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dexterity

noun [U] uk   /dekˈster.ə.ti/  us   /-t̬i/
the ability to perform a difficult action quickly and skilfully with the hands, or the ability to think quickly and effectively: He caught the ball with great dexterity. He answered the reporters' questions with all the dexterity of a politician.
dexterous
adjective (also dextrous) uk   /ˈdek.stər.əs/  us   /-stɚ-/
a dexterous movement
dexterously
adverb (also dextrously) uk   /ˈdek.stər.əs.li/  us   /-stɚ-/
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