astute - Dictionary definition and meaning for word astute
A(MEANS NOT)+STU(STUPID)..well think of someone who is NOT STUPID,MEANS he is very WISE ,AND INTELLIGENT.
Sounds like statue. some politicians are wise and shrewd to built their own statues. they clearly see the advantage.
It an also b remembered by ACUTE, that has the same meaning, sharp,shrewd.
US+TUTE(teach)...when you ask someone to teach you, that person must be ASTUTE i.e having or showing an ability to accurately assess situations or people and turn this to one's advantage...
astute=ASs+CHUT someone who uses both efficiently is an astute
Astute read it as "A salute i.e. to get a salute for your efforts, you need to be shrewd, wise & sharp.
a stute ~ a status; to reach high status you has to be sharp and shrewd.
sounds like PROSTITUTE! they will b sharp enough ! ...to attract customers ;)