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surreptitious
(adj)
sir-ǝp-TISH-ǝs
Meaning

secret; furtive; sneaky

1st Sample Sentence

He and she kept up a surreptitious correspondence for several months, until his sister intercepted one of her letters.

Root

sub (under, up to)#rapere (to seize, carry off) (Latin)

Synonyms

furtive, surreptitious

Mnemonics

surreptitious sounds like sir repeated it to us. - only to us and not to everyone as it was a secret method to solve the problem. Surreptitious sounds like suspicious. you suspect someone if they are hiding secrets

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