GRE Word Groups: Not a Straight Line

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askance

with a side or oblique glance

awry

turned or twisted to one side

careen

to swerve or lurch from side to side while in motion

carom

To strike and rebound; also, a glancing off.

circuitous

marked by obliqueness or indirection in speech or conduct

circumvent

avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)

gyrate

revolve quickly and repeatedly around one's own axis

labyrinth

complex system of paths or tunnels in which it is easy to get lost

meander

to wander about, wind about; a sharp turn or twist

oblique

indirect in departing from the accepted or proper way

serrated

jagged; saw-like

sidle

move sideways

sinuous

curved or curving in and out

undulating

moving with a wavelike motion

vortex

a powerful circular current of water (usually the resulting of conflicting tides)

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