Proficient and Profess
Difficult Words : Proficient and Profess
Profess (pruh FISH) v: to declare, to declare falsely or pretend
Jason professed to teach himself calculus. He declared that he was going to do it.
No one in our town was fooled by the candidate's professed love for llama farmers. Everyone knew he was just trying to win votes with all those pro-llama positions.
Proficient (pruh FISH unt) adj: thoroughly competent, skillful, very good (at something)
Jerry was a proficient cabinetmaker. He could make a cabinet that would make you sit back and say: Now, there's a cabinet.
I fiddled around at the piano for many years but never became proficient at playing.
Lucy was merely competent but Molly was proficient at plucking canaries.
Proficiency is the state of being proficient.
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