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subdolous (SUB-duh-luhs) adjective
Sly; crafty; cunning.
[From Latin subdolus, from sub- (slightly) + dolus (deceit).]
"A little attention to the subdolous artifices of those pretended
patriots would soon have discovered those darlings, those revered
guides of theirs, to have been their most pestilent enemies, wolves
in sheep's clothing."
"'You haven't reported.'
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Our admiration of fine writing will always be in proportion to its real difficulty and its apparent ease. -Charles Caleb Colton, author and clergyman (1780-1832)