Archive for April 20, 2011

adjective: shrewd

Last week, when I was reading, I came across the word “shrewd”, and I thought it would be a good adjective for today’s blog.

It is used to talk about a person or a decision that displays a lot of intelligence and awareness about a certain situation. For example:

Ken is a very shrewd businessman. If he says this company is a good investment, then I believe him.

It was very shrewd of Lyle to sell his stock when he did because very soon after that, the price went down.

Our current prime minister is quite a shrewd politician. He is able to use the media very well in order to win votes.

My husband made some very shrewd business decisions a few years ago, and now he is able to retire early.

We usually use this word to talk about business people or decisions, but it can also be used to talk about politics.

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