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Surreptitious 1100 Words You Need Week 13 Day 1

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Surreptitious 1100 Words You Need

/ˌsʌr.əpˈtɪʃ.əs/ (adj)

done secretly, without anyone seeing or knowing, secret, secretive, clandestine, furtive, stealthy, sneaky, sly, underhanded, covert:

She seemed to be listening to what I was saying, but I couldn’t help noticing her surreptitious glances at the clock.

When she opened the volume and leaned over to examine the title-page, Tommy gave the photograph on the mantelpiece a surreptitious glance. There was a more or less grotesque resemblance in it to the almost portly, original, who was dressed with a quiet absence of taste and answered in a general way Tommy’s description of a superior woman.

Antonym: open, public

Noun: surreptitiousness

Adv: surreptitiously

French: subreptice

Farsi: مخفیانه

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