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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.
A CONSPIRACY WEBSITE WILL PAY YOU $10,000 TO BRING IT BACK TO REALITYPHILIP BUMPJULY 30, 2021WASHINGTON POST
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.
WEARABLE SENSORS MAY ONE DAY SNIFF OUT CHEMICAL WEAPONS FOR SOLDIERSROB VERGERJUNE 22, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
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.
PARTLY DISMEMBERED BODY FOUND BY HIKERS IN MARYLAND: ‘THIS PERSON HAS A STORY TO TELL’DAN MORSEJUNE 16, 2021WASHINGTON POST
It’s not something that can be blamed on Wall Street greed and the nefarious tinkering of a private equity firm.
WALL STREET ISN’T TO BLAME FOR THE CHAOTIC HOUSING MARKETJERUSALEM DEMSASJUNE 11, 2021VOX
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.
SUPREME COURT NARROWS ANTI-HACKING LAW, WORRIES ABOUT CRIMINALIZING COMMON BEHAVIORROBERT BARNESJUNE 3, 2021WASHINGTON POST
That it would involve a nefarious and powerful foreign government that also happens to be communist is almost a bit too over the top.
WHAT A PROVEN CORONAVIRUS LAB LEAK THEORY WOULD MEANAARON BLAKEMAY 27, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Fingerprinting is being presented as a solution with scale but uses nefarious techniques and has been condemned by the browser and privacy community.
HOW PUBLISHERS ARE REBUILDING IDENTITY TO CONTROL THEIR OWN DESTINYLIVERAMPMAY 25, 2021DIGIDAY
The Water Authority felt that was nefarious and demanded that LAFCO explain its tweet.
WHY THE WATER AUTHORITY THREATENED LAFCO OVER A TWEETANDREW KEATTS AND SCOTT LEWISMAY 17, 2021VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
Hackers have even developed customer hotlines for their targets, streamlining the nefarious process.
RANSOMWARE ATTACKS COULD REACH ‘PANDEMIC’ PROPORTIONS. WHAT TO KNOW AFTER THE PIPELINE HACK.MERYL KORNFIELD, HANNAH KNOWLESMAY 12, 2021WASHINGTON POST
In addition, you would be taking something from your cousin that she no doubt values as much as you did — and to whose nefarious circumstances she was previously oblivious.
MISS MANNERS: CELEBRITY COMPARISON RANKLESJUDITH MARTIN, NICHOLAS MARTIN, JACOBINA MARTINAPRIL 9, 2021WASHINGTON POST
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WORDS RELATED TO NEFARIOUS

  • abominable
  • atrocious
  • barbaric
  • beastly
  • brazen
  • contemptible
  • contumelious
  • corrupt
  • criminal
  • debasing
  • debauching
  • degenerate
  • depraving
  • disgraceful
  • egregious
  • flagitious
  • flagrant
  • gross
  • heinous
  • horrendous
  • horrible
  • ignoble
  • infamous
  • inhuman
  • iniquitous
  • malevolent
  • monstrous
  • nefarious
  • notorious
  • odious
  • opprobrious
  • scandalous
  • scurrilous
  • shameless
  • shaming
  • shocking
  • sinful
  • unbearable
  • ungodly
  • unspeakable
  • villainous
  • violent
  • wanton
  • wicked
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