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  • 141 implement — n Implement, tool, instrument, appliance, utensil mean a relatively simple device for performing a me chanical or manual operation. Nearly all of these words (the distinct exception is appliance) are interchangeable in their general senses, but… …

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  • 142 promise — vb Promise, engage, pledge, plight, covenant, contract are comparable when they mean to give one s word that one will act in a specified way (as by doing, making, giving, or accepting) in respect to something stipulated. Promise implies a giving… …

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  • 143 rude — 1 Rude, rough, crude, raw, callow, green, uncouth mean deficient in the qualities that make for finish or for perfection in development or in use. Rude, as applied to men and their minds, suggests a comparatively low state of culture or a dearth… …

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  • 144 skill — *art, cunning, craft, artifice Analogous words: proficiency, adeptness, expertness (see corresponding adjectives at PROFICIENT): efficiency, effectiveness (see corresponding adjectives at EFFECTIVE): *readiness, facility, dexterity, ease …

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  • 145 ability — n 1. capacity, capability, potential, potentiality; potency, power, strength; aptitude, intelligence, ingenuity, brilliance, cleverness, smartness, aptness, wit, mother wit, mind for, understanding; faculty, talent, gift, genius, facility,… …

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  • 146 address — n 1. speech, oration, discourse, declamation, Rhet. apostrophe, salutation, eulogy, valedictory; lecture, talk, sermon, harangue, diatribe, philippic. 2. location, whereabouts, place, situation; house, home, residence, lodging, dwelling, domicile …

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  • 147 adroitness — n 1. dexterity, ambidexterity, deftness, sleight, sleight of hand, legerdemain; nimbleness, agility, quickness, rapidity, briskness, swiftness, liveliness; handiness, right handedness, neatness; skillfulness, skill, faculty, knack, talent;… …

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  • 148 art — n 1. skill, skillfulness, dexterity, adroitness, expertness, mastery, artistry; aptitude, facility, address, dispatch, ready skill, Inf. know how; ingenuity, cleverness, talent, flair, knack, genius, way, touch, feel, hang, trick. 2. cunning,… …

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  • 149 artistry — n virtuosity, brilliance, genius; talent, skill, skillfulness, dexterity, adroitness, expertness, mastery; art, flair, knack, gift, way, touch, feel, hang …

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  • 150 competence — n 1. fitness, fittedness, competency, qualification, eligibility, preparedness, readiness; capability, capableness, efficiency, commensurability, the stuff, Inf. what it takes, U.S. Inf. the goods; ability, ableness, efficacy, efficaciousness,… …

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  • 151 craft — n 1. skill, skillfullness, dexterity, adroitness, expertness, mastery, artistry; aptitude, facility, address, dispatch, ready skill, Inf. know how; ingenuity, cleverness, talent, flair, genius, art, knack. 2. cunning, wiliness, slyness, foxiness …

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  • 152 dexterity — n 1. adroitness, deftness, sleight, sleight of hand, legerdemain; nimbleness, agility, quickness; handiness, right handedness, neatness, skillfulness, skill, faculty, knack, talent; finesse, felicity, ambidexterity, facility, readiness; artistry …

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  • 153 ease — n 1. comfort, relaxation, well being, complacency; repose, rest, restfulness, peace, peacefulness; serenity, calm, calmness, tranquillity, stillness; peace of mind, security, contentment, content. 2. facility, dexterity, adroitness, skill,… …

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  • 154 efficacy — n 1. effectiveness, effectualness, productiveness, efficiency, Scot, and North Eng. feck, Archaic. prevalent; competence, competency, proficiency, adeptness; mastery, expertise, expertness, know how, savoir faire. 2. capacity, potentiality,… …

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  • 155 efficiency — n 1. competence, competency, fitness, fittedness, qualification, eligibility, preparedness, readiness; capability, capableness, commensurability, the stuff, Inf. what it takes, U.S. Inf. the goods; mastery, authority, expertness, expertise;… …

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  • 156 erudition — n 1. knowledge, learning, scholarship, wisdom; information, facts, data, lore; teachings, doctrines, precepts, concepts, theories; letters, Archaic. literature, book learning, formal education, schooling, instruction, tuition. 2. refinement,… …

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  • 157 facility — n 1. edifice, building, structure, plant; complex, system, network. 2. easiness, simpleness, conducibleness, conduceability, conduciveness; feasibility, feasibleness, practicability, practicableness. 3. benefit, aid, means, resource, advantage,… …

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  • 158 finesse — n 1. delicacy, subtlety, subtleness, artfulness, craftiness, shrewdness, Inf. cuteness; skillfulness, skill, ability, knack, talent; adroitness, proficiency, adeptness, mastery, expertness; facility, facileness, quickness, aptness, brightness. 2 …

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  • 159 handiness — n 1. convenience, accessibility, attainability, availability; usefulness, practicality, workability. 2. cleverness, adroitness, dexterity, deftness; expertness, proficiency, efficiency; skill, ability, capability; aptitude, expertise, know how,… …

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  • 160 know-how — n 1. expertise, knowledge, expertness, savoir faire, mastery, experience; proficiency, adeptness, capableness, capability, competence. 2. faculty, ability, ableness, talent, gift, the stuff, Inf. what it takes, U.S. Inf. the goods; skill,… …

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