One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘an accomplished pianist’
expert, skilled, skilful, masterly, virtuoso, master, consummate, proficient, talented, gifted, adept, adroit, deft, dexterous, able, good, competent, capable, efficient, experienced, seasoned, trained, practised, professional, polished, well versed, versed, smart, clever, ingenious, ready, apt, handy, artful
magnificent, brilliant, splendid, marvellous, impressive, excellent, formidable, outstanding, first-class, first-rate, fine
informal great, mean, wicked, nifty, crack, ace
British informal a dab hand at
North American informal crackerjack, badass
British dated, informal wizard
vulgar slang shit-hot
archaic, humorous compleat
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