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insidious

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You never enjoy the world aright, till the sea itself floweth in your veins, till you are clothed with the heavens and crowned with the stars.
Thomas Traherne
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Adjective

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Positive
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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