One Word Book Review
by Michael Zabel
1 mental sharpness and inventiveness; keen intelligence : he does not lack perception or native wit.
• (wits) the intelligence required for normal activity; basic human intelligence : he needed all his wits to figure out the way back.
2 a natural aptitude for using words and ideas in a quick and inventive way to create humor : a player with a sharp tongue and a quick wit.
• a person who has such an aptitude : he is such a wit.