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The heart of the purported mystery centers on what the site calls a “drop and roll” process, a name that links two different data questions because calling it “drop and roll” makes it sound more nefarious.

Besides existing in a small, lightweight package, the gizmo will need to be able to differentiate between the normal chemicals a soldier might encounter and the nefarious ones.

He said his suspicions of a nefarious ending are tied to the lack of an abandoned car found in the area, as well as no reports of missing hikers or missing people in the area that lined up with the body.

It’s not something that can be blamed on Wall Street greed and the nefarious tinkering of a private equity firm.

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Those supporting the government warned that a narrow reading of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 could protect those who accessed and released corporate secrets, or used the information for nefarious purposes.

Sometimes politicians oppose reform for nefarious reasons—to protect a special interest or a major donor, for example.

The Arabs offered the Nazis a haven, as well as a market for all their nefarious dealings in arms and black market currency.

Rumors swirled that the McStays had gone into Mexico and were involved in nefarious dealings with drug cartels.

But Green-Wood is more famous for its nefarious residents, those of the drug-peddling, political-swindling, hit-men variety.

Greece claims they were looted from the Parthenon by a nefarious British Indiana Jones character in the early 1800s.

Some were even re-arrested for the same nefarious purpose, and the daily papers published their names on each occasion.

There, if his eyes did not deceive him, were evidences of mortar dislodged by nefarious toes.

She was to join him a week later, after he had had time to spy out the land and make his nefarious schemes for a mock marriage.

It wasn't built by Green, but by a former owner of the farm, who was in the same nefarious business.

This is, then, what Bond artifice effected in the absence of actual cause and in order to dissimulate its own nefarious objects.


On this page you'll find 84 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to nefarious, such as: heinous, horrible, odious, outrageous, shameful, and vicious.

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