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skill

noun [C/U]  /skɪl/ us  
a special ability to do something: [C] Schools often do not provide students with marketable skills. [U] He lacked skill as a painter.
skilled
adjective  /skɪld/ us  
Many companies depend on skilled labor.
skillful
adjective  /ˈskɪl·fəl/ us  
Kraft was a skillful composer.
skillfully
adverb  /ˈskɪl·fə·li/ us  
Some students are unable to use dictionaries skillfully.
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