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A.Word.A.Day--apposite

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apposite (AP-uh-zit, uh-POZ-it) adjective

Highly appropriate; relevant; apt.

[From Latin appositus, past participle of apponere (to put near), from ponere (to put). Ultimately from Indo-European root apo- (off or away) that is also the source of after, off, awkward, post, and puny.]

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"It is apposite to address the matter of tuition fees at this stage." Higher Education Funding Report; The Malta Independent; Nov 14, 2004.

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