Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1_million_words,
Lizet Elaine

Word of the Day 05/28/15 Opportune

Opportune (adjective)
opportune [op-er-toon, -tyoon]

1. appropriate, favorable, or suitable: an opportune phrase for the occasion.
2. occurring or coming at an appropriate time; well-timed: an opportune warning.

Can be confused
opportune, opportunistic.

1. apt; fortunate, propitious.
2. convenient. Opportune, seasonable, timely refer to something that is particularly fitting or suitable for a certain time. Opportune refers to something that is well-timed and meets exactly the demands of the time or occasion: an opportune remark.Something that is seasonable is right or proper for the time or season or occasion: seasonable weather.Something that is timely occurs or is done at an appropriate time, especially in time to meet some need: timely intervention.

Origin: 1375-1425; late Middle English < Latin opportunus convenient, equivalent to op- op- + portu-, stem of portus access, port+ -nus adj. suffix ( u lengthened as in tribunus tribune)
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