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skilful

adjective
     
skil‧ful British English ; skillful American English
1 good at doing something, especially something that needs special ability or training:
a skilful footballer
skilful at (doing) something
After a few years, he became very skilful at drawing.
2 made or done very well, showing a lot of ability:
the skilful use of sound effects
sensitive and skillful leadership
skilfully adverb:
She had used make-up skilfully to mask the bruise.

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