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treacherous
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  • It procrastinates, disappoints, tries, tortures him; wears out his sanguine hopes and patience, thread by thread; but he still looks to it, and hankers after it, and finds his whole world treacherous and hollow.
  • I regarded this as very treacherous on the part of Mr. Skimpole towards my guardian and as passing the usual bounds of his childish innocence.
  • "Where," she asks him, darkening her large eyes until their drooping lids almost conceal them—and yet they stare, "where is your false, your treacherous, and cursed wife?"

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  • The road through Afghanistan’s Kabul gorge is even more treacherous than the Road of Death in Bolivia.
  • It’s a gorgeous beach, but the waves are treacherous in the water.

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