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adjective (PHYSICALLY)    /ˈædʒ.aɪl/ US  /-əl/
able to move your body quickly and easily : Monkeys are very agile climbers . You need to have agile fingers to do this kind of work .Fit and healthy agility     /əˈdʒɪl.ɪ.ti/ US  /-ə.t̬i/ noun [U] He's got the agility of a mountain goat . This job requires considerable mental agility.Fit and healthyIntelligencePerceptive
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