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fortuitous

adjective     /fɔːˈtjuː.ɪ.təs/ US  /fɔːrˈtuː.ə.t̬əs/ formal
(of something that is to your advantage ) not planned , happening by chance : The timing of the meeting is certainly fortuitous. The collapse of its rivals brought fortuitous gains to the company .Chance and randomness fortuitously     /-li/ adverb Chance and randomness fortuitousness     /-nəs/ noun [U] Chance and randomness
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