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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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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.
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Masterfully alive in her words are the confusion, shame, and overwhelming dissolution of self such experiences engender.
But the rest of the gig was just as masterfully affecting.
How fortunate we are to have a sport that bridges gender, ethnicity, race, and athletic ability so masterfully and meaningfully.
But it is a masterfully told study of how all living things are dependent on one another to ensure their survival, a message that resonates with the holistic spirituality of Native cultures everywhere.
In the first few pages, he masterfully conveys the thing that professional philosophers find so hard to get across to non-philosophers--the kick we obtain from realizing that we are grasping the hub of an issue that has immediate consequences for the way we look at the world.
Rob Volzer: "The gentle bend of the 'Main Street' atria and terminal gardens are so masterfully integrated, it's difficult to find a hard separation between indoor and outdoor spaces.
High adventure, served up convincingly, masterfully and at a cracking pace.
The theologies of the later Barth and Rahner, who contend that the economic Trinity is one with the immanent and vice versa, are masterfully treated, as well as the contemporary thinkers influenced by them: Moltmann, LaCugna, Boff, a nd Ziziouslas.
BE was able to make the call because we followed Wilder's career as a state senator and lieutenant governor and saw firsthand how he masterfully crafted a campaign that promoted economic development and social progressivism, as well as attracted broad constituencies.