surreptitious - Dictionary definition and meaning for word surreptitious
Surreptitious sounds like suspicious.....you suspect someone if they are hiding secrets
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 = surrept(corrupt) + titous ; one who is corrupt has a secret,hidden way to earn other than the usual salary !
Sir+Rapt===Listen to sir in rapt attention as he is saying something SECRET
rhymes with Serpent >> A serpent or snake has characteristics of secretly attacking, quiet movement towards enemy, can crawl underground, etc.
Root word is Rapt/Rept means to seize or capture Sur for Sub, means hidden..