Definitions: (1) revealing knowing intelligence; expert; ingenuity; (2) individual deftness in execution or performance; mastery of technique; (3) able to perform dexterously a manual operation in the arts or professions; adroit; (4) having a competent aptitude in management; (5) trickeration (jazz swing, a snazzy sports play)

• No amount of skillful invention can replace the essential element of imagination. — Edward Hopper (1882–1967) American realist painter
• When God calls a man to be upright, pure, and generous, he also calls him to be intelligent, skillful, strong, and brave. — Orison Swett Marden (1848–1924) American inspirational author

Mythological Figures: 1) Harpocrates, the god of science, secrets, and confidentiality among the Greeks and Romans; 2) Mercury, the Roman god of commerce, manual skill, eloquence, cleverness, and travel; 3) Hermes, the Greek god of science, eloquence, and cunning; also the inventor of the lyre, the protector of boundaries, and the god of commerce – serving as messenger to the other gods