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proficient

pro·fi·cient

proficient

 
 
pronunciation:
pr fI shnt
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part of speech: adjective
definition: adept or skilled, usu. as a result of study or practice.
After months of doing them, she had become quite proficient at crossword puzzles.
synonyms:
able, accomplished, adept, expert, skilled
antonyms:
incompetent
similar words:
adroit, capable, competent, conversant, experienced, fluent, good, masterful, practiced, professional, qualified, skillful, versed, virtuoso
derivation: proficiently (adv.)
Word Parts
The word proficient contains the following parts:
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".