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    surreptitious - Dictionary definition and meaning for word surreptitious

    (adj) marked by quiet and caution and secrecy; taking pains to avoid being observed
    Synonyms : furtive , sneak , sneaky , stealthy
    Example Sentence
    • a furtive manner
    • a sneak attack
    • stealthy footsteps
    • a surreptitious glance at his watch
    (adj) conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods
    Example Sentence
    • clandestine intelligence operations
    • cloak-and-dagger activities behind enemy lines
    • hole-and-corner intrigue
    • secret missions
    • a secret agent
    • secret sales of arms
    • surreptitious mobilization of troops
    • an undercover investigation
    • underground resistance
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for surreptitious

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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 !

if you eat syrup wen on a diet u have 2 b stealthy about it (sounds like)

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..

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