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apposite - adjective

Appropriate, well-suited, apt, relevant, suitable. The opposite is inapposite, often used by lawyers to put down opponents’ arguments.

Like most writers, [Millard] Kaufman is an avid reader; he calls F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby" a "masterpiece" and said he rereads it once a year. His highest praise, however, goes to Charles Dickens' "Bleak House." "I think it's the best novel ever written in the English language," he said. "Dickens is unbelievable—his choice of the apposite word and his humor—and it's so interesting because he's so good at writing but he made such a mess of his own life."

—Steffie Nelson “Screenwriter and Mr. Magoo Co-creator Pens His Debut Novel at Age 90” Los Angeles Times, October 31, 2007

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