|Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (18701938). Rogets International Thesaurus. 1922.|
|Class V. Words Releasing to the Voluntary Powers|
|Division (I) Individual Volition|
| Section III. Voluntary Action|
| 2. Complex Voluntary Action|
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|NOUN:||SKILL, skillfulness or skilfulness, address; dexterity, dexterousness or dextrousness, adroitness, expertness &c. adj.; proficiency, competence, craft; callidity [rare], callidness, facility, knack, trick, sleight; mastery, mastership; excellence, panurgy [rare]; ambidexterity, ambidextrousness; sleight of hand (deception) [See Deception].|
seamanship, airmanship, marksmanship, horsemanship; rope-dancing; tight-rope -, slack-rope- walking.
ACCOMPLISHMENT, acquirement, attainment; art, science; finish, finished execution, technique, technic, practical -, technical- knowledge; technology.
WORLD WISDOM, knowledge of the world, savoir faire [F.]; tact; mother wit (sagacity) [See Intelligence. Wisdom]; discretion (caution) [See Caution]; finesse; craftiness (cunning) [See Cunning]; management (conduct) [See Conduct]; self-help.
CLEVERNESS, talent, ability, ingenuity, capacity, parts, talents, faculty, endowment, forte, turn, gift, genius; intelligence [See Intelligence. Wisdom]; sharpness, readiness (activity) [See Activity]; invention [See Imagination]; aptness, aptitude; turn for, capacity for, genius for; felicity, capability, curiosa felicitas [L.], qualification, habilitation.
PROFICIENT, expert, adept [See Proficient].
MASTERPIECE, masterwork, coup de maître [F.,] chef dæuvre [F.], tour de force [F.]; good stroke (plan) [See Plan].
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|VERB:||BE SKILLFUL &c. adj.; excel in, be master of; have a turn for &c. n.|
KNOW WHATS WHAT, know- a hawk from a handsaw, - what one is about, - on which side ones bread is buttered, - whats oclock, - what oclock it is, - the time of day, - a thing or two, - the ropes; have cut ones -eyeteeth, - wisdom teeth; see through a millstone; be up to [all colloq.].
see ones way, see where the wind lies, see which way the wind blows; have all ones wits about one, have ones hand in; savoir vivre [F.]; scire quid valeant humeri quid ferre recusent [L.].
look after the main chance; cut ones coat according to ones cloth; live by ones wits; exercise ones discretion, feather the oar, sail near the wind; stoop to conquer (cunning) [See Cunning]; play ones cards well, play ones best card; hit the right nail on the head, put the saddle on the right horse.
TAKE ADVANTAGE OF, make the most of; profit by (use) [See Use]; make a hit (succeed) [See Success]; make a virtue of necessity; make hay while the sun shines (occasion) [See Occasion].
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|ADJECTIVE:||SKILLFUL or skilful, dexterous or dextrous, adroit, expert, apt, handy, quick, deft, ready, slick [slang], smart (active) [See Activity]; proficient, good at, up to, at home in, master of, a good hand at, au fait [F.[, thoroughbred, masterly, crack [colloq.], crackajack [slang], accomplished; conversant (knowing) [See Knowledge].|
EXPERIENCED, practiced, skilled; up in, well up in; in practice; competent, efficient, qualified, capable, fitted, fit for, up to the mark, up and coming [dial., U. S.], trained, initiated, prepared, primed, finished.
CLEVER, cute [colloq.], able, ingenious, felicitous, gifted, talented, endowed; inventive [See Imagination]; shrewd, sharp (intelligent) [See Intelligence. Wisdom]; cunning [See Cunning]; alive to, up to snuff [slang], not to be caught with chaff; discreet.
neat-handed, fine-fingered, nimble-fingered, ambidextrous, sure-footed; cut out for [colloq.], fitted for.
technical, artistic, scientific, dædalian, shipshapelike, workmanlike, businesslike, statesmanlike.
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|ADVERB:||SKILLFULLY or skilfully &c. adj.; well [See Good]; artistically; with skill, with fine techique, with consummate skill; secundum artem [L.], suo Marte [L.]; to the best of ones abilities (exertion) [See Exertion]; like a machine.|
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- Ars celare artem.
- Srtes honorabit.
- Celui qui veut celui-là peut.
- Cest une grande habilité que de savoir cacher son habilité.
- Expertus metuit.Horace
- Es bildet ein Talent sich in der Stille sich ein Charakter in dem Strom der Welt.
- Heart to conceive, the understanding to direct, or the hand to execute.Junius