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furtive

adjective  /ˈfɜr·t̬ɪv/ us  
done or acting secretly and quietly to avoid being noticed: They exchanged furtive gestures and words of encouragement.
furtively
adverb  /ˈfɜr·t̬ɪv·li/ us  
She glanced furtively at the papers on his desk.
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