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devious

PRONUNCIATION:

(DEE-vee-uhs)

MEANING:

adjective:
1. Departing from the straight or the usual way.
2. Sneaky; underhanded.

ETYMOLOGY:

From Latin devius (out of the way), from de- (out of) + via (way). Ultimately from the Indo-European root wegh- (to go or to transport in a vehicle) that resulted in words such as deviate, way, weight, wagon, vogue, vehicle, vector, envoy, and trivial.

USAGE:

“Life has a devious way of hiding the edge of the cliff.”
Ed Stephens Jr.; Sun! Sand! Co-payments! Saipan Tribune (North Mariana Islands); Aug 28, 2009.

“With John Jowett, he’s laid bare British politicians’ and lobbyists’ devious, sneaky, Machiavellian manoeuvrings in a comedy that may leave audiences wondering if this kind of farce goes on closer to home.”

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identic (eye-DEN-tik) adjective

  1. Relating to a diplomatic action in which two or more governments
      agree to follow the same course in relations with another government.

  2. Identical.

[From Latin identicus (identical).]

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mesmeric (mez-MER-ik, mes-) adjective

  Fascinating; hypnotic.

[After physician F.A. Mesmer (1734-1815) who discovered a way of inducing
hypnosis through what he called animal magnetism.]

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