of the nature of


  • factitious

    Something factitious is not genuine or natural; it is made to happen in a forced, artificial way.

  • adventitious

    Something that happens unexpectedly and by chance that is not inherent or natural to a given item or situation is adventitious, such as a root appearing in an unusual place on a plant.

  • surreptitious

    A surreptitious deed is done secretly to avoid bringing any attention to it.

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