Synonyms and related words:
ability, absorb, acuity, acuteness, address, adeptness, adroitness, airmanship, appreciate, apprehend, apprehension, aptitude, aptness, artfulness, artisanship, artistry, assimilate, astute, be acquainted with, be apprised of, be aware of, be cognizant of, be conscious of, be conversant with, be informed, be with one, braininess, bravura, brightness, brilliance, cagey, capability, capacity, catch, catch on, clairvoyance, clear thinking, cleverness, cognize, command, competence, comprehend, comprehension, conceive, conception, conceptualization, conceptualize, control, coordination, craft, craftsmanship, cunning, deftness, dexterity, dexterousness, dextrousness, dig, digest, diplomacy, discern, efficiency, esprit, expertise, facility, fathom, finesse, flair, follow, foreknowledge, genius, get, get hold of, get the drift, get the idea, get the picture, giftedness, gifts, grace, grasp, grip, handiness, have, have information about, have it taped, have knowledge of, heady, horsemanship, ideation, ingeniousness, ingenuity, intellection, intelligence, keen-wittedness, keenness, ken, know, know-how, learn, make out, marksmanship, master, mastership, mastery, mental alertness, mental grasp, mercurial mind, native cleverness, nimble mind, nimble-wittedness, nimbleness, nous, perceive, perspicacious, possess, practical ability, precognition, prehend, prehension, proficiency, prowess, quick parts, quick thinking, quick wit, quick-wittedness, quickness, read, readiness, ready wit, realize, recognize, resource, resourcefulness, sagacious, savoir-faire, seamanship, see, seize, seize the meaning, sense, sharp-wittedness, sharpness, skill, skillfulness, smartness, smarts, sprightly wit, style, tact, tactfulness, take, take in, talent, technical brilliance, technical mastery, technical skill, technique, timing, understand, understanding, virtuosity, wisdom, wit, wizardry, workmanship, wot, wot of

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