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conspiratorial

adjective     /kənˌspɪr.əˈtɔː.ri.əl/ US  /-ˈtɔːr.i-/
relating to a secret plan to do something bad, illegal, or against someone's wishesSly and devious showing that you share a secret: They exchanged conspiratorial glances.Secrecy and privacy conspiratorially     /-i/ adverb She heard them whispering conspiratorially in the bedroom.Plotting and trappingPlanning, expecting and arrangingCheating and tricking
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