Learn English Words the Easy Way Series – Surreptitious (adj)

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This series is particularly tailored for people learning English – English words particularly. Like many languages, English words can be broken down into parts; each part has its own meaning, contributing to the overall meaning of the word itself. Understanding how each word is put together with “parts” helps a learner remember English words easier.

Surreptitious - (adj)

Meaning:

Secret (adj). Kept in secret for something that cannot be approved.

In Part:

sur + rep + titious

under + seize/rapid + [adj]

Literally, take/seize something under the surface rapidly.

Examples:

  1. Surreptitious affair.

  2. Surreptitious glance.

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