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 for opportunity
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Opportunity \Op`por*tu"ni*ty\, n.; pl. Opportunities. [F.
     opportunit['e], L. opportunitas. See Opportune.]
     1. Fit or convenient time or situation; a time or place
        permitting or favorable for the execution of a purpose; a
        suitable combination of conditions; suitable occasion;
        [1913 Webster +PJC]
              A wise man will make more opportunities than he
              finds.                                --Bacon.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. Convenience of situation; fitness. [Obs.]
        [1913 Webster]
              Hull, a town of great strength and opportunity, both
              to sea and land affairs.              --Milton.
        [1913 Webster]
     3. Importunity; earnestness. [Obs.] --Jer. Taylor.
        [1913 Webster]
     Syn: Occasion; convenience; occurrence.
     Usage: Opportunity, Occasion. An occasion is that which
            falls in our way, or presents itself in the course of
            events; an opportunity is a convenience or fitness of
            time, place, etc., for the doing of a thing. Hence,
            occasions often make opportunities. The occasion of
            sickness may give opportunity for reflection.
            [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a possibility due to a favorable combination of
           circumstances; "the holiday gave us the opportunity to
           visit Washington"; "now is your chance" [syn:
           opportunity, chance]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  75 Moby Thesaurus words for "opportunity":
     a leg up, accidentality, actuarial calculation, adventitiousness,
     bout, break, casualness, chance, clear stage, destiny, fair field,
     fair game, fate, flukiness, fortuitousness, fortuity, fortune,
     gamble, go, good fortune, good luck, hap, happenstance,
     happy chance, heedless hap, hope, how they fall, indeterminacy,
     indeterminateness, inning, innings, juncture, law of averages,
     leisure, liberty, look-in, lot, luck, moira, moment, occasion,
     opening, opportunism, pass, place, possibility, prayer,
     principle of indeterminacy, probability, problematicness,
     random sample, relief, risk, room, round, run of luck, say, scope,
     serendipity, shot, show, space, spell, squeak,
     statistical probability, stepping-stone, the breaks,
     theory of probability, time, time at bat, turn, uncertainty,
     uncertainty principle, whack, whatever comes

From The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906) :

  OPPORTUNITY, n.  A favorable occasion for grasping a disappointment.

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Opportunity, WA -- U.S. Census Designated Place in Washington
     Population (2000):    25065
     Housing Units (2000): 10827
     Land area (2000):     6.689717 sq. miles (17.326288 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    6.689717 sq. miles (17.326288 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            51515
     Located within:       Washington (WA), FIPS 53
     Location:             47.646994 N, 117.241064 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):    
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
      Opportunity, WA

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