apropos

Apropos means regarding or appropriate to, as in: Apropos of your interest in fishing, your grandfather gave you his set of championship lures, rods, reels and lucky tackle box.

Apropos is a useful word to learn. But first you have to know how to pronounce it: AP-rə-pō. Then you can conveniently change the subject of a conversation by using the expression "Apropos of nothing," which is a glib way of saying, "Oh, and by the way..." If someone's remarks are suitable and appropriate to the occasion, you can get on their good side by saying: How apropos!

Definitions of apropos
  1. adjective
    of an appropriate or pertinent nature
    Synonyms:
    appropriate
    suitable for a particular person or place or condition etc
    apposite, apt, pertinent
    being of striking appropriateness and pertinence
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    Antonyms:
    malapropos
    of an inappropriate or incorrectly applied nature
    inappropriate
    not suitable for a particular occasion etc
    inapposite, out of place
    of an inappropriate or misapplied nature
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  2. adverb
    introducing a different topic; in point of fact
  3. adverb
    at an opportune time
    “your letter arrived apropos
    synonyms: seasonably, timely, well-timed
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