Definitions: (1) having an ability to originate new combinations of ideas; inventive; (2) skilled at making things work; resourceful; (3) witty

Derivation: Latin, “gifted with genius,” “having an unusual natural capacity”

Synonyms: clever, talented

Compatible Quality: genius

Quote: I think there’s a supreme power behind the whole thing, an intelligence. Look at all of the instincts of nature, both animals and plants, the very ingenious ways they survive. — Clyde William Tombaugh (1906–1997) American astronomer