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  • 141Obliquity — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Obliquity >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 obliquity obliquity inclination slope slant crookedness &c. >Adj. Sgm: N 1 slopeness slopeness Sgm: N 1 leaning leaning &c. >V. Sgm: N …

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  • 142Distortion — (Roget s Thesaurus) >Irregularity of form. < N PARAG:Distortion >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 distortion distortion detortion contortion Sgm: N 1 twist twist crookedness &c.(obliquity) 217 Sgm: N 1 grimace grimace Sgm: N 1 deformity …

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  • 143crooked — crook|ed [ˈkrukıd] adj 1.) bent, twisted, or not in a straight line ≠ ↑straight crooked smile/grin ▪ His lips curled into a crooked smile. ▪ Your tie s crooked. ▪ narrow crooked streets 2.) dishonest ▪ a crooked cop >crookedly …

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  • 144shank — [OE] Shank originally meant ‘leg’, or more specifically ‘shin’ (Edward I of England was nicknamed ‘Longshanks’ on account of his long legs). The word goes back to a prehistoric West Germanic *skangkan, which also produced Dutch schenk ‘leg bone’… …

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  • 14520. TA-HA (Ta-Ha) — In the name of God, the Gracious, the Merciful. 1. Ta, Ha. 2. We did not reveal the Quran to you to make you suffer. 3. But only as a reminder for him who fears. 4. A revelation from He who created the earth and the high heavens. 5. The Most… …

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  • 146crabbed — (adj.) late 14c., lit. resembling a crab, in reference to crookedness, from CRAB (Cf. crab) (1). Of taste bitter, harsh, late 14c., from CRAB (Cf. crab) (2). Meaning peevish is attested from 1560s, in reference to a crab s combative disposition …

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  • 147scoliosis — 1706, Modern Latin, from Gk. skoliosis crookedness, from skolios bent, curved, from PIE root * (s)qel crooked, curved, bent, perverted …

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  • 148tortuous, torturous —    Tortuous means winding and circuitous ( The road wound tortuously through the mountains ). When used figuratively it usually suggests crookedness or deviousness ( a tortuous tax evasion scheme ). The word is thus better avoided if all you mean …

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  • 149tortuous, torturous —    Tortuous means winding and circuitous ( The road wound tortuously through the mountains ). When used figuratively it usually suggests crookedness or deviousness ( a tortuous tax evasion scheme ). The word is thus better avoided if all you mean …

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  • 150curvedness — n. roundedness; crookedness, state of being not straight …

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  • 151distortedness — n. state of being misrepresented, pervertedness; state of being twisted, crookedness …

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  • 152lopsidedness — n. crookedness; lack of symmetry, unevenness …

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  • 153crooked — [ krʊkɪd] adjective (crookeder, crookedest) 1》 bent or twisted out of shape or position. 2》 informal dishonest or illegal. 3》 Austral./NZ informal annoyed; exasperated. Derivatives crookedly adverb crookedness …

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  • 154tortuosity — n. Crookedness, sinuosity, curvature, bend, crook, winding, tortuousness …

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  • 155winding — I. n. Flexure, turning, meandering, twisting, twist, convolution, contortion, sinuosity, curvature, tortuosity, bend, crook, kink, crookedness. II. a. Flexuous sinuous, meandering, serpentine, bending, curving …

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  • 156crooked — adjective 1 dishonest: a crooked cop 2 bent, twisted, or not in a straight line: Her teeth were all crooked. crookedly adverb crookedness noun (U) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 157chicanery — noun we didn t catch on to his chicanery until it was too late Syn: trickery, deception, deceit, deceitfulness, duplicity, dishonesty, deviousness, unscrupulousness, underhandedness, subterfuge, fraud, fraudulence, swindling, cheating, duping,… …

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  • 158corruption — noun 1) political corruption Syn: dishonesty, unscrupulousness, double dealing, fraud, fraudulence, misconduct, crime, criminality, wrongdoing; bribery, venality, extortion, profiteering, payola; informal graft, grift, crookedness …

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  • 159crime — noun 1) kidnapping is a very serious crime Syn: offense, unlawful act, illegal act, felony, misdemeanor, misdeed, wrong; informal no no 2) the increase in crime Syn: lawbreaking, delinquency, wrongdoing, crim …

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  • 160deceit — noun 1) her endless deceit Syn: deception, deceitfulness, duplicity, double dealing, fraud, cheating, trickery, chicanery, deviousness, slyness, wiliness, guile, bluff, lying, pretense, treachery; informal crookedness …

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