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deft

adjective     /deft/
skilful, clever, or quick: Her movements were deft and quick. She answered the journalist's questions with a deft touch. He's very deft at handling awkward situations.Skilled, talented and able deftly     /ˈdeft.li/ adverb He deftly (= skilfully) caught the ball.Skilled, talented and able deftness     /ˈdeft.nəs/ noun [U] Skill, talent and ability
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