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 for Proficient
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Proficient \Pro*fi"cient\, a.
     Well advanced in any branch of knowledge or skill; possessed
     of considerable acquirements; well-skilled; versed; adept,
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Proficient \Pro*fi"cient\, n. [L. proficiens, -entis, p. pr. of
     proficere to go forward, make progress; pro forward + facere
     to make. See Fact, and cf. Profit, (?)]
     One who has made considerable advances in any business, art,
     science, or branch of learning; an expert; an adept; as,
     proficient in a trade; a proficient in mathematics, music,
     etc.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  proficient
      adj 1: having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude;
             "adept in handicrafts"; "an adept juggler"; "an expert
             job"; "a good mechanic"; "a practiced marksman"; "a
             proficient engineer"; "a lesser-known but no less
             skillful composer"; "the effect was achieved by skillful
             retouching" [syn: adept, expert, good, practiced,
             proficient, skillful, skilful]
      2: of or relating to technique or proficiency in a practical
         skill; "his technical innovation was his brushwork"; "the
         technical dazzle of her dancing" [syn: technical,
         proficient]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  108 Moby Thesaurus words for "proficient":
     Daedalian, able, accomplished, ace, adapted, adept, adequate,
     adjusted, adroit, apt, archetypical, artist, artiste, artistic,
     au fait, authoritative, authority, bravura, brilliant, capable,
     checked out, classic, clean, clever, competent, consummate,
     coordinated, crack, crackerjack, cunning, cute, daedal, deft,
     developed, dexterous, dextrous, diplomatic, effective, effectual,
     efficacious, efficient, equal to, excellent, exemplary, exercised,
     experienced, expert, fancy, finished, first-rate, fit, fitted,
     fully developed, gifted, good, goodish, graceful, handy, ingenious,
     knowledgeable, magisterial, master, masterful, masterly, mature,
     matured, model, neat, no mean, past master, perfected, polished,
     politic, practiced, productive, professional, qualified, quick,
     quintessential, quite some, ready, refined, resourceful, ripe,
     ripened, skilled, skillful, slick, some, statesmanlike, stylish,
     suited, tactful, talented, the compleat, the complete, top-notch,
     up to, veteran, virtuoso, well-done, well-fitted, well-qualified,
     well-suited, well-versed, whiz, wizard, workmanlike
  
  

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