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apt | aptly | aptness

apt aptly aptness
very suitable
  • How to Memorize
    • apt - appropriate
  • Analysis

    Something ‘apt’ is typically a remark, name, description, or choice that is appropriate for a particular situation or in the present circumstances. An apt person is somebody considered fitting or qualified for a particular role.

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  • Example(s)
    1. The editorial in today’s paper gave an apt description of the current situation. It really summed things up.

    2. The town I passed through was a dull, grey place that was aptly named ‘Blandstown’.

    3. Henry will be retiring this year, so I could appreciate the aptness of giving him the keynote speech at the annual conference.