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treacherous

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Definition dangerous

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likely to betray; or guilty of betrayal
  • The road through Afghanistan's Kabul gorge is even more treacherous than the Road of Death in Bolivia.
treacherous = dangerous
  • It's a gorgeous beach, but the waves make swimming treacherous.
  • treacherous = dangerous
  • Walking over the frosty rocks along the streambed became too treacherous.
    Ben Mikaeslen  --  Touching Spirit Bear
  • treacherous = dangerous
  • Gandalf the Grey caught like a fly in a spider's treacherous web!
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Fellowship of the Ring
  • treacherous = dangerous
  • The drivers carried the freight themselves over such treacherous footing, and then reloaded the camels.
    Paulo Coelho  --  The Alchemist
  • treacherous = dangerous
  • At first I proceeded with extreme caution, for the floor, although seemingly of solid material, was treacherous with slime.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Pit and the Pendulum
  • treacherous = dangerous
  • entrap thee by some treacherous device
    William Shakespeare  --  As You Like It
  • treacherous = dangerous
  • But the hill was treacherously steep; he was impeded by the snow and his own lack of strength.
    Lois Lowry  --  The Giver
  • treacherously = dangerously
  • At the same time he warned them that after this treacherous deed the worst was to be expected.
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • treacherous = betraying
  • Given the treacherous nature of the local topography ... and Ruess's penchant for dangerous climbing, this is a credible scenario.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • treacherous = dangerous
  • Oh, the dirty, vile, treacherous sod.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  For Whom the Bell Tolls
  • treacherous = guilty of betrayal
  • Dirty, filthy, treacherous little brutes.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Last Battle
  • treacherous = dangerous (likely to betray)
  • Eustace didn't want to accept, but Lucy said, "I'm sure they're not treacherous."
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Voyage of the Dawn Trader
  • treacherous = dangerous
  • "The treacherous are ever distrustful," answered Gandalf wearily.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Two Towers
  • treacherous = those likely to betray
  • The world is a treacherous place when you can't see.
    Kate DiCamillo  --  Flora & Ulysses
  • treacherous = dangerous
  • its site was chosen wisely because the river, its access, is treacherous and easily defended.
    Margaret Craven  --  I Heard the Owl Call My Name
  • treacherous = dangerous
  • As the summer wore on, and the windmill neared completion, the rumors of an impending treacherous attack grew stronger and stronger.
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • treacherous = dangerous or betraying
  • Setting out in small, open boats called curraghs, built from cowhide stretched over light wicker frames, they crossed one of the most treacherous stretches of ocean in the world without knowing what, if anything, they'd find on the other side.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • treacherous = dangerous
  • CHAPTER FORTY—FOUR — Her Treacherous Heart
    Kate DiCamillo  --  Flora & Ulysses
  • But her heart, her treacherous heart, rose up joyfully inside of her at the sight of him.
    Kate DiCamillo  --  Flora & Ulysses

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