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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 adroit /əˈdrɔɪt/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 A·droit a.  Dexterous in the use of the hands or in the exercise of the mental faculties; exhibiting skill and readiness in avoiding danger or escaping difficulty; ready in invention or execution; -- applied to persons and to acts; as, an adroit mechanic, an adroit reply.   Adroit in the application of the telescope and quadrant.” --Horsley. “He was adroit in intrigue.”
 Syn: -- Dexterous; skillful; expert; ready; clever; deft; ingenious; cunning; ready-witted.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: skillful (or showing skill) in adapting means to ends; "cool
             prudence and sensitive selfishness along with quick
             perception of what is possible--these distinguish an
             adroit politician"; "came up with a clever story"; "an
             ingenious press agent"; "an ingenious scheme" [syn: clever,
      2: quick or skillful or adept in action or thought; "an
         exceptionally adroit pianist"; "an adroit technician";
         "his adroit replies to hecklers won him many followers";
         "an adroit negotiator" [ant: maladroit]