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Tuesday, January 19

Felicitous

[fə-LIS-ə-dis]

Part of speech: adjective

Origin: Latin, 17th century

1.

Well-chosen or suited to the circumstances.

2.

Pleasing and fortunate.

Examples of Felicitous in a sentence

"It turned out to be a felicitous decision to bring an umbrella."

"She discovered a number of felicitous finds with her trusty metal detector."

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About Felicitous

One of the definitions of felicitous is something that is well-chosen or suited to the circumstances. Similarly, something that is opportune occurs at a well-chosen or appropriate time.

Did you Know?

A truly felicitous occurrence is winning the lottery. Only 1 in 14 million people ever draw the correct numbers to win the lottery, making it a real stroke of luck to actually win a huge amount of money.

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