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Thursday, August 21, 2008

Isaac's Word of the Day Unabridged (v 1.1) - Cite This Source - Share This
sur·rep·ti·tious Audio Help /ˌsɜrəpˈtɪʃəs/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[sur-uhp-tish-uhs] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation
1. obtained, done, made, etc., by stealth; secret or unauthorized; clandestine: a surreptitious glance.
2. acting in a stealthy way.
3. obtained by subreption; subreptitious.
[Origin: 1400–50; late ME < L surreptīcius stolen, clandestine, equiv. to surrept(us), ptp. of surripere to steal, (sur- sur-2 + rep-, comb. form of rapere to snatch, rape1 + -tus ptp. suffix) + -īcius -itious]

—Related forms
sur·rep·ti·tious·ly, adverb
sur·rep·ti·tious·ness, noun

1 comment:

Tama said...

this is my word


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