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  1. Twisty
  2. Formed of or entwined with snakes
  3. Having a snakelike form; serpentine; winding; twisting
Sinuate:
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  1. Sinuate:
  2. Characterized by supple and lithe movements:
  3. Bending, winding, or curving in and out; wavy; serpentine
Tending to deceive; apt to lie or cheat
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  1. Tending to deceive; apt to lie or cheat
  2. Deceptive in multiple ways
  3. Deliberately misleading or cheating
  1. Deviating; not straightforward or honest, not frank; not standard.
  2. Departing from the correct or accepted way; erring:
  3. Deviating from the proper or usual course; going astray
Willfully opposing or resisting what is right, expected, or reasonable:
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  1. Willfully opposing or resisting what is right, expected, or reasonable:
  2. Deviating from what is considered right or good; wrong, improper, etc. or corrupt, wicked, etc.; specif., sexually perverted
  3. Obstinately disobedient or difficult; intractable
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  1. Adept at using deception
  2. Hard to deal with, complicated
  3. Requiring caution or skill:
Full of twists, turns, and windings; roundabout; tortuous
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  1. Full of twists, turns, and windings; roundabout; tortuous
Bending or winding alternately from side to side; sinuous.
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  1. Bending or winding alternately from side to side; sinuous.
  2. Winding or wavering
(Of a path) winding, windy, having many bends.
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Of or resembling a serpent, as in form or movement; sinuous.
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  1. Of or resembling a serpent, as in form or movement; sinuous.
  2. (Geology, botany) Of or characteristic of serpentine rocks or the plants that grow there.
  3. Coiled or twisted; winding
  1. Having curves in alternate directions; meandering.
  2. Not straightforward; devious; crooked
  3. Bending, winding, or curving in and out; wavy; serpentine
Relating to or characteristic of snakes.
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  1. Relating to or characteristic of snakes.
  2. Twisty
  3. Having a snakelike form; serpentine; winding; twisting
  1. Spiral or helical
  2. That winds, turns, coils, spirals, etc.
  3. Twisting, turning or sinuous
Full of twists, turns, and windings; roundabout; tortuous
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  1. Full of twists, turns, and windings; roundabout; tortuous
Being or taking a roundabout, lengthy course:
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  1. Being or taking a roundabout, lengthy course:
  2. Characterized by indirectness, evasiveness, or complexity, as in action or language:
  3. Roundabout; indirect; devious
Moving in or forming a circle.
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  1. Moving in or forming a circle.
  2. In the shape of a circle; round
  3. Using a premise to prove a conclusion that in turn is used to prove the premise:
Departing from the correct or accepted way; erring:
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  1. Departing from the correct or accepted way; erring:
  2. Away from a main road or course; distant or removed.
  3. Deviating from the straight or direct course; roundabout:
Not directly planned for; secondary:
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  1. Not directly planned for; secondary:
  2. Reporting the exact or approximate words of another with such changes as are necessary to bring the original statement into grammatical conformity with the sentence in which it is included:
  3. Not direct
(Anatomy) Situated in a slanting position; not transverse or longitudinal:
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  1. (Anatomy) Situated in a slanting position; not transverse or longitudinal:
  2. (Bot.) Having the sides unequal, as some leaves
  3. (Geom.) With its axis not perpendicular to its base
Encircling; enclosing; surrounding
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  1. Encircling; enclosing; surrounding
  2. Characterized by indirectness, evasiveness, or vagueness:
  3. Not straight or straightforward; indirect; circuitous
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