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Date: 1600-1700
Language: Latin
Origin: , past participle of adipisci 'to gain', from ad- 'to' + apisci 'to reach'

adept

adjective
     
ad‧ept
good at something that needs care and skill [= skilful]
adept at
Melissa quickly became adept at predicting his moods.
adept in
Silas proved adept in the art of avoiding potholes in the road.
I'm afraid she's also an adept liar.
adept noun [countable]
a form of kung fu practiced by only a handful of adepts
adeptly adverb

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