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savvy

(ˈsævi)
1. tv. & in. to understand (someone or something). (Adapted from Spanish sabe, he knows.) Do you savvy?
2. n. knowledge; know-how. I don’t have the savvy necessary to do the job.
3. mod. knowledgeable. He is one of the most savvy directors in New York.
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Time magazine's Massimo Calabresi savvily depicted the meeting as "false intimacy".
Over the next few years the gallery steadily increased its range, drawing savvily from private collections and hosting traveling exhibitions from institutions including the Hispanic Society of America and the Italian Cultural Foundation of America.
More than a third of women in their twenties (37 per cent) are starting to mimic the shrewd habits of Barbara Good, played by Felicity Kendal, pictured with Briers, and are savvily buying sewing machines and bread makers and freezing last night's dinner - with even actress Sienna Miller recently revealing she owned a vegetable patch.
Media is also the emphasis of part 3, "Science Fiction on Film and Television," and here Gunn savvily points to the radical difference between the tradition of science fiction as received by Hollywood and what the producers modified to present it to a viewing public.
It was savvily cast, with 16 young professional boxers, all appearing to have compelling back stories - and the boxing contests were cleverly structured to include climaxes in the ring that eliminated one boxer a week and ultimately bestowed $1 million on the winner.
Inverting Sartrean ideology as explored in Huis clos to explain Williams paradoxical Christian dogma, for instance, Adler savvily concludes that "{f}or Williams, it might be said that hell is the self, while God is the other, and so to deny the other is to deny God" (214).