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Opportunistic   Listen
opportunistic  adj.  
Taking immediate advantage, often unethically, of any circumstance of possible benefit; practising opportunism.
Synonyms: opportunist, timeserving.
(Med.) Causing disease only when the immune system of the host has been weakened, or other damage to the host provides special opportunity for invasion; of microorganisms or infectious diseases; as, opportunistic pathogens may infect a burn site; AIDS predisposes a patient to opportunistic infection.

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"Opportunistic" Quotes from Famous Books

... Valleyview; two-five found him turning down a familiar street. He would have to leave his car behind him, but that was all right. Leaving it to rust away in a ghost town was better than selling it to some opportunistic dealer for a sum he would have no use for anyway. He parked it by the curb, and after getting his suitcase out of the trunk, walked up to the front door of Number 23. He unlocked and opened the ...
— The Servant Problem • Robert F. Young

Words linked to "Opportunistic" :   opportunist, timeserving

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