Some words carry ambiguity with them. One example is "fortuitous" which means occurring by accident or happenstance but often carries the further sense of happening through lucky event. Stating that Harold died fortuitously thus raises questions about his death, how warmly or coldly he was perceived, and the impact of his death on others.
A great many words have multiple meanings. The word break is said to have 78 meanings, and cut 70 meanings. The words clear, draw, give, hold, and set are said each to have 45 meanings. The number of meanings per word drop off and the words increase, but the following words are said each to have 10 meanings:
allow, alternate, apply, around, badly, bat, bay, belt, bid, blaze, blind, boom, border, bounce, brand, bust, canvass, cat, character, clap, clutch, combine, common, compact, company, complete, concord, content, continue, cradle, crank, curve, day, depression, digest, dim, distribute, divine, drink, dump, edge, edward, empty, engage, explode, expose, exposure, extract, factor, far, fine, flood, fox, function, general, gentle, grace, grand, grip, gross, grow, gum, hammer, heart, hole, idle, inactive, indifferent, inside, interest, introduce, james, king, knot, labor, lean, left, lie, little, living, lodge, lose, lost, love, maintain, make out, mantle, moderate, nail, narrow, pace, paddle, panel, passage, pattern, peg, perch, plant, plunge, poke, pot, practice, program, projection, purge, put, put on, put out, race, radiate, rally, rap, ray, regard, regenerate, representation, romance, runner, scene, school, scrape, screw, share, sheet, single, sit, skim, slice, slide, slug, smell, smith, smoke, softness, space, spat, special, speed, spell, spill, spiral, spur, stage, stake, steady, stem, sting, stream, strong, submit, suit, sure, surface, tag, tongue, tramp, translate, tread, treat, try, under, undercut, vote, water, waver, weight, west, wish, yoke, zero
See http://muse.dillfrog.com/lists/ambiguous. Many of these terms are simple at first glance, requiring considerable thought to identify 10 meanings. When ambiguity matters, however, these multiple meanings can often create significant ambiguities.