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intending to beguile; deceitful; inconspicuous
- 1.intended to entrap or beguile: an insidious plan.
- 2.stealthily treacherous or deceitful: an insidious enemy.
3.operating or proceeding in an inconspicuous or seemingly harmless way but actually with grave effect, surreptitious, ingenuous: an insidious disease.
New research indicates that the chemical could have a more insidious side, however.
That's why interruptions to normal sleep can be so insidious .
They also wondered if the pheromones have another, more insidious , purpose.
- A large amount of something; a great supply, an abundance: “A cornucopia of employment opportunities."
They involve a cornucopia of exotic, jumbo-size contracts ultimately linked to real-world loans and debts.
Each presides over a cornucopia of painted fruits and vegetables.
To try to obtain or to ask for; to try to obtain sexual services from someone
- verb (used with object)
- 1.to seek for (something) by entreaty, earnest or respectful request, formal application, etc.: Hesolicited aid from the minister.
2.to entreat or petition (someone or some agency): to solicit the committee for funds.
3.to seek to influence or incite to action, especially unlawful or wrong action.
4.to offer to have sex with in exchange for money.verb (used without object)
5.to make a petition or request, as for something desired.
6.to solicit orders or trade, as for a business: No soliciting allowed in this building.
7.to offer to have sex with someone in exchange for money.
Ladies and Gentlemen: I am here today to solicit your support in my campaign for the Governorship of this state.
The man was arrested for trying to solicit sex from a minor.
- relevant, relating to the task at hand
Please send my all of the things that I asked for, and any other information that you think is pertinent.
The governor, he said, doesn't have all the pertinent information needed to make such decisions.
But for many scientists, the more pertinent question was whether such an exercise program would really help people lose weight.
air, bearing, atmosphere
mien (pronounced like mean)
air, bearing, or demeanor, as showing character, feeling, etc.: a man of noble mien.
The glance of its bright red eyes was penetrating,its mien alert, its general impression one of grace and strength.
Roberts has a boyish mien , a handsome family and an Indiana upbringing.
Voters seemed put off by his gloomy and aloof mien .
I'm ever amazed by the undignified mien of many sales reps.
Yet he retains the open, delighted mien of a provincial schoolboy newly arrived in the wicked big city.