I'm looking for a word that combines etiquette and technical skills for a given situation. Etiquette+ as it were.

Knowing when to curtsey and how. Knowing how to act at a dance, and how to dance. Knowing what to call the dominatrix, and how to twist yourself into the pretzel shape she likes.

  • A man about town? Versatile?
    – Phil Sweet
    Jul 29 '17 at 1:35
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    The word you seek is "breeding".
    – P. E. Dant
    Jul 29 '17 at 7:19

You might be looking for acumen. Its connotation is sometimes closer to having an innate judgment ability for specific circumstances, but it definitely encompasses the meanings of 1) having knowledge and ability and 2) applying specifically to a particular domain

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