surreptitious - Dictionary definition and meaning for word surreptitious
Surreptitious sounds like suspicious.....you suspect someone if they are hiding secrets
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..