up-to-date
The new television set reflects the state of the art in screen technology.
the current state of the art
Three thousand years ago, sg was the state of the art. (= the level of
development reached at any particular time)
a state-of-the-art amplifier (= the best/the most recent/up-to-the-minute)
This is a state-of-the-art camera.
The movie is state-of-the-art Woody Allen.
artistic workmanship, quality or ability
a product of the ethical and spiritual artistry of individuals
the artistry of this first chapter/the artistry of this novel (= artistic
to be on the winning side in every argument requires an artistry not always
fully appreciated. (= artistic ability)
the artistry of this violinist/the lawyer’s artistry in persuading juries/the
the high level of artistry in painting miniatures
abilities, powers, gifts endowed upon a man by nature/natural endowments; a special innate or developed aptitude for an activity of a creative nature; general ability; a person of talent in a specific activity; one who is talented in a performing art
the stewardship of your time, talent, and treasure (= natural endowments/a
special natural or inborn ability)
a talent for drawing/a talent for cooking
His musical talent was already apparent by the time he was five.
the possessor of rare talent as a pianist (= a special aptitude)
a special talent/some of the best talent
a singer with an enormous amount of talent
I have no musical talent./his artistic talent is obvious
mental characteristics connected with mathematic talent
the American mind with its great talent for satire.
credits the ladies with a great talent for intrigue
has no talent for metaphysical speculation
a man with a great talent for ingratitude and unsociability
students with talents (pl.) in music
opportunity for the exercise of his political talents (pl.)
He has a job that makes the most of his talents (pl.)
His experience, skills, and talents make him perfectly suited for the job..
the labors of many scholars of talent and some few of genius (= general
This task calls for shere imaginative talent
The most significant talents in contemporary writing (= a person of talent
in a specific activity)
Younger talents came to the fore. (to come to the fore = to make oneself
visible/to take action/to become prpominent or important)
methods of recruiting athletic talent (= collectively a number of persons of
talent in a specific field)
competing for top-grade scientific talent
an immense array of legal talent
one of Hollywood’s most luminous talents (= a talented person in a
The cast include many of the theater’s major talents.
one of our big spontaneous musical talents
staging the show with local talent (= collectively those in a performing art)
The young talent caromed off to Hollywood.
to encourage younger talent to consider a scientific career
knowledge of the means or methods of accomplishing a task; ability to use one knowledge effectively in execution or performance; dexterity in the execution of physical or mental tasks, especially technical competence without ability for further elaboration; an acquired aptitude or ability; a craft; a skilled person
Skills disappear when we fail to put them to work. (= knowledge of the
Poker is a game of luck and skill
He had acquired valuable skills during his life at sea. (pl. = knowledge
gained by living through sg)
He revealed considerable skill in the practice of law. (= he ability to use
knowledge in execution)
sufficient political skill to govern wisely
He has excellent social skills.
loss of motor skill in the use of the hands
With unbelievable skill, he completed the work.
a volume of verses which show skill in versification but little originality in
thought or form (= technical competence)
to acquire learning skills/the work is difficult and requires a lot of skill.
Cooking is a useful skill..
the language skills (= the acquired aptitude)
the endless skills the human hand is capable of developing
practiced the skill of a carpenter (= the craft)
Canoeing is a difficult sport or skill. (= a set of actions become smooth
Immigration of skill is welcomed in all areas. (= a skilled person)