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furtive
used in In Cold Blood

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Definition
taking pains to avoid being observed

or:

in a manner indicating nervousness (being cautious or appearing suspicious)
  • "No go," he announced, with a furtive casualness that made Perry suspicious.
    1 — Last To See Them Alive (61% in)
furtive = suspicious (perhaps hiding something)
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