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skill

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1 subtle or imaginative ability in inventing, devising, or executing something

  • with unbelievable skill, the expert in origami transformed a few sheets of paper into a menagerie of exotic animals
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2 skills plural knowledge gained by actually doing or living through something

  • he had acquired valuable skills during his life at sea
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art, skill, cunning, artifice, craft mean the faculty of executing well what one has devised. art implies a personal, unanalyzable creative power.
    • the art of choosing the right word
skill stresses technical knowledge and proficiency.
    • the skill of a glassblower
cunning suggests ingenuity and subtlety in devising, inventing, or executing.
    • a mystery plotted with great cunning
artifice suggests technical skill especially in imitating things in nature.
    • believed realism in film could be achieved only by artifice
craft may imply expertness in workmanship.
    • the craft of a master goldsmith


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