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a·dept • adj. / əˈdept/ very skilled or proficient at something: he is adept at cutting through red tape an adept negotiator.• n. / ˈadept; əˈdept/ a person who is skilled or proficient at something: they are adepts at kung fu and karate.DERIVATIVES: a·dept·ly adv.a·dept·ness n.

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adept XVII. — L. adeptus, f. adept-, pp. stem of adipīscī attain, acquire, f. apere fasten (cf. APT).