Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The quality of being adroit; dexterity; readiness in the use of the hands or of the mental faculties.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The quality of being adroit; skill and readiness; dexterity.
- n. skillful performance or ability without difficulty
- adroit + -ness (Wiktionary)
“There is a certain adroitness about the world that sometimes seems missing from American policy.”
“DOBBS: That kind of adroitness has not been particularly visible on the part of either campaign in this election, at least in terms of the issues.”
“It is generally understood that he owes his success in the political arena in no slight measure to the adroitness which is born of his invulnerable presence of mind.”
“As we approach, their refinement and adroitness become visible, evidence of a virtuosity honed over more than four decades of experimenting with materials and methods.”
“Chelsea, however, lack adroitness and it is not easy to envisage them coming up with an inexpensive scorer such as United's Javier Hernández, with the initial fee to the Mexican club Chivas de Guadalajara thought to be no more than £6m.”
“But this play, in which the action takes place in real time, displays not only his technical adroitness but his psychological understanding of the havoc created by the happily well-meaning.”
“Those who experienced the heady days of pre-revolutionary Egypt will still long for that Arcadia of cultural refinement and social adroitness.”
“It will take innovation, extensive knowledge of the public and private sectors, proven management experience, political adroitness, and steely determination to solve the major issues facing Chicagoans as we move into an uncertain future.”
“Whoever had infiltrated the system he and Granados had set up had done so with remarkable, even awe-inspiring adroitness.”
“Unfortunately, once they get there, the hares stagnate to such an extent that the tortoises back home overtake them — rather quickly in terms of actual accomplishments, followed by social adroitness, and eventually even intellectual aptitude.”
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GRE words from Princeton Review guide, ETS GRE Book from 2010 (for revised test), New Yorker/NY Times articles.
Words from the works of Peter Reading - at least one from each (except the Schwitters-esque erosions, cut-ups etc).
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