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Intelligence, intuition and ability to understand

intelligence

noun

the ability to understand and think about things, and to gain and use knowledge

intuition

noun

an ability to know or understand something through your feelings, rather than by considering facts or evidence

intellect

noun

the ability to think in an intelligent way and to understand difficult or complicated ideas and subjects

vision

noun

the ability to think about and plan for the future, using intelligence and imagination, especially in politics and business

common sense

noun

the ability to use good judgment and make sensible decisions

wisdom

noun

the ability to make good decisions based on knowledge and experience

judgment

noun

your ability to understand a situation well and make good decisions

clarity

noun

the ability to think clearly or understand things clearly

brilliance

noun

great skill or intelligence

reason

noun

the human ability to think in an intelligent way, make sensible decisions, and form clear arguments

dark pool

a method of financial trading in which share prices are hidden and not openly available to the public

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the amount of money that a business makes or loses

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