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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

idoneous

\ahy-DOH-nee-uhs\ , adjective;
1.
Appropriate; fit; suitable; apt.
Quotes:
As far as benefices are concerned no one could be more idoneous, fitting or suitable than Martin, since he is an Anglican clergyman.
-- Patrick O'Brian, The Truelove
It would hardly be possible to apply less idoneous adjectives to it than Watson's reiterated "wailing" and "haunting."
-- Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Adventure of the Mazarin Stone
Origin:
Idoneous is derived from the Latin word idōneus which meant "suitable."
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