deftly

[ deft-lee ]
/ ˈdɛft li /

adverb

in a dexterous or nimble manner; skillfully: The nightjar, a nocturnal bird, is an aerial hunter capable of deftly snatching moths from the air in mid flight.With clear, concise prose, the author navigates deftly through a complex narrative of diplomacy, war, and politics.

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