I adjective able, accomplished, adept, adequate, adroit, advanced, capable, clever, competent, conversant, cunning, deft, dexterous, effective, efficacious, efficient, equal to, excellent, experienced, expert, facile, good, habilitated, handy, ingenious, knowing, masterful, peritus, practiced, qualified, quick, ready, sciens, skilled, skillful, talented, trained, up to, well-qualified, well-versed II index artful, capable, cognizant, competent, deft, effective (efficient), efficient, expert, familiar (informed), informed (educated), learned, literate, practiced, professional (trained), qualified (competent), resourceful, sciential, specialist, veteran

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  • proficient — (adj.) 1580s, from L. proficientem (nom. proficiens), prp. of proficere to make progress, be useful (see PROFICIENCY (Cf. proficiency)). Related: Proficiently …   Etymology dictionary

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