Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.

Class V. Words Releasing to the Voluntary Powers
Division (I) Individual Volition
Section III. Voluntary Action
2. Complex Voluntary Action

700. Proficient.

   NOUN:PROFICIENT, expert, adept; dab, dabster [both colloq. or dial.], connoisseur (scholar) [See Scholar]; master, – hand; top sawyer, prima donna, première danseuse [F.], first fiddle, chef de cuisine [F.]; protagonist; past master; mahatma.
  nice -, good -, clean- hand; practiced -, experienced- -eye, – hand; marksman; good -, dead -, crack- shot [colloq.]; ropedancer, ropewalker, funambulist; contortionist, acrobat; conjuror (deceiver) [See Deceiver]; wizard [See Sorcerer].
  PICKED MAN; medallist, prizeman, honorsman.
  VETERAN; old -stager, – campaigner, – soldier, – file, – hand; man of business, man of the world.
  GENIUS; master -mind, – head, – spirit.
  PANTOLOGIST, Admirable Crichton, Jack of all trades; prodigy of learning, walking encyclopedia, mine of information.
  MAN OF CUNNING; cunning -, sharp- -blade, – fellow; diplomatist, diplomat, Machiavellian; politician, jobber; tactician, strategist.
  PECULATOR, forger, coiner; cracksman [See Thief].