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Adjective

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insidious

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  1. Producing serious harm in a stealthy, often gradual, manner.
    He was unaware that an insidious cancer was consuming him.
  2. Intending to entrap.
    Hansel and Gretel were lured by the witch's insidious gingerbread house.
  3. Treacherous.
    The battle was lost due to the actions of insidious defectors.

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