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 for skillful
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Skillful \Skill"ful\, a. [Written also skilful.]
     1. Discerning; reasonable; judicious; cunning. [Obs.] "Of
        skillful judgment." --Chaucer.
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     2. Possessed of, or displaying, skill; knowing and ready;
        expert; well-versed; able in management; as, a skillful
        mechanic; -- often followed by at, in, or of; as, skillful
        at the organ; skillful in drawing.
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              And they shall call the husbandman to mourning, and
              such as are skillful of lamentations to wailing.
                                                    --Amos v. 16.
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     Syn: Expert; skilled; dexterous; adept; masterly; adroit;
          clever; cunning.
          [1913 Webster] -- Skill"ful*ly, adv. --
          Skill"ful*ness, n.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude;
             "adept in handicrafts"; "an adept juggler"; "an expert
             job"; "a good mechanic"; "a practiced marksman"; "a
             proficient engineer"; "a lesser-known but no less
             skillful composer"; "the effect was achieved by skillful
             retouching" [syn: adept, expert, good, practiced,
             proficient, skillful, skilful]
      2: done with delicacy and skill; "a nice bit of craft"; "a job
         requiring nice measurements with a micrometer"; "a nice shot"
         [syn: nice, skillful]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  92 Moby Thesaurus words for "skillful":
     Daedalian, adept, adroit, advantageous, apt, artistic, auspicious,
     authoritative, beneficial, benevolent, bon, bonny, bravura, braw,
     brilliant, bueno, capital, clean, clever, cogent, commendable,
     coordinated, crack, crackerjack, cunning, cute, daedal, deft,
     dexterous, dextrous, diplomatic, elegant, estimable, excellent,
     expedient, expert, fair, famous, fancy, favorable, fine, good,
     goodish, goodly, graceful, grand, handy, healthy, helpful,
     ingenious, kind, laudable, learned, magisterial, master, masterful,
     masterly, neat, nice, no mean, noble, pleasant, politic, pretty,
     professional, proficient, profitable, quick, quite some, ready,
     regal, resourceful, royal, skilled, slick, some, sound, splendid,
     statesmanlike, stylish, tactful, the compleat, the complete,
     useful, valid, very good, virtuoso, virtuous, well-done,
     well-versed, wicked, workmanlike

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