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op·por·tu·nis·tic

opportunistic

 
pronunciation:
a pr tu nI stihk [or] a pr tyu nI stihk
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part of speech: adjective
definition: seeking or taking advantage of situations to serve one's own ends, especially without regard for others or for principles.
Some regard the Patriot Act as an opportunistic grab for greater executive power at a time when people feared for U.S. national security.
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