You searched for: “adept
Descriptive of being very good at doing something which is not easy to do; very skilled and proficient. (1)
Word Entries at Word Info: “adept
adapt, adept, adopt
adapt (uh DAPT) (verb)
1. To make suitable by transforming or adjusting; to conform to: The chameleon can adapt to its surroundings by changing its color.
The eminent sociologist could not adapt himself to such a primitive society.
2. To fit for a new use; rework, convert, make suitable, modify, alter: The team of producers will adapt the drama from a short story.
adept (uh DEPT) (adjective)
Skillful, adroit, proficient: Milly is adept at organizational work while her husband is adept in needlecraft.
adopt (uh DAHPT) (verb)
1. To choose as one’s own child: Many childless couples adopt children.
2. To take up and use (an idea, a practice, etc.) as one’s own: The new CEO wanted to adopt a Latin motto for the company business.
3. To accept and to put into effect; formally approve: Schools should adopt new methods of teaching English vocabulary if they want to enhance the word knowledge of their students.

Jennifer proved herself to be very adept at learning to adapt to new situations; especially, when her company decided to adopt new regulations for the employee's parking lot.

adept (adjective), more adept, most adept
1. Highly proficient or expert at something: Shirley is adept at organizational work in her community while her husband is adept in working with wood for shelves for their home.
2. Having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude: Erin was adept in writing her column in the newspaper every day.
3. Etymology: from Latin adeptus, "attained, achieved".
Very skillful and proficient.
© ALL rights are reserved.

Go to this Word A Day Revisited Index
so you can see more of Mickey Bach's cartoons.

This entry is located in the following units: ad- (page 6) apt-, ept- (page 1)