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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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brings a new level of prestige to Tribeca Fire's limited collection of just five full-floor residences being created by the Dynamic Group in a masterfully restored 19th century building at 283 West Broadway.
Masterfully produced and flawlessly recorded, "Thomas Paine" is a welcome and enthusiastically recommended addition to academic and community library collections.
Kat and Mouse are believable characters and their social troubles are masterfully captured.
Scorsese masterfully works the story's inherent suspense while acknowledging and reveling in the absurdities of the plot.
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In this one, the group leader selected from the publisher's discussion questions, masterfully Wing questions from the book to the play.
Toplit and masterfully proportioned, the double-height toplit atrium brings daylight to the heart of the plan and acts as a fulcrum for the internal spaces; spaces which, in the Modernist tradition, are treated as a continuum rather than as a series of cellular rooms.
There's a lot for SpongeBob to get down about, but he loves his job, makes us laugh, inspires any number of also-rans, and plays the straight man masterfully.
Masterfully directed by Doug Hughes, four of the actors play double roles, each superbly.
Talbot has researched his subject masterfully, combining primary and secondary sources with great skill.
The Swift & Terrible Beauty of Air (Shoemaker & Hoard, $26) a masterfully inventive biography of air, Joe Sherman weaves between geology and history, myth and science, to retrace our understanding of life's most precious gas.
Using his 25-plus years of experience conducting interviews, Walters has masterfully compiled a comprehensive book that delves elegantly into the field of interviewing, focusing accurately on the necessity to observe, understand, and catalog nonverbal behavior during interviews.