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adroit (adj) skillful; astute; very clever.

When you are able to handle a situation cleverly enough to avoid embarrassment to all concerned, you are adroit. You make an adroit move, when you act more cleverly than your opponents and realize your ambition. Suppose you want to be the president of a company and others work against you and if by clever handling of the situation you foil their attempts and succeed in becoming the president, your handling of the situation is adroit.

  • Her adroit moves surprised her opponents when in spite of their withdrawing their support to her she was elected chairperson.
  • Her being adroit is well known. No one can equal her in turning a situation to her advantage.
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