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Word: opportunist

Definition: individual who sacrifices principles for expediency by taking advantage of circumstances; N. opportunism


Sentences Containing 'opportunist'

Born during the Commonwealth to the above mentioned Rev John Tindal, he appears to have been an opportunist in his youth, turning to Rome under James II.
They are hunted not only by expert hunters, but are also easily caught by opportunist villagers because of the financial reward they bring at the markets.

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