Definitions: (1) extreme delicacy of performance; skillful craftsmanship; subtle discrimination; (2) smooth and tactful <as in handling a sticky situation>; (3) artful strategy, cunning

Synonyms: adroit, crafty 

Compatible Quality: sensitive

• To live means to finesse the processes to which one is subjugated. — Eugen Berthold Friedrich Brecht (1898–1956) German playwright & poet
• Our lives are largely made up of a series of mundane moments, but those little moments are often the finesse that shapes our entire existence; it’s not necessarily the big, dramatic events, although they do, too, of course. — Andrew Haigh (1973-) British filmmaker

Advice: Nature converts and alters every obstacle and opposition, and fits them into their predestined place, making them a part of herself, so too the rational person is able to finesse every obstacle into an opportunity, and to use it for whatever purpose it may suit. — Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus (121-180) Roman Emperor and Philosopher