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Tuesday word: Proficient

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Proficient (adjective, noun)
pro·fi·cient [pruh-fish-uhnt]


adjective
1. well-advanced or competent in any art, science, or subject; skilled: a proficient swimmer.

noun
2. an expert.

OTHER WORDS FROM PROFICIENT
pro·fi·cient·ly, adverb
pro·fi·cient·ness, noun
o·ver·pro·fi·cient, adjective
o·ver·pro·fi·cient·ly, adverb

WORDS RELATED TO PROFICIENT
capable, experienced, talented, versed, efficient, gifted, apt, conversant, adept, accomplished, skillful, qualified, trained, competent, clever, consummate, crack, crackerjack, effective, effectual

See synonyms for: proficient / proficients on Thesaurus.com
OTHER WORDS FOR PROFICIENT
1. adept, competent, experienced, accomplished, able, finished.

OPPOSITES FOR PROFICIENT
1. unskilled, inept.

Origin: 1580–90; < Latin proficient- (stem of proficiens ) present participle of proficere to advance, make progress, equivalent to pro- pro-1 + -ficere, combining form of facere to make, do1 . See -ent, efficient

HOW TO USE PROFICIENT IN A SENTENCE
For reading, 37 percent of students ranked proficient or advanced, with 24 percent at least proficient in math.
‘NATION’S REPORT CARD’ SHOWS DECLINES FOR LOWEST-PERFORMING STUDENTS|LAURA MECKLER|OCTOBER 28, 2020|WASHINGTON POST

Similarly, researchers have demonstrated that the deep networks most proficient at classifying speech, music and simulated scents have architectures that seem to parallel the brain’s auditory and olfactory systems.
DEEP NEURAL NETWORKS HELP TO EXPLAIN LIVING BRAINS|ANIL ANANTHASWAMY|OCTOBER 28, 2020|QUANTA MAGAZINE

“Areas with the lowest turnout, which were largely poor and frequently not always English proficient … also have extremely low rates of mail-in ballot applications,” Schmidt said.
PENNSYLVANIA’S NEW VOTE-BY-MAIL LAW EXPANDS ACCESS FOR EVERYONE EXCEPT THE POOR|BY JONATHAN LAI, SAMANTHA MELAMED AND MICHAELLE BOND, THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER|OCTOBER 22, 2020|PROPUBLICA

English-learners are students with a different home language, who are not yet proficient in English.
THE LEARNING CURVE: DISTANCE LEARNING POSES MORE CHALLENGES FOR ENGLISH-LEARNERS|WILL HUNTSBERRY|OCTOBER 8, 2020|VOICE OF SAN DIEGO