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Aug 17, 2005
This week's theme
Words that appear to be misspellings

This week's words
invious
physis
apposite
secund
renumerate
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apposite

(AP-uh-zit, uh-POZ-it) Pronunciation RealAudio

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.

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

See more usage examples of apposite in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

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