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Very Skilled

It took the doctor several years to become “proficient” at performing the surgery.  

“Proficient” (pro-fi-cient) means highly skilled or expert at something.


“She is a very proficient book editor.”

“The chemist is very proficient at conducting experiments.”

“The members of the orchestra are very proficient at playing their instruments.”

“He used to be proficient at playing chess but then he became lazy.”

“It can take many years to become proficient at speaking English, but try, try, try!

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