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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)