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adroit (adj) – Quick and skillful in body or mind; deft.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : 1650s, “dexterous,” originally “rightly,” from French adroit, which by Old French had senses “upright (physically and morally); able, clever, skillful; well-formed, handsome; on the right-hand side; veritable,” from adverbial phrase ? droit “according to right,” from Old French ? “to” + droit, dreit “right,” from Late Latin directum “right, justice,” accusative of Latin directus “straight,” past participle of dirigere “set straight,” from dis- “apart” + regere “to direct, to guide, keep straight” (from PIE root *reg- “move in a straight line,” with derivatives meaning “to direct in a straight line,” thus “to lead, rule”). It expresses prominently the idea of a trained hand.