Nora wanted a midnight snack, so she surreptitiously or quietly crept downstairs to the kitchen, trying not to wake anyone. She did not ask her brother to join her, but instead moved surreptitiously or silently through the dark hallways of the house. Nora’s careful plan to raid the cookie jar was executed with surreptitious care or sneaky cleverness; unfortunately, she did not remember Max the dog who barked until he too quickly received a snack.
Quiz: When is a deed described as surreptitious?
- When it is done so as to avoid notice.
- When it is done in darkness.
- When it is done selfishly.