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Wily GRE Vocabulary Flashcard

Published on May 10th, 2021 | Last updated on May 10th, 2021 by | Category: English Vocabulary in Context, GRE Vocabulary Flashcards in Real Context | No Comments on Wily GRE Vocabulary Flashcard | 112 Views | Reading Time: 1 minute

Wily GRE Vocabulary Flashcard

/ˈwaɪ.li/ (adj)

clever and deceitful in getting what you want, crafty in deceiving people, cunning, sly, guileful, devious, shrewd, sneaky, astute, scheming, artful, tricky

Compare Dahl’s portrayal of the fox, a noble and sympathetic creature, with another: licking his lips, eyes narrowed and thickly kohled beneath comic, angry eyebrows, often surrounded by a cloud of feathers, the fox is unequivocally dangerous, but also clever and wily.

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Antonym: ingenuous

Noun: wiliness

Adverb: wilily

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