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efficient

ef·fi·cient

efficient

 
 
pronunciation:
ih fI shnt
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part of speech: adjective
definition: operating or working in a way that gets results, with little wasted effort.
He is an efficient worker.
 
synonyms:
on the ball
antonyms:
inefficient
similar words:
adept, economical, neat, skillful
derivation: efficiently (adv.)
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The word efficient contains the following part:
fac, fic, fec, fact, fect Latin root that means make, do
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This root is also the origin of the suffixes "-fy, -ify, -efy" and "-ification, -efaction".