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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
 
Class V. Words Releasing to the Voluntary Powers
Division (I) Individual Volition
Section III. Voluntary Action
2. Complex Voluntary Action
 
700. Proficient.
 
  
NOUN:PROFICIENT, expert, adept; dab, dabster [both colloq. or dial.], connoisseur (scholar) [See Scholar]; master, - hand; top sawyer, prima donna, première danseuse [F.], first fiddle, chef de cuisine [F.]; protagonist; past master; mahatma.
  nice -, good -, clean- hand; practiced -, experienced- -eye, - hand; marksman; good -, dead -, crack- shot [colloq.]; ropedancer, ropewalker, funambulist; contortionist, acrobat; conjuror (deceiver) [See Deceiver]; wizard [See Sorcerer].
  PICKED MAN; medallist, prizeman, honorsman.
  VETERAN; old -stager, - campaigner, - soldier, - file, - hand; man of business, man of the world.
  GENIUS; master -mind, - head, - spirit.
  PANTOLOGIST, Admirable Crichton, Jack of all trades; prodigy of learning, walking encyclopedia, mine of information.
  MAN OF CUNNING; cunning -, sharp- -blade, - fellow; diplomatist, diplomat, Machiavellian; politician, jobber; tactician, strategist.
  PECULATOR, forger, coiner; cracksman [See Thief].

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