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competent
used in The Scarlet Letter

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Definition
capable (able to do something in a generally satisfactory manner) — sometimes specifically to have legal capability
  • Meanwhile, they shall be at the command of any gentleman, inclined and competent, to take the unprofitable labour off my hands.
    Introductory (66% in)
competent = sufficiently capable
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