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masterful

adjective ace, adept, adroit, apt, artistic, authoritarian, authoritative, brilliant, clever, crackerjack, cunning, slick, deft, dexterous, diplomatic, excellent, expert, first-rate, ingenious, lordly, magical, model, polished, powerful, preeminent, professional, quintessential, refined, resourceful, statesmanlike, stylish, technically brilliant, the complete professional, the consummate professional, virtuoso
Associated concepts: masterful arguments in court
See also: competent, deft, dictatorial, expert, indomitable, potent, practiced, proficient, tyrannous
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With Lenson Boss set to smooth his path to the bend by moving off from trap two, Masterful can turn in a handy position and open up along the back-straight to score at what hopefully will be rewarding odds.
Tybalt, danced by Robert Parker, oozed authority, anger and grace, whilst Alexander Campbell produced a masterful performance as Romeo's best friend, Mercutio.
Summary: Alastair Cook celebrated his first innings as England's Test captain with a masterful unbeaten 158.
There will never be a more masterful broadcaster, more true to his roots yet perfectly unbiased, capable of inflecting excitement even at English tries against his own side Scotland, such was his love of his game.
We have been treated to some masterful performances by a special group of players and management and I would like to congratulate Peter (de Villiers), John Smit and the players for the results they have produced this season," said SARU president Hoskins.
We have been treated to some masterful performances by a special group of players and management and I would like to congratulate Peter, John Smit and the players for the results they have produced this season," Hoskins, the South African Rugby Union (SARU) president, said.
As Contributing Editor Glenn Garvin notes in his masterful cover story, "Fidel's Favorite Propagandist" (page 50), many of Castro's ostensible accomplishments have been oversold.
Ashton was such a masterful choreographer that even his big ballets have a sense of intimacy.
Nonetheless, Tennison remains masterful in her lucid moments, artfully defusing a dangerous moment with a confused little girl wielding a gun with a placid, ``You're not going to take that to school, are you?
Rendell's deft characterization, dialogue and atmospheric description are masterful, and British narrator Lee's flawless, fully voiced reading is perfect.
These are but a few of the masterful pieces included in this slim treasure.
Until now she's resided in the genre of instrumental acoustic guitar, where her masterful finger work and lilting sense of melody have earned mainstream exposure and critical kudos.