What does adroit mean?
The definition of adroit
A*droit”, a.
Etym: [F. adroit; à (L. ad) = droit straight, right, fr. L. directus, p. p. of dirigere. See Direct.]

Dexterous in the use of the hands or in the exercise of the mental faculties; exhibiting skill and readiness in avoiding danger or escaping difficulty; ready in invention or execution; — applied to persons and to acts; as, an adroit mechanic, an adroit reply. “Adroit in the application of the telescope and quadrant.” Horsley. “He was adroit in intrigue.” Macaulay.

— Dexterous; skillful; expert; ready; clever; deft; ingenious; cunning; ready-witted.