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apt

adjective (LIKELY)    /æpt/
be apt to do sth/be apt to be sth to be likely to do something or to often do something: The kitchen roof is apt to (= likely to) leak when it rains. She's in her eighties now and apt to be a bit forgetful.Impossible and improbable aptly     /ˈæptli/ adverb We spent a week at the aptly named Grand View Hotel.Suitable and acceptableQuite good, or not very good aptness     /-nəs/ noun [U] the aptness of his commentold-fashioned formal an aptness for/at drawingSkill, talent and abilitySuitable and acceptableQuite good, or not very good
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